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Old 12-08-2009, 10:04 PM
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2000' of track on the ground and 5000' more to go!
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Old 12-08-2009, 10:21 PM
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A few of my toys...

2004 Banshee and boat in background haha
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Old 12-08-2009, 10:33 PM
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2000' of track on the ground and 5000' more to go!
Man, that's different-I like that! I used to be heavy into model railroading as a kid and still have all of my stuff in the attic-HO scale, 027 scale, and my father's original train set from 1953. I've always wanted to get back into it but it takes so much room. Is that a 7 1/4 scale? How much does a set-up like that cost, if you don't mind me asking?
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Old 12-08-2009, 11:38 PM
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I have ten acres but I know of guys that have interesting set-ups on 1 acre. It just takes an imagination. It's 7 1/2" guage. This one is 24 volt electric. I will step up to 16 hp hydrostatic in a year or so. Right now it is the exercise I get. Mostly done by myself with minimal help from a friend's dingo and some serious dozier work every year or two. Current track has been in progress for 6 yrs. but I am constantly re-working older sections that got laid too quick, if that's possible......., in the early days. I have 5 cars and another older engine that is a 3 1/2 hp briggs w/ a slip clutch. I prob have $20k in equip/rail/2x2 pressure treated ties/etc. A hell of a lot less than most lifestyle hobbies. This started as a G scale for my patio but when I started pricing it, I quickly realized this was better.
I belong to a club in Columbia, Tn, MidSouth Live Steamers, that has about 2.5 mi of track. This started as a machinist hobby in the 20's. A lot of guys have real steam, some of them worth 75 to 100k. Check out "Discoverlivesteam.com". They have track locators that can get you to a site with their run schedules.
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Old 12-08-2009, 11:52 PM
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I have ten acres but I know of guys that have interesting set-ups on 1 acre. It just takes an imagination. It's 7 1/2" guage. This one is 24 volt electric. I will step up to 16 hp hydrostatic in a year or so. Right now it is the exercise I get. Mostly done by myself with minimal help from a friend's dingo and some serious dozier work every year or two. Current track has been in progress for 6 yrs. but I am constantly re-working older sections that got laid too quick, if that's possible......., in the early days. I have 5 cars and another older engine that is a 3 1/2 hp briggs w/ a slip clutch. I prob have $20k in equip/rail/2x2 pressure treated ties/etc. A hell of a lot less than most lifestyle hobbies. This started as a G scale for my patio but when I started pricing it, I quickly realized this was better.
I belong to a club in Columbia, Tn, MidSouth Live Steamers, that has about 2.5 mi of track. This started as a machinist hobby in the 20's. A lot of guys have real steam, some of them worth 75 to 100k. Check out "Discoverlivesteam.com". They have track locators that can get you to a site with their run schedules.
Thanks for the info.
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Old 12-09-2009, 02:46 PM
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Love that warrior Aird208, those are some of the slickest bikes IMO. Look even better going down the road. Now just trade that 4wheeler for a modern day 4 stroke dirtbike and your setups even better!!!
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Old 12-09-2009, 03:27 PM
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Love that warrior Aird208, those are some of the slickest bikes IMO. Look even better going down the road. Now just trade that 4wheeler for a modern day 4 stroke dirtbike and your setups even better!!!
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Ya, I'm looking for a KX450F, I really like the geometry of 2008's, so we will wait and see what I can find this winter..
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Old 12-09-2009, 04:11 PM
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got a 94 pontiac sunbird, it's got some special work done under the hood, it's fast, looks like hell, but vettes fall all day long
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Old 12-09-2009, 05:44 PM
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Love that warrior Aird208, those are some of the slickest bikes IMO. Look even better going down the road. Now just trade that 4wheeler for a modern day 4 stroke dirtbike and your setups even better!!!
I personally like the Banshee myself. I'm a 2-stroke man and they are a dying breed. There will never be a replacement for that 2-stroke power. That Banshee has more potential than any 4-stroke out there. The most Kick a#@ machine I've ever seen was a modified 250R-that thing was kicking!!!!!! This thing was rooster tailing in every turn and moving some serious dirt. I had to get off the track with my 500 because I couldn't see how to ride anymore. You get a 2-stroke built right and nothing will touch it.
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Old 12-09-2009, 08:46 PM
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2004 Banshee and boat in background haha
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Nice Banshee. I just picked up a 2001. Played with it all day today in the snow
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