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Commodore Campbell's Discussions

Space:1889 Computer Game

Started Mar 22, 2013 0 Replies

I have an unopened copy of the 1990 Space:1889 computer game by Paragon Software.  I don't have anything that can remotely run it.  It is on 5.25" floppy disks and says it requires IBM PC/XT/AT/PS2…Continue

Tags: Symposium, 1889, Space

Victorian Globes

Started this discussion. Last reply by Planetenkugel Manufaktur Jul 18. 8 Replies

I have found a couple of places where I can get reproductions of Victorian-era globes of the earth, but does anyone know where I can find a Percival Lowell Mars globe, or any other Victorian-era…Continue

Antique Greetings

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dr. Mortimer VanWyke, undertaker Dec 21, 2011. 3 Replies

With Christmas (and New Year's, etc.) coming up, you Citizens of the Empire might consider as a steamy way to send Season's…Continue

Antique Technology

Started this discussion. Last reply by Captain Jack Havock Oct 18, 2011. 1 Reply

A friend of mine showed me this link:  It is a TOUCH past the SteamPunk era, perhaps, but the…Continue

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Commodore Campbell replied to Commodore Campbell's discussion Aeronefs in the group L. E. A. D. ~ League of Empire Airship Designers
"Vertical. I do not have any videos of it flying, as I was too busy trying to keep control, though there may have been passersby who took (short) videos of it while it was in the air. I had it tethered, so it could not go too far; that was how I…"
Sep 13
Commodore Campbell replied to Commodore Campbell's discussion Aeronefs in the group L. E. A. D. ~ League of Empire Airship Designers
"I have seen a few aircraft like this, both proposed and in various prototyping stages, but none of them fit the description of an aeronef; as does this one, they use their propellers for both lift and horizontal movement.  I did finish the…"
Sep 12
Planetenkugel Manufaktur replied to Commodore Campbell's discussion Victorian Globes
"Our first release is the Mars Canal Globe based on the map of Percival Lowell - hope you like it"
Jul 18
Josef Keller and Commodore Campbell are now friends
Apr 25
Commodore Campbell replied to Taphophilia Catafalque's discussion Elect a Patron Saint for The League of Eccentricity in the group The League of Eccentricity
"What an odd-looking cooking pot."
Apr 19
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Commodore Campbell replied to Taphophilia Catafalque's discussion What Qualifies You as a Member of the League of Eccentricity in the group The League of Eccentricity
"Eccentric? I'm supposed to be eccentric? I'm completely normal. Well, except for the radio-controlled Aeronef I'm working on, and/or the functional chemical-powered ray pistol I have designed which is awaiting the funding for a Single…"
Apr 6
Captain left a comment for Commodore Campbell
"Happy birthday!"
Apr 5
Commodore Campbell replied to Taphophilia Catafalque's discussion Doing Anything Odd at the Moment ? in the group The League of Eccentricity
"At the moment I am working on an R/C Aeronef (the brute-force aerial vehicle Verne described in "Master of the World", which he took pains to make clear was NOT a helicopter - helicopters had been described, though no functioning ones were…"
Apr 4
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The League of Eccentricity

A place to share your foibles and amusements ~ the Odder the Better ~ a pleasant pasture where your imagination can roam freely.Acting in a boorish manner is forbidden.....See More
Apr 4
Commodore Campbell replied to Maxwell Grantly's discussion Mechanical Marvels - Clockwork Dreams
"You may find interesting also; as my friend Jaime Bateman said, "Only the Brits would build a computer that leaked oil...""
Apr 3
Commodore Campbell replied to Dr. Mungojerry Grindlebone's discussion Clockwork Bicycle in the group Steampunk Style Cycling Union
"Something like this would have a very short range, unless you are willing to put up with a driving spring that outweighs the bike.  The video (as near as I can tell) says it has an 8km range; I would be willing to bet that would be on the…"
Mar 17
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Kaptain M.

"Meh. A Smith & Wesson'll beat it..."
Mar 10
Commodore Campbell replied to Dr. Sebastian Von Pendulcog's discussion Pocket Watch Curiosities
"There may be times when a lack of sufficient pockets and/or time may make readier access to one's portable Instruments desireable; that's how wrist watches came about in the first place. Besides, I see lots of people wearing elaborate…"
Mar 9

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DISCLAIMER: Part or all of the following is subject to change without notice, up to and including my name as I work out the details....

I am the captain and, until very recently, owner of the merchant sailing airship Eleanor Page, home port New York, New York, and contracted to the Long "L" Lines. I became Captain of the Eleanor Page 11 years ago, and bought her 6 years ago when the previous owner was foolish enough to try to fill an inside straight and bankrupted himself. Partially as a result, I do not gamble for more than 100 dollars at a sitting (there is NO such thing as a sure thing). Under my command, the Eleanor Page has made 7 Atlantic crossings, but mostly works the North American trade. Though the Eleanor Page normally carries high-value cargo (airships simply haven't the lifting capacity for bulk cargoes), we have been known to carry passengers. Since the Atlantic and most of the United States is pretty well patrolled by the appropriate authorities, the Eleanor Page has never encountered pirates, but the crew trains constantly in case we do. Currently, the Eleanor Page has been bought by a Professor at Boston Tech (more formally, but less commonly, known as the Massachusetts Institute of Technology), who displays most of the outward symptoms of insanity, but considerable funding, for an expedition to Australia. [The tale of that expedition will be told in the story I am writing, under the working title of The Great Australian Meteor, wherein the name of the Captain is David Lawrence; as I said, my name may be subject to revision....]. I now list myself as a Commodore, having commanded two Airships at the Empire Symposium.

I have an identical twin brother, about whom I sigh frequently but support financially, who researches the more extreme realms of Science; so far his endeavors have returned enough money that my financial losses have not quite been painful. [This allows me to have a Mad Scientist alternate persona ;)]

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At 9:20am on April 5, 2015, Captain said…

Happy birthday!

At 6:29pm on January 22, 2015, Sawbones said…

I forgot to thank you for the friend request! Sorry about that. You mentioned an airship needing a doctor correct?

At 5:04pm on October 29, 2014, Taphophilia Catafalque said…

At 3:26am on April 7, 2011, Captain John Tybiruis Malcolm said…
Hello John would you like to join the League of airship captains and start your ship
At 10:25am on April 5, 2011, Captain Denvo Pryde said…
Happy birthday, I am stuck between dimensions hopefully your day is full of fun and excitement.
At 8:47am on April 5, 2011, Hephzibah Marsh said…
Happy birthday!
At 8:39am on March 26, 2011, Rt Rev.Hammer, Archimandrite said…
You seem to be a man of knowledge and science. I cannot help but apply some science to this genre. We will have some VERY interesting conversations! I , too, cared for my mother during her time of cancer. My heart goes out to you. I DO know what you are going through.
At 8:06am on March 25, 2011, Rt Rev.Hammer, Archimandrite said…
VERY proud to accept your friendship sir!
At 5:21pm on February 5, 2011, Jim Henson said…
Welcome aboard BRASS...
At 5:00pm on January 24, 2011, Captain Denvo Pryde said…
Welcome to the Empire. Join the community and have fun.

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