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Something for the train buffs
« on: July 30, 2012, 03:38:13 PM »
I saw this mentioned over on HSM and, even if you're not into trains, I think you'll enjoy watching this just to appreciate the time and effort that must have gone into this display.  Enjoy.

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Re: Something for the train buffs
« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2012, 07:46:12 PM »
Marv, of course you realise you owe me a new keyboard now.... - I won't get the slobber off the old one!

Thanks for sharing that link - I might now have a good reason to come to the USA at some point  :)

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Re: Something for the train buffs
« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2012, 03:28:18 AM »
thanks marv  :ThumbsUp: :ThumbsUp:

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Re: Something for the train buffs
« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2012, 10:32:30 AM »
Sweeeeet!

Your right ....that was a LOT of work!

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Re: Something for the train buffs
« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2012, 02:00:19 PM »
Marv

Thanks for that link. That sure defines big boys and their toys.

Cheers  :cheers:

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Re: Something for the train buffs
« Reply #5 on: August 01, 2012, 04:20:49 AM »
great clip. Thanks Marv. :cheers: at about 2:35 mins is a loco with a linkage system I've not seen before, was it a common usage setup? or just a modellers fancy?
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« Last Edit: August 01, 2012, 03:00:47 PM by Pete49 »
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Re: Something for the train buffs
« Reply #6 on: August 01, 2012, 07:29:47 AM »
Great vid Marv thanks for showing.

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Re: Something for the train buffs
« Reply #7 on: August 02, 2012, 01:48:24 AM »
Thanks Marv.

I really like those trains.  Used to ride a steam train here at the park many moons ago.

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Re: Something for the train buffs
« Reply #8 on: August 02, 2012, 02:08:23 AM »
Thanks Marv had to watch it a couple times! Wish I lived closer to this I know my father in law would love to attend this (so would I)!
Here is the show we go to every year it's coming up they have a narrow gauge and a full size train running the tracks.
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NKiySZvsrgw" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NKiySZvsrgw</a>

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Re: Something for the train buffs
« Reply #9 on: August 02, 2012, 08:08:16 PM »
I saw this mentioned over on HSM and, even if you're not into trains, I think you'll enjoy watching this just to appreciate the time and effort that must have gone into this display.  Enjoy.
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6VAuPPufNro" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6VAuPPufNro</a>

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I have a friend that is a lover of all things railroad. I passed this link on to him and he would like to know if I can find out the location for him. He is retired and I suspect he may be looking for an excuse to take a trip sometime in the future. Thanks.

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Re: Something for the train buffs
« Reply #10 on: August 02, 2012, 09:11:55 PM »
They're just outside Arroyo Grande, California just off scenic US 101.

http://www.bcwrr.org/
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Re: Something for the train buffs
« Reply #11 on: August 03, 2012, 04:15:11 PM »
Marv,
Nice to see a bunch of 2.5" scale American narrow gauge and two narrow gauge Shays.

at about 2:35 mins is a loco with a linkage system I've not seen before, was it a common usage setup? or just a modellers fancy?

Pete,
That is a grasshopper locomotive. This was a 1830's design used on the early B&O railroad.
http://www.borail.org/Atlantic.aspx
Also click on Tom Thumb to see a replica of another member of the class.

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Re: Something for the train buffs
« Reply #12 on: August 04, 2012, 04:34:15 AM »
Thanks for the link Dan. Have never seen that style and now wonder why it was droped? Too complicated or not as efficient design? Liked it but I'm known to have wacky ideas too.
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