Abdul Alhazred Appreciation Thread

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

Shit happens. The older you get, the more often shit happens. So you have to try not to give a shit even when you do. Because, if you give too many shits, you've created your own shit creek and there's no way out other than swimming through the shit. Oh, and fuck.
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:?
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Abdul Alhazred wrote: Sun Jul 21, 2019 7:43 pm:?
I believe that is the proper response to Mornington Crescent.
... The stars were suns, but so far away they were just little points of light ... The scale of the universe suddenly opened up to me. It was a kind of religious experience. There was a magnificence to it, a grandeur, a scale which has never left me. Never ever left me.
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Oh I get it.

That kind of English humor.

Ha. Ha.
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Cooper, Hudson river waterfront. Roughly contemporaneous to R. Mutt's Fountain you like so much. :mrgreen:
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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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FYI, in case you didn't already know:

Big Boy No. 4014
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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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What about using nuclear energy to produce the steam.
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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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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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Because railroads aren't as LULzy as one might wish. :p
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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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A real train.

4 years my friend, four years
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ed wrote: Wed Jul 24, 2019 1:56 am Image

A real train.

4 years my friend, four years
I think we've been over this one before. 8)
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And probably not for the last time.
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Too romantic? :)
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to steampunk.