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March 2010 Articles (73)

Hindenburg: 74 years ago

LZ-129 Hindenburg was 803.8 feet long, with a diameter of 135.1 feet, and a total gas capacity of 7,062,000 cubic feet of hydrogen.

Photo: Airships.net

LZ-129 and its sister ship, LZ-130, are still the largest objects ever to fly.

Hindenburg was completed with… Continue

Added by lord_k on March 4, 2010 at 7:00am — 6 Comments

March Forth Toy Soldiers (Dr. Steel for World Emperor)

Doctor Steel

Today is March 4th, better known as "Toy Soldier Day." for fans of Dr. Steel.

It is a day set aside to have fun and spread the propaganda of the great doctor in his quest to become World Emperor.

All hail Doctor Steel. For a better tomorrow and a Utopian Toyland.

Added by Tome Wilson on March 4, 2010 at 12:00am — 3 Comments

Zorro Rides Again - Watch & Download

I've got a fairly large collection of movie serials I've been putting online. I've also been working on making interfaces for them, and this is one of the first. Hope you enjoy.

Taken from wikipedia.org

J. A. Marsden aims to take over the California-Yucatan Railroad with the aid of his henchman El Lobo. The rightful owners, Joyce and PhillipAndrews, naturally object. Their parter, Don Manuel Vega summons… Continue

Added by Scott on March 3, 2010 at 11:07pm — 2 Comments

Atlantic Republic

Have you ever been to Augustville, the rum and tobacco paradise of the Mid-Atlantic? Have you admired the majestic palaces of Cor or explored its bars and nightclubs? Or probably you were lucky enough to take a cruise up North, to the cold rocks of Mjoll?

Here it is - Atlantic Republic, a sea power halfway between New England and Iberia, Brazil and Dakar, stretched from the Northern latitudes to equatorial… Continue

Added by lord_k on March 3, 2010 at 1:00pm — 7 Comments

For Dr. Steel fans - Paul Howard's Quality Serenaders

Paul Howard's Quality Serenaders - The Ramble 1929

The dear Doctor sampled small bits from this 1929 jazz jam to create his own piece of musical wizardry.…


Added by Tome Wilson on March 3, 2010 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

Sherlock Holmes: The Mother Hubbard Case

Sherlock Holmes: The Mother Hubbard Case

Originally broadcast on December 20, 1954

The adventures of master detective Sherlock Holmes as he and his assistant, Dr. Watson, (and somewhat reluctantly, the bumbling Inspector Lestrade) battle criminals in London.

In this episode: Sherlock Holmes tracks down a murderer who uses a young girl to lure victims to empty houses, where they are… Continue

Added by Tome Wilson on March 3, 2010 at 11:00am — No Comments

The tenets of dieselpunk culture

Offered to this forum to promote discussion within the dieselpunk community.

You may access this article via the Dieselpunks Forum at this link > http://www.dieselpunks.org/forum/topics/the-tenets-of-dieselpunk

I strongly implore everyone that is an active member of this community to read and add your opinions/amendments to this manifesto.

Added by Tome Wilson on March 3, 2010 at 12:00am — No Comments

1937 "Housecar"

My uncle sent me some info on this early Ford factory made camper. This may be the only one left. I have a soft spot for old campers. This would be perfect start for a mad scientist mobile laboratory. I can also picture an Ansel Adams hanging out in one.

Here's a like to the guy that found it - in his grandma's garage no less: http://www.gtamarketing.com/1937FordHousecar.html…


Added by Sparky Gage on March 2, 2010 at 4:46pm — 3 Comments

Two Fisted Tuesdays with Philip Marlowe - The Heart Of Gold

Welcome to Two Fisted Tuesdays, Dieselpunks' weekly beat on the mean streets.

We're listening to The Adventures of Philip Marlowe until we either run out of ammo or until poor Philip lays down for the big sleep.

Starring Gerald Mohr and starting with the famous lines, "Get this and get it straight! Crime is a sucker's road and those who travel it wind up in the gutter, the prison or the grave. There's no other way, but they never learn." The… Continue

Added by Tome Wilson on March 2, 2010 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Wreck of 1930s flying aircraft carrier dubbed 'historic'

I just learned about this on Brass Goggles.

"The US government has added the crash site of the most powerful flying aircraft carrier ever built to the National Register of Historic Places, 75 years after the event."

To read the whole article:…


Added by Larry on March 1, 2010 at 9:58pm — No Comments

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire hunter

From the New York Times bestselling author of PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES comes the true history of our sixteenth president - Seth Grahame-Smith's ABRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE HUNTER.

Available wherever books are… Continue

Added by Tome Wilson on March 1, 2010 at 7:29pm — 2 Comments

Monday Camera #10: Exakta

The Kine Exakta might have been the first 35mm SLR camera*. It was developed by Ihagee's engineer Karl Nüchterlein.

The camera type was derived from the Ihagee-EXAKTA for rollfilm 4×6.5 cm (127 format), an earlier SLR-creation of Nüchterlein. The Kine Exakta was presented at the Leipzig Spring Trade Fair in 1936.

Different from its rather simple… Continue

Added by lord_k on March 1, 2010 at 6:30am — 6 Comments

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