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Antique Steam Engine – Advanced Graphics Life Size Cardboard Standup

  • STANDUP SPECIFICS: Weight: 2.0 lbs; Dimensions: 61″W x 49″H (Depth: 12″)
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Product Description
This cardboard cutout of a fine-looking Antique Steam Engine is perfect for the engine or locomotive lover in your life. Order one today! Size is: 49″ x 61″. How to Set Up Your Standup: 1. Unfold standup and easel.  Lay standup face down on a clean, flat surface. 2. Fold easel up along the long vertical crease that runs the length of the standup. 3. Lift upper and lower tab to lock easel in place. 4. Attach upper tab to top of easel. About Advanced Graphics:  Sinc… More >>

Antique Steam Engine – Advanced Graphics Life Size Cardboard Standup

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Model Railroading Improves Your Life

Does life suck? Get a train.

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“NORTH EASTERN STEAM” Episode 3 ‘A Locomotive’s Home: Life at Picton Whiske Sheds’ In Episode 3, we travel back in time to 1961 to Eastcote Central Sheds. We see a variety of Ex LNER locomotives, see different Motive Power Depots….and get a chance to enjoy the banter between locomotive crews!!

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Tracing the life of crime novelist Agatha Christie

Tracing the life of crime novelist Agatha Christie
Fans of the famous author can take a closer look into her life and works on the 120th anniversary of her birth.

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Yesteryear comes to life at Warren County Antiques Fair and Festival in Harmony Township

Yesteryear comes to life at Warren County Antiques Fair and Festival in Harmony Township
Among the featured items on display at the Warren County Antiques Fair and Festival is one of the machines that helped build America, an engine from the Blue Mountain Gas and Steam Engine Group. HARMONY TWP. — The Warren County…

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Braking: a Way of Life

A long time ago, automobiles were in their infancy and there was no way to stop a moving automobile. Then brakes came along. Brakes were devices that slowed or stopped a moving vehicle and prevented it from moving again.

Early braking devices consisted of curved wooden blocks designed to bear against the steel tires. This was manipulated using a single leverage system from the driver’s seat. This “brake shoe” was the normal way of braking, either a horse-drawn vehicle or even a steam locomotive. Different designs, using levers, rods and pivots, were used to operate them.

By the end of the 20th century, the Michelin brothers began the movement, shifting away from the old way of braking. As automobiles shifted to pneumatic rubber wheels, new ideas of braking were needed, as “brake shoes” were no longer apt for the situation.

A new method (which has two kinds), in which attempted to apply the force of friction to the axle or to a drum on the axle or even to the transmission shaft, was used. This braking system was activated when the driver pushed a pedal down or operated a lever. Continuously applying pressure until it was heavy enough caused the bands to contract more slightly around the drum, giving it more greater retardation.

One instrument used a wooden block inside a flexible contracting metal band, which, when pressed together, would tighten around the drum. This causes friction between the drum, which is then connected to the wheel, then to the wooden blocks on one end, and eventually slowed down the vehicles’ forward progress.

The other used an inner wheel or brake drum which had an added external contracting meant to wrap around the drum, slowing down or preventing the vehicle from moving forward. But this meant that the drum had to be constantly replaced, leading to poor friction quality.

Past forward to the 21st century. Newer braking systems, which used hydraulic fluids and the like to stop a vehicle became in vogue. One such system used a vacuum. The vacuum became a tool, in which it operated a brake booster. Modern cars, such as your Volkswagen, uses this method in its VW brake parts.

Another method to stop moving vehicles meant using disc brakes. Friction is applied on the discs, courtesy of brake pads mounted on brake calipers. Your VW brake parts are equipped with brake calipers that would apply the necessary amount of friction on the discs to slow or stop the car.

So start giving attention to the way your car behaves, especially when you step on the brakes. Any squealing noise, leaking or pulling coming from your VW brake parts can be a potential disaster waiting to happen. If these happen, take your Volkswagen to the nearest dealership and have the brakes inspected and even replaced. Your life and your loved ones depend on that little piece of machinery.

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Memories of life at RS&J

Memories of life at RS&J
One of Ipswich’s major employers for generations was Ransomes Sims and Jefferies. Memories of their huge site around the dock and Duke Street area of Ipswich have featured recently in Kindred Spirits.

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Carpet Steam Cleaning: Breathing New Life Into Your Expensive Rugs

Are you a connoisseur of antique Persian rugs? Or do you simply enjoy resting your feet on soft, warm carpets? Whatever be the reason, if you have carpets in your home, you should get those cleaned at least once every couple of years. Getting carpets cleaned at regular intervals will keep those hygienic for use and also maintain the luster of the fibers.

Carpets can absorb and retain a lot of oily dirt and moisture. This type of dirt gets drawn towards the inner layers of fiber and cannot be removed by conventional vacuum cleaners. What’s more, this type of dirt in turn attracts dry dirt and soil, trapping those in the lower layers as well. With prolonged usage of the carpet, these dirt buildups act as breeding grounds for viruses, fungi, and mold. These can cause various diseases, from skin ailments and allergies to respiratory disorders, in both kids and grownups. Getting your carpet steam-cleaned by a professional will remove these harmful substances and make the carpets safe for use.

In order to prevent this, you should use a vacuum cleaner to clean your carpet at least once a week. This will remove the loose layers of dirt that get trapped on the top layers of fiber. However, vacuum cleaners will not be able to deep clean your carpet. Only a trained professional will be able to operate a steam cleaner properly, to dislodge dirt from the lower layers of fiber with superheated steam and suck those out with a vacuum cleaner.

The professional carpet cleaner will determine what type of fiber your carpet is made of. Then, the professional will ask you about your expectations. You will be able to tell him what kind of dirt your carpet has been exposed to, and which spots you believe will require intensive cleaning. He will tell you how much he charges for the kind of service you need. Then will set an appointment on another day, when he will come over with specialized equipment to clean your carpet. If a professional does not go through these steps, you might as well bid goodbye to him without further discussion.

Professional carpet cleaning in Phoenix, AZ is carried out by trained personnel, who know how to deep clean your carpet while keeping it in good shape. If you live in or around Phoenix, make sure you call up one of the professional operating in the area. Some professional also offer carpet cleaning coupons in their websites, which can get you excellent discounts on the fees they charge for their services. This will ensure that your carpet lasts long and will also provide excellent value for money to you.

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