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Made a similar thread on /diy but got referred here for the train nerds.

basically I've found a mini rideable train that needs rescuing. How do I get it rolling again, just to move it along the tracks? I'll take it to a friends shop were professionals can hack at it on their own
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Found On Railroad Dead
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england takes small trains pretty damn seriously
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We're weird about it here in the States. Take the Swanton Pacific Railroad. Anywhere else in the world, this this would be a legit light rail engine. Here it's considered a 1/3 scale locomotive running on 18' gauge. They built three of these for the 1915 Panama-Pacific exposition and added a diesel-electric some time in the 70's.
>Here it's considered a 1/3 scale locomotive running on 18' gauge.
Because that's what it is? It's not like there aren't novelty miniature railways elsewhere in the world.

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There are about seventeen million intermodal containers in the world, and a large proportion of the world's long-distance freight generated by international trade is transported in shipping containers. In addition, it is estimated that several million of these containers have now been discarded due to the shipping cost of sending them back to their port of origin. Their invention made a major contribution to the globalization of commerce in the second half of the 20th century, dramatically reducing the cost of transporting goods and hence of long-distance trade. How can we improve on shipping containers? How have they transformed the world already?
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Brainlet meme is the best thing to come from /sci/
Too bad it's a shit meme.
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>improve on housing
,,dreamin> homein container,, getruck ride totrain,, buy avacados,,, train toship,pay extra for outside seat,,,Austrailias,,, getrain across Nulibar,,,, park in the middle.,
, if I could just, shiphome.
Wow, 64 divisions and you can divide stuff into thirds, how absolutely utterly useful for science and technology!
wait, why avocados?

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How was your ride today? Mine was very challenging
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please install fenders for your childrens' sake
gravel launched into their eye sockets makes them stronger
got up to 35 today so i went out. toes got cold. was on 5.10s and flats. was good otherwise. my bunnyhops magically got better from christmas to now despite not having ridden in sub-zero cold.
looking at the specs it seems to be a full tier above BSO and should be fine as a first bike. i personally would've gone with a hardtail but it should prove fun for him.
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Cold, dark, and painful... Washed out on a curve and rammed my nose off the bar end.. Still had fun

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The 707 had it's first flight 60 years ago in 1957. At their present production schedules, Boeing will have tapped out the entire 7X7 series within the next 40 years by 2057. Obviously, they are going to continue making airplanes after that date, but what exactly. Based upon existing trends I believe it's safe to say whatever comes next would have:

- hybrid wing bodies (see pic/vid related) which Boeing has experience with through the X-45, X-46 and their recent MQ-25 entry
- hybrid propulsion (as in tail gas engines powering electric propellers via an alternator) which NASA is currently researching via the X-57
- unmanned piloting available as an option for freighters
- opening nose and rear tail available for freighters, which Boeing has already done on their Dreamlifter
- engine nozzle thrust vectoring, used mainly for takeoffs

inb4 someone posts that ancient 797 image, I'm thinking of hybrid aircraft that are more traditionally shaped and less flying doritos
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Nah, full scale genocide is better. Can't be a martyr if you have no supporters left.
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the point
Grow up.
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i've been wanting ting to build my own canoe. but no alas short on the money. any suggestions? im leaning towards birch bark.
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yea...... ive seen this video. i don't get what your point is. lol it doesn't look to hard at all
Where are you going to get birch bark of suitable thickness? If you have a ton of land with birch trees the maybe. But nobody is going to want you to go skin their trees.

Have you ever split a length of wood or used a crook knive to thickness/shape a workpiece?

The video I linked is two guys, one an expert canoe builder, the other, UK's most respected bushcraft survival expert, and even they come across problems.

I don't get your logic, short on money, so you want to make an incredibly labour intensive canoe using hard to source materials that require detailed understanding to work with.

You may as well make a skin on frame or a stitch and ply canoe. Probably work out cheaper.
I live in Canada and you can get birch bark from crown land.

Yes I have. Have you?

So? I can work through problems i'm not a retard...

Once again... not hard to source, and yes short on money... that means i don't want to buy materials... instead, go into the woods and get them myself lol. I don't get your logic.
Why the fuck are you posting here then? If you have the materials told and skills already then you should have started.
Because I was hoping maybe to talk about canoes and different techniques of making them on /n/ why are you posting?

What are your guy's personal limits when it comes to winds and what aircraft do you guys fly?
No kissing, no anal
My limit is when I say the safety word (Alabama)
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What's up with the tribalism in cycling. Roadies hate mountain bikers hate bmx bros. Your only doing yourself a disservice by refusing to enjoy all dimensions of cycling. Not to mention that skills carry over from on discipline to the other. Is it really as bad as the internet makes it seem or do people just like talking shit?
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>this entire thread
Hahaha I love dead cagers
those are crash test dummies u baka
Why are these idiots all wearing the same clothing? Stupod Americans
What's a crash test dummies?

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ITT: Post funny Amtrak stories

more pics will be posted below
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They did, but then imported 5times to fill the empty hobo places

>center to center
>no shitty TSA assholes to deal with
>not having to be there way ahead of time
>no weighing luggage
>nice views
>not having to drive
>drink coffee, eat snacks and look out the window or read a book
>feels like living in a real country
So many reasons to take the train
>took a round-trip Amtrak to NYC
>got roped into taking my mother, aunt and cousin along
>majority of the day was fine, I told them how to get around and left to see a concert
>met up again to head back to the train station, but as I walked to Pennsylvania Station my mom said it was the wrong building
>wound up going back into Penn Station and wasted twenty minutes getting lost until I told her that we were definitely in the wrong building
>started having nam flashes about how expensive it is going to be if we miss the train, and the fallout I would get from other family members
>walked outside in frustration because it was time to board, but the entryway I walked out of was directly across from Pennsylvania’s
>got everyone into Pennsylvania Station and managed to get on the train at the last minute
>old guy sitting across from me gave me a high-five after he found out what happened

If you are on the east side of CT leave from the Old Saybrook station. The only people who use it are old rich ladies and it has overnight parking if you really need it.
>riding northeast regional from kingston to new york
>immediately after crossing into connecticut, begin hearing three voices talk behind me
>they are college-age boys and are discussing my little pony
>they proceed to have a D&D-style my little pony roleplay all the way down to new york
>i sit for three hours internally laughing at how bizarre and asinine the entire concept is, yet i feel internal pain, knowing that even bridgeport is a better fate

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The Light Rail System connects Minneapolis, Minnesota to some of its surrounding towns and suburbs. The project is set to expand into more conservative outlying suburbs such as Hopkins. Bob Ivers of the Hopkins city counsel warns of "ethnics" "flooding" into Hopkins from "Welfareopolis."
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Well it's got 200 posts and its been up for 100 days so there's at least 50 more days for it :^)
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nothing but a

All scientists agree with this. Its not a controversial statement. It's no other people's job to undo your brainwashing and ignorance. Either educate yourself or shut your arrogant pie hole.
We don't need to know what genes code for skin color to know that skin color is genetic you pretentious flaming liberal moron.
Shit like this makes me thing ethnonationalists have a point.

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I got this '85 KTM real cheap and it came with all the original parts (boxed atm). Unfortunately the crash guards are bleached and the rear wheel's bearings seem broken.
So I won't make an effort to keep it original. What parts would you recommend to make it sparkle?
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sell it and get a california
Nah, I like it.
Throw on some drop bars and a geared hub.
Get the brakes to work and get a decent lock so no junkie steals it.

>Unfortunately the crash guards are bleached
Do you mean the pad set? Those are easy to replace with generics.

>rear wheel's bearings seem broken
The hub or the trueing on the wheel?


See if they have the parts you want.

Eternal Tyre Discussion Thread

im new to road bikes, just killed my first tyres (schwalbe lugano) after aprox 4000mi/6000km of use. they came with my bike (a mid range good alu bike, felt f75).

can anyone give me a quick induction about tyres? mine where 23mm but i see everyone is using using 25 or even a bit more. advice me!

no need to go into very rare tyres and stuff, just the most known and widely available is preferred. a objective opinion on pic related would be cool as i see they are kind of a meme tyre. also tell me if the price gap from a couple of maxxis detonators or ultrasport to the gp4000 is worth. im looking on somethig balanced between puncture resistance, rolling resistance and durability... but again if someones knows thier stuff he could prob say "this one for puncture resistance", "this one sucks on durability",etc etc. thanksssssssss.

and a tyre related question. as i needed a quick replacement for the back tyre and had no time to investigate or anything, i just got a single continental ultrasport 23mm). guy in the store told me it wuld be better if switched to the front and left my old good lugano on te back, so i could feel the grip of the continental . should i?

obviously talk about your tyre pref, what you thik is best whatever whatever. peaceeeeeeeeeeeeee
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I should get more reliable tires too since I do work with my bike and if I flat I have to clock out, go home, fix bike, and make up lost time but I'm such a hard head. This isn't the first time I killed a tire in the field too...
Are there any faster rolling(pavement) thick tyres than the schwalbe G-one and marathon almotion/supreme?
How THICC are we talking about?
The Compass Bon Jon Pass are 35c, Barlow Pass 38c and Snoqualmie Pass 44c, all fat, slick and fast
35 to 60mm.
Thanks for those recommendations
Schwalbe One

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this is my first 4 chan post help
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Epic thread my fellow narwhals. Pickle Rick, bacon
hey friendo, welcome to 4chan hope you enjoy your stay
Don't forget, you're here forever.
Welcome to 4chan.
Now get the fuck out and never come back.
My IQ isn't high enough for me to fully appreciate those references

Saw this on offerup. Worth buying? Its a Pure fixie all black. Also, are Brooks good for MTB XC and moderate trail?
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I'm not a mechanic though in the official sense, unless by "mechanic" you mean "does extremely rudimentary repairs and maintenance at home"

I can't even build a wheel desu
He's. Ot a bike mechanic since what he said was not true at all.

As for the op. I'd pass on this bike. Used and abused and it's a low end fixie from a definct drip shipping brand. With some crusty ass parts on it.
reminder to ignore namefags from /fa/
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>I can't even build a wheel desu
Delivery guy here.

We ride any old shit (non-loaded)
Electric (look at my new job, hills scare me)
Or heavy cargo steel (loaded)

Except for the third it'll Ben wrecked in 8 months solid work.

Meme bikes are for paper boys who don't hock cases of wine up hill so yuppies can wank each other.

No worries get me a coopers green.

Which is your favorite bike brand/manufacturer, /n/?

Mine is Canyon
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It was rescued from a bike co-op with that stuff on it already. I've got a set of Normandie hubs and the Simplex front derailleur for it. Someday it'll be returned to its proper setup.
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digging the white hubs
I like Bulls. Best bikes around the 1000-1500 euro price range.
agreed, actually
c'mon man it looks like a tonka truck it's fucken rad

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These threads have had some success in the past, so I'm starting another. Post pics and information on electric freight trains ITT.

Pic related, electric locomotives on the greatest electrified freight (and passenger) route ever built in North America, the Milwaukee Road's Pacific Extension. Over 50 years of continuous successful operation, only a massive corporate conspiracy could take it down.
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Not bad.
Does Australia have any remaining electric lines?
Any of these get preserved?
Electrification in Australia is limited to major passenger lines only with no interstate electrification for freight.

Victoria is awful with the electrification running out beyond the Metro Trains operated area. The only (and now historic) exception being the aforementioned Traralgon line.
New South Wales has electric mainlines for intercity trains
Queensland has the most electrification and the fastest (also electric) train in Australia, the QR tilt train.
All other states either have no electrification (Tasmania) or only recently electrified suburban services (South Australia in 2014, Western Australia in 1991).

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