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by b4autodark
Sat Aug 11, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: The Resource Library
Topic: Thinking of using PVC pipe for air?
Replies: 30
Views: 21447

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: 1263

Re: Railroad Speeders or Putt Putts

Thanks for the link toddalin, sure looks like a fun time.
b4
by b4autodark
Sat Mar 10, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Railroad Speeders or Putt Putts
Replies: 14
Views: 1263

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.

b4
by b4autodark
Sat Mar 10, 2018 9:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Railroad Speeders or Putt Putts
Replies: 14
Views: 1263

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: 1263

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: 1263

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: 1263

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...
by b4autodark
Tue Mar 06, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: I Hate Coyotes
Replies: 76
Views: 7625

Re: I Hate Coyotes

I hate coyotes also, but not as bad as the 4 timber wolves I saw out my kitchen window last Friday morning. I can exterminate coyotes anytime, anyway I choose but the wolves are protected.
by b4autodark
Tue Mar 06, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Railroad Speeders or Putt Putts
Replies: 14
Views: 1263

Railroad Speeders or Putt Putts

Anyone on here belong to any railroad speeder association? I am thinking of joining. The wife and I have been on steam train excursions and really enjoy the scenery from the ROW perspective and are considering the speeder group experience. Any input would be appreciated.
by b4autodark
Tue Jan 02, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Happy 2018
Replies: 6
Views: 1096

Re: Happy 2018

earlgo: we have had several mornings in a row below -20 here in west central Minnesota and it is getting tiresome to say the least, but I haven't had to swat a mosquito for at least a month.
by b4autodark
Mon Jan 01, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Happy 2018
Replies: 6
Views: 1096

Re: Happy 2018

Thank you sir. Best wishes and peace to you and all who participate here. -27 degrees here this morning, wish I had some ham & biscuits, Oh no mama says, new years resolution, here's your granola!
by b4autodark
Sat Dec 30, 2017 9:13 am
Forum: Museums, Factories, Etc.
Topic: 22 nd annual Model train show - Wash State History Museum
Replies: 1
Views: 1071

Re: 22 nd annual Model train show - Wash State History Museum

Interesting, thank you for taking the time and effort to post.