posted on Dec, 17 2005 @ 01:10 PM
Those poor elves... I'll give you a 9/10 for originality.
I know mine is nothing flashy, but, it has to do with where I work for a living. Thats actually the steam control station onboard the S.S. Wilfred
Sykes. She is a dry cargo ship on the Great Lakes specializing in carrying Iron Ore and Limestone for the Steel Industry in East Chicago.
That left wheel controls the astern steam to the LP Turbine's astern element. The right one controls the Ahead steam to the HP turbine. You can
also see the Chadburn where we answer bells from the Captain on the bridge.
*edit* Oops.. I guess you can't see the Chadburn. I had to crop it out.
On a side note... The two vertical shell in tube boilers create superheated steam at about 750 degrees F and 450 psig. The turbines themselves spin
at about 9000 RPM and the double reduction gear combine the two turbines into one 70 RPM at full speed shaft, which puts out about 4500 Horse Power.
You would be surprised at how cool it feels to be in charge of that much power.
[edit on 17-12-2005 by LostSailor]