Atlas Forum gone until August?!?!?

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by pomperaugrr, Jun 4, 2004.

  1. CN1

    CN1 Active Member

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    Pictures? Pictures? Yes we do have lots of pictures
    here at The-Gauge. Wich, BTW is a fantastic place
    with fantastic people. Welcome aboard.
    :thumb: :wave: :D ;) :)

    2-8-8-4 Yellowstone :)

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  2. brakie

    brakie Active Member

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    What does "off your rocker mean"? Well I am told I am a very good example of that..You see not only would I model 24/7 if I could (must eat, work and sleep ya know) but,when I go fishing it always at the Sandusky Bay right across from the old NYC Buffalo to Chicago main line.. :eek: :wave: I have more model railroad friends then I do none modelers(small idle chit chat I find boring-must talk trains :cool: ) I am the happiest doing what I love-model railroading then say bar hoping or hanging with folks that would rather talk about their problems or health.
    So,I am told I am completely off my rocker.Of course I do not have a clue to what rocker they are referring to since I do not have a rocking chair. :wave:
  3. hoyle

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    Hanging around folks that talk about problems is sometimes fun going dancing and getting woman perfume on you was fantastic but model railroading could top all of them.
  4. shaygetz

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    "It's a Yellowstone...A YELLOWSTONE!!!", sobs Master Rivet Counter Shaygetz as he searches thru his toolbox for a flamethower and a diplomatic way to correct CN1's faux pas. :rolleyes: :cry: :p :eek: :D
  5. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    Shaygetz.. it says Yellowstone! LOL (now it does) :D :D :D

    Mikey "Whips out" his Whyte Classification Guide.. ( sounds of rustling pages) Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

    ok - We have a judgement! :D :D :D
    According to the Whyte System:

    Mallots:
    0-6-6-0
    2-6-6-2
    2-6-6-4
    2-8-8-2

    Yellowstone:
    2-8-8-4

    CN1 - you were "One Axle" too short hehehehehehe

    I got your back :D :D :D :D

    btw - That's a gorgous picture of a beautiful engine & I like the DM&IR too :) :) :)
  6. BDC

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    Boy, has anyone noticed that everytime the Atlas forum shuts down, people who haven't posted in six months start showing up again? ;)
  7. shaygetz

    shaygetz Active Member

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    Thanks, Mikey...the rash is starting to dissipate.

    CN1, I have an issue of "Live Steam News" from '96 with an article on a beautiful one built in 1 1/2" scale over a 20 year period. That grey paint they were done in was just plain perty, moreso to me than the Espee's GS-4 Daylights or Milwaukee's Hiawathas. I just found out recently that my Cab-forward is considered a Yellowstone, just backerds.

    Here's a postcard of one that used to be on public display. Sadly, it degraded to a point where it couldn't even be cosmetically restored and was scrapped. :cry: :cry:

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  8. shaygetz

    shaygetz Active Member

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    And here's what's left of one that rear-ended a freight train...

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  9. CN1

    CN1 Active Member

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    One axle too short? :curse:
    Darn it where's my glasses :mad: :eek:
    The following is NYC 2-6-6-2Mallet

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    That's incredible! Destroy a vintage steamer? :( :cry: Shame on them :curse:
    BTW Whadaya think of this crane?.... :p
  10. Topo

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    Thanks for the clarification, Jon, Shaygetz and Brakie. :thumb:

    «Dictionary of American Idioms»? Hey, I want one of these! :D My «Español/Inglés, English/Spanish» Collins is very british-oriented, and is belly up against some southern expressions of ya! :rolleyes: :D

    One of the funniest -and embarrasing- situations that I have seen is when traveling to South-America countries (and also when some native of South-American countries come to Spain), we realize that, in spite of speak all spanish, the same expression can have very different meaning depending in what side of the Atlantic you are.

    In fact, a very innocent name in Spain can be a profanity in Mexico, and can have another completely meaning in Venezuela or Argentina. This is funny or a minor nuisance for us, but can be annoying and very puzzling for the people not fluent in spanish. :eek: :confused:

    I suppose that you will have similar idiomatic issues between the british and the US speakers. ;)

    Thanks, friends (and my apologies for being «off-topic») :oops: :rolleyes:
  11. cidchase

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    Hey CN1,
    That picture is an excellent example! From what I have read, if'n y'all are
    interested, the Mallet (pronounced mall-AY) may be any type of compound
    articulated loco, not a particular wheel arrangement. The "compound"
    refers to live steam being directed from the boiler to the fixed rear cylinders first;
    the exhaust from the rear cylinders, still hot steam under pressure, is then
    directed to the front cylinders, which are much larger in diameter, due to the
    reduced pressure.

    The front cylinders and drivers pivot at a point near the rear cylinders, thus
    making the arrangement "articulated." CN1's photo clearly shows off the larger
    front cylinders.

    To confuse the issue, apparently some roads used "Mallet" indiscriminately
    to identify some non-compound articulateds; this is technically incorrect.
    For my own interest, I'm going to read a little more on the subject. :) :)

    And Hi, BDC, good to see ya!!!! :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: Hope you're all
    in one piece, did you say you were a Training Instructor? Been busy, I'll bet!!

    Hey Topo, "he's off his rocker" is similar to "he's not playing with a full deck",
    or "he has bats in his belfry!" Also, "he has lost his marbles", or "his elevator
    doesn't go all the way to the top floor!" I'm sure there are more, you've heard
    most of them here, I think!! :D :D :D
  12. Will_annand

    Will_annand Active Member

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    I have a PDF of an 8 page article from Popular Science Dec. 1962 entitled "Those God-Almighty Mallets" rhe file is 1.25MB, I could email it to those who wanted it.
  13. cidchase

    cidchase Active Member

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    I would be interested in reading that, Will. If my e-mail is blocked, you can get
    the address off my V-card. I have all the options turned on except "invisible"
    but I don't think it will let you e-mail me from the Profile page.

    :confused: :confused: :confused: MODERATOR (Mikey) : ?????????? why not?
    Or is it just me??? :D :D :D :D
  14. rcwatkins

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    Yeah, I Don't see it anymore. What's going on here??? :confused:
  15. shaygetz

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    Must be awful hard to run one o' them off the snoot of a lokey :D

    Cool beans :thumb:

    The information is much appreciated, Cid :thumb:
  16. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

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    Will, could you send a copy to jon(a)the-gauge.com? Please please please :D :D :D
  17. CN1

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    Thanks for the in-depth info cid :thumb:

    Could you give us the jist of the article Will? :confused:

    Is it Mallet or Mallot? :confused:
  18. Fred_M

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    I made the Mallet History PDF avalible again on my website for download. The link is near the bottom of the page. FRED
  19. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

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    Thanks dash, now how bout the airbrakes pdf? :cry: :cry: :cry:
  20. CN1

    CN1 Active Member

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    Thanks Dash10