The Gastown Steam Clock (2)

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Tanaa on September 21, 2010

The steam used is low pressure downtown-wide steam heating network (from a plant adjacent to the Georgia Viaduct) that powers a miniature steam engine in its base, in turn driving a chain lift. The chain lift moves steel balls upward, where they are unloaded and roll to a descending chain. The weight of the balls on the descending chain drives a conventional pendulum clock escapement, geared to the hands on the four faces. The steam also powers the clock's sound production as whistles are used instead of bells to produce the Westminster "chime" and to signal the time.

thanks to wikipedia

乾龍 on September 21, 2010

Beautiful shot

I like

From Taiwan best wishes Qianlong

ƤōƝƓ on September 21, 2010

ดีครับ แบ่งๆพื้นที่กันไป คุณยึดตรงนี้ ผมขอไปยึดแถวๆแคปก่อนแล้วกันนะครับ :)


Tanaa on September 21, 2010

Qianlong, thanks again for your kind visit and LIKE :D


555 รูปที่แคนาดาผมจะหมดแล้วครับ แล้วแถวนี้คงสู้เค้าไม่ไหว เพราะเจ้าถิ่นเค้า ดาวเยอะเหลือเกิน ยึดไม่สำเร็จครับ :D

Tanaa on September 22, 2010

thanks K@rin, me neither. my internet connection's really bad.

K@rin on September 22, 2010

yes had some problems here also, but he just was online yesterday evening for a short while, think he is busy , told he was very tired

Holger Bauer on September 22, 2010

Hi Tanaa, a nice detail shot of that famous clock!! LIKE:))

Best wishes from Germany sent your way. Cheers pivatana

Tanaa on September 23, 2010

pivatana, thanks again.

glad you like it my friend. :D

francyworld on September 23, 2010


Tanaa on September 24, 2010

thank you soo much, francyworld. :D

Thanh Nguyen Tran on September 27, 2010

Nice capture. Krgs, nguyentran

Tanaa on September 27, 2010

thanks nguyentran.

Harry Taggart on September 28, 2010

Brilliant composition, and marvellous colour, Like 5 cheers scally from glasgow.

Tanaa on September 28, 2010

hello Scally, so glad you like it! :D

Rafl on October 12, 2010

impressive clock! rafl

Tanaa on October 14, 2010

thanks again, rafl. it's very kind of you. :D

Scaravonati on October 28, 2010

I like this picture, wonderful composition Tanaa! Best wishes, Gilmar

Tanaa on November 3, 2010

hi Gilmar, thank you so much! :D

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