Rarity and curiousity

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Re: Rarity and curiousity

Post by HullandHellandHalifax » Sat Apr 27, 2013 8:24 pm

...and guess who will shortly be making a working scale model in Meccano of this Jules Vernian contraption...Timtin?
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Re: Rarity and curiousity

Post by Timtin » Sat Apr 27, 2013 11:06 pm

OMG Brian - you're almost correct! Only this evening I've been
attempting to replicate a version of Thomas Fowler's ternary
calculating machine made out of Meccano for an upcoming show.
Balanced ternary arithmetic has some amazing properties!
http://www.mortati.com/glusker/fowler/fowlerbio.htm

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Re: Rarity and curiousity

Post by tobyjj » Wed May 15, 2013 2:01 pm

Damn! - why didn't Mum tell me that Lego wouldn't work. I wasted an entire childhood!

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Re: Rarity and curiousity

Post by Timtin » Wed May 15, 2013 9:19 pm

Ah Tobyjj - like several other 4-letter words, we don't like to use the 'L' word in Meccano circles! :-)
Btw, today is Meccano inventor Frank Hornby's 150th. birthday, hence today's Google logo.
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Re: Rarity and curiousity

Post by Timtin » Fri May 24, 2013 11:48 pm

The perfect instrument on which to play Nocturnes!
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Re: Rarity and curiousity

Post by HullandHellandHalifax » Fri May 24, 2013 11:53 pm

I see another meccano project here...full size maybe even.
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Re: Rarity and curiousity

Post by Timtin » Sat May 25, 2013 12:44 am

Brian, that's the sort of piano on which I'd have loved to
have played duets with my rather attractive piano teacher! :-)
Unfortunately, it was the 'pupil' after me who, I was convinced
at the time, played primo to her secondo or vice-versa. :-(
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Re: Rarity and curiousity

Post by Timtin » Sat May 25, 2013 7:13 am

Q1. What's the opposite of a piano bed?
A. A bed piano!

Q2. How was pedalling done on it?
A. No idea!
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Re: Rarity and curiousity

Post by Timtin » Sat May 25, 2013 12:23 pm

Is this what you get if you take the 'c' and the 't' from a Kia Picanto?
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Re: Rarity and curiousity

Post by Timtin » Mon May 27, 2013 10:50 am

This Japanese pianist's playing sure is hot!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6gPqrQcmKSY

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