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Offline mklotz

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model engineering "stuff" on Oahu?
« on: October 17, 2012, 12:23:22 AM »
I'll be there 13-19 November.  Anyone know of any "must see" stuff that would interest a gearhead?  (The battleship Missouri is already on the list.)
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Re: model engineering "stuff" on Oahu?
« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2012, 01:19:30 AM »
Can't help you with 'gearhead' sights.
All I remember is Diamond Head and King Kamehameha.

Well I remember other things too...but not sightseeing.
The zoo, the beach, school, pineapple fields, a lot of flattened frogs, someone's entrails after a shark got done.

I was in Hawaii when I was six. 1959. Was there when it became a state.
Dad was baton major in a parade (Army band).

Oh yeah...always in flip-flops, shorts, and Hawaiian shirt. Sis and Mom in a moo-moo.
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Re: model engineering "stuff" on Oahu?
« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2012, 02:15:40 AM »
Last time I was there was in 1998 catching a plane ever morning at 6:00AM heading to a different island? There is plenty to see if you never been there before. Pearl Harbor is a must see. Went snorkeling off Diamond head. Went to a Luau had a great time. Visited the rain forest. Went out on the town to eat great food. Visiting the different islands was by far the best time.

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Re: model engineering "stuff" on Oahu?
« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2012, 06:34:04 AM »
The USS Arizona memorial IMHO is a must.

You could give Kludge a call  :slap: :stir:

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Re: model engineering "stuff" on Oahu?
« Reply #4 on: October 17, 2012, 04:53:53 PM »
I've been in the islands at least a half dozen times before so I've done almost all the tourist things but thanks for the suggestions anyway. 

I intend to start casting about the interweb today for some ideas.  I've heard that at least a few of the sugar mills (though not necessarily on Oahu) used Corliss engines.  Mayhaps some of them have survived.  Sadly, the sugar cane train...

http://www.sugarcanetrain.com/

is on Maui and I won't be going there.

I thought of Kludge too, Bob, but I don't have enough tranquilizers to deal with him right now.  (Who would be most in need of same is left purposely ambiguous.)
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