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February's Pictures

Trencherfield Mill Engine
Trencherfield Mill Engine (Nikon D5300)

I can't remember when I did it but I heard about Trencherfield mill and heard that they have one steam day a month, what I didn't know is that the only thing at the mill is the engine and it opens for 45 minutes twice on those steam days, however I'm not sure if it's open other Sundays. So it was completely by chance that when we turned up, we arrived sufficiently close enough to it's opening time to hang about and wait. It could all have gone horribly wrong even primed with the knowledge that today was a steam day.

Intricacies of getting to see the engine aside, it's quite interesting and impresive, however if you don't like engines then there's nothing else to see to be honest, but seeing the engine drive the 20 ton flywheel with all it's 2000 horse power is an impressive sight with non of this behind a safety barrier nonsense. As soon as it was up to speed, you are invited to have a loom around the engine when it's running, hence this picture, and for those who care about photography, this was also my first attempt at shooting in raw format, or rather the camera quite nicely has produces a default jpg file and a raw file, so for those where the jpg is quite adequate then I'll take that one, but when they are a little off, then you can use the raw file to do a few refinements which is what I did with this one.

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A Collection of Mansells
A Collection of Mansells (Canon PowerShot SX230 HS)

At the Mansell Collection, which is disappointingly only has a small collection of Mansells and instead seems to be full of cars and car bits. So as you an guess, this weekend we were in Jersey. Fun for the whole family if it weren't for the fact that not all the family was there and the wind was so bad it made each flight (and there were 4) really quite horrendous. In fact the flights got worse with each one, saving the mother of all killer landings to the end which is not fun in the best of times, but bearing in mind I don't know what time I got to bed because I was in the residents bar to stupid o'clock, then it all added up to be a complete arse.

Anyway, back to the Mansell Collection which is basically a 10 jaunt in one small room packed with trophies and cars with the every excited Nigel narrating you through every detail as only a Nigel can. Still I did find out that there is a Birkin 7 which is basically a Caterham/Lotus 7 for the US market, but I'm not sure that little factoid is worth 10.

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