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by steamjam
Sun Sep 28, 2014 2:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: I was *really* bored at work....
Replies: 197
Views: 69126

Re: I was *really* bored at work....

Coffee can stove #2 fell apart. 5 months after I built it and used it every night.
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by steamjam
Sat Aug 09, 2014 12:08 pm
Forum: Just For The Fun Of It
Topic: I bought a camper (kinda)
Replies: 114
Views: 36470

Re: I bought a camper (kinda)

Yikes!!! you're on your own...oh my!!!! Looks like you got right back into the swing of it by the looks of the video :D At least going in reverse :lol: Now take it easy going forward :o and down grade ;) Let us know how the tour went :D Is it an active roundhouse where you work? Do a video of it wh...
by steamjam
Fri Aug 08, 2014 10:32 am
Forum: General
Topic: There is nothing like
Replies: 1
Views: 2093

There is nothing like

Waking up at 6AM in a Dodge van on a foggy morning and jumping into a river that shouts "I'M ALIVE WOOOOOOOOO!!!" and "HOLY SH*T I'M A DUMB*SS ITS FRICKING COLD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
by steamjam
Thu Aug 07, 2014 10:20 pm
Forum: Just For The Fun Of It
Topic: I bought a camper (kinda)
Replies: 114
Views: 36470

Re: I bought a camper (kinda)

You lucked out being close to NAPA...good fortune :D Getting close to vacation time, got to get that body work done ;) Well I had to look up "switcher" :D US switchers tend to be larger, with bogies to allow them to be used on tight radiuses. European switchers tend to be smaller, with fixed rod-co...
by steamjam
Tue Aug 05, 2014 6:59 pm
Forum: Just For The Fun Of It
Topic: I bought a camper (kinda)
Replies: 114
Views: 36470

Re: I bought a camper (kinda)

Going backwards in time :D The dashboard was interesting, no cigarette lighter :mrgreen: How often do you roll that down the tracks? What fuel does it use? what make and model? No there is no cigarette lighter. There isn't a steering wheel, nor a gas gauge!.. :-D I run that little munchkin of an en...
by steamjam
Tue Aug 05, 2014 6:54 pm
Forum: Just For The Fun Of It
Topic: I bought a camper (kinda)
Replies: 114
Views: 36470

Re: I bought a camper (kinda)

Case in point as to why one should always carry a DVOM and a factory service manual: The '89 quit runnin on me this morning. http://oi62.tinypic.com/27wrdd0.jpg A quick read of the FSM and some easy DVOM work, VIola! found the culprit. A 5 minute walk to napa auto and 50 bux later, van runs great! h...
by steamjam
Sun Aug 03, 2014 11:37 pm
Forum: Just For The Fun Of It
Topic: I bought a camper (kinda)
Replies: 114
Views: 36470

Re: I bought a camper (kinda)

I was bored today deadheading a train:
by steamjam
Mon Jul 28, 2014 8:30 pm
Forum: YouTube's Finest Stovies
Topic: Found another creative soul. This time a pizza oven
Replies: 11
Views: 59433

Re: Found another creative soul. This time a pizza oven

I wonder if that can be adapted into a tandoori oven... mmm indian food. The one thing I learnt from the 'ol UK I cant seem to let go of.. :-D
by steamjam
Fri Jul 18, 2014 12:11 pm
Forum: Amazing Thrift Store Treasures
Topic: !
Replies: 11
Views: 11104

Re: JC Higgins Inverted Lantern

That's an old "Damp-Lamp". It was used by tunnel inspectors and road boys who went deep into dark and damp rail tunnels to repair rail. They would hang it from the old communications hangers, or from the ceiling and work right under it. They were used until the 1970s when battery technology improved...
by steamjam
Fri Jul 18, 2014 11:43 am
Forum: Just For The Fun Of It
Topic: I bought a camper (kinda)
Replies: 114
Views: 36470

Re: I bought a camper (kinda)

In the end I think I'll prolly just keep my '89 2wd and just return it to being a passenger/cargo van. I'll just use it when I need yo while I go ahead and restore it as well. (It hardly needs anything but paint.) Anyways I'll start a new thread on the Van Charger's restoration when I start on it (S...