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Caledonian
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the dragon's called Salmacis


« Reply #150 on: November 22, 2015, 03:57:59 pm »

welcome to BG all of you!
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« Reply #151 on: November 23, 2015, 11:00:32 pm »

A lumbering engine ground to a halt, steam surrounding the platform and the gentry that stood assembled to welcome the machine, and its passengers. As ladies and gents debarked, grabbed their large suitcases and headed towards the high street a rough and tumble woman leapt from her car, tossed her parasol over her shoulder and snatched up her lone bag. It was rough with wear ― and stories. "It is so good to be home" she chirped loudly, to no one. Several of the train men gave her a disgruntled looked. Unabashedly she went trotting off towards the masses First stop, the pub.



I am so deeply glad to be back with you all! I've had a lot going on, and have grown quite a lot from the last time I was able to visit you all. I work for our town's city now, and also assist in curating the city's historical records and items. Each year we put on a heritage event, which I am allowed to dress in full on steamy-goodness for. I am terribly excited to share with you all some of our period photographs and also some newer ones, history in the making! I’m not sure many here will recall me, I have been away on travels for far too long, but I hope to catch up with the ‘ol boys and make some new friends as well.
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« Reply #152 on: November 24, 2015, 12:03:26 pm »

A lumbering engine ground to a halt, steam surrounding the platform and the gentry that stood assembled to welcome the machine, and its passengers. As ladies and gents debarked, grabbed their large suitcases and headed towards the high street a rough and tumble woman leapt from her car, tossed her parasol over her shoulder and snatched up her lone bag. It was rough with wear ― and stories. "It is so good to be home" she chirped loudly, to no one. Several of the train men gave her a disgruntled looked. Unabashedly she went trotting off towards the masses First stop, the pub.



I am so deeply glad to be back with you all! I've had a lot going on, and have grown quite a lot from the last time I was able to visit you all. I work for our town's city now, and also assist in curating the city's historical records and items. Each year we put on a heritage event, which I am allowed to dress in full on steamy-goodness for. I am terribly excited to share with you all some of our period photographs and also some newer ones, history in the making! I’m not sure many here will recall me, I have been away on travels for far too long, but I hope to catch up with the ‘ol boys and make some new friends as well.

Welcome back Ms. Dove, we are much honoured to see you back in town!
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Factory Hand
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« Reply #153 on: December 09, 2015, 09:26:47 pm »

Hi everyone. My turn to introduce myself.

I've been interested in Steampunk from the mid-1990s, when I thought of it only as a literary sub-genre. I recall trying to explain it to others, with mixed success. Smiley Of course, like many of you, I was entranced by the works of Verne and HG Wells from when I was a kid. 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea was my favorite novel for many years. And Wells...what can you say?

Besides writing (I'm a professional writer, though business writing has been my bread and butter for many years), I am returning to what is fun, and that is Steampunk. I have a couple of projects in the germination stage.

Primarily though, I am a craftsman. I build cigar box guitars and historic banjos, and happily, these kind of roots instruments date to the 1840s and 1850s, squarely in the early Victorian period. While I don't do this primarily for a living, I have been selling through art galleries, and hope that being on this forum will give me insights into what others may be looking for in peculiar musical instruments. I will be sharing my own work, and absorbing your own thoughts and reflections to increase my work and what I can produce. While I love the idea of a steam powered guitar, I think that could not be possible, even in this fantastic world, through electricity as applied to workable yet Steampunk instruments is something I am delving into.

Finally, I am qualified to operate electric streetcars as a motorman and a conductor. I have a small trolley museum near me I used to volunteer at, and should get back to it when I can find that time.

Cheers, and I hope to grown and help others grow as well.
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Caledonian
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the dragon's called Salmacis


« Reply #154 on: December 09, 2015, 09:30:12 pm »

Welcome to the community! I just got a bunch of cupcakes ready, would you like some?
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« Reply #155 on: December 09, 2015, 09:32:56 pm »

That would be lovely. I forget to mention my name, which is Dane.
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« Reply #156 on: December 10, 2015, 02:06:36 am »

Like a lot of people on here, I'm also new to the steampunk theme. The town in which I spent some of my childhood got into steampunk recently and to be honest I couldn't see what the fuss was about.........then I found this site. There attempt at steam was somewhat weird if not strange. (I can upload a pic to show, they used a full size steam train).

I can now relate this site with some of the more recent movies, like Sherlock Holmes with Robert Downey, Jr. and Jude Law. As yet, I have not begun to try different themes etc, but have worked on a limited business edition theme for my lappy. Currently running BackTrack5 R2 under Ubuntu 10.02. Not a pro user / artist / genius by any means, even at my age, 53..
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General Dane McWelch


« Reply #157 on: December 10, 2015, 02:13:02 am »

http://www.leflic17images.com/blog/2013/march/

My little home towns attempt at steampunk...
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« Reply #158 on: December 10, 2015, 05:13:39 am »

Hello my name is Dan, i just Recently got into Steampunk because of a Book i read, "The Steampunk Adventurer's Guide"!i t Inspired me to try make some Steampunk Items! i live in CHippewa Falls WI USA. Reallyg etting Inspired to Makest eampunk Items!
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« Reply #159 on: December 18, 2015, 08:39:54 pm »

Hi from Northamptonshire, the wife and I went to comic con and discovered this odd thing called steampunk and here I am, looks like fun to me, dressing up and making things, perfect. I would put a pic of the goggles I just did if i knew how, early days.
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Caledonian
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the dragon's called Salmacis


« Reply #160 on: December 18, 2015, 09:04:15 pm »

Welcome both! We'll love seeing your work!

To post a picture, ipload it to another site. Then copy image link. Type[ img] paste url [/ img] without spaces
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« Reply #161 on: December 19, 2015, 08:49:37 am »

Welcome one and all. At this time of year as well merry Christmas to you all
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« Reply #162 on: December 23, 2015, 01:51:37 pm »

Born Timothy Rupert Ellis, the fifth son to Lord Godfrey Ellis, of Crimea fame.

Lord Godfrey was best remembered for his introduction of the folding metal toilet, affectionately known as the ‘poo-tin’. Whilst in the Crimea, he  famously resigned from the Ordnance Committee due to a falling out with Lords Raglan, Wolsey and Cardigan. He rashly accused them of trying to pull the wool over his eyes.

Upon being posted to the 7th Regt of Foot, young Trellis first saw action during the 2nd Icelandic campaign, upon which occasion did he perform gallant service at the siege of Bjork’s Drift.

He then appears in India, where, after various frontier postings, he is sent as guide and cultural liaison to an Austrian orchestral troupe touring the Punjab. The troupe introduced he sounds of Vienna rendered on traditional Punjabi instruments. However, after 6 months of playing Haydn Sikh, he was re-called to Dehli, where he took ship for Africa.

Now with the rank of Captain, he was to lead the Zamfara expedition in a race against the French to claim the Viagra Falls. However, after seriously injuring his foot following a negligent discharge, he limped home leaving his command to a young subaltern. He was therefore absent when the company was ambushed by cannibals and disappeared without trace (the 2nd company are still referred to as the ‘Eaten Rifles’). And of course the French got there first.

Following this debacle, Trellis was sent home in disgrace with some talk of facing courts martial.  Her majesty was definitely not amused and the Queen’s Equiary loudly reported to the War Department that …….. “he had certainly made Victoria cross”.

Unfortunately this exchange was overheard by ‘The Times’ correspondent Eric Floss, who, returning from an extremely liquid lunch, misread the course of events and penned the now famous headline …. “Hero of the Hour, Capt. Trellis VC”

After much cajoling a compromise was thrashed out and Capt Trellis issued a written statement, thanking Her Majesty for the honour, but graciously declining to accept, citing others more worthy than he. For this selfless act of humility, Trellis was allowed to quietly retire, with rank and pension intact.

He is engaged to the authoress Lady Paige Turner and is collaborating on a book on Geneology (the study of eastern lamps).

Capt Trellis (retired) currently acts in an advisory capacity for messrs. Cockett & Pugh …..”purveyors of bespoke firearms for the discerning gentleman adventurer”.

Source…....vickipedia

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Aubreay Fallowfield
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« Reply #163 on: December 23, 2015, 02:32:54 pm »

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Born Timothy Rupert Ellis, the fifth son to Lord Godfrey Ellis, of Crimea fame.

Lord Godfrey was best remembered for his introduction of the folding metal toilet, affectionately known as the ‘poo-tin’. Whilst in the Crimea, he  famously resigned from the Ordnance Committee due to a falling out with Lords Raglan, Wolsey and Cardigan. He rashly accused them of trying to pull the wool over his eyes.

Upon being posted to the 7th Regt of Foot, young Trellis first saw action during the 2nd Icelandic campaign, upon which occasion did he perform gallant service at the siege of Bjork’s Drift.

He then appears in India, where, after various frontier postings, he is sent as guide and cultural liaison to an Austrian orchestral troupe touring the Punjab. The troupe introduced he sounds of Vienna rendered on traditional Punjabi instruments. However, after 6 months of playing Haydn Sikh, he was re-called to Dehli, where he took ship for Africa.

Now with the rank of Captain, he was to lead the Zamfara expedition in a race against the French to claim the Viagra Falls. However, after seriously injuring his foot following a negligent discharge, he limped home leaving his command to a young subaltern. He was therefore absent when the company was ambushed by cannibals and disappeared without trace (the 2nd company are still referred to as the ‘Eaten Rifles’). And of course the French got there first.

Following this debacle, Trellis was sent home in disgrace with some talk of facing courts martial.  Her majesty was definitely not amused and the Queen’s Equiary loudly reported to the War Department that …….. “he had certainly made Victoria cross”.

Unfortunately this exchange was overheard by ‘The Times’ correspondent Eric Floss, who, returning from an extremely liquid lunch, misread the course of events and penned the now famous headline …. “Hero of the Hour, Capt. Trellis VC”

After much cajoling a compromise was thrashed out and Capt Trellis issued a written statement, thanking Her Majesty for the honour, but graciously declining to accept, citing others more worthy than he. For this selfless act of humility, Trellis was allowed to quietly retire, with rank and pension intact.

He is engaged to the authoress Lady Paige Turner and is collaborating on a book on Geneology (the study of eastern lamps).

Capt Trellis (retired) currently acts in an advisory capacity for messrs. Cockett & Pugh …..”purveyors of bespoke firearms for the discerning gentleman adventurer”.

Source…....vickipedia

well done sir and welcome
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« Reply #164 on: December 24, 2015, 07:56:16 am »

Welcome, sir.  Best dashed back story I've seen, by a long shot!  My compliments.
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Nephele
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« Reply #165 on: December 24, 2015, 04:58:21 pm »

Captain Trellis, that was hilariously punny stuff!

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« Reply #166 on: December 27, 2015, 06:23:42 pm »

Greetings from the Republic of Texas!

Bines here. Homebrewer of fermentated concoctions, home gardener of various and assorted weeds, handsome husband, water resource plant operator by trade and kludger by necessity.
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Caledonian
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the dragon's called Salmacis


« Reply #167 on: December 28, 2015, 08:37:20 pm »

Welcome to the forum, Bines!
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Dr Robert Maycock
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« Reply #168 on: January 02, 2016, 07:05:35 pm »

Just joined the forum yesterday, some interesting posts here and everyone seems friendly. I have an alter ego, Captain Blackhawk, who I just added to Facebook as Kaptain Blackhawk as their rules wouldn't accept Captain
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Caledonian
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the dragon's called Salmacis


« Reply #169 on: January 02, 2016, 07:08:26 pm »

Just joined the forum yesterday, some interesting posts here and everyone seems friendly. I have an alter ego, Captain Blackhawk, who I just added to Facebook as Kaptain Blackhawk as their rules wouldn't accept Captain

Welcome Kap!
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Banjoree
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« Reply #170 on: January 14, 2016, 04:22:34 pm »

Ahoy, I am new to this game, but I am running a Victorian picnic on June 4/5 at Buckenham Sailing Club, on the River Yare at Claxton Norfolk UK. I shall be giving rides in my 1897 steam launch Banjo, other rides will be in rowing skiffs and sailing boats, no entry fees, come and join in the fun. Loddon band will play on Sat. p.m.. Steam whistles will blow.
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« Reply #171 on: January 16, 2016, 06:43:05 pm »

Welcome, Banjoree. I invite you to post your event in Geographical/United Kingdom.
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Alpherus Dex
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« Reply #172 on: January 29, 2016, 04:49:39 am »

Hey all, Mike from Chicago here. This is my second foray into the universe of Steampunk, having walked away from the community 6 or 7 years ago after the explosion of teens in plastic goggles and hot glued gears got too much for me to handle.
I am currently shopping a Neo-Victorian screenplay-turned-novella i wrote nearly a decade ago around, and have, thankfully, found myself back into the warm, lacey fold of Steampunk.
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« Reply #173 on: January 29, 2016, 05:05:43 am »

Hey all, Mike from Chicago here. This is my second foray into the universe of Steampunk, having walked away from the community 6 or 7 years ago after the explosion of teens in plastic goggles and hot glued gears got too much for me to handle.
I am currently shopping a Neo-Victorian screenplay-turned-novella i wrote nearly a decade ago around, and have, thankfully, found myself back into the warm, lacey fold of Steampunk.


Welcome to the forum, Mr Dex, and welcome back to the community.  Surely by now said teenagers have traded the plastic goggles for steel boned corsets!   Wink
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« Reply #174 on: January 29, 2016, 05:27:18 pm »

Please allow me to introduce myself.  I’m Keith Jones, though my nom de vapeur is Prof. Phineas Leidy.  I live in Broomall, PA, a suburb of Philadelphia with my wife, who, lucky for me, enjoys Old Things.
I’ve been a fan of the Victorian/Edwardian era for most of my life.  I was a Civil War re-enactor with Co. K, 12th New Jersey from 1992 to 2005, when I succumbed to OOG (Overweight, Old, & Gray) and dropped out, but I never lost interest in the era.

Fortunately, one of my fellow members in the Delaware Valley Scale Modelers, Mike Napolean (yes, his real name!), was bringing Steam related items to meetings and spreading the word about SP.  This pressed all my making stuff/old technology buttons, resulting in one of my vehicles winning our yearly contest:
http://www.dvsm.org/Newsletters/Delaware%20Valley%20Scale%20Modelers%20Newsletter-January2013.pdf

Since then, I’ve done other Steam projects, but haven’t found an outlet for sharing my stuff, until I stumbled upon Brass Goggles – it appears I’ve found an oasis!

When I’m not obliterating rare model kits, I work as a behavioral pharmacologist, though when someone leaves a mess in the lab I turn into a Mad Scientist.

YOS,

Prof. Leidy
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