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Worldwide Narrow Gauges => Other Narrow Gauge => Topic started by: Wayne Laepple on September 09, 2014, 09:38:04 PM

Title: Backyard narrow gauge in France
Post by: Wayne Laepple on September 09, 2014, 09:38:04 PM
Check this one out:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0_ol9CFrJqY
Title: Re: Backyard narrow gauge in France
Post by: Ira Schreiber on September 09, 2014, 10:57:41 PM
Interesting vertical boilered locomotive with chain final drive.
Thanks.
Title: Re: Backyard narrow gauge in France
Post by: John McNamara on September 09, 2014, 11:19:54 PM
Plainly an excellent customer for ROWMOW Manufacturing's French Division, Compagnie Internationale des Tonte Chemin de Fer.  ;D
Title: Re: Backyard narrow gauge in France
Post by: Steve Smith on September 10, 2014, 01:08:37 AM
Nice little two-ply marine engine there. Track might do with a bit o' maintenance. ::)
Title: Re: Backyard narrow gauge in France
Post by: Dave Buczkowski on September 10, 2014, 03:41:35 AM
Fred and Dwight would be of use doing some weed whacking. Fred could charm them in their native tongue no doubt.
Title: Re: Backyard narrow gauge in France
Post by: Steve Smith on September 11, 2014, 01:07:19 AM
Couldn't figure out how to correct my typo, above, from my Mac computer. Meant to type the abbreviation for cylinder but somehow it came out ply. Some strange interaction between this forum and my computer causes cal to appear when I type the c y and l keys in succession.
Title: Re: Backyard narrow gauge in France
Post by: John McNamara on September 11, 2014, 01:16:52 AM
Steve,

That sort of thing happens to me quite often. I've been told the problem is "a loose nut near the keyboard."

-John
Title: Re: Backyard narrow gauge in France
Post by: John Stone on September 11, 2014, 02:18:16 AM
I'm glad you corrected the two-ply comment. Thought I was learning a new sophisticated term to impress others with, as in: "Of course a vessel of that size would require a two-ply marine engine."
Thanks for saving me the embarrassment.
I rather like the robust greenery firming up the roadbed. Looks like he could use a little turf-builder in the curves. The track reminds me of Penn-Central in south Jersey when I was growing up!

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