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I don't understand why people say their trains derail on bad track...

just how bad IS your track, anyway? /DesktopModules/NTForums/themes/mls/emoticons/cry.gif /DesktopModules/NTForums/themes/mls/emoticons/cry.gif

This train stays on the rails!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NbM6-2u5_7s

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The video also has a couple of great scenes with a "stub switch".


Then there is this video with a good shot of a railed steam crane in operation and the upper half of a Steam powered passenger train, but the chase scene (nearly 8 minutes) will leave you weary just watching it! Oh yeah, there is a short (very short) scene with a Steam powered freight train (don't blink, you'll miss it!).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4uqH_WGd210

If you want to waste another 20 minutes or so, try these three


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lUtg7kfB74M

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JlYbNIwW1SE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2FfuNjlKn6U

(there is a trolly in one scene, but it mainly just a funny silent film I enjoyed as I was looking for more videos like the first one listed above).
 

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I love it!

Might waste some more time looking for Buster Keaton...
 

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Posted By Semper Vaporo on 04/22/2008
This train stays on the rails!





Never seen the whole film eh?...no, it doesnt /DesktopModules/NTForums/themes/mls/emoticons/cry.gif
 

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Posted By vsmith on 04/22/2008 4:27 PM
Posted By Semper Vaporo on 04/22/2008
This train stays on the rails!


Never seen the whole film eh?...no, it doesnt /DesktopModules/NTForums/themes/mls/emoticons/cry.gif" border=0>/DesktopModules/NTForums/themes/mls/emoticons/hehe.gif" border=0>/DesktopModules/NTForums/themes/mls/emoticons/tongue.gif" border=0>/DesktopModules/NTForums/themes/mls/emoticons/laugh.gif" border=0>




Yeah, yeah, yeah... I know it eventually comes off... I don't remember the cause, though. But Buster comments that the ride got smoother!
 

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Posted By Semper Vaporo on 04/22/2008 3:15 PM

I don't understand why people say their trains derail on bad track... just how bad IS your track, anyway?


 

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They need to run a U.P. BigBoy down that track... that'd straighten it out and smooth the up and down bits!!!!
 

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Actually, the Rocket type locomotive (which the fake thing in the movie resembles) didn't NEED bad track. The inclined cylinders made them waddle like a duck to start with. The original (which still exists btw) and it's bretheren were later reconfigured with more horizontal cylinders because the crews were getting seasick!
 

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That was good.
I like looking at some of the onboard tapes folks send me to spot things on the line that needs fixed.
 
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