Abdul Alhazred Appreciation Thread

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Re: Abdul Alhazred Appreciation Thread

Post by asthmatic camel » Sun Jul 21, 2019 6:37 pm

Aaand, how could an Abdul Alhazred Appreciation Thread be complete without Mornington Crescent?

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Re: Abdul Alhazred Appreciation Thread

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Sun Jul 21, 2019 7:43 pm

:?
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Re: Abdul Alhazred Appreciation Thread

Post by Fid » Sun Jul 21, 2019 10:54 pm

Abdul Alhazred wrote:
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:?
I believe that is the proper response to Mornington Crescent.
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Re: Abdul Alhazred Appreciation Thread

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Sun Jul 21, 2019 11:23 pm

Oh I get it.

That kind of English humor.

Ha. Ha.
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Re: Abdul Alhazred Appreciation Thread

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Cooper, Hudson river waterfront. Roughly contemporaneous to R. Mutt's Fountain you like so much. :mrgreen:

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Re: Abdul Alhazred Appreciation Thread

Post by ceptimus » Sun Jul 21, 2019 11:50 pm

I had a shit-ton of Scalextric track plus lots of cars and other accessories. I foolishly gave it all to my nephew who never used it much and then threw it away, or sold it - I'm not sure which.

I should have learned my lesson, but years later, when my dad died, I gave the same nephew my dad's Honda C50 motorbike - which was in great shape. My nephew soon scrapped it. :( Those C50s are really collectable now, and getting to be worth a load of money. I wish now I'd kept it for myself.

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Re: Abdul Alhazred Appreciation Thread

Post by Simon Bar Sinister » Tue Jul 23, 2019 9:04 pm

FYI, in case you didn't already know:

Big Boy No. 4014

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Re: Abdul Alhazred Appreciation Thread

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Tue Jul 23, 2019 9:14 pm

Very interesting.

I knew there was a project to restore it, but not how far along it was.

The idea was to get across the Rockies without extra locomotives or splitting trains.

Really really obsolete in a way that steam itself is not. Adding extra modern type locos is easy because the engineer in the front can control them all as if one. If shifting availability of resources somehow made steam viable again, a huge one like Big Boy would still be obsolete.
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Re: Abdul Alhazred Appreciation Thread

Post by ed » Tue Jul 23, 2019 10:02 pm

What about using nuclear energy to produce the steam.
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Re: Abdul Alhazred Appreciation Thread

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Tue Jul 23, 2019 10:10 pm

ed wrote:
Tue Jul 23, 2019 10:02 pm
What about using nuclear energy to produce the steam.
Sure.

Stationary power plants and electric locomotives.
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Re: Abdul Alhazred Appreciation Thread

Post by ed » Tue Jul 23, 2019 11:03 pm

Abdul Alhazred wrote:
Tue Jul 23, 2019 10:10 pm
ed wrote:
Tue Jul 23, 2019 10:02 pm
What about using nuclear energy to produce the steam.
Sure.

Stationary power plants and electric locomotives.

No, a small reactor in the loco.

Why not?
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Post by Abdul Alhazred » Tue Jul 23, 2019 11:21 pm

Because railroads aren't as LULzy as one might wish. :p
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Re: Abdul Alhazred Appreciation Thread

Post by Nyarlathotep » Wed Jul 24, 2019 1:45 am

This is a McKeen Motorcar. A little gas-powered "train" car that carried passengers on short runs back in the day. I saw one today (there is a fully restored one in the Carson City railroad museum) and thought AA might get a kick out of it.

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Re: Abdul Alhazred Appreciation Thread

Post by ed » Wed Jul 24, 2019 1:56 am

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A real train.

4 years my friend, four years
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Re: Abdul Alhazred Appreciation Thread

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Wed Jul 24, 2019 2:04 am

ed wrote:
Wed Jul 24, 2019 1:56 am
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A real train.

4 years my friend, four years
I think we've been over this one before. 8)
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Re: Abdul Alhazred Appreciation Thread

Post by ed » Wed Jul 24, 2019 11:19 am

And probably not for the last time.
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Re: Abdul Alhazred Appreciation Thread

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Too romantic? :)

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Re: Abdul Alhazred Appreciation Thread

Post by Rob Lister » Sat Jul 27, 2019 9:20 am

to steampunk.