The speeders are coming, the speeders are coming!!!

Discussion in 'The Real Thing- North America' started by Tyson Rayles, Sep 13, 2002.

  1. Tyson Rayles

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    Railfest is tomorrow so the invasion of speeders has started! :D

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    and another

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    and not forgetting our Canadian friends

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    Hi, Tyson. Once about fifty of the little bugger's went by the house in an afternoon. kept running out to look when I heard one coming. Finally parked myself in a lawn chair at the end of the drive to watch them all.
    Sorta wish I had gotten one of those to fix up instead of the caboose. Might be done with it by now. :rolleyes:

    t.
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    And you would have the added bonus of being able to take it out for a spin! :D
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    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

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    Speeder man....Speeder man......does whatever....
    Oh, you know.:D :D :D :D
    Pete
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    A few years back a friend of mine found an ACL speeder rusting away in the woods. A local shortline had bought the line from CSX and he talked them into giving it to him. He spent several hundred hours and umpteen $$$$$$ on it.

    To make the story short....you had to crank the thing with a hand crank like a Model T...... The first time he tried it the engine backfired and the crank handle broke his right arm in two places:eek:
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    Which is why all the ones I've seen have been converted to electric starters. :D