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For the machinists and RR buffs on here.

Discussion in 'Off Topic Threads' started by rustygun, Aug 2, 2012.

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  1. rustygun

    rustygun Member

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    I'll bet this would bring out the kid in you.
     
  2. Hauxfan

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    That has to be a dangerous sport. I never saw any of them wearing a seat belt or hearing protection. ;-)

    But they did seem to be having fun. Which is what it's all about.

    More power to them.

    Hauxfan!
     
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    If there was a boiler explosion I doubt that you would want to be screwing with a seat belt.
     
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    That looks like a fun deal. If you want real fun try the real thing. In 1976, A real engine with private cars toured the US. eng nr 1976 and another 1776, in celebration of the centinial. Got to run the 1976 from W Falls to Amarillo.
    That was a blast. We had to have a Water truck follow us because the water towers for the steam engines are long gone. Wonder why I know? google my handle on here and figure it out.

    Bob, Ret F W D rr
     
  5. 391 shooter

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    It is obvious by the video that no Gubment peoples were there. LOL


    The side drive hauling the logs was pretty cool. I took a ride on a full size side drive narrow guage in the mountains close to Santa Cruz, Ca.. Had a blast.

    I was amazed at the mechanism to propel it. Looked like Roub Goldberg built it.
     
  6. Barrelbulge(Fl)

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    Thank you. Before shotgun Brass trains were my passion. Mike.
     
  7. Brian in Oregon

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    One of the most popular lathes in use in Britain and Canada and to a lesser extent the USA is the Myford ML7. These lathes have machined a lot of parts for model locomotives. The people in this hobby are called Model Engineers. I have not set mine up yet (see pic), still working on a sturdy bench. I'm not going to be building a steam locomotive, though. Plan to make some pistol barrels and some other projects.
     
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