Episode 20 – Roll out the steam engines

March 2, 2010 13:13 by andi

The great thing about museum objects at Scienceworks is you don’t have wait til midnight for them come alive. You can attend one of their seasonal Machines in Action days (‘MAD’ events as they call it) to experience the sights, sounds and smells of old giant steam engines, a gold and money van from the 1930s, and vintage motors on four wheels. That day the Mini car club were out there celebrating their 50th birthday. When it comes to motor vehicles, I have to ‘fess up the only thing I was really interested in was the sound of their ‘toot’, but after meeting the people who know their machines inside and out, I got excited about them too.

Rolling on, Dr Andi

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Visitors checking out a Mini car. | The Super Sentinel Steam Waggon in action. | Matthew Churchward with the 1930s van for transporting gold and money. Photos by Andi Horvath Visitors checking out a Mini car. | The Super Sentinel Steam Waggon in action. | Matthew Churchward with the 1930s van for transporting gold and money. Photos by Andi Horvath

Show notes

The Machines in Action Day (MAD) people

Matthew Churchward – Senior Curator, Engineering & Transport
David Crotty – Curator, Engineering
Des Lang – Supervisor, Engineering Work shop Scienceworks
Members of the mini car club

Production

Dr Andi Horvath – Senior Curator, Museum Victoria
Arch Cuthbertson – Podcast Recording Services


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