|Quoting Prebennorholm (Reply 2):|
Those who have seen the river Avon at its fall down to the Bristol Channel, they will know that it is a very narrow, fast running and noisy river. Just like the RR Avon engine.
We had this discussion some years ago. While that Avon (Bristol Avon) is the more dramatic, the contra is that it was right in the heart of Bristol country before RR
took over Bristol engines. There are numerous R Avons in the UK the other famous one being that at Stratford - cue in the right Shakespearean quotation.
In a thread a couple of years ago, the RR
aficionados did not seem certain which Avon it would have been. The Stratford one is closer to Barnoldswick - just!
And don't forget there were two Trents before the present series. The first was a turbo-prop (the main designer at RR
thought that turbo-props were the only way to go!) and the second the RB203 designed to replace the Spey. The 203 was a 3 spool engine, the first of that configuration.