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New bit of humor (Buster Keaton?)

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New bit of humor (Buster Keaton?)
Posted by daveklepper on Wednesday, June 23, 2021 4:33 AM

 

 

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Posted by Overmod on Wednesday, June 23, 2021 5:19 AM

The whole of 'Our Hospitality':

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=cRNObtP_Fgo

Note in the early clips that the locomotive is indeed labeled 'Rocket'.

This confirms the Army film about how difficult it is to derail a train...

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Posted by pennytrains on Wednesday, June 23, 2021 6:03 PM

Yeah!  Try modeling THAT terrain for an HO model Rocket to run on!  Laugh

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Posted by Overmod on Wednesday, June 23, 2021 10:04 PM

Penny, for you it would be a cinch.  Model the Rocket with high gear reduction from a motor in the cylindrical boiler, and use one of the magnetic-plate traction enhancing systems to get the necessary 'downforce' to keep the train following the hills and dales...

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Posted by pennytrains on Thursday, June 24, 2021 6:46 PM

Hmmm...maybe with an inside roller arm system similar to what they have on tubular coasters....Whistling

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Posted by SD70Dude on Saturday, June 26, 2021 10:03 PM

Notice how "Rocket" has rail sweepers in front of the wheels. 

Those were also found on speeders.

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