|Date Uploaded||2022-04-26 09:05:41 UTC|
|Date Released||2022-05-04 07:55:37 UTC|
|Location(s)||Red Cliffs, Victoria and Richmond, VIC|
|Notable Equipment||An unnecessarily large tractor|
|Camera(s) Used||2x GoPro Hero 8|
|Software Used||Final Cut Pro, OmniGraffle|
|Subscribers when released||258|
As promised, this was the Big Lizzie video.
Many OmniGraffle diagrams, and “borrowed” images in this one, for want of any real footage.
This one was a lot more work than I thought it would be.
The interesting thing is that the trip on which this is partially filmed now has videos in seasons 4, 5 and 6.
Big Lizzie - in Mildura, she’s “the big tractor” but she’s so much more than that. Not a mere fibreglass replica created for a roadside attraction, she was an actual working tractor… kind-of. She was one of a kind in many ways, including her wheels which featured a very unique technology to better cover sandy terrain almost completely unique to her. I cover her story, what she was used for and her technical specifications.
Like the Dreadnought Wheel, the Nernst Lamp ( https://youtu.be/rxo-Rw6ppc0 ) was another promising technology, providing a better alternative to existing filament designs light bulbs. It used a ceramic filament instead, which doesn’t burn out at high temperatures when exposed to oxygen. It was promising, but soon forgotten as tungsten filament light bulbs in a glass enclosure filled with inert gas provided greater efficiency, similar to how the caterpillar track replaced the dreadnought wheel.