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Puddington

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I have no reason to model this but.....
« on: May 30, 2013, 09:11:56 PM »
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....it's just so querky that I think I'll take a shot........ it's "calling me".....



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Re: I have no reason to model this but.....
« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2013, 09:36:10 PM »
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I like it!  I can't help but notice it is yet another CN modelling project for you  :P

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Re: I have no reason to model this but.....
« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2013, 10:18:34 PM »
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If I built a model like that, it would leak, ignite, and go rocketing off into space.


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Re: I have no reason to model this but.....
« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2013, 10:21:43 PM »
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I like it!  I can't help but notice it is yet another CN modelling project for you  :P

Seems like a pattern... One of us, one of us....  :trollface:
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Re: I have no reason to model this but.....
« Reply #4 on: May 30, 2013, 10:37:29 PM »
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The 12 year old version of me is finding the name quite amusing. :lol:

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Re: I have no reason to model this but.....
« Reply #5 on: May 30, 2013, 10:40:27 PM »
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This is the type of gas used to light homes and street lamps before electricity.  Wonder what use it had in the 60s?

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Re: I have no reason to model this but.....
« Reply #6 on: May 30, 2013, 10:53:06 PM »
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Hey Pud! Why do you need a reason?  :D
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Re: I have no reason to model this but.....
« Reply #7 on: May 30, 2013, 11:07:21 PM »
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This is the type of gas used to light homes and street lamps before electricity.  Wonder what use it had in the 60s?
I know - it was used for rail car lamps at the turn of the century but 1961 ? Could even MOW cars still have gas lamps bu then ?
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Re: I have no reason to model this but.....
« Reply #8 on: May 30, 2013, 11:11:46 PM »
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Switch lamps? Remote stations (N Ontario) where electricity had yet to reach?
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Re: I have no reason to model this but.....
« Reply #9 on: May 30, 2013, 11:19:09 PM »
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[snip/] Lighthouses, buoys and beacons used this gas as the flame could withstand vibration and rough usage without extinguishing. [\snip] <wikipedia>

or

"Soon after there followed an association with the Niederschlesisch-Maerki railway. The problem of the time was that there was no safe and reliable light that could be used in moving railway cars, because the shaking and rolling movements commonly felt as the train reached speed upset the flame. Normal oil lighting was easily extinguished by the motion, so Pintsch's new gas lighting quickly became popular as it allowed travellers to stay awake longer on their journeys."

http://homepage.ntlworld.com/munwai/pintsch.htm

Would be nice if I just knew that....but Google was my friend.... :D
« Last Edit: May 30, 2013, 11:23:42 PM by skm »
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Re: I have no reason to model this but.....
« Reply #10 on: May 31, 2013, 02:06:45 PM »
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Do you really need a reason? If you like it (and I like it), build it! Once it is in operation, who's going to know if it is right or not? Southern Pacific experimented with a fuel tender in the 1970's (a modified tank car...MT offered it at one time), I liked the idea but it was way too modern for me to run (and I don't run 'bloody nose' paint) so I made my own from a MT 40' tank painted in 'black widow' paint...nobody has ever even questioned it. Go for it...I may make one of these gas cars too.
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Re: I have no reason to model this but.....
« Reply #11 on: May 31, 2013, 04:52:38 PM »
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Seems like a pattern... One of us, one of us....  :trollface:

 :D

Look forward to seeing your finished model, Puddington!



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Re: I have no reason to model this but.....
« Reply #12 on: May 31, 2013, 06:32:56 PM »
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Well, today was a success because I learned one new thing that I did not know before:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pintsch_gas
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Re: I have no reason to model this but.....
« Reply #13 on: May 31, 2013, 07:37:59 PM »
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Re: I have no reason to model this but.....
« Reply #14 on: May 31, 2013, 09:25:39 PM »
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Sharktank:There will be no market for your product.  I will not invest in it.  It stinks.
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