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Old 04-06-2016, 01:33 AM   #1
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Machines

A steam crane, I wonder what the load limit was.
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Old 04-06-2016, 10:09 AM   #2
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OSHA would be all over that man in the top hat standing there.
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Old 04-06-2016, 11:01 AM   #3
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I'm just trying to work out what they are manufacturing.

That looks to be a gun barrel (large) being lowered into place on a railway wagon. Any support for that notion?
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Old 04-06-2016, 11:22 AM   #4
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I also assumed it was artillery.
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Old 04-06-2016, 01:58 PM   #5
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Only the military-industrial complex's grandfather, could afford that monster.

Look at this sumbitch, human powered tractor moving heavy stones slung underneath. Looks like the expected soft ground by the shoes on the wheels.
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Old 04-21-2016, 07:33 PM   #6
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To Bring John Wayne to the silver screen, getting the action on film is only half the battle. You also need sound, then to marry the two smoothly. In the world of rug rats, aircraft and motorized toys, quiet is at a premium, that's why they build sound stages. But John Wayne doesn't shoot well indoors so the sound truck must go to the wide open.
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Old 05-04-2016, 07:38 PM   #7
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I love this thread.
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Old 05-04-2016, 09:08 PM   #8
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I think this fits here better than in rims...
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Old 05-05-2016, 03:50 PM   #9
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275hp from 270 cubic inches was no mean feat way back then. An excess of 1hp per cu in was, for a long time, the Holy Grail of performance.
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Old 05-05-2016, 10:49 PM   #10
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You wouldn't want to drive one of those Offy engines on the street though, really balky, like riding a high strung stallion.
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Old 05-06-2016, 10:35 AM   #11
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I heard one once. Choppy.
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Old 05-10-2016, 02:30 AM   #12
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As WW II wound down there were a lot of magazine ads by companies planning their post war strategy. The ads promised people they would have their pent up desire for consumer goods filled beyond their wildest dreams.

Willys' Jeep was born of the war effort and Willys decided they weren't going to pack up and fade away when the government stopped buying.
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Old 05-10-2016, 07:24 AM   #13
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The perfect post-apocalyptic ride. Unfortunately, we had like thirty years of economic growth after this came out. Maybe its time to buy the tooling for that?
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Old 05-11-2016, 06:57 PM   #15
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That looks expensive, the trailer wheels steer, independent suspension, two trailer wheels drive, hydraulic everything. The only disadvantage would be slower hauling over the road, and you need a $150,000 tractor to pull it.
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