Ken Elliott has sent in a progress report on his work with Alec in producing a logo:
‘Following up on a request for help in the April ESME Newletter, I have been working with Alec to come up with a design for a suitable logo for his engine ‘Locomotor’.
Version 1 started after a conversation with Alec and with the theme of the letters forming an ambigram. An ambigram (from Latin: ambi both + gram = letter) is a word or words that can be read in or from more than one direction.
A good start but my imagination got the better of the practical need for something that could realistically be etched on to a piece of metal 1 1/8 inch wide!
This is the final version which will be produced. We had fun with this and I learnt quite a bit about ambigrams. Looking forward to seeing it on the finished engine.