Using an old Toshiba Flash with Canon 400d

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    Hi,

    I have been loaned an old flsh which was used about 30 years ago for wedding photography, It's a Toshiba QCC8 (pics below)
    I have a bracket to mount it next to and a little above the camera, or I can hand hold it. I have a trigger which appears to work with the on-camera flash.

    Question: I am going tomorrow evening to a "roundhouse" where lots of steam engines and old diesel locomotives are stored. I am going about 6.30 - 7pm, so the light will be fading, and some of it will be indoors. not sure of the lighting situation, other than this will be a BIG building...How would I use this flash to my advantage (if at all?). I could lay it down, too, somewhere away from the camera, but not sure on how good the trigger is at picking up the on-camera flash from a distance...I could have about 2m of cable from the trigger to the flash gun.

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    Got to be Barrow Hill roundhouse ? we goevery year for the Rail Ale Festival, i would not use it on any of my canons not sure what the voltage is but you could damage your camera, take a tripod and do some long exposures
     
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    The flsh will not be connected to the camera at all...I have the flash connected to a micro-trigger which is set off by the on-camera flash. No frying electronics here :lol:

    Yes, It is Barrow Hill - my cousin has a Traction Engine there what I am going to photograph. If the guy with the keys hasn't gone home, I may get a chance at some of the engines in the roundhouse. Fingers crossed...need something good for a club competition with the theme "Steam" which is Wednesday.

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    I think the chap with the keys will be Mervin comes in my local about 3 miles from the round house, i have just bought a set of these for my studio flashes and 580ex Seculine TwinLink Flash Trigger work fantastic every time, i might have a word with Mervin see if i can go down 1 night with my studio flashes
     
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    Well, it would be nice if mervyn is around later on tomorrow, but if not, I can still get some shots of my cousin's Traction Engine. Should be some nice shots to be had of that, anyway.

    If I don't get in tomorrow, i'd love to go down there sometime - some great engines in there.
     
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    Pete Waterman used to have an engine down there, not sure if it is still there
     
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    I don't know...I was told there was the Flying Scotsman, The Black Prince (?) and the Blue peter, amongst others. I saw someones photos on Flickr earlier and they'd got the Sir Nigel gresley in, and a few others like it. Love to see those.
     
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    Are you posting some after the shoot
     

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