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You are Rigtht Richard.

The first drawing is from Vallier drew by Römer. Could the second cutaway be from Ananoff (as says the text of the drawing) from the model of the drawing of Römer ? Any idea of from where comes the "stratoplane" ?
 
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You are Rigtht Richard.

The first drawing is from Vallier drew by Römer. Could the second cutaway be from Ananoff (as says the text of the drawing) from the model of the drawing of Römer ? Any idea of where comes the "stratoplane" ?

Sorry , I don't know ...
 

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From Flightglobal 1947.
 

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Came across this stuck in my 4th Edition of Jane's Aircraft Recognition Guide, a cutting I made from The Times circa 1999 (must have been around the time of the conclusion of the public hearings) on the proposed Terminal 5 for Heathrow, construction on which didn't actually start until 2002.
This design looks rather more futuristic than the one actually built. Even the 747s outside are history now.
 

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Just hypothetical designs.
 

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The N° 1 is a real project of Vertol (1957)
( Source : Science et Vie 1957)
My dear Richard,

you meant VZ-2,but that's a speculative Project developed from it.

Here is a hypothetical car,could be easy transferred to a flying car.
 

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A strange hypothetical concept.
 

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A proposal for the Great Thames Barrage from 1903, one of the earlier schemes to provide flood defence and still retain good shipping access on the lower Thames.
 

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A proposal for the Great Thames Barrage from 1903, one of the earlier schemes to provide flood defence and still retain good shipping access on the lower Thames.

Out of intrest, do you have any more information on that other than the drawing?
 

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A proposal for the Great Thames Barrage from 1903, one of the earlier schemes to provide flood defence and still retain good shipping access on the lower Thames.

Out of intrest, do you have any more information on that other than the drawing?

The detail can be found in the original brochure which has been scanned to Project Gutenberg and which I have now rediscovered to link here:
https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/62224
 

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A proposal for the Great Thames Barrage from 1903, one of the earlier schemes to provide flood defence and still retain good shipping access on the lower Thames.

Out of intrest, do you have any more information on that other than the drawing?

The detail can be found in the original brochure which has been scanned to Project Gutenberg and which I have now rediscovered to link here:
https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/62224
Thanks
 

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Slightly off-topic, but that aircraft with the 'twin-combine-thresher' whatsits for wings...

I remember standing in our big local park for perhaps half an hour gawping at a 'kite' version of such. Most of the other kites --disks, diamonds, boxes, whatever-- were swooping and sliding all over the sky. One guy had a ex-army box-kite 'train', rated to haul an aerial aloft: It really was a 'sky-hook', clung to the air as if nailed in place. He had it tethered to a hefty 'ground-screw', as used to anchor marquees, large dogs etc.

And then there was this gleeful kid's twin-whatsit, with a significant dihedral, making a surprising amount of noise...

IIRC, it was bought, not DIY...
 

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I like the 1920's vision of 1950's although I would imagine the ventilation of the underground roads would be difficult. I am also having difficulty visualising the spiral escalator.
 

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I like the 1920's vision of 1950's although I would imagine the ventilation of the underground roads would be difficult. I am also having difficulty visualising the spiral escalator.
i know right? it could be possible though.
 

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I like the 1920's vision of 1950's although I would imagine the ventilation of the underground roads would be difficult. I am also having difficulty visualising the spiral escalator.

Just send the "used" stairs straight down a separate chute/track.

Back when I was a child, my mother used to tell us the that had to stop the escalator every few days to clear all the "used" stairs out of the basement.
Hah!
Hah!
 

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I can remember wondering where they went when I was a kid, but I got my question answered when they were doing maintenance on the escalator in C&A and had the door open to the machine room and the curious (in many meaning of the word) six year old I was went to have a look and struck up a conversation with the engineer.
 
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