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Lady Nelly Nightshade
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The Worldwide SteamPunk Buy Swap or Sell Shoppe

A place to buy,swap,sell or giveaway.Also to ask for items you are in need of or searching for.Many of us are always searching so lets help fellow Steamers find and obtain what they are looking for also .Many eyes make it easier and all that.See More
Nov 27
Elena commented on Lady Nelly Nightshade's group The Worldwide SteamPunk Buy Swap or Sell Shoppe
"If anyone would like to list their items in Go Steampunk magazine just let me know. We are also doing a free half page ad give-away this month. To enter just email with the title AD GIVEAWAY! Put your contact info in the body…"
Nov 23
Glenn S Webber commented on Lady Nelly Nightshade's group The Worldwide SteamPunk Buy Swap or Sell Shoppe
"If the meet up is in East Providence yes I will be there"
Nov 10
J XD commented on Lady Nelly Nightshade's group The Worldwide SteamPunk Buy Swap or Sell Shoppe
"Hello Glenn - will you be at the New England meetup on the 15th?  maybe I could bring you a few things then."
Nov 7

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Lady Nelly Nightshade's Discussions

Downloadable clock faces.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lawrance I Jones Jul 14, 2011. 3 Replies

Not sure if this is the right place to add this but for anyone who would like some cool SP clockface printouts just go…Continue

February Newslette

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Is HERE Is a bit late dear friends due to my net service refusing to work. I do hope you all enjoy the newsletter non-the-less. I…Continue

Re newsletter for February

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Thanks to everyone who sent articles in for th eupcoming newsletter.If you havent already we would really appreciate any pictures you may have to go with your article be sent in asap so The Ed doesnt…Continue

The Steamer Express newsletter Wants YOU!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dr. Eliza Jane Goodfellow Feb 5, 2011. 4 Replies

Well it wants your articles at least.Since its going to be a february edition and Feb is Valentines we would love to see some recipes, stories, poetry maybe secret admirer messages to your loved…Continue


Lady Nelly Nightshade!

Profile Information

Hi all I am a wife of a long suffering man(The Captain) a mum of 4 mostly grown children and a granny of 6 rambuctious little ones.I am a lover of all things vintage and historical.I collect vintage clothing and also have a huge amount of fancy dress items.I love doing family tree research and I really think I was born in the wrong era.
I have seen Steam Punk gear many times and it has always fascinated me to see how truly creative people are.I also love all the vintage outfits I see,.
I am in a few vintage style groups and someone showed me this site so I had to join even tho I dont have any steam punk gear at all YET.
I love the western influence I see as I have been a huge fan of Westerns and that style of dress forever.
I feel I am at home here so much in fact that I am now dreaming Steampunk and even dreamt (yes true) my SP name.
I am also known by many as AussieJ and Lady J (not to mention the normal wifely endearments hubby gives and the name mum and granny)
I am looking forward to the continued entertainment and sharing my own creations.
My blog

This is great place for new ideas and tutorials

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At 7:27pm on October 12, 2012, Deborah Clark said…

Thankyou for the links - found a great tutorial for a mini top hat.  Can't seem to open the link to your blog though, but I will try and goggle it. xx

At 6:34pm on July 21, 2011, Lisa Rooney said…
Happy Birthday!
At 5:56pm on July 21, 2011, A D Cruize said…
Happy birthday, M'Lady.
At 4:23pm on July 21, 2011, Captain Denvo Pryde said…
Happy birthday, I am stuck between dimensions hopefully your day is full of fun and excitement.
At 9:06am on July 21, 2011, Jolly Roger said…
Happy day, on this the anniversary of your birth Lady Nelly;)
At 6:35am on July 21, 2011, the Baroness said…
Happy Birthday my dear!  Hope it's a steamy one!  Cheers!
At 2:51am on July 21, 2011, Prof. Sebastian Fate said…
Best wishes for your birthday .
At 8:36am on July 17, 2011, Prof. C.B. "Charlie" Diggs said…

Good Lady,

I am so happy to see that what you feared has not occurred to your site's loveliness.

As you seemed interested, I have posted a preliminary blog on the hot air airship PASY Edelweiss.


Freiherr Karl

At 2:14pm on July 5, 2011, Prof. C.B. "Charlie" Diggs said…

Dear Nelly,

I have taken your idea for a hot air balloon and expanded it in a different somewhat direction.

I tend to be a bit too conventional to deal with aliens and such; oh I do accept the existence of the dwarfs known to exist in the Alps, but they are stay-at-homes not even prone to traveling to the next mountain let alone across the sea.

What I have come up with is a rigid airship that uses hot air for lifting.  The propulsion system is a modified and scaled down marine steam turbine with a boiler heated by æther shift.  The heat created by the æther unit is ducted to heat the water in the boiler and the air in the lifting bags.  A heat exchanger farther along the system provides climate control in the various areas that are occupied as well as providing hot water for what it may be needed [I must have my morning shave and coffee].

The ship is in one respect a pleasure yacht; that is what it started out to be and was for several years.  However, the spirit of adventure over took me in my forties and it has been since fitted out for adventuring; of course all of the amenities for a civilized comfort are there.  I don't mind tramping around in the desert or brush country all day, but one must have a hot bath, cup of tea and warm bed at night.



At 2:24pm on July 3, 2011, Prof. C.B. "Charlie" Diggs said…

Dear Lady,

Not that I think your idea of an alien intelligence powering a balloon is too far fetched, I do not.  However, I have decided to go with an æthereal engined rigid airship-yacht as it leaves me with several options for later adventuring around the globe.  For now, I am enjoying the New Mexico Territory.  In future my need for travel my take me anywhere.



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