After a tip off from one of my mates about a large collection of aero engines, my big sis Jennie and I decided to take my young nephew Matthew to the Science Museum, London.
In the picture above- the legendary Rolls Royce Merlin, and below, a Napier Lion mounted in a vintage power boat. I love Napier Lions for their W12 engine layout and have seen them strapped into Brooklands race cars such as Chris William's Napier Bentley aptly named 'Pure Laxatives,' noise, oil, smoke and fire - woo yeah!
As well as radials there are some chemistry set looking jet engines which have inspired a new project, if I can find a knackered one....
And some space ship rocket engines that look like cocktail machines and Daleks.
We had a great day out, running around, and playing hide and seek until Matthew climbed into one of the displays of engines and got stuck. The 3 of us even managed to get stuck in a lift which was a first for all of us and was hilarious as we were rescued. If your in town the science museum is strongly recommended by The Rag and Bone Man.