Author Topic: Velocipede  (Read 6979 times)

Wayne Laepple

  • Museum Member
  • Supervisor
  • ******
  • Posts: 1,837
    • View Profile
Re: Velocipede
« Reply #15 on: November 11, 2019, 07:35:41 PM »
I vaguely recall seeing either a velocipede or an Irish mail with a cranked axle rather than gears.

Bill Baskerville

  • Museum Member
  • Dispatcher
  • *****
  • Posts: 1,066
  • Life Member
    • View Profile
Re: Velocipede
« Reply #16 on: November 18, 2019, 11:08:22 AM »
I have been following the British Velocipede group for many years.  Their newsletter website is http://railvelocipedes.org/.  If you want to be added to their email list, email Jacqui Thomas at jackiethomas002@hotmail.co.uk.  They are a very sturdy yet playful group and if you follow their newsletters they have great sources materials and plans for everything from pole and sail cars to ....

Looking at the Australian 2 foot hand car on the last page makes me think we should put our two hand cars together and send a picture to them.  They would be very interested in our progress should we decide to complete the hand car/mail car that is upstairs in Alice's attic.
~ B2 ~ Wascally Wabbit & Gofer ~

ALAIN DELASSUS

  • Museum Member
  • Fireman
  • ****
  • Posts: 380
    • View Profile
Re: Velocipede
« Reply #17 on: November 20, 2019, 12:30:18 PM »
 The TPT the Company the AMTP has taken over from owned two velocipedes of sorts that required two sturdy men sitting on a bench turning together a crank with their both arms to move them forward through a chain and cogs kind of like a bike. Plus there was a small tip skip right behind the bench.I'm going to post a pic of  the "pédalette"that has been restored by the association on my fb page.

Jeff Schumaker

  • Museum Member
  • Conductor
  • *****
  • Posts: 906
    • View Profile
Re: Velocipede
« Reply #18 on: November 21, 2019, 09:53:29 AM »
Any chance you could post it here, as well, Alain?

Jeff S.
Hey Rocky, watch me pull a moose trout out of my hat.

ALAIN DELASSUS

  • Museum Member
  • Fireman
  • ****
  • Posts: 380
    • View Profile
Re: Velocipede
« Reply #19 on: November 21, 2019, 02:41:10 PM »
Sorry Jeff but no matter how I try I can make it.

Bill Baskerville

  • Museum Member
  • Dispatcher
  • *****
  • Posts: 1,066
  • Life Member
    • View Profile
Re: Velocipede
« Reply #20 on: November 21, 2019, 06:12:45 PM »
Alain,

Email the pictures to Jeff and he can post them.
~ B2 ~ Wascally Wabbit & Gofer ~

Bill Reidy

  • Museum Member
  • Conductor
  • *****
  • Posts: 956
  • Life member. Ack.
    • View Profile
Re: Velocipede
« Reply #21 on: November 21, 2019, 06:22:52 PM »
Alain,

If it's the October 9th photo you posted on your Facebook page, I can grab a copy and post it to this thread, if you'd like.

Great photos on your page by the way.  If Michelle and I ever get back to Europe, we now have two places to visit:  The WHR and FR in Wales, and the AMTP in France.
What–me worry?

Bill Baskerville

  • Museum Member
  • Dispatcher
  • *****
  • Posts: 1,066
  • Life Member
    • View Profile
Re: Velocipede
« Reply #22 on: November 21, 2019, 11:13:24 PM »
Alain,

... I can grab a copy and post it to this thread ...
  Bill R. is much more talented with computers than Bill B.
~ B2 ~ Wascally Wabbit & Gofer ~

ALAIN DELASSUS

  • Museum Member
  • Fireman
  • ****
  • Posts: 380
    • View Profile
Re: Velocipede
« Reply #23 on: November 22, 2019, 09:07:48 AM »
Hello Jeff I just sent you an Email with two pictures of TPT velocipede. Hope they 've gone trough to you.

ALAIN DELASSUS

  • Museum Member
  • Fireman
  • ****
  • Posts: 380
    • View Profile
Re: Velocipede
« Reply #24 on: November 22, 2019, 09:23:09 AM »
Hello Bill Reidy ! Thanks to visit my Fb page. Youl'll be welcomed on the AMTP and if I'm not on  a trip  or on vacation that 'll be of course a bliss to show you around  the museum, the facilities  and  to come along with you on the train. By the way you can grab any picture you want from my fb to post it on this thread or wherever you like.

ALAIN DELASSUS

  • Museum Member
  • Fireman
  • ****
  • Posts: 380
    • View Profile
Re: Velocipede
« Reply #25 on: November 22, 2019, 09:30:25 AM »
Hello Graham Buxton ! Sorry but just replied  to your Email but my message and the pics did not go through.

Bill Reidy

  • Museum Member
  • Conductor
  • *****
  • Posts: 956
  • Life member. Ack.
    • View Profile
Re: Velocipede
« Reply #26 on: November 22, 2019, 06:33:39 PM »
Here is Alain's photo:

What–me worry?

Bill Baskerville

  • Museum Member
  • Dispatcher
  • *****
  • Posts: 1,066
  • Life Member
    • View Profile
Re: Velocipede
« Reply #27 on: November 22, 2019, 07:13:43 PM »
Alain,

What a great picture.  If we had 20 or 30 of these we could move a lot of ballast.
~ B2 ~ Wascally Wabbit & Gofer ~

John Kokas

  • Museum Member
  • Inspector
  • ******
  • Posts: 1,330
    • View Profile
Re: Velocipede
« Reply #28 on: November 22, 2019, 07:23:14 PM »
Bill,  we still have several dumps in the weeds off the woods track.  Are you getting the same ideas that I am after looking at Alain's picture?
Moxie Bootlegger

Mike the Choochoo Nix

  • Museum Member
  • Hostler
  • ***
  • Posts: 245
    • View Profile
Re: Velocipede
« Reply #29 on: November 22, 2019, 09:31:45 PM »
I noticed the hooks on the side to hold shovels or other tools.
Mike N.
Mike Nix