We had a pleasant meet up today at the Summerlee Industrial museum in Coatbridge where there was a rally of classic cars. We were busy yacking about bikes but I managed to take a few snaps.
|A rare Alvis TB14 (one of only 100 built)
|Jim was showing his Trabant.
|Fun details under the bonnet. For safety reasons the fuel tank is located in front of the driver and above the engine! The engine is hiding under a vinyl cover and what's with the huge ignition coils?
|Of course the car has a fuel gauge. It's this rod that you dip into the tank to find out how many litres are left.
|This huge locomotive was built in Glasgow and operated in
South Africa. Depressingly it and me are the same age. I hope I'm in slightly
|They have some old trams running. This one came from Dusseldorf.
|Some of the old machine tools used in local factories.
This a favourite photograph of mine in the museum. It shows boy workers in the Coltness Iron Works in 1900 preparing beds for casting pig iron. Note bare feet. Aye, youngest nowadays - they don't know they're born!