This 1935 film of the London Midland & Scottish Railways' Crewe Works construction of a 4-6-2 Pacific-type steam locomotive [SLYT]
is a fascinating study of heavy industry in prewar Britain. And not a hard hat in sight!
posted by pjern
on Oct 23, 2013 -
A tiny V-12.
This video shows the machining, assembly, and running of a very, very small 12-cylinder engine.
posted by FishBike
on Nov 17, 2011 -
Churning out code all day is all well and good but for a feeling of a job well done nothing can take the place of making something with your own hands. Dave Gingery
will show you how to build a foundry
to cast parts for a lathe
which you can use to make a shaper
which you need to build the milling machine
etc etc :)
Also worth a mention is Ron Reil
who knows a thing or two about propane burners
(last link has a very cool pic).
posted by zeoslap
on Sep 9, 2002 -