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Re: Hulett Unloader - wow!
« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2009, 01:33:37 PM »
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HOly mackerel! Truly awesome. I could hope that they do it in N someday, too, but won't hold my breath.

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Re: Hulett Unloader - wow!
« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2009, 02:24:35 PM »
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 :o  :o

Man... That's... sweeeet.

i know there's a lot more HO guys out there, but I find it hard to believe that there's many, if any, more HO guys that could actually use a kit of this size than there are N scale ones.

Hopefully we'll see it.  I don't know if I could ever use it, but kits like that are ones that I'd like to build anyways just to have because they're so neat.  Kinda like why I have to keep myself from buying Alkem's coaling tower though, as a modern-day modeler, I have absolutely no need for one at all.
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Re: Hulett Unloader - wow!
« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2009, 02:24:54 PM »
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and the obligatory video

http://youtube.com/watch?v=1RJfnk2S330

and the photo
http://www.mhsd.org/photogallery/images/clevelandhullette-amc.jpg

p.s. the little "pusher" unit that is between the 1st and 2nd string of cars from the right (with the man in the cab visible) is saved @ the Mad River museum in Bellevue, Ohio...
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Re: Hulett Unloader - wow!
« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2009, 03:01:52 PM »
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Man, looking at that proto-photo, that kit is just screaming for someone to make a brass "hop-up" kit for it, much like how just about every scale plastic model released has numerous options for.
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Re: Hulett Unloader - wow!
« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2009, 04:41:49 PM »
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I bought the documentary on the Hulett--it's an excellent video, with some remarkable footage. Would include a link, but that's at home; will add it later, unless someone else has the link.

I'd be tempted to get one of these kits, too, even in HO.

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Re: Hulett Unloader - wow!
« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2009, 04:46:37 PM »
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Imagine...

put a motor on it here or there.... i bet you could get em up and operating in no time...

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Re: Hulett Unloader - wow!
« Reply #7 on: February 04, 2009, 04:56:27 PM »
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Wow, that video is cool. Those things are pretty mechanically and labour intensive, easy to see why they elminated those once self-unloaders were standard. Really cool operation though.

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Re: Hulett Unloader - wow!
« Reply #8 on: February 04, 2009, 05:05:14 PM »
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Wow, that video is cool. Those things are pretty mechanically and labour intensive, easy to see why they elminated those once self-unloaders were standard. Really cool operation though.

Compared to what they used to have to do before Huletts came along (shovels, wheelbarrows and lots of men), those big, ungainly machines were a godsend. To think they started operations near the turn of the century, and ran for generations, all very impressive and a testament to a genius designer.

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Re: Hulett Unloader - wow!
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Re: Hulett Unloader - wow!
« Reply #10 on: February 04, 2009, 08:25:02 PM »
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Can anyone recommend a book on steel operations that shows how all these buildings and structures fit together?

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Re: Hulett Unloader - wow!
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Re: Hulett Unloader - wow!
« Reply #13 on: February 04, 2009, 09:44:21 PM »
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There's a bunch of beautiful circa 1940 color transparencies on flickr:

http://www.flickr.com/search/?q=hulett%20unloaders&w=all&s=int&referer_searched=1

An interesting website: http://www.citizensvision.org/
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Re: Hulett Unloader - wow!
« Reply #14 on: February 04, 2009, 09:47:31 PM »
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Ride along in one of them in action:
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