As has been the case lately, I was alerted by a photo on Koinup that there is something very special in the air above Custard Developments. You can't see it from the ground, at least not unless your vision extends more than 2,000 meters. High up in the atmosphere, so high that random bits of space rock are floating around, is the Clockwork Kingdom.
There are fabulous flying machines, shops, a park, sculptures and lots and lots of gears. Oh and rain here and there. I was a trifle concerned that the rain might be a bit acidic but the metal constructs seem more or less intact.
The Clockwork Kingdom is owned by Nightshade Sixpence (a 5,000 year old wererat who works as an alchemist on New Babbage). There are teleports available to other steampunk sims but you'll be too caught up in this one to leave quickly.
I found it hard to stop exploring the exteriors of the builds and actually go inside - but you really must. The interiors have some fabulous surprises and well thought out designs. When I get my airship I'm hiring the person who did this one. :)