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    I believe the butter is going on some ones order at Red Lobster.

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    I use a lot of butter on my waffles or pancakes but just 1 of those blobs of butter would last me a life time. But I could have used it to grease the train rails where I used to live to stop the dang trains
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    Moonshiner's Cow Hoof shoes used to throw off the authorities.

    Vintage work crew photos-cow-hoof-shoes.jpg

    I debated if this went in "Vintage Work Crew Photos" but those guys had to work hard for their money!

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    Red Cross group. Washington, D.C., circa 1920.

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    They've caught drug smugglers trying this here on the SW border. Kinda hard to fool any trackers since bipeds can't really recreate a quadruped's walking gait.

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    At least this one is somewhat about woodworking and creating your own tools!

    Bootlegger's Delivery Truck:

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    Last edited by Hoosiersmoker; 12-11-2019 at 01:53 PM. Reason: Forgot picture!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoosiersmoker View Post
    At least this one is somewhat about woodworking and creating your own tools!

    Bootlegger's Delivery Truck:

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    If that was such a FULL load of lumber on that single axle truck, it would certainly be sagging, and the tires squished unless they were solids.

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    Yea. old timber merchant, me, always calculated actual load weights...I get approx 15 wide x 26 high, look to be rough sawn 2x4s, assume 8', assume Doug Fir ...would be about 2.8 US tons!

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    I love those compound locomotives, this one looks to be a Challenger, with twelve drivers, it was smaller than the Union Pacific's Bigboy, but the Challenger had more traction effort than Bigboy's 16 drivers, due to less weight per driver!
    According to this article:
    https://www.railarchive.net/bigboys/index.html

    Union Pacific Big Boy tractive force = 135,375 lbf
    Union Pacific Challenger tractive force = 97,300 lbf

    Usually you want more weight on drivers to increase traction (air foils on racing cars improved tractive performance when they were introduced).

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