Saturday 28 April 2018

Arrived on Thursday in Toowoomba to be at the Jolly Swagman Accommodation Park. Did not expect to be in this park but the GPS brought us here anyway. Going to put addresses into the device next time.

 

Off we went to the Cobb & Co Museum. On loan from the Museum of Leonardo da Vinci in Florence, Italy, a vast array of machines are created from original da Vinci drawings bringing the mechanical concepts of this curious mind to life.

This is an example of one of his designs for a tank designed as a tortoise. Eight men worked the gears and wheels to propel it. Cannons all round was an interesting concept.

Next was a Naval Tank that was designed for the cannons to be fired simultaneously so the craft was not thrown off-balance.

The IHC auto buggy was built-in 1909 and purchased in Australia in 1914. It was a twin cylinder 20 bhp. Used as a taxi between Nudgee Railway Station and Cribb Island.

A bypass is being built around Toowoomba at a cost of 1.6 billion dollars. It will be 41 km long.

On Saturday it was Garden day. Off to the Laurel Bank Park.

Interesting place with even shapes for the kids.

The Newtown Rose Garden was quite nice.

The roses were in bloom and the garden free of weeds.

Next it was off to Picnic Point with an elevation of 726 metres, 1 metre less than Mount Lofty.

Japanese Gardens also in Toowoomba.

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