Videos tagged with "steamroller"
Apse And Communion Table St Conan's Kirk Loch Awe Argyll Scotland [00:33]
Tour Scotland video of the Apse and Communion Table on visit to St Conan's Kirk by Loch Awe, Argyll. The semicircular apse and ambulatory with their solid pillars, narrow arches and clear glass windows are perhaps the most distinctive features of St. Conan's. It seems probable that the shape was inspired by those of St. John's Chapel in the Tower of London, but whereas that chapel is dark, this receives the full blaze of daylight and has as its background the mountains of Glenorchy and Glenstrae. The result is most pleasing and almost unique. There is an interesting story current locally that when Mr. Campbell was designing this part of the kirk an engineer friend objected that, although the effect might be beautiful, the design was mechanically unsound. Mr. Campbell disagreed, but, to make quite sure, built a scale model of the apse and passed a steamroller over it. The model stood up to the pressure, and so has the structure itself. Within the curve of the apse is the communion table, made of solid oak. Once again the craftsmen were found locally and are still represented in the village. The wood from which this table was carved weighed over seven hundredweight
Steamers: a film depicting the steam fair held in Castle Fraser, Scotland, 2008 [11:36]
Steam engines hold a special fascination for young and old. There's something remarkably visceral about all that hissing, blowing and hooting. My friends suggested I should share this movie on You Tube. Soundtrack is entirely from audio recorded live on the day. Filmed and edited by Frank Odds, 2008.
Tags: Steam, Fair, Traction-engine, Steamroller, Scotland, Castle-Fraser
Lakeside And Haverthwaite Railway Cumbria England [03:00]
Steam engines, station, lake windermere and behind scenes at workshop museum
Tags: lake, windermere, steamroller, boilers, diesel, wishaw, scotland, trucks, england, bridge, rolling, stock, steam, thomas, the, tank, carriage, station, train, signal, whistle, coal, engine, railway, vintage, ambulance, accident, car crash