Your favorite YouTube videos?

Re: Your favorite YouTube videos?

PostBy: mikeandgerry On: Fri May 01, 2009 12:18 am

VERY informative post. Makes complete sense to me, especially the concern by the IRS triggering an investigation into the depreciable cost changes. The IRS DEFINITELY notices things like that.

Sometimes modernization is done for the sake of modernization. Oil was considered cleaner than coal (less smoke than a bit burning lokey and thus better for passenger trains), there was no steam effluent, and it was more convenient to fuel.

I noticed that the 1950's pamphlet for my Axeman Anderson Anthratube, it claimed a nearly 50% savings over oil even back then. Obviously, they had to use the savings as a selling point. As for its moving parts, yes, there are more on an AA than an oil burner but I don't think it will be more expensive to maintain than an oil boiler in the long run. As for its life, I know it will out last an oil boiler on the same order as the comparison between diesel and steam locomotives.

I know that my AAA is not a fair comparison to a steam locomotive and I see coaledsweat's point about the reciprocating parts. But I do also think that if those reciprocating parts were a huge problem, they could have been redesigned had the market for steam remained intact. Why not steam turbines and rotary drives with differentials?

Coal was, and is still, considered dirty and old fashioned. I think that's one reason for such changes. While the airlines presented sleek and modern looking planes humming along at wild speeds, the passenger train business was still smokey, slow and in the old fashioned steam era. I suspect that marketing motivated their switch also.

But, what goes around, comes around. Obama wants to reinvest in high speed rail. Gee, I wonder what will power it? Certainly not wind nor solar nor gas, If it's electric (third rail)...we all know that's just inefficient coal burning. If it's oil....that's more of the same. How 'bout fusion-electric. Now that would be modern, safe, clean, high tech and efficient. The only drawback with fusion is those pesky little neutrons. Oh well, nothing's perfect.

Thanks for the great posts-- both of you.
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Re: Your favorite YouTube videos?

PostBy: New Hope Engineer On: Fri May 01, 2009 8:01 am

diesels are still better then steam anyway!!! :poke:
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Re: Your favorite YouTube videos?

PostBy: spc On: Fri May 01, 2009 12:26 pm

This is a Ronald Reagan "There's a Bear in the Woods" campaign ad (remixed).

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Re: Your favorite YouTube videos?

PostBy: ken On: Fri May 01, 2009 7:21 pm

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Re: Your favorite YouTube videos?

PostBy: 009to090 On: Fri May 01, 2009 7:56 pm



JEEZ!!! I laughed so hard I think I peed my pants!! :D :D :D Good one!
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Re: Your favorite YouTube videos?

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Fri May 01, 2009 9:34 pm

mikeandgerry wrote:I know that my AAA is not a fair comparison to a steam locomotive and I see coaledsweat's point about the reciprocating parts. But I do also think that if those reciprocating parts were a huge problem, they could have been redesigned had the market for steam remained intact. Why not steam turbines and rotary drives with differentials?


It isn't just the drives. Large steam locomotives need to have their boiler removed and gone through periodically. It is a massive undertaking and labor intensive. The Engine is out of service for a very long time. Yes they last longer, yes they have much more power, yes they are more romantic. If they were cheaper to run, they wouldn't have disappeared in a flash. I don't need a study for that, the evidence is clear enough.
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Re: Your favorite YouTube videos?

PostBy: Duengeon master On: Sun May 03, 2009 9:35 pm

I read that the average steam locomotive requires 3 to 5 man hours of maintanance for every hour in use. Also for double, triple or even a seven headed steam locomotive train, (Western Maryland Railroad heavy coal drag over the Sand Patch on Trains & Locomotives on the RFD channel) each steam locomotive requires a two man crew one fireman and one engineer. a similar diesel locomotive consist only requires one engineer and a conductor for multiple units. I would like to see that N&W 2-6-6-4 go up against a Challenger 4-6-6-4. Four lead wheels only provide more stability at high speeds than two. :D It sounds like a dare Harry. :lol:
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Re: Your favorite YouTube videos?

PostBy: mr1precision On: Thu Jun 11, 2009 9:28 pm

Here's a spoof on one of the stupidist shows on cable tv, Most Haunted. If you dont think farts are funny dont watch. It's sick crude humor which I happen to enjoy.
Enjoy!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=93Vq-fN7q-0&NR=1
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Re: Your favorite YouTube videos?

PostBy: gaw On: Fri Jun 12, 2009 7:31 pm

I have been watching this every week since I found it. I don't know why I think it's funny but I do, maybe because it’s not my tractor.
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Re: Your favorite YouTube videos?

PostBy: 009to090 On: Fri Jun 12, 2009 8:39 pm

gaw wrote:I have been watching this every week since I found it. I don't know why I think it's funny but I do, maybe because it’s not my tractor.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4g7_bHlQhd8


DAMN! THERES yer problem ! :cry2: toothy
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Re: Your favorite YouTube videos?

PostBy: spc On: Wed Jul 01, 2009 8:09 pm

AWESOME!!!

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Re: Your favorite YouTube videos?

PostBy: ken On: Thu Jul 02, 2009 8:18 am

OUCH , Now thats a blown engine. :shock:
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Re: Your favorite YouTube videos?

PostBy: spc On: Tue Jul 14, 2009 9:23 am

Riding Fish By Jumping Out Of A Helicopter :o

http://www.tangle.com/view_video.php?vi ... 4cd0c&sp=1
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Re: Your favorite YouTube videos?

PostBy: ken On: Wed Jul 15, 2009 8:24 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v5_RkYXl ... re=channel I went to watch the one about the big dump truck hitting the bridge and saw this. :)
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Re: Your favorite YouTube videos?

PostBy: PC 12-47E On: Tue Aug 04, 2009 10:28 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7-KczCp0OQ4

This is Whistlenut letting it all hang out over lake Winnipesaukee.... 8-) :D :rofl: :dancing: :up:
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