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Re: Abdul Alhazred Appreciation Thread

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Sat Jul 27, 2019 1:28 pm

Perfect. :)
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Re: Abdul Alhazred Appreciation Thread

Post by ceptimus » Sat Jul 27, 2019 8:21 pm

Witness wrote:
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4-14-4
When you need lots of tractive effort, but your track isn't dead straight, then a Beyer-Garratt is more suitable.

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Re: Abdul Alhazred Appreciation Thread

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Sat Jul 27, 2019 8:45 pm

About that 14-coupled engine.

http://douglas-self.com/MUSEUM/LOCOLOCO ... ssrefr.htm
STALIN'S ENGINE: THE AA20-1. 1934
This notorious design was built at Lugansk Works, emerging in December 1934. [1] It became famous as the largest non-articulated locomotive in Europe, and in particular for having the most coupled axles in the world. A few countries produced 12-coupled designs, but nobody else tried 14. It was intended for heavy haulage on light (78 lb/yd) rails, with a modest loading of 20 tons per axle, on the Moscow-Donbass route. (The "20" in AA-20 refers to 20 tonnes per axle) It successfully made a publicity trip to Moscow in Jan 1935, but never entered service. No details are available of trial runs.

[1] Bell, writing in 1946, states that construction began as a 2-14-4 at the Krupp works in Essen, to a Soviet design, but was then transferred to Lugansk, where a leading bogie replaced the pony truck.

In (unsuccessful) attempts to get the AA-20 round curves, the middle three axles had flangeless wheels, and universal joints were include in the coupling rods between first and second, and sixth and seventh, axles.

It was clear, though never publicly admitted, that the AA20 was a complete disaster. It spread the track, wrecked every set of points it passed over, and derailed almost every time it moved. Steaming was poor, and the locomotive too powerful for existing couplings and too long for existing turntables. It was totally unusable.

After 1935 it was stored for 25 years at the Shcherbinka test facility and finally scrapped in 1960.
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Re: Abdul Alhazred Appreciation Thread

Post by Witness » Sat Jul 27, 2019 9:54 pm

↑ Typical Commie overfail. :mrgreen:

OK, so how about the glorious "Joseph Stalin"?

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Re: Abdul Alhazred Appreciation Thread

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Re: Abdul Alhazred Appreciation Thread

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Tue Jul 30, 2019 4:03 pm

Witness: Doubly appreciated.

Not appreciated enough :coolspecs:

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Re: Abdul Alhazred Appreciation Thread

Post by Witness » Tue Jul 30, 2019 9:37 pm

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Sorry, Abdul, I got confused (and didn't pay enough attention): when using Imgur directly, the link comes with the tags added; when using the Firefox add-on to upload to Imgur, the link in the clipboard is "naked", as you say, and I (usually) add the tags myself.
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Re: Abdul Alhazred Appreciation Thread

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Tue Jul 30, 2019 9:54 pm

Witness wrote:
Tue Jul 30, 2019 9:37 pm
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I figured it out by quoting and looked at it, but please do not post naked imgur links, it hangs my browser.

Either this (quote to see what I did) :

i.imgur.com/FBMHGvy.jpg

or this

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Thank you. :)
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Re: Abdul Alhazred Appreciation Thread

Post by Witness » Tue Jul 30, 2019 10:05 pm

↑ Repaired. :oops:

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Re: Abdul Alhazred Appreciation Thread

Post by Witness » Tue Jul 30, 2019 10:31 pm

Abdul Alhazred wrote:
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it hangs my browser.
BTW, it didn't hang my browser (or I would have noticed :P ), the image had just a small "Imgur" banner.

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Re: Abdul Alhazred Appreciation Thread

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Thu Aug 08, 2019 3:14 am

War is hell. 8)
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Re: Abdul Alhazred Appreciation Thread

Post by ed » Thu Aug 08, 2019 11:17 am

Witness wrote:
Thu Aug 08, 2019 2:57 am
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They bringing the sammages?
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Re: Abdul Alhazred Appreciation Thread

Post by Anaxagoras » Thu Aug 08, 2019 12:08 pm

I'm not totally sure if Abdul will appreciate this non-train-related (but tran-related) content but I thought it was interesting and I couldn't think of a better thread to put this in.
Anyway, this is ContraPoints:



I discovered this about a week ago. ("Discovered") well of course I didn't discover it. I'm probably quite late in learning about it and the very cool people, including Abdul, are already on to something else.

Anyway, I've already watched several of her videos this last week, but this one seemed like a good place to start.
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Re: Abdul Alhazred Appreciation Thread

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Thu Aug 08, 2019 12:55 pm

44 minutes on whether traps are gay or not?

Why would I appreciate such a thing?

Or particularly care whether a demographic decidedly not my type happens to be of the same sexual moiety as myself?

I might appreciate something short and amusing on the subject, but keep those in the SJW thread.

Thank you. :p
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Re: Abdul Alhazred Appreciation Thread

Post by Anaxagoras » Thu Aug 08, 2019 1:37 pm

Yeah, I wasn't sure, but I did find it amusing myself. I'll post a shorter one in the other thread.
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Re: Abdul Alhazred Appreciation Thread

Post by ed » Thu Aug 08, 2019 3:03 pm

How can you appreciate a person who drives potential new folks away?

How ay scalps on his belt?

Here is a candid shot of Abdul eyeing prospective members and figuring out the best combination of abuse and condescention to make sure they do not return.
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Re: Abdul Alhazred Appreciation Thread

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Thu Aug 08, 2019 3:13 pm

I am always welcoming to N00Bz.

I even post that motivational poster about accepting them as one of us.

Who is that really a picture of?

One of your neighbors who mysteriously disappeared after telling his family he was going out to catch some crawdads at that city slicker's place?
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Re: Abdul Alhazred Appreciation Thread

Post by Rob Lister » Thu Aug 08, 2019 3:25 pm

Abdul Alhazred wrote:
Thu Aug 08, 2019 3:13 pm
I am always welcoming to N00Bz.

You're always creepy to NOOBz.
Abdul Alhazred wrote:I even post that motivational poster about accepting them as one of us.
case in point.