About: The machine has been running for over 120 years and powered mine equipment in the 1800s!
I have no idea how the hell I ended up with this video in my recommended video list but it was very interesting. I love old equipment and seeing how it works and how people back in the day went about their way of work and life. I very much enjoyed this video, thank you :)
Superb!! Hal is my kinda' guy. What a privilege to be the caretaker of all that wonderful history.
Lots of dangers in them mines. The rocks covering the metal tracks probably from cave ins.
What a treat! Great video content!
I caught myself trying to peer over his shoulders through my phone to get a better look at those mountains. God made it beautiful up there.
enjoyed very much.
from Charleston West Virginia USA
I read once somewhere that the Japanese say if a machine performs useful work for 100 years, it acquires a soul. Don't know if that's true or not.
The owner is a very lucky man and obviously gifted with mechanical genius. But I would like to see him roll up those shirt sleeves around anything spinning. Don't go in there wearing a tie, either.
A plain bearing can last forever if the oil film is never allowed to fail. Ball bearings are never used in huge turbines - still plain bearings with a pumped oil film. Plain bearings with proper oil bath never make contact with the shaft. So wear only occurs on shut down and start up - and not even then if in a pumped system, vertical. Vertical smaller turbines sometimes run on iron wood bearings and are water lubricated.
Wonderful, thank you, I live about 20 miles from Stamford where the blackstone engine was built👍🏴
Does the power going to the main grid pay for everything else. That cannot be a cheap site to maintain although it would be an awesome place to live.
He was pretty damned interesting. I'm being spoiled.
wow this is awesome.
Great place,amazing Generator original bearings ..wow.the shaft floats on the oil no kidding it still works.Quality engineering.
You breathing realy hard and noisy
If it ain't broke, don't fix it! 8-)
The big tube outside looks to be a rotating lime burning kiln for making cement .Being so far into the bush it would have been easier to make their cement on site.
The Blackstone engine is a beauty ,and hardly looks used .
The hydro power plant is the true iteration of renewable energy ,100 years old, with probably a few hundred more years of life as long as electricity is needed there.
Who puts a heart on every comment ?
Are we allowed to go to this mine (Obviously not inside) without permission? Is there a tour? I love taking pictures of these types of places.