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Old Dec 21, 2010, 08:13 AM
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Rahmi M. Koc Museum, Istanbul

I was on a business trip to Turkey the last two weeks and had the oportunity to visit the Rahmi M. Koc Museum, in Istanbul Turkey. The museums founder had an interest in any things technical and had a love of Steam Engines, Cars, Planes, and ships. Sort of like my interests. The museum has an amazing collection and well worth the visit, unfortunately I did not have the time to visit the whole museum. Attached are some of my pics, Enjoy

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Old Dec 21, 2010, 09:26 AM
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Thank you for sharing the wonderful photos of far away places that most of us will never see in person. I like the low profile boiler, must of been in a really short boat. LOL
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Old Dec 21, 2010, 11:15 AM
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Fantastic pictures Steve!! Thanks for posting. Really glad you could go to this museum and share the photos with us.
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Old Dec 21, 2010, 11:19 AM
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That's a big displacement lurbicator on the twin in the restored steam boat in the first set. Must hold at least three pints of oil.

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Old Dec 21, 2010, 12:02 PM
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what a fantastic place...i would like to visit it one day..
Thank you, Steve for sharing these pics with us.
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Old Dec 21, 2010, 03:14 PM
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the Delta wheeled trike? that's a Messerschmidt isn't it?

yeah! fantastic pics! thanks for sharing!
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Old Dec 21, 2010, 06:59 PM
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the Delta wheeled trike? that's a Messerschmidt isn't it?

yeah! fantastic pics! thanks for sharing!
Yes it is, I never saw one in person before, kind a cool.

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Old Dec 22, 2010, 01:43 AM
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Great pictures, Thank You Steve.
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Old Dec 27, 2010, 08:01 PM
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[QUOTE=steveciambrone;16887050]Yes it is, I never saw one in person before, kind a cool.

Steve[/QUOTE They were quite popular in Europe in the 50's, easier to find parking in the congested narrow streets. Saw many while growing up
And its competition at the time (The Iseta)
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Old Dec 28, 2010, 04:48 AM
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Another contender was the BMW bubblecar, VERY similar to the Isetta with a front opening lid.

In the UK, bubble cars could be driven on a motor-cycle licence if a reverse gear blanking plate was fitted to the gearbox, - had to have a CAR licence if it hadn't.

Many had to be pushed back if the driver parked facing a wall

The Messy was OK untill hot sunny weather when it acted as a greenhouse and cooked the occupant(s) although the one shown has a ragtop, many had a perspex Bubble top. Poor little 200cc engine used to break easily too.

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Old Jun 20, 2011, 10:57 PM
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I had another long trip in Turkey again, got back last week. Visited the museum again because when I got back I then realized I missed the building across the street I was not disappointed more steam models and model boats.
Enjoy
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Great photos....Thanks for posting

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Old Jun 21, 2011, 01:54 AM
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What he said.
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Old Jun 28, 2011, 07:41 AM
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Thanks for posting the pics from the museum. They have some really neat stuff to look at there.
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