And there it is. (My excuse for not reading the sign is that I was in a hurry to get on the train.) An interesting design regardless.
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For the general edification of the group here are a couple of shots of an interlocking frame seen at the Chasewater Railway Museum in central England. The horizontal bars at the bottom comprise the interlocking mechanism.
- Sun Jun 30, 2019 12:29 pm
- Forum: Live Steam
- Topic: An interesting roll-around donkey
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Thought you'd get a kick out of this donkey engine I saw today at the Chasewater Railway Museum about 15 miles north of Birmingham, England. It looks like the axle is placed just right so it will balance when the rig is hooked up to whatever is towing it. IMG_0008.JPG IMG_0010.JPG IMG_0009.JPG
I love some of the signs from the past, particularly the British. Here's one seen today at the Chasewater Railway Museum in central England. If you have a shot of a humorous RR sign, post it here.
Thank you all for your thoughts, and happy anniversary to Harold and Carl. While my sweetie would probably also OK a Haas mill, I'd be wise to reciprocate. She likes diamonds!
I wanted to title this thread “Happy Anniversary Sweetheart” but I thought that might be too over the top for Harold. But I hope he’ll find that this really does have steam related content and that he’ll let it remain. I'd like to share this with all my steamer friends. I want to wish my sweetheart ...
- Sat Jun 22, 2019 6:49 pm
- Forum: Live Steam
- Topic: Water quick-disconnects for tender/loco
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Jack Bodenmann uses a 1/16-wall oil resistant rubber tube from McMaster. He says to stuff a stainless compression spring inside it so it won't kink or collapse, but will still flex.
Hey folks, here's a link to the schedule for the Big Boy this summer. If you have never stood next to one of these, you need to. It will make you feel very small.
Our friend at Burbank was a laid back type, but you couldn't lay back at Mission Tower. You had to pay attention and keep moving — the traffic was constant and you probably had to eat on the run and hold your bladder until you were done with your shift. Undoubtably a spot for those with low seniorit...