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I’m looking for pictures of a locomotive in mobile phone compatible size. Can someone help?

Details for the locomotive:
Type: Steam
Class: S1
Wheels: 6-4-4-6
State: PA
User: PRR

Photo specifications:
Size: adapted
Memory: 1 Megabyte maximum
Phone brand: Nokia
Model: 2320 Classic
Color: true color

All I ask is that it meets as close to these details as possible.

1 comment - What do you think?  Posted by - August 27, 2011 at 3:43 am

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looking for locomotive steam sounds, like steam track sounds plus more, can you help me?

2 comments - What do you think?  Posted by - July 11, 2011 at 3:42 am

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Looking for a new PC or Laptop…?

Title says it all really. I want a new system mainly to play games like Team Fortress 2, Counterstrike, etc, so I was wondering if these were any good for playing games on Steam. If you have any other suggestions I would be grateful. I have about £500 (POUNDS) to spend on one.

These are what I have found so far:
1)http://www.laptopsdirect.co.uk/Acer_Aspire_5738DZG_3D_Laptop_LX.PRK02.058/version.asp
2)http://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/packard-bell-ixtreme-x6620-refurbished-desktop-pc-04092419-pdt.html
3)http://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/advent-centurion-cbe1401-refurbished-desktop-pc-04735186-pdt.html
4)http://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/advent-centurion-cq9204-refurbished-desktop-pc-04092393-pdt.html

If you know PC specs inside out then could you tell me which ones are good or not and what makes them good or not.

I DO NOT want to go through the process of building my own PC.

Many thanks

2 comments - What do you think?  Posted by - February 14, 2011 at 9:41 pm

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Writer/researcher looking for an expert in steam trains/cog railroads to advise in an article…?

Hello–I am searching for an expert in 19th century-era steam trains/cog rail to assist with a VERY intriguing project/article. Specifically, I need someone to identify an object associated within the train realm. I would prefer someone with verifiable credentials or associations within this field, and someone willing to use their real name and those credentials within a published article. Thanks.

5 comments - What do you think?  Posted by - January 26, 2011 at 9:37 pm

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I’m looking to buy a steam cleaner (in UK). Any suggestions?

I see all these info-mercials, but most things I buy off tv are crap.
I want a really good multi-purpose steam cleaner that will clean floors, windows, fabrics, etc.
Please let me know if something worked well for you, and what has not.
Thank you!

1 comment - What do you think?  Posted by - September 7, 2010 at 10:54 pm

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Looking for somewhere to go or something to do around Falkirk?

BO’NESS

The beautiful historic town of Bo’ness sits snugly on the Firth of Forth with lovely views of the Forth Road Bridge and Ochil Hills.  It is home to many interesting buildings including the pre-art deco Hippodrome Cinema.  The Hippodrome was originally opened in 1912 and restored and reopened in 2009.  It is now a beautiful traditional environment in which to enjoy both latest releases and old classics.

Visitors to Bo’ness can also enjoy a trip to the Bo’ness and Kinneil Railway.  This traditional steam railway affords the opportunity for leisurely rides along the Firth of Forth to Birkhill Station.  Whilst at Birkhead, a visit to the Birkhill Clay Mine is a must.  Enjoy a tour of the caverns, see 300 million year old fossils and explore interesting facts around the industrial Revolution.  The return train trip to Bo’ness goes around a newly extended line over the River Avon viaduct.  The round trip is approximately 10 miles.  Special family events, including the much loved Thomas the Tank Engine, are held at various times throughout the year. 

Bo’ness is also home to the Museum and Estate of Kinneil Estate.  The museum is open all year round, whilst the house is open on allocated days only.    The museum features 2000 years of local history.  Kinneil estate has several sites interest including a Roman Fortlet, remains of The Antonine Wall, the cottage where James Watt (inventor) worked whilst developing the steam engine, and the remains of a medieval church.

Last but by no means least, is the Bo’ness Motor Museum.  This museum is home to a privately owned collection of over 20 fascinating vehicles the from film and television.  Many of the vehicles have a James Bond theme.  This is a popular attraction for families as there is also a children’s soft play area, the ‘Double O’ bar and Miss Moneypenny’s diner.

Just a short drive from Bo’ness is Blackness Castle, jutting out onto the River Forth.  This 15th century castle’s claim to fame is having been the set for filming of ‘Hamlet’, starring Mel Gibson.  Whilst visiting, take the time to saunter along the edge of the water, and be sure to bring a picnic!

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by - June 20, 2010 at 10:38 pm

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I am looking 4 photos or information about a Baxter Colt 2hp steam Engine, rebuilding & want to be original?

I am trying to find anyone with photos or information about a Baxter Colt 2hp steam Engine. I am rebuilding one and want to make it complete and original as possible. If you know anyone or know of a site I could post a question it would be Very appreciated.
Thank you for any help you may be able to give me,

1 comment - What do you think?  Posted by - March 25, 2010 at 11:59 pm

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Some Tips to Consider When Looking for Antique Cars for Sale

Antique cars are those cars that are available for buying and selling purpose. These cars date back a long period of time. These are old cars or the vintage cars of early automobile era. The category of this type includes the old cars, vintage, and classic cars. Many sites are available which give the information about these antique cars, their budget, replacement parts and much more. Many advertisements of all the antique cars on sale can always be found in newspapers and web portals for interested people to view them and purchase them.

The antique cars that are on sale are also available in many big garages of cities. So the car owners interested in buying the cars can directly contact the concerned garage or go about through the web sites.

To know more about the era in which these cars were used we need to go back to the early times when these types of cars were in use and were very popular too. While now owning an antique car is regarded as an asset; they also present a special challenge to today’s passionate car lovers.

The initial era that constituted these cars or better said as they came into the existence were the brass Car era. The brass era symbolizes the commencement of the automotive age when the steam engines had stylish brass fittings. This era was from the period of 1890’s to 1900’s and this was also the time the antique car era started. The antique car followed the brass car era when the pioneers were trying to adapt gasoline engines. They were very famous and the first model was the Henry Ford’s model T. It was known for its quality control, and the standardized parts.

Some of the antique car features were that they built with much of wood rather than steel. There were no guarantees for repair facilities and it was affordable for the well to do families only. The engines had to be started with cranks, the steering wheel too strong to move. The headlights were needed to be lit by a match. But the antique cars on sale now are not so backward in technology. Some changes can be found in these cars in terms of technology, but the overall look and feel of the car belongs to that era.

Some of the tips required while buying an antique car on sale are
– Track down the cars maintenance costs, repair records, and other mileage ratings in the consumer magazines or online.
– If the car is being bought by the dealer, then look out for the buyers guide.
– The car purchaser has the right to view the copy of dealer’s warranty before it is bought.
– See that all the verbal assurances are written into the Buyers guide.

Most of the antique cars on sale can be insured by the specialty programs. Buying the antique cars need to have a selective approach. Poor maintenance and previous wear and tear are the two important aspects that are usually hidden. They cab be termed as the disadvantages of  buying antique cars on sale as it is almost impossible to know if the car was properly maintained before. There can be some hidden defects. However, it also has positive aspects. These cars are mostly cheaper than purchasing a brand new car. The buyer can afford spending some money to get in some luxuries and other comfortable items to enhance it.

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by - March 19, 2010 at 11:25 pm

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