I Would Be So Chuffed To Own One Of These..

by Englishman 18 Replies latest jw friends

  • Englishman

    Why is it that men are so fascinated by steam locomotion?

    I've always been totally intrigued by steam power. I've visited lot's of the country's steam lines. I love the smell, the noise, even the inevitable smuts in the eyes and hair that a steam journey entails.

    Well, now I've seen the ultimate in steam powered locos. Hornby have introduced a model electric steam train to operate indoors. It still runs on a "00" guage 12 volt line. However, the 12 volts boils a little kettle thing in the tender which makes steam which makes the engine go.

    ..and I want one! Drool drool..


  • candidlynuts

    maybe santa clause will see your post ! good luck lol

    psssssst santa i want a car and a waistline.....

    ps: what does chuffed mean? sounds painful

  • wasasister

    If I won the Lotto, I would buy one for you.

    My family and I once road on this, and I recommend it if you ever visit the West Coast of Canada.

    Royal Hudson

  • Big Tex
    Big Tex

    Puffing Billy!

  • Englishman


    There's a sound track to the video clip!

    That just has to be Sean Bean doing the talking.


  • Undecided

    I can remember a little steam powered engine in a little model boat my cousin had when I was a little boy. I've always loved steam trains too.

    Ken P.

  • seeitallclearlynow

    Nice little train, Englishman.

  • Simon

    I saw one of those in a little rail/model shop in Betws-y-Coed last week ... looked fantastic. If Angharad hadn't been with me making sure I don't part with money too easily I may have brought one home (they were a few hundred quid though - a bit much for an impulse buy)

    I did find a site a while ago that had lots of miniature steam engines (the stationary ones) that you could build (or buy ready assembled). They looked pretty neat as well. There is a name for them but I can't remember it.

  • stillajwexelder

    A real live one came into Kansas City not too long ago - it was really great

  • Simon

    There are regular visits to Llandudno ... you see lots of Anorak-clad camera-wielding zealots as you drive past, all waiting to get engulfed in steam

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