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Offline Larry

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Grasshopper Haulage Engine
« on: April 11, 2018, 02:13:59 AM »
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Re: Grasshopper Haulage Engine
« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2018, 11:51:26 AM »
Looks great Larry and a nice smooth runner  :ThumbsUp:

I built one last year an really enjoyed doing it.

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Re: Grasshopper Haulage Engine
« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2018, 01:18:01 PM »
 :ThumbsUp: Looks and sounds great. Congrats!

Where does the name/term 'Haulage' come from?
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Re: Grasshopper Haulage Engine
« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2018, 01:39:02 PM »
Carl, the model is based on this engine that was used to haul railway trucks.


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Re: Grasshopper Haulage Engine
« Reply #4 on: April 11, 2018, 02:02:03 PM »
Even nicer seeing it in motion Larry. Well done!!

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Re: Grasshopper Haulage Engine
« Reply #5 on: April 11, 2018, 02:26:40 PM »
Larry,

I can say I like your grasshopper as well. I like them running slow and steady and yours does that.

Congratulations

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Re: Grasshopper Haulage Engine
« Reply #6 on: April 11, 2018, 04:03:50 PM »
Thanks Gas_mantle.
Nice video too.
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Re: Grasshopper Haulage Engine
« Reply #7 on: August 14, 2018, 04:15:01 AM »
Another video & pictures - complete with brick foundation, pine floor & regulator. Will leave the brick work to John !!


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Re: Grasshopper Haulage Engine
« Reply #8 on: August 14, 2018, 05:44:11 AM »
Nice one Larry, one to be proud of.

It looks and sounds great  :)

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Re: Grasshopper Haulage Engine
« Reply #9 on: August 14, 2018, 08:57:22 AM »
Hi Larry,

Ditto to what everyone has already stated, love the slow smooth action.

Have a great day,
Thomas

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Re: Grasshopper Haulage Engine
« Reply #10 on: August 14, 2018, 12:16:10 PM »
Nice one.  As you're in Atlanta, let me know if you want to get together for a chin wag one of these days.  I'd love to see it in person.

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Re: Grasshopper Haulage Engine
« Reply #11 on: August 14, 2018, 04:13:57 PM »
Wonderful new video Larry. The bricks look great and add a lot to the engine display!

Bill

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Re: Grasshopper Haulage Engine
« Reply #12 on: August 15, 2018, 05:05:04 AM »
KVOM-
Would like to get together. We were set up near you at the Pendleton Show a couple of years ago when it was in the church gym. Maybe we could have lunch at Tam's Backstage.

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Re: Grasshopper Haulage Engine
« Reply #13 on: August 15, 2018, 06:46:31 AM »
Her's my version of the same engine


If any one would like a set of drawings just send me a PM with your email address and I'll send you them.

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Re: Grasshopper Haulage Engine
« Reply #14 on: August 15, 2018, 08:58:12 AM »
Hello sbwhart,

Beautiful design and the whistle is a nice touch.

Have a great day,
Thomas