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Craig "Red" Heun

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Steam Rules
« on: January 12, 2014, 09:06:31 PM »
 
Can a new modified 850 H.P. John Deere diesel tractor make mincemeat of 1800's steam tractor rated 18 H.P?
It's all about torque and traction...  enjoy
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=FLQhvruimfs


And no crash helmet or roll bars!

Steve Smith

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Re: Steam Rules
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2014, 02:45:44 PM »
This reminded me of another pulling contest from long ago: GE bipolar electric loco vs steam locos on the Milwaukee Road, publicity stunt by GE, shown here in Bill Middleton's book When the Steam Railroads Electrified, Rev. 2nd Ed. When I was a kid one of the electric train manufacturers--forget which--offered the bipolar loco in a tinplate version and my older brother had one.


Craig "Red" Heun

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Re: Steam Rules
« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2014, 08:06:13 PM »
That was pretty cool thanks...but I like the one where steam wins ;D

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Re: Steam Rules
« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2015, 01:11:07 PM »
Brings tears to my eyes.
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Ira Schreiber

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Re: Steam Rules
« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2015, 02:30:56 PM »
Simply shocking.

Keith Taylor

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Re: Steam Rules
« Reply #5 on: January 17, 2015, 05:51:04 PM »
This reminded me of another pulling contest from long ago: GE bipolar electric loco vs steam locos on the Milwaukee Road, publicity stunt by GE, shown here in Bill Middleton's book When the Steam Railroads Electrified, Rev. 2nd Ed. When I was a kid one of the electric train manufacturers--forget which--offered the bipolar loco in a tinplate version and my older brother had one.
Lionel had a Bi-polar numbred 381 E and Ives also made a very nice Bi-Polar both in Standard gauge (2-1/8" gauge)
Lionel also made several locomotives in both O and Standard gauges that had the basic car body style, but were in fact 0-4-0 locomotives.
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Re: Steam Rules
« Reply #6 on: January 17, 2015, 06:10:22 PM »
We all know that steam rules, but how about a diesel drummer?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pDHzK3Xe7Yw

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