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by b4autodark
Wed Feb 13, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: steamin10 (Big Dave)
Replies: 43
Views: 1207

Re: steamin10 (Big Dave)

Sad news, RIP Dave. . . your wit and wisdom will be missed by all.

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by b4autodark
Thu Feb 07, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: steamin10 (Big Dave)
Replies: 43
Views: 1207

Re: steamin10 (Big Dave)

Harold, thanks for posting this. Big Dave, I had open heart surgery 6 weeks ago and it's no picnic. You will get through it. Hug your pillow and try not to sneeze! The best part is when your body hair grows back and you feel human again.

Hang in there fellow putz,
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by b4autodark
Thu Feb 07, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Wind map
Replies: 6
Views: 344

Re: Wind map

That is cool, it even shows why we have blizzard warnings today in western Minnesota!
by b4autodark
Fri Dec 21, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: Welding
Topic: Welding c-clamp??
Replies: 6
Views: 953

Re: Welding c-clamp??

Used to use the brass screw c-clamps at work all the time for welding. Some were old and some brand new but none ever had the shield. That's a new one on me.
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by b4autodark
Tue Dec 11, 2018 9:10 am
Forum: Museums, Factories, Etc.
Topic: Whitepass and Yukon Route article
Replies: 3
Views: 873

Re: Whitepass and Yukon Route article

Thanks for the link, very interesting.
by b4autodark
Sat Aug 11, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: The Resource Library
Topic: Thinking of using PVC pipe for air?
Replies: 31
Views: 25789

Re: Thinking of using PVC pipe for air?

They bypassed the safety switches! And they weren't just using PVC for air...they were using it for an explosive gas! That's Darwin territory. In fairness, I would imagine hydrogen would also blow iron pipe into smithereens. Not surprised that it happened at a university. Common sense and the kind ...
by b4autodark
Mon Mar 12, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Railroad Speeders or Putt Putts
Replies: 14
Views: 1833

Re: Railroad Speeders or Putt Putts

Thanks for the link toddalin, sure looks like a fun time.
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by b4autodark
Sat Mar 10, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Railroad Speeders or Putt Putts
Replies: 14
Views: 1833

Re: Railroad Speeders or Putt Putts

toddalin,

Thanks for the info, I googled Fillmore to Santa Paula speeders and got a hit . The March 8 2018 edition of the Santa Paula Times has a front page article about a group of over 30 speeders that just made that run. It appears the hobby is alive and thriving on the west coast.

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by b4autodark
Sat Mar 10, 2018 9:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Railroad Speeders or Putt Putts
Replies: 14
Views: 1833

Re: Railroad Speeders or Putt Putts

RN: Thank you for such an informative response! I couldn't have learned that much from a book even if I could find a book on speeders. Nothing like "real life" experience. I like that you preferred the old poppers, and why. They must have been pretty reliable. Thanks again for sharing , I've got a l...
by b4autodark
Thu Mar 08, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Railroad Speeders or Putt Putts
Replies: 14
Views: 1833

Re: Railroad Speeders or Putt Putts

RN, Glad to hear you have so many good memories of your speeder experience. NARCOA still makes it's members buy insurance, nothing wrong with that in my opinion. It does seem that the great majority of existing speeders are Fairmonts. I didn't know they had 2 cycle engines as what little research I'...
by b4autodark
Wed Mar 07, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Railroad Speeders or Putt Putts
Replies: 14
Views: 1833

Re: Railroad Speeders or Putt Putts

Looks like the North Central Railcars assn is still a viable group and is associated with NACOA. It looks like their scheduled runs for this year are in Maryland and Pennsylvania. There is a run scheduled out of Larimore ND towards the end of May that is only a couple hours from where I live, I plan...
by b4autodark
Wed Mar 07, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Railroad Speeders or Putt Putts
Replies: 14
Views: 1833

Re: Railroad Speeders or Putt Putts

Thanks for the response. What brand of speeders are you familiar with? Did you belong to NACOA and participate in their excursions? It seems that is about the only option I have been able to find. I like the idea of restoring a speeder, looks like a fun project. I've done several tractors and trucks...