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A bit of Youtube time wasting
« on: 23.10. 2015 18:10 »
I just enjoyed watching this video of a Californian snow clearing train and thought you folks might enjoy it as well.

https://youtu.be/SuX4G3znpDE

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Re: A bit of Youtube time wasting
« Reply #1 on: 23.10. 2015 19:57 »
Thanks for posting that Graybeard. I thought it looked a lot like the Steam powered snow blower used in the 1920s/30s  to clear the Kettle Valley Railway
here in BC, Canada, and sure enough the Californian machine dates to 1937. Note the wooden v joint finish on the inside of the cab.

Since we are wasting time on YouTube, I hope it is OK for me to post this little clip we made a couple of weeks ago. I have about 500 miles on my Vincent Project 1360 engine now , so I cracked the throttle a bit while my son in law filmed. The wheel lift at the end is somewhere around half throttle, still to early and too chicken to open it up fully.

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=mT4QDThueO0

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=RZDCSoo_7wk

mod edit: fixed the links (at least now works on my pc's). e.

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Re: A bit of Youtube time wasting
« Reply #2 on: 23.10. 2015 20:40 »
What's snow? *dunno*
Worntorn, the links didn't work for me but found this one from years ago. Did the victim make it?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=amMPrwtuz2U
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Re: A bit of Youtube time wasting
« Reply #3 on: 23.10. 2015 21:04 »
^^^ What's a kangaroo  *dunno*

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Re: A bit of Youtube time wasting
« Reply #4 on: 24.10. 2015 05:24 »
What's snow? *dunno*
Worntorn, the links didn't work for me but found this one from years ago. Did the victim make it?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=amMPrwtuz2U
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Re: A bit of Youtube time wasting
« Reply #5 on: 24.10. 2015 20:12 »
Yep that's my type of break in. A coupla laps then test the torque.
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