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Von Gast
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« Reply #25 on: January 09, 2008, 10:34:49 pm »

How about this little beastie?

http://myweb.tiscali.co.uk/cadmec/penny.htm

They were also available in 1:1 scale and were common on 2ft gauge industrial lines.
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« Reply #26 on: January 10, 2008, 06:43:27 am »

Don't ask.

No.

http://www.freakingnews.com/Ford-F150-Steam-Truck-Pictures-27466.asp

Be quiet!
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« Reply #27 on: January 10, 2008, 06:23:11 pm »

Thanks for all the kind words. Here's a link to the build-up of The Perambulator. http://www.burningup2007.blogspot.com/ It was our whole camp blog so there's lots of other posts of other things but it covers the car pretty well.  We were very frugal in our construction.  Most of the objects were found objects or bought for cheap at a flea market.  Large stuff was scavenged from my job as a contractor/remodeler. (It's upsetting the amount of usable materials that go to the dump everyday.) We spent about $1200 on it. With my wife and I doing a large part of the work.  It took us about months from idea to Burning Man.  Sadly, it now sits, stripped of it's golf cart, under a tarp in a sideyard exposed to the elements. 
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« Reply #28 on: January 10, 2008, 06:34:44 pm »

I just posted some pics of my latest acquisition here:

http://steampunkworkshop.com/gaz1.shtml



Late in 2007 I spotted this car on eBay with a "Buy it Now" price of $1500 and, well, bought it then.  Its a 1929 Mercedes Gazelle SSK replica made by Classic Motor Carriages. CMC made these cars in the late '70s and early '80s. In fact, I remember seeing advertisements for the kits in the back of Popular Science magazine when I was younger and thinking they looked pretty cool. I later came to realize their intrinsic cheesiness; but that makes them all the more hackable as I won't be getting email from all over hell-and-gone telling me I've ruined a collectible car!
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« Reply #29 on: January 10, 2008, 06:38:19 pm »

I just posted some pics of my latest acquisition here:

http://steampunkworkshop.com/images/gaz1.shtml


Corrected link.
http://steampunkworkshop.com/gaz1.shtml

Fantastic sirrah! Can't wait to see what you do to(with) it.
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« Reply #30 on: January 10, 2008, 06:39:00 pm »

Nice car. Lots of steamy potential. What's the drivetrain based on?
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« Reply #31 on: January 10, 2008, 06:45:27 pm »

Nice car. Lots of steamy potential. What's the drivetrain based on?

1972 VW Beetle for now . . .
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« Reply #32 on: January 10, 2008, 06:46:50 pm »

I just posted some pics of my latest acquisition here:

http://steampunkworkshop.com/images/gaz1.shtml


Corrected link.
http://steampunkworkshop.com/gaz1.shtml

Fantastic sirrah! Can't wait to see what you do to(with) it.


Sorry! Fixed!
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« Reply #33 on: January 10, 2008, 06:48:56 pm »

I just posted some pics of my latest acquisition here:

http://steampunkworkshop.com/gaz1.shtml



Late in 2007 I spotted this car on eBay with a "Buy it Now" price of $1500 and, well, bought it then.  Its a 1929 Mercedes Gazelle SSK replica made by Classic Motor Carriages. CMC made these cars in the late '70s and early '80s. In fact, I remember seeing advertisements for the kits in the back of Popular Science magazine when I was younger and thinking they looked pretty cool. I later came to realize their intrinsic cheesiness; but that makes them all the more hackable as I won't be getting email from all over hell-and-gone telling me I've ruined a collectible car!


Gaaahh. Now I've come over all anticiaptory.  Smiley
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« Reply #34 on: August 24, 2012, 08:13:56 pm »

Anyone else see that DJ, broadcaster and millionaire Chris Evans has purchased the original Chitty Chitty Bang Bang for half a million quid!?

Check it out
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« Reply #35 on: August 24, 2012, 10:01:53 pm »

That slightly worries me actually, as Mr Evans is quite notorious for messing things up. He tore up the original Withnail and I coat on his bicycle  Roll Eyes, and I just hope his drinking and driving days are behind him. Still nice acquisition Chris, just y'know...please look after it.

Still as we have a thread ressurection...

Although these are technically more Dieselpunk vehicles, this week I ah been mostly lookin at, really big guns on rails.
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« Reply #36 on: August 24, 2012, 11:01:51 pm »

Anyone else see that DJ, broadcaster and millionaire Chris Evans has purchased the original Chitty Chitty Bang Bang for half a million quid!?

Check it out



Fortunately not the 'original' Chitty, that was a Zeppelin engined behemoth raced in the Edwardian era by Count Zborowski, now that would be worrying! I recall the cars for the Chitty film (and there were several) were built by Alan Mann racing and used a Ford V6 engine. Mind you, that wooden body and brass gets the pulse going, doesn't it, to say nothing of the fact it was designed by Roland Emett along with Ken Adam! Emett's involvement makes the price tag worth it, just look after it Chris...

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« Reply #37 on: August 25, 2012, 12:21:07 am »

really just posting to mark this thread, but just in-case there are some who haven't seen it (sorry to bore those who have) this was my build last year. This year its a Honda CB250rs remodeled in a 1930s style, coming along quite nicely.

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« Reply #38 on: August 27, 2012, 11:48:23 am »

'Quite nicely' is the understatement of the day, it is brilliant. markf
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« Reply #39 on: August 27, 2012, 02:38:54 pm »

I must admit ... that is rather splendiferous !   Cheesy
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« Reply #40 on: August 28, 2012, 09:58:25 pm »

But that's just a shiny petrol car.

What about this...

Steam-powered Lombard Log Hauler at White Mt. Central Railroad,


Roll on winter...

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« Reply #41 on: September 03, 2012, 09:59:17 pm »

...or this...

The World's First Caterpillar Track (1908)
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« Reply #42 on: September 08, 2012, 01:30:54 am »

First thing this thread reminded me of,  Every time I go to the hairdressers I see this picture of a man on a motorcycle...  Except this is a one wheeled bike.
Here are a few pictures, they may not be steampowered but they are I believe steampunk.



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« Reply #43 on: September 08, 2012, 07:06:32 am »

Oooh — nice monowheels!

There's a few more monowheel threads around here somewhere if you're interested. Grin
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« Reply #44 on: September 10, 2012, 03:29:51 am »

Being prior Navy, I could not help myself:

http://www.lowtechmagazine.com/2008/08/submarines-1.html
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« Reply #45 on: September 10, 2012, 05:31:04 am »

Being prior Navy, I could not help myself:

http://www.lowtechmagazine.com/2008/08/submarines-1.html


They really are beautiful aren't they. Everyone wants to be an airship captain, but I'm way more of a ship and sub man myself. Although I will confess, much as I'm sure the inventor knew his stuff, I'm not sure I'd be happy submerging too far down in those.  Cheesy
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« Reply #46 on: September 10, 2012, 12:39:52 pm »

Being prior Navy, I could not help myself:

http://www.lowtechmagazine.com/2008/08/submarines-1.html


They really are beautiful aren't they. Everyone wants to be an airship captain, but I'm way more of a ship and sub man myself. Although I will confess, much as I'm sure the inventor knew his stuff, I'm not sure I'd be happy submerging too far down in those.  Cheesy


Good to know there are other potential "Bubbleheads" in here with me...  With that said, there are plenty of people who are not just unsure - but are completely positive - that they would never submerge in any construct - even of modern construct...  It certainly does take a special kind of person to be able to perform under pressure!

Gotta say though - I definitely feel a beckoning to jump out of an airship...  I also would love to try my hand at riding a monowheel...
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« Reply #47 on: September 10, 2012, 01:18:59 pm »

 My Nemesis styles himself as a submarine captain, although in reality we're both surface sailors in one form or another. I can see the appeal of submarines, they are quintessentially steampunk (in their early incarnations at least), but what I think puts most people off is the inherrent claustrophobia. With an airship, you can always see what's coming, and have a view for miles (excepting cloud, fog, sandstorms etc). It's that space and air that draws me so sailing, and why I extrapolate my ambitions up rather than down. If that makes sense.
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« Reply #48 on: September 10, 2012, 02:57:24 pm »

My Nemesis styles himself as a submarine captain, although in reality we're both surface sailors in one form or another. I can see the appeal of submarines, they are quintessentially steampunk (in their early incarnations at least), but what I think puts most people off is the inherrent claustrophobia. With an airship, you can always see what's coming, and have a view for miles (excepting cloud, fog, sandstorms etc). It's that space and air that draws me so sailing, and why I extrapolate my ambitions up rather than down. If that makes sense.
-Matt

Mr. Gladstone,

Claustrophobia is not inherent any more than Acrophobia.  With that said, in reality, I have been below, on top, and above in intense situations - and they are all unmatched experiences due to their individually unique advantages.  They all have their major disadvantages as well.  I tend to prefer the chance to not be seen if I am doing my job correctly - and I am positive that you would say the same about being reached on an airship!

I was wondering if anyone would be willing to possibly offer some insights into how Steampunk submarines really were (even in modern times - being that are nuclear - but only as a more efficient/sustainable way to create steam)...  But that is a whole new thread.

Lastly, as far as I am concerned - sailing is a truly fulfilling experience - whether it is under the water, on the water, in the air, in space, in your dreams, or in the seas of cheese; however, I think that minus a few of these theaters, you said it extremely well yourself!

My apologies to you, skribb --- did not intend to digress this far from your topic...  And I still want to hop on a monowheel...  Or a big steamy spider...

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« Reply #49 on: September 10, 2012, 03:50:03 pm »

Jules Verne certainly took inspiration from actual submarine designs of the time. Nautilus was I believe described as electrically powered in the book. But Harper Goff's very unique (and now considered quintessentially Steampunk) design for the Disney film, was illustrated as having what appeared to be an atomic power source.
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