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VINTAGE STEAM LOCOMOTIVE INVENTION 1924 US PATENT ART POSTER PRINT BOLTHAUSER GIFT UNFRAMED

  • Beautiful top quality decorative wall artwork (unframed)
  • Ultrachrome inks on card stock (Epson Enhanced Matte)
  • Standard sizes are easy and inexpensive to frame

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VINTAGE STEAM LOCOMOTIVE INVENTION POSTER. This handmade poster print includes a white border and is ready to frame for display (frame is shown for demonstration purposes and is not included). The artwork is printed on premium archival acid free card stock (Epson Enhanced Matte paper) with Ultrachrome archival inks (lightfastness: 100+ years). These posters make great conversational pieces and look fabulous framed as decorative wall art. They also make great gifts…. More >>

VINTAGE STEAM LOCOMOTIVE INVENTION 1924 US PATENT ART POSTER PRINT BOLTHAUSER GIFT UNFRAMED

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A Car And Train With Gray Smoke Steam Trains In Progress Wall Art Painting The Picture Print On Canvas Car Pictures For Home Decor Decoration Gift

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  • Giclee artwork, print on the premium artist canvas.Gallery wrapped and stretched with wooden frame on the back. Each panel has a black hook already mounted on the wooden bar ready to hang out of box.
  • A perfect wall decorations paintings for living room, bedroom, kitchen, office, Hotel, dining room, office, bathroom, bar etc..A great gift idea for your relatives and friends.
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Feature:More than 28000 kinds of wall art to Meet your needs in my shop.Wall Decor:Perfect choice for wall decor such as living room, bedroom, guest room, bathroom, dinning room, meeting room, hallway, nurseries, coffee house, condo house, hotels, inn, Spa, Lounge, Sauna and other spaces of home, office, business, reflection and relaxation.Perfect Gift Idea:For wedding, anniversary, thanksgiving, christmas, mother’s Day, father’s Day, valentine,… More >>

A Car And Train With Gray Smoke Steam Trains In Progress Wall Art Painting The Picture Print On Canvas Car Pictures For Home Decor Decoration Gift

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Best gift for an old school steam engine lover?

My grandfather used to work on the railroad and my father still loves trains. He’s over 60 now and I want to surprise him with a neat train related gift (other then a trip!). What are your ideas?

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Top 10 Fun Father’s Day Gift Ideas

Father’s Day is coming around again, this year falling on Sunday the 20st of June. If you are still wondering what to get your dad, now is the time to start looking for that perfect Father’s Day gift, and in order help make this process easier, here’s a top 10 list of where to start looking.

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1. By June we will hopefully be enjoying warmer and sunnier weather, which makes it the perfect time to take radio controlled toys out for a spin. Some of the most popular products at the moment are radio control helicopters, rc planes and remote control trucks. The Eflite Blade mCX2 Radio Control Helicopter is a great ultra micro-sized rc helicopter ideal for flyers of all skill levels, and comes ready to fly, with no assembly required – simply put in the battery included and start practicing. Every Blade mCX2 is test flown and trimmed before leaving the factory, so the path to success for first time flyers is assured. The radio control helicopter default settings are set to the level of control, speed and agility suitable for a complete novice, but these can be changed to enable the heli to perform at higher speeds and with more agility as ability levels and confidence grow in the pilot.

2. If you think flying a plane is more to your dad’s liking, the Hobbyzone Champ RTF radio control plane is a great Father’s day gift idea. The micro sized rc plane offers the chance to recreate the early days of aviation. Constructed from injection moulded foam the Champ is very easy to control and is ideal for flying indoors or under calm weather conditions, and the on-board radio system equipped with Spektrum 2.4GHz DSM2 technology means no signal inference wherever you are. The plane’s lightweight and durable construction also means it’s easy to fly in small spaces without the worry of crash damage.

3. The Tamiya 1/14 MAN TGX 26.540 6×4 XLX is one of the most sophisticated radio control trucks on the market. The 1/14 scale aerodynamic rc truck is precisely reproduced, with front grill features mesh material, a cabin that tilts forward separately from fenders and realistic fender interiors and exteriors. Using a Type 450 motor, this Tamiya remote control truck is controlled by a 4-channel transmitter to allow gear shifting and front and rear suspension through metal leaf springs and coil spring dampeners.

4. Meccano Sets make great gift ideas for children of all ages, and will surely make your dad reminisce of his own childhood. The Meccano Special Edition 1930’s Vintage Set is an affordable set that casts a nostalgic eye back at the early days of Meccano. The set includes plans for 4 different models, but with over 100 parts included in this construction set, there are limitless possibilities for what you can build. The Special Edition Meccano Set comes in a vintage style box.

5. Retro Toys have recently become back in style again, thanks in no part to the James May’s Toy Stories TV show. One of the most popular brands of retro toys is Scalextric, the de facto standard in slot racing cars and sets. New to 2010 is the Scalextric Aston Martin DBS Green DPR. A highly detailed Scalextric car, it has a detailed and intricate body shell, working front and rear lights and is digital plug ready, which will allow you to convert it from standard to digital in effortlessly with the C8515 Digital Plug.

6. Another popular brand of retro toys is Hornby Railways. The Hornby Railways Railroad BR Mallard Class A4-DCC Fitted accurately recreates a real life steam locomoive in its BR Green livery with a pristine finish and comes fitted with a DCC decoder. As part of the Hornby Railroad range, it is fitted with an efficient drive mechanism and pickups on all drive wheels to ensure smooth running and without the easily damaged detail parts of some of the higher end models.

7. Diecast models are also great gift ideas for Father’s Day. One of the most popular at the moment is the Corgi Scania R Fridge Trailer Eddie Stobart of the Hauliers of Renown collector’s model range, which can be collected and displayed together.

8. Also hotly tipped is the 1/12th scale Minichamps Joey Dunlop Honda VFR 750 RC45, released on the 14th of June, just in time for Father’s Day. Featuring removable fairing, movable steering damper, working suspension and racing stand, it is sure to be a hit with racing enthusiasts.

9. Airfix and Tamiya are well known for their quality plastic models, with both manufacturers supplying a wide range products that make great Father’s Day gift ideas. The Airfix 1/350 HMS Illustrious Gift Set and Airfix 1/72 Dambusters Gift Set accurately recreates the real life British Royal Navy vessel and Lancaster bombers, respectively and come with all the paint and glue required for assembly. The Tamiya 1/24 Aston Martin DBS is also highly detailed, with an engine hood that can be opened and closed, synthetic rubber tires and decals.

10. Finally, matchstick models from like likes of Matchbuilder, Matchitecture and Matchcraft make for great Father’s Day gifts. The pre-cut card formers, along with glue, matchsticks and full instructions ensure hours of fun assembling and displaying matchstick aircraft, transport vehicles, buildings and much more.

Hopefully this list will have given you some idea of where to start when looking for Father’s Day gift ideas this year, ensuring the day goes off without a hitch.

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Left 4 Dead – Steam – Can you change language? Can you give the boxed edition as a Steam gift?

If I buy 2 Left 4 Dead boxed editions from amazon.co.uk, can I change the language to French? Also, can I give one to a friend through Steam?

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Stuck for a Fathers Day Gift Idea?

Stuck for a Fathers Day gift idea. www.find-me-a-gift has the answer!

We have over 1000 gift ideas for men women and children. When it comes to Fathers Day we have a fantastic selection of presents. Fathers Day is the time of year where you want to show your love to your dad for all the nice things he does, so here are a list of products that will help get you in the good books.

Top Fathers Day Gifts & Present ideas

USB Cup Warmer and Mug Warmer with 4 USB Ports

We’ve all been there. You’ve just brewed yourself a steaming cup of liquid Loveliness, you get back to your desk to a flurry of urgent emails and by the time you’ve averted all manner of minor disasters like the superhuman workhorse that you are, your cup of steaming refreshment is stone cold.

http://www.find-me-a-gift.co.uk/gifts-for-men/work-gift/usb-cup-warmer-and-mug-warmer-with-4-usb-ports.html

Become a Lord –

Make your dad a Lord this Fathers Day. Become a Lord (Laird) or Lady when you buy this gift and be the owner of a plot of land on the Kincavel Estate in Sonachan, Scotland, and have legal usage of the title “Laird” (meaning “land owner”). Laird is a title that can be used by men or women but the commonly accepted equivalent for women is “Lady”.

http://www.find-me-a-gift.co.uk/gifts-for-men/unusual-gadgets/laird-lord-and-lady-of-the-glen.html

Swear Box – Dad its time to pay the price for your bad language!

Swearing has become second nature to some people, and occasionally comes up inappropriately in conversation. However, now we have a way to help you stop $*ing swearing! It’s also a good way to make some money out of your dad this Fathers Day.

http://www.find-me-a-gift.co.uk/swear-box.html

Sudoku Cube – Check your dads brain is still in tact this Fathers Day!

Nothing has hit the puzzle world this hard since Rubik’s Cube in the 80’s… Sudoku is everywhere in plague proportions and we’re about to make it even more crazy with the Sudokube!

http://www.find-me-a-gift.co.uk/sudoku-cube.html

Arse Face Soap – Essential for any Dad this Fathers Day

How Many times have you found your dad using your favourite shower gel? Arse Face Soap is a hilarious bar of soap that’s sure to add some fun to your bathroom? Arse Face Soap is a generous size with a fresh scent; clearly stating which side of the soap should be hygienically used for certain areas of your body!

CD Wall Tiles – Has your dad got his old favourites on CD then these are an ideal fathers day gift.

These brilliant and unique CD Wall Tiles are an excellent way to show your love for music and display your favourite CDs on the wall. Each box contains everything you need to create your own personal layout – configure the 9 individual CD Wall Tiles however you like!. The CD Wall Tiles are easy to install and there is no tools needed, simple to extend and quick to remove without damaging your walls

http://www.find-me-a-gift.co.uk/cd-wall-tiles.html

Homersapien

1ST IN THE UK TO OFFER THIS PRODUCT! Exclusive Fathers Day Present

Homersapien just loves dressing up as Homer Simpson! Watch as he says ‘Doh!’ and other Homer Simpson phrases. Equipped with Krusty burger cup use the controller to make Homersapien pick-up, throw or even kick it!

http://www.find-me-a-gift.co.uk/homersapien.html

Life Coach in a Box – Is your dad close to a mid life crisis then buy him this kit for Fathers Day

Long-time life coach and trans-personal psychologist, Carol Stanton, offers inspirational, motivational, and practical advice in this kit, which includes a life coach deck and companion journal. The easy-to-navigate, direct, and user-friendly material is aimed at helping people achieve successes and emotional growth in life’s key areas of spirituality, work, relationships, finances, recreation, and health. Each card in the deck contains a theme, a coaching step, and suggested activities and is used in conjunction with the journal. It’s a perfect complement to those already using a life coach or great on its own.

http://www.find-me-a-gift.co.uk/life-coach-in-a-box.html

The Amazing Dog Trick Kit –

Sit! Roll over! This handy kit takes the mystery out of teaching Fido how to be a first-rate performer. An easy-to-follow manual guides owners through fifteen spectacular tricks. The kit also includes a flying disc, professional training clicker, a bell used for special tricks, and even a bone-shaped biscuit cutter for making delicious doggy treats (Recipes included!).

http://www.find-me-a-gift.co.uk/the-amazing-dog-trick-kit.html

Yoda Force FX Lightsaber

YODA: “Much to learn you still have.”

COUNT DOOKU: “It is obvious this contest will not be decided by our knowledge of the Force, but by our skills with a lightsaber.”

Star Wars, Episode II: Attack of the Clones

Since Yoda was created digitally for the prequel trilogy, his lightsaber was also a digital construct. And so, Lucasfilm once again granted Master Replicas engineers access to the ILM computer files and reference images, allowing for the creation of the most authentic, realistic Force FX lightsaber possible. While the Yoda Force FX Lightsaber is smaller than anything released to date – measuring roughly 33-inches (including the blade), versus average Force FX which measures 44 inches – remember, as Yoda taught us, “Size Matters Not!”

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If you would like to look at our full range of Fathers Day gifts please click on the link below.

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If you have any queries or comments please email me Sarah@findmeagift.com

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James Watt’s Gift to Industry

Any visitor to Broad Street, Birmingham will no doubt have seen the gilded bronze Watt, Boulton and Murdoch statue outside the Register Office. The statue, because of its colour, is known by the people of Birmingham as the Golden Boys.

James Watt was born on 19 January 1736, in Greenock, Renfrewshire, Scotland. Watt in his early years was not a regular school attendee and received some home schooling from his mother, Agnes, who was well educated. He later, however, obtained a place at Grammar School and quickly showed a mathematical ability and practical hands on handiness.

At 18 Watt travelled to London to study instrument making, but only stayed for one year. He then returned to Scotland with the intention of setting up his own instrument manufacturing business. However, because he had not completed an official minimum seven year apprentiship his business application was blocked, even though there were no other similar factories in Scotland at that time.

Three University of Glasgow professors became aware of the problem he faced and helped him overcome it by offering him an opportunity to set up a small workshop, which was beyond authority control, within the university and thus provide him with an opportunity to prove his capabilities.

Watt quickly developed a reputation as a high quality engineer and inventor, who was skilled with his hands and was able to perform systematic scientific measurements that could quantify any ideas and improvements he developed within his work.

Four years after Watt first opened his workshop, his attention was drawn to steam as a source of power and Watt began experimenting with it.

Although he had never seen a steam engine in operation he began experimenting by constructing a small model. His initial attempt failed to work satisfactorily. However, he continued with his experiments and began to read everything available about the matter.

Without help, Watt discovered the importance of latent heat in understanding the engine; although unknown to Watt this had been famously discovered some years before by Black.

Watt then discovered that the university owned a model Newcomen engine which was in London for repair. He quickly convinced the powers that be to have it returned and he carried out the necessary repairs in 1763. Although he found, following his repair, that it barely worked, after much experimenting he found that some 80% of the steam heat was consumed in heating the cylinder as the steam within it was consumed in heating the cylinder. Watt then came up with an idea to make the engine more efficient and following various experiments eventually produced a steam engine that cooled the steam in a condenser which was totally separate from the man cylinder.

John Roebuck, inventor and owner of a Scottish Ironworks, agreed to provide monitory support for his project. When Roebuck went bankrupt in 1773, Watt approached Birmingham businessman Mathew Boulton, who owned the Soho Foundry, near Birmingham with his ideas and following a business agreement, Watt finally had access to some of the best iron workers in the world and the difficulties in manufacturing large cylinders with tightly fitting pistons was overcome by John Wilkinson who had developed precision boring techniques for use in cannon making in his factory at Bersham, near Wrexham.

For the next eleven years Boulton’s factory manufactured and sold Watts’s steam engines. They were mainly purchased by Cornish mine owners for use in pumping out excess water. They proved very popular as they were four times more powerful than that of the Newcomen based engine design.

Boulton & Watt formed a very successful partnership which lasted for some twenty five years.

The application field was greatly increased after Boulton urged Watt to convert the reciprocating, up and down movement of the piston to produce rotational power for milling, grinding and weaving.

During the next few years Watt made a number of improvements and modifications to the engine, including one were the steam acted alternatively on the two piston sides producing a double acting engine and also the steam indicator which measured steam pressure.

Watt was totally against the use of high pressure steam due to his concerns about steam leakage and exploding cylinders and although employee William Murdoch, the third member of the Broad Street statue gang began experimenting with it Watt discouraged him, even though Murdoch’s engines were potentially better and smaller than Watt’s his anti high pressure steam view never changed. However, once his 25 year patent expired other engineers began experimenting and developing high pressure steam machines.

A unit of measurement of electricity, the Watt, is named in his honour. Watt also introduced Horse Power as a measurement of power. He calculated that the pull of a horse was 180lbs and when he made a machine he described its power in relation to this.

Watt’s died on 29 August 1819 at his home in Handsworth, Birmingham.

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Wedding Gift Lists – Advice on Preparing Them

A wedding is usually a very special and happy occasion. After the venue has been chosen, the dresses and suits have been selected and the cake is put on order, the wedding plans are full steam ahead. It’s now time to start thinking about the wedding gift list.

A wedding gift list is created by the bride and groom (or helpers) in order to give guests wishing to buy something for the happy couple a starting point, so that something either wanted can be given.

So here’s some advice on preparing your wedding gift list.

Many brides and grooms believe this is a hard task, feeling embarrassed about creating them, but it really doesn’t need to be hard or embarrassing!

Wedding guests in contemporary times realise that wedding gift lists are part of the wedding, with almost 90% of wedding couples developing one. Generally wedding guests will want to get you a gift you want as opposed to getting a wedding present that you don’t want. Plus, if the wedding guests don’t want to get you something from the list and wish to buy you different wedding present or give you money or vouchers then they know they can.

Put a range of priced gifts on your wedding gift list, it doesn’t matter if you put fairly expensive items on your gift list, simply because a group of friends or family might chip in together to buy it for you, rather than each buying smaller gift items. Anyway, you never know how generous individual guests might be feeling!

In order to make your list, you can basically just visit local shops, check out catalogues or look online to make a hand written or typed list. Probably, one of the best ways to monitor who has bought what is to give the gift list to a friend, who will make it public that they have got the list and take care of it for you.

Alternatively, you could use a Wedding Gift list provider, there are many companies out there, such as Argos, who specialise in preparing and offering wedding gift lists to make the whole process much easier and from the comfort of your own sofa it couldn’t be any simpler.

Whichever option you decide, make sure you create your wedding gift list early, at least five or sixth months before the big day to allow your guests time to get you the wedding presents you want. You can put household items, which you could find at argos.co.uk; vouchers, perhaps from a department store, so you have choices. Or how about something simpler, like champagne offers some delicious personalised champagne? Or even holiday gifts, you could have a look at Thomas Cook to see what kind of places in the UK or abroad you might like to visit? After all your preparation up to the big day and after relaxing so much on your honeymoon you are going to need another holiday! If you’re stuck for wedding gift ideas, visit www.WeddingGifts2U.co.uk, we’re sure they’ll put you in the right direction.

Finally, don’t be shy, put on your wedding gift list things YOU want, after all that is what it is all about.

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