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Buzzard
01-27-2015, 09:36 AM
Mechanical enthusiasts-Enjoy!!

https://www.youtube.com/embed/huQhqXiB8O0 (https://www.youtube.com/embed/huQhqXiB8O0)

Mike Van Veghten
01-27-2015, 11:33 AM
Cool. Take your train anywhere with the right wheels/tires.

Thanks

Mike

Robert Crandall
01-27-2015, 11:53 AM
Very nice! Thanks for sharing it. The lead locomotive seems to predate the invention of the differential, and that would not have mattered on its original not paved driving surfaces.

BobPalma
01-27-2015, 12:28 PM
That's been going around the internet with considerable interest.

Many people comment on how many times the driver has to rotate the steering wheel in the first, huge behemoth, to get around that corner. I watched it several times and counted him turning the wheel through 17 revolutions just to make that 90-degree turn. So that would be a minimum of 34 revolutions lock-to-lock! :eek: (Geeze, that is more than my 1956 Packard Clipper's manual steering!) ;) BP

Commander Eddie
01-27-2015, 12:35 PM
Very interesting to see how the capstan type steering works. We have lots of working steam here in Oregon but you don't often get to see them run down the road like this. Here is a photo of the steering on one of these. Very crude but they work.
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Guido
01-27-2015, 12:56 PM
I have a friend with a Case steam tractor, much more difficult to run than you would initially think.

dictator27
01-27-2015, 03:43 PM
First one is 1912 McLaren road locomotive number 1332 "Gigantic", second is 1919 McLaren road locomotive number 1652 "Boadicea", third is 1911 Burrell road locomotive number 3257 "Clinker", fourth is 1916 Foden 5 ton steam wagon.

Foden 5 tonner tackling a steep hill.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hRyXlu7KJRo

Terry

Commander Eddie
01-27-2015, 03:52 PM
The Brits should have lined several hundred of these up on No Man's Land and pointed them at the German line. Set 'em loose and watch the fun. :!:

Robert Crandall
01-27-2015, 04:41 PM
I spent some time in England some years ago, and I learned then that there are people who plan their summers driving machines like these around the country, at that speed, with destinations timed to coincide with an event that includes a car show and many of these machines. It is impressive to see them working in person. One event had a plowing demonstration which showed how they worked in pairs to plow a field. Very impressive.

Ron Dame
01-27-2015, 06:27 PM
You 'uns is missing the best of old iron and steam.. coming soon to high rails near you!

http://www.wdbj7.com/news/local/611-restoration-building-steam/30930768

EssexExport
01-27-2015, 06:47 PM
Neat. Thanks for posting.

BobPalma
01-27-2015, 07:04 PM
You 'uns is missing the best of old iron and steam.. coming soon to high rails near you!

http://www.wdbj7.com/news/local/611-restoration-building-steam/30930768

:!: 'Looking good, Ron; thanks for the link. :) BP

57pack
01-27-2015, 07:21 PM
Great fun to watch! Thanks for sharing!
I have two neighbors nearby who operate theses amazing pieces of machinery!
One is a ginormous Steam John Deere and the other a Case.
:!:

sweetolbob
01-27-2015, 07:53 PM
The Brits should have lined several hundred of these up on No Man's Land and pointed them at the German line. Set 'em loose and watch the fun. :!:

In effect, the British did that in 1916. The Battle of the Somme was the first use of tanks in battle, IIRC.