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Posted by Flintlock76 on Thursday, April 11, 2019 8:53 PM

"Catechism Of The Locomotive."

Was it published in Baltimore, by any chance?

(Inside joke for all you Catholics out there!   Wink  )

Seriously, I stand in awe of men like Forney and his colleagues.  All that math to make the magic, and NO computers to help them, just a pencil and paper. Maybe slide rules, if they had them in the 1890's.  Maybe.  

And then putting the plans on paper with T-squares, French curves, triangles, steel compasses, India ink bow-point pens, and a lot of patience.  No CAD, not even dreamed of.  I took a mechanical drafting course in high school in 1971, darn near the end of the era and used all those implements, so I know wherof I speak. 

That's how that mind-blowing schematic drawing of the UP 4-12-2 Mr. Jones posted on April 3d was done.

Awesome men. 

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Posted by LithoniaOperator on Friday, April 12, 2019 7:11 AM

Flintlock76

"Catechism Of The Locomotive."

Was it published in Baltimore, by any chance?

(Inside joke for all you Catholics out there!   Wink  )

And is there a section with questions and answers? And if you don't know the answers, you have to kneel in the corner for hours?

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Friday, April 12, 2019 8:36 AM

LithoniaOperator

 

 
Flintlock76

"Catechism Of The Locomotive."

Was it published in Baltimore, by any chance?

(Inside joke for all you Catholics out there!   Wink  )

 

 

And is there a section with questions and answers? And if you don't know the answers, you have to kneel in the corner for hours?

 

JMJ, don't remind me!  

Lady Firestorm and myself, 100+ questions and answers for Confirmation!

We shudder at the memory!

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