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Steam Power at the SVBM.

By Tooma
Another couple of shots from the Scottish Vintage Bus Museum for your viewing pleasure - a twofer in fact - to use a retail salesism - I can have an ism - they are quite in vogue you know.

For the second submission I worked hard to make a beautiful, and highly detailed sketch. I dare you to be disappointed with it. I dog-dare you. In fact, I am about to do the unthinkable - I am going straight for the triple-dog dare, as inspired by the all time greatest and funniest, and charming, and most full of lovable characters, Christmas movie, to come out of the US of A, or anywhere for that matter - "A Christmas Story", which is based on several stories from Jean Shepherd's books - here it is - I triple-dog dare you to be disappointed with my sketch in V2!

If you have never watched, A Christmas Story, from about '83/4, and you do make a point to do so, I reckon you will just love it. We watch it every Christmas Day after dinner - me with a dram or two, and Mo may go crazy this year with a Pina Colada, which she has recently discovered she likes - she has always hated the taste and smell of drink, and she is quite amazed she likes this cocktail, even more so when she remembered it was a Del Boy favourite.

Tags: Photo journalism General Transport Black and white Fife SVBM Strathalmond bus museum

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12 Dec 2018 1:14AM
I like both versions, well done.

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12 Dec 2018 1:20AM
Okay Tom you win...I like them both...quite impressed in fact. Grin Pam
Chinga Plus
9 3 1 United Kingdom
12 Dec 2018 6:04AM
Excellent shot, wonderful locomotive !!
Isabel GrinGrin
bluesandtwos 10 409 1 England
12 Dec 2018 7:52AM
One is suitably impressed with your pencil skills. Such detail, reminds me of a Canaletto.... or was it a Cornetto, it was an ice cream of some sort anyway.

Once one has reached a certain age ism s are not only acceptable, but some might even say common, rheumatism for one, astigmatism for another. Personally I suffer acute drivelism, especially before two cups of tea, the nectar of the Gods.

The version is great by the way! Smile

mac Plus
18 3 Scotland
12 Dec 2018 10:23AM
I think he B & W offering has more impact.
12 Dec 2018 10:56AM
Having consulted my well used copy of 'The Art of Art' by Art Fuldodger (Emeritus Professor of Post Modernist Something or Other) it is my considered view that Dr Dave (see above) is entirely correct in his suggestion that Version 1 is indeed the work of the underrated Scottish Italian artist Luigi McPherson Cornetto. I bow to his superior knowledge and your indefatigable efforts to bring this fine work to public attention. A grateful nation salutes you. Yours, for the duration, Arbuthnot Piffle PhD, LoL.

Two lovely images Tom! I like both equally! SmileSmileSmile
I do like both images. You donít need to triple dare me👍
taggart Plus
15 47 13 United States
12 Dec 2018 5:35PM
That is a massively huge engine--- both versions sing!

What I am not seeing are the treds on the wheel, wondering what that engine does?
Tooma Plus
3 1.9k 2 Scotland
12 Dec 2018 5:46PM

Quote:That is a massively huge engine--- both versions sing!

What I am not seeing are the treds on the wheel, wondering what that engine does?

The prime purpose for this engine was to level road surfaces as they were constructed, and commonly called a steam roller. The road foundation layers would be levelled with it unison with men using shovels and rakes, then repeat the process once the tarmacadam top layer was laid.

I remember, as a kid, Jenn; whenever we saw the men building roads, and we heard the rumbles, scrapes, and hissing from these huge machines, they were the cause of great excitement to every boy in ear-shot, and we all ran to watch and be amazed as it went to work on the freshly raked tar layer, slowly flattening everything it rolled over with its big steel wheels. Some lad, more daring, and better off than the rest, of us would leap forward to place copper pennies in front of the hissing giant, to see them embedded into the new road. The rest of us would gasp, and inwardly applaud the heroic action, and try to remember to go back later with a knife to prise the pennies loose.
richmowil Plus
10 380 2 England
12 Dec 2018 11:05PM
Glad to make this RC Tom. Both images work well!
13 Dec 2018 2:09AM
Two excellent captures of this wonderful historical rollerTom !
davyskid 2 2 Scotland
13 Dec 2018 8:16PM
Great captures SmileSmileSmile

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