After undergoing a decade-long restoration that cost $5.86 million, the Flying Scotsman, the most famous British locomotive in history, has been brought back to life. The legend rolls again.
The world's largest functioning triple-expansion steam engine is an unbelievably massive beast of a machine. For 77 years, the 62-foot-high engine—weighing in at 1,000 tons!—powered gigantic flywheels and crankshafts that pumped millions upon millions of gallons of water from west to north London. It was…
This beautiful steampunk record player is pretty clever: it's actually powered by a steam engine. One problem though? That steam engine makes it sound horrible. Here's what it sounds like: