Abdul Alhazred Appreciation Thread

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Abdul Alhazred wrote: Sun Jul 21, 2019 11:35 am Really not into toy trains, though I did fancy your slot cars video. 8)

Sadly, the slot cars had to go to preserve some semblance of marital harmony. I flogged them on Ebay to some guy in South Africa for about twice what I paid.

Nowt so queer as folk. :)
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Aaand, how could an Abdul Alhazred Appreciation Thread be complete without Mornington Crescent?

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Abdul Alhazred wrote: Sun Jul 21, 2019 7:43 pm:?
I believe that is the proper response to Mornington Crescent.
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https://i.imgur.com/KP0y6nR.jpg

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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What about using nuclear energy to produce the steam.
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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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https://i.imgur.com/SvmBkVF.jpg

4-14-4
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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.

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/ ... ration.jpg
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http://www.geocities.ws/nyctransit/q/qwashgtn.jpg

A real train.

4 years my friend, four years
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And probably not for the last time.
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https://i.imgur.com/vUkTAZI.jpg

Too romantic? :)
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to steampunk.
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Witness wrote: Wed Jul 24, 2019 1:29 am https://i.imgur.com/SvmBkVF.jpg

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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↑ Typical Commie overfail. :mrgreen:

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

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https://i.imgur.com/FBMHGvy.jpg

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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↑ Repaired. :oops:
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Abdul Alhazred wrote: Tue Jul 30, 2019 9:54 pmit 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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https://i.imgur.com/WsaE0xC.jpg
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https://i.imgur.com/rlmlevl.jpg
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Witness wrote: Thu Aug 08, 2019 2:57 am https://i.imgur.com/rlmlevl.jpg
They bringing the sammages?
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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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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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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.
https://d279m997dpfwgl.cloudfront.net/w ... ree-02.jpg
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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.
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Rob Lister wrote: 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.
This. It is like the rictus grin of a compulsive sheep "fancier"
https://www.swiftcom.com/wp-content/upl ... gazine.jpg

"Flockmaster". Is that what they call themselves now? Disgusting.
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It is best to know about deviationists and the best way to know is to study their habits.

I have studied that habits of Goat Fanciers too.
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I am a Marxist-Leninist, I have always been a Marxist-Leninist
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Abdul Alhazred wrote: Thu Aug 08, 2019 3:13 pm Who is that really a picture of?
http://www.newbedfordpd.com/new-bedford ... -chaplain/ :coolspecs:
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Abdul is our Saint Peter. (Or Janus.)

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Abdul Alhazred wrote: Fri Aug 09, 2019 12:21 am Interesting, but it still doesn't fully answer my question to ed. :P
Further research is priced.
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? Lost me. Not hard to do, admittedly
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↑ Nah, you're just very predictable – watch out for the boring border. :)



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Nope. Unless you recognize engine 4012, the "Spirit of Healy".

Just something I saw on reddit pics. Supposedly a "photobombing" although I doubt the timing was a coincidence. The engineer deciding to wave for the camera might have been a bit of good luck.