Archive for the month of March, 2010

Mar 06 2010

Power Of The Past – 2010

Category Audio,Photo

In March each year, there is two day gathering of collectors in Mt Barker. Old cars are polished and brought out for a drive, but the main attraction is all of the wonderful old ‘stationary engines’.

There are several hundred stationary engines on display and most are restored to working order. The sound of these beautifully restored bits of history are fantastic. If you get there early enough, the noise is bearable, as most people are still setting up and only a few engines are running. Too late and the sounds clash into an un-recordable chaos.


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1918 Fuller & Johnson

1918 – Fuller & Johnson


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1937 - Buzzacott Type C

1937 – Buzzacott Type C


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1924 Austral 4 Hp

1924 – Austral


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McDonald Super Diesel SE

McDonald Super Diesel SE


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Power of the Past


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Power of the Past


Recording set-up consists of a Schoeps CCM4Lg & CCM8Lg in M/S configuration, inside a Schoeps/Rycote blimp. Tracked directly into a Sound Devices 702 (originally at 24/96 & converted to MP3)