Today I visited Underfall Yard, which contains Brunel’s sluice system, 1880s hydraulic engine house (originally steam-powered, but converted to an electrical system in 1907), and the old boatworks. The workshops were full of sheer steam/victorian techpr0n. More pics and some textures to follow, but I couldn’t resist a picspam ;)
Up until just a few months ago, the harbour’s locks and a nearby bridge were powered by the hydraulics below at verrrry high water pressures (a computer-controlled oil-based system is now in use.)
In the machine shop…machines were originally powered by steam engine and belt drive. Many of the 1880s tools are still in place. <3 (decent pics to follow when my friend sends me his set.)
Need to borrow a hammer?
Remaining belt drive in the next workshop…
…powered by a steam engine that I was leaning around a corner to try and photograph.