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Everything posted by Terry007

  1. Greyhound Escorter Finished

    Thread Mining Alert.......Just wanted to drop by and let you know that the episode of American Restoration with Big Mikes Escorter, finally featured on Australian TV last night. Only 25 months after you guys got to see it! It did look pretty nice.
  2. Avis Antique Car Ride

    Does anyone know if this attraction was unique to the NYWF? Or were such rides common at amusement parks at the time? The reason i ask is a strikingly similar ride still exists today at Dreamworld on the Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia. The attraction commenced at Dreamworld in 1981 and has since been relocated to another area of the park adjacent to the animal area. The cars are "Model T" Fords, they run on a guided track, and coincidently are sponsored by Avis! Note, the roof on the cars were fitted in later years to protect punters from the harsh QLD sun. Pic below from www.dreamworld.com.au. I notice that the cars at the Worlds Fair have the steering wheel on the "correct" side too.
  3. Book signing and photo show - January 27th, 2014

    (cue Maxwell Smart voice) Missed by that much! I will be in NYC for Super Bowl, arriving Feb 1. Good luck with the signing. Will I be able to pick up a copy at B&N while I am in town?
  4. Hall of Presidents - United States Pavilion

    You had a cool grandfather Craig!
  5. Raymond Lowey Google Doodle

    I cant believe that a man with an huge body of work, that still touches our everyday lives, is virtually unknown and unheralded. (outside of special interest groups like ours). Maybe he should have designed "twerking", then at least others may have heard of him. :(
  6. Sad news - we lost a member

    Vale bagels. Condolences to his family.
  7. Did AMC/Rambler have a display at the Fair? Given the Marlin was their competitor for Mustang it would make sense to display, but I can find no trace of them being at the Fair.
  8. One for the rocket fans

    With the blue skies and sunny days, all you needs is some palm trees in the background and it could be the rocket garden at KSC. Oh,...... and lose the suits!
  9. RIP Scott Carpenter and Godspeed

    Vale Scott Carpenter. Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of Earth And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings; Sunward I’ve climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth of sun-split clouds, — and done a hundred things You have not dreamed of — wheeled and soared and swung High in the sunlit silence. Hov’ring there, I’ve chased the shouting wind along, and flung My eager craft through footless halls of air.... Up, up the long, delirious, burning blue I’ve topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace. Where never lark, or even eagle flew — And, while with silent, lifting mind I've trod The high untrespassed sanctity of space, - Put out my hand, and touched the face of God.
  10. The Zeppelin was very interesting. So much more advanced than the old Goodyear blimp that would lob in our hangar at Ansett in the 90s. Fly by wire, tail rotors and pitch motors......who would have thunk it? There was a recent news story on TV the other night about Aeroscraft in California rolling out their new ship. Interesting "landing gear". http://defense-update.com/20130911_aeroscraft.html
  11. Time to use that money you keep under your mattress

    On my last 2 visits to NY, I have bought a hop on hop off bus tour ticket on the blue City Sights bus and this includes a express 86th floor ticket. The 102 floor add on from the machine on 86th floor cost $17. When in Rome.....
  12. Some Expo 67 info

    Been doing a bit of thread mining after researching a upcoming trip to our (Australia) nations capital. I wanted to visit the National Museum of Australia in Canberra and found this: http://www.nma.gov.au/exhibitions/australia_at_expo_67/home Thought some may be interested.
  13. Yesterday and Today

    Thats very cool.

    Now that I know what type of lamp it is, i was able to google it. My God they are ghastly! Cant say I have ever seen one before. But I can see the facination from a young boys point of view, after seeing one at Grandmas.

    Sorry for the thread mine....but I finally watched this ep of CSI:NY last night! I missed the original airing here, at the time we were about 2 seasons behind the US, and the broadcast time seems to shift every week. Anyhoo, the local DVD store was having a closing down sale and I picked up an ex rental season 6 for $7. Then last night Blue Bloods, one of my 2 guilty TV pleasures along with Mythbusters, wasnt on so we watched Manhattanhenge. REALLY great work Trey. My wife and kids were stoked to see all the things we visited in the park last November. My 10yo son was excited to catch a glimpse of the park benches under the Rocket Thrower, where we sat for about 20 mins, whilst I tried to explan what they would have seen there 48 years ago. One question about the home furnishings. What was the item that looked like a bird cage with liquid dripping down the bars? Its probably a lamp or a "Hawaiian" girl behind a waterfall type 60s kitch, but it has me intrigued.
  16. The sad state of the park today

    Going through my photos from my recent trip to NYC, I came across one that I took of the mosaic in Gotham Plaza. I guess it wont be long before its filled in with concrete like the others.
  17. I had my first trip to Disneyland in early Nov 2012 at 47 yrs old! One of the few things I wanted to see was "Its a Small World".....and it was closed!! Hopefully I dont have to wait another 47 years to see it in action! I did enjoy Mr Lincoln though.
  18. Graffiti headache at State Pavilion

    Dictionary.com defines a motley crew as a gathered group of people of various backgrounds, appearance, character, etc. Could be worse!
  19. Apollo Control Consoles Explained

    Australia to LA to NYC to LA to LV to LA to Australia, that was 3 weeks. Back home for 6 days. Australia to LA to Orlando to LA to Australia, this trip was 6 days. Luckily I work for an airline that has business class.
  20. Apollo Control Consoles Explained

    I have just spent 4 of the last 5 weeks in the USA. The first 3 weeks was on vacation with my wife and kids in LA, NYC and LV. After a week back home in Australia I headed back to Florida with a work mate to tour Kennedy Space Center. As well as the usual tours of Kennedy, there are some special tours currently being conducted in areas not open to the public in a long time. There is no guarantee that they will continued to be offered into the new year, so we bit the bullet. Fortunately we visited the California Science Museum on the stopover in LA, to see the Space Shuttle Endeavour. Just as well, as Atlantis is currently indisposed as they build the new pavillion around it at KSC. The tail is visible from the road to KSC but not for long as the building progresses. Our first day was a tour of the Launch Control Center and firing room 4. Day 2 we tour Cape Canaveral Air Force Base, for the Cape Then and Now tour. Included the launch complex and block house for Alan Shepard's first flight as well as LC 34 where the astronauts from Apollo 1 perished. Day 3 was inside the Vehicle Assembly Building and LC 39 A and B where all moon rockets and space shuttles were fired from. Even go to poke around the flame trench at 39A. Very cool 3 days. If you are down that way and even remotely interested in this stuff, I can highly recommend these tours.
  21. Hurricane Sandy

    I hope all in the path of the storm get thru safely. On a more selfish note, I am starting a 3 week US vacation on Nov 3 and travelling to NYC on Nov 7. Hopefully my hotel room wont come with mask and flippers!. Stay safe.
  22. Would this actually work?

    And this: http://www.robertsonairsystems.com/pr09.htm
  23. Would this actually work?

    I have seen something about this before, and a quick ggogle came up with this: http://www.robertsonairsystems.com/products.htm So they are still be made and used.
  24. Stroll the park this Summer

    Sounds great, and I will be in the US in June. Unfortunately though the only part of the US I will be in is Hawaii.
  25. Helvetica

    I received a email this morning that led me to doing some thread mining. The email from the Transit Museum Store had this as the main link. http://www.transitmuseumstore.com/drupal/shop/bookfav/paul-shaw-helvetica-and-new-york-city-subway-book