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 Post subject: "Backyard Railroad"
PostPosted: Mon Oct 07, 2013 1:30 am 

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Kind of interesting flick, if perhaps a trifle patronizing. I wonder this man and the railroad are still around.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oKUCJasMG8o


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 Post subject: Re: "Backyard Railroad"
PostPosted: Mon Oct 07, 2013 7:54 am 

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Now that is really cool, I have to admire the mans work in creating that.

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 Post subject: Re: "Backyard Railroad"
PostPosted: Mon Oct 07, 2013 12:06 pm 

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Freeze the video at 1:10. Sure looks like a smokebox to me, anyone know more? Loco? Steam Tractor? Steam Outline? Wood stove?

Also, what gauge is that? The video seems to be distorted, so I can't tell. 3 foot maybe?


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 Post subject: Re: "Backyard Railroad"
PostPosted: Tue Oct 08, 2013 5:26 am 

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http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-18563_162-4124899.html

Here is a better version. Definitely a smokebox, and definitely a marker light in red primer attached to it behind Jim's head.

...and a link to the engine.

http://steamlocomotive.info/vlocomotive.cfm?Display=1466


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 Post subject: Re: "Backyard Railroad"
PostPosted: Wed Oct 09, 2013 11:18 pm 

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If I am correct, stuff from this estate, mostly signals, has been coming up for sale on Discover Live Steam from time to time. It may be possible that he gave up on the idea?
They are the items further down the page in the bleached white section. There were more, but I cant find them on the site anymore.
http://www.discoverlivesteam.com/discov ... /index.htm

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 Post subject: Re: "Backyard Railroad"
PostPosted: Sun Dec 08, 2013 4:41 pm 
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Here's another one http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=prw_FFbQwDU put it in fun but really stupid category.


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 Post subject: Re: "Backyard Railroad"
PostPosted: Sun Dec 08, 2013 8:16 pm 

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Interesting to see such a road as an electric line.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D3ywUal6flY

Could be an interesting variant for a park train.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s82C9w7SwcA

Might be more realistic than I would like. Did the classic interurbans have track that looked this bad at the end?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eu-rQ42sOIQ


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