On the way to the gallery, I spotted the engine of a V2 rocket, visible "in the round" -a while back, and again at the weekend, I was interested to get a different view of the pipes - but rather than stopping to draw it, proceeded to the gallery as planned.
Only to find this -
this V2 rocket had been built after the war, by the British. Elsewhere it says it was one of eight engines built as part of Operation Backfire in late 1945, and came to the museum via Cranfield University. It has been standing upright since 2000.
History aside, here are some of the day's drawings.
|Blind drawing by Sue M - 1868 steam train - such energy!|
|Lighthouse light - left, by Michelle; right, by Sue M|
|Budding's patent lawnmower, by Sue S|
|Janet B's final drawing: Nasmyth reflecting telescope, 1852|
|Carol caught the metallic gleam of the Lockheed Electra airliner|