and you've come up with the right answer otherwise known as....
Can you explain my own logic and clues back to me
Was it car knowledge or the adverts?
NewcastleFalcon wrote: ↑11 Nov 2017, 14:16myglaren wrote: ↑11 Nov 2017, 14:00Still clueless Neil. I know nothing of any of the above,
Seen two gear knobs in an old Land Rover - that would be about 55 years ago though.
See two knobs regularly, I have to work with them but fail to see the connection here.
Football, rally drivers? Pass.
Only one I know of is Erik Carlsson. (Carlsson på taket)
Sorry Steve when you know the answer and have an affliction like me of remembering the garbage churned out in old adverts, you dont associate Roger Clark the Rally Driver with his exploits behind the wheel of an escort, but more the adverts he used to do for the product emblazoned all over his rally car.
Regards Neilfrom wiki Differential analyser
Use of Meccano
The model differential analyser built at Manchester University in 1934 by Douglas Hartree and Arthur Porter made extensive use of Meccano parts: this meant that the machine was cheaper to build, and it proved "accurate enough for the solution of many scientific problems". A similar machine built by J.B. Bratt at Cambridge University in 1935 is now in the Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT) collection in Auckland, New Zealand. A memorandum written for the British military's Armament Research Department in 1944 describes how this machine had been modified during World War II for improved reliability and enhanced capability, and identifies its wartime applications as including research on the flow of heat, explosive detonations, and simulations of transmission lines.
In 1948, this machine was bought by Professor Harry Whale of Auckland, for 100 pounds sterling, and he then took it to Auckland for use at the Seagrave Radio Research Centre.
It is estimated that "about 15 Meccano model Differential Analysers were built for serious work by scientists and researchers around the world". More recently, building differential analysers with Meccano parts has become a popular project among serious Meccano hobbyists. An example is the differential analyser built at Marshall University, which is now used for educational purposes, in that a student not only solves a differential equation but also becomes the "calculator" by operating the machine, and so develops a better understanding of what a differential equation is.