Swiss Transportation Museum
I was in Paris, but was not at the Louvre. I was in Dresden, but well-known gallery somehow also passed. Not that I'm not a connoisseur of art masterpieces, no, I still very much respect. Just a priority interest in any city I have does not look like the most normal tourists.
I "tehnofrik", so the first thing I'm interested in any technical topics: if the city is, for example, airport, train station or subway, the first thing I go there, especially if you have the time and opportunity to get to where do not let "off the street". And if there is some kind of plant, nuclear power plant .... well, you get my point.
Alas, not always such capabilities, and not all have any interesting in this regard place. Technical and transportation museums in this case are some alternative, and if they are on the way, I try not to miss the opportunity to visit them. The doll Switzerland I also, oddly enough, it was possible to find such a museum.
The Swiss Transport Museum is located in Lucerne. This is not just a museum, but a scientific and entertainment complex, is another example of what should be a modern technical museum! Here, in addition to a rich exhibition covering all modes of transport has a planetarium, the IMAX cinema and a shop of souvenirs of transport.
Look at the exterior of the building of the museum! Well, first of all, we see here a part of the tunnel shield, which tunneling. And the facade is decorated partially preassembled on rims of cars, among them the truth, if you look closely, there are also propellers, steering wheels and other circular items from cars. Excellent coined, I believe.
Once there was no transport. But especially privileged people have always existed. Lack of transport hardly bothered this category of citizens (as well as his presence in our time) you can always get a couple of slaves move their excellency ANYWHERE.
The pace of life is constantly accelerating, and it is clear that far from one muscular strength will not leave. Important people, certainly could afford to chivalrous ride on horseback or in a carriage imposingly outstretched and fanning herself drifting outside the window to contemplate the Alps. Commoners also wanted to move faster than a walk, but still they are in those days could afford - to chip in on one horse and one nabitsya crowd unprepossessing carriage. About something like that, and there was public transport.
Finally, there were steam engines, which replaced the tens and hundreds of horses, and turned the world.
... and carriages
Privileged citizens in this situation, of course, the horse also has not become relevant, but shaking with slaves in the same car - it's somehow not cool! Class inequalities must necessarily be here, so come up with cars of different classes, with different levels of comfort.
Personal railway transport. For misanthropy and bright individuals. Well, or someone at work is necessary.
Switzerland, a mountainous country: Smart in the mountain will not go, clever at her go.
technique quickly modified. Some units are difficult here even accurately classify, unless you read the signs, which I did not particularly bother, otherwise I would be easily able to hang out there for a period, significantly higher than the one that was provided for a single Schengen visa to this country. That's what it is: a steam locomotive? Or rail bus on the steam go? Or maybe even a diesel?
In Switzerland, especially in mountainous areas, also there is snow is not worse than in Russia. Once the railroad tracks cleaning such devices. In a wooden body, incidentally, a steam engine that powered mechanical shovel-devil. Self assembly, as far as you can guess pushing locomotive.
High performance electric motors in the end won a quick and convincing victory over voracious steam, but the transmission piston, inherited from the engine, is clearly not going to give up quickly.
"Crocodile" famous locomotive. For the German model railway in the Soviet era are sold.
The old locomotives like the old car so good-natured and kind of touching. Peace is still used to be industrial design, not that modern "predatory" form.
Tram friends (yes, I know the biggest fans of this particular mode of transport), too, have a place to satisfy their mania
Raritet for special excellent - tram engine.
That's this layout I dreamed as a child. However, and now I dream, just keep this until there is no place
The highlight of most European museums (and what have so far lacking in most domestic) - interactive exhibits. In only one railway hall several types of simulators rail.
Move to car hall. He is very small in comparison with rail and air. But also interesting. It employs some lift, which transposes the cars. Probably depicts the automatic parking.
You know, by the way, that in Switzerland, the roads do not go nearly trucks. Containers, and even themselves trucks and trailers transported by rail. It is believed that it is more economical, and unloads including roads, reduce accidents and pollution.
The next exhibit is interactive: you can feel like a dummy crash test! You put in the car, and tacked on a speed of 10 km / h pushed into the stationary wall. Of course I took a chance to try it out for yourself! The sensation even at this speed, in general, is not a pleasant one. Makes you wonder, attraction especially recommended for fans of aggressive driving (which I would then be more feasible and slammed). At the top is hanging car that hit on the same wall at a speed of 50 km / h, without people inside the course, at this speed it is very dangerous. You, by the way, you know that crash tests cars usually hit at 60 km / h? When a frontal collision rate is known to be summed up, and even the "safe" for the city of 60 km / h frontal crash easily exceed this rate. So you should not have illusions - safe, even very expensive cars, it does not happen. Follow the rules.
"hybrid" car in the cut.
So where do car maintenance hall of the museum without BeeMVe? Like it or not, one of the most progressive brands.
Check out the appearance of the automobile pavilion!
If you suddenly think that electric vehicles and hybrids - it is something from the future, then here's electric from the past.
Chevrolet Volt. Electric vehicle with the "extended range." The stock added thanks to the diesel generator that recharges the battery when necessary. Here on it, anyone could ride on the museum grounds, which I of course took advantage. museum employee long considered my Russian right: for them because for some reason they write in French (or at least wrote in 2004, when I received them), in some regions of Switzerland, the main tongue. The machine is very pleased, and I even wanted to take it to the test, but in the Russian office of the Chevrolet told me that this model is not planned to deliver to Russia because there is no infrastructure. In this case, we have long been sold Mitsubishi iMiev - 100% electric vehicle. Volt'u, unlike him, charging stations are not required! Such is the different policies ...
Ship Hall is not particularly impressed. Still, the courts need more space. So basically here layouts and small boats.
Finally aerospace theme. From the concepts of Leonardo and other inventors ...
... to modern aviation.
Once in the aircraft could smoke in the cabin, even having a separate space for it. And in the cabin there was no LCD screen.
Check out the supply and scope: planes hung in the great hall in several tiers, and you can walk around and view them from multiple levels of the pavilion. Yet nowhere I had ever seen.
The first airplanes. Aviation birth.
Clearly it shows how baggage is placed on a plane.
Of course, and there are interactive exhibits. Here's an example simulator helicopter, and, as expected, swinging in all planes, depending on the flight path. Greetings to our TFT-simulator Boeing!
In the space of the allocated a separate room devoted to the Soviet space program and rossyskoy!
Interior imitation ISS and other space.