When I made a return visit to Ying Industries a couple of days ago, I found that snow had fallen in New Babbage since my previous visit.
This photo was taken while standing on a shed in the Shipping and Receiving Yard. Then I went inside the building as it was quite chilly, passing by the opportunity to deploy a pirate ship on this particular visit.The space seemed tidier than on my last visit. I was delighted to find boxes of free Martian rocks and sand seamless textures. (I’m enjoying using the textures on faces of the recently acquired Nancy Redgrave Building by Huckleberry Hax.)The work spaces reflect a safety conscious and industrious shop.I kept my distance from the various mechanical contraptions scattered about, including up near the ceiling. In the center of the ground floor is the main reason for my visit, Kimika Ying’s Babbage Go-Devil sled. I was so intrigued after seeing photos of it on her Flickr feed as she began working on a new version, I asked her to rez a display model at Wanderlust Cafe in Quentin. The textures are beautiful.
The script is still being worked on as of this writing. Here is a 1:25 minute vimeo of the Go Devil being tested.
Some history on the original 1913 Elbridge Go-Devil.After looking around the office and the rest of the first floor I climbed the stairs to the second.I saw a clean and tidy workspace. Someone had kept the fire lit.
I kept climbing until I was on the roof and took in the views of New Babbage. The air was quite brisk and I promised myself I would return at least once before spring.