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Offline Zen

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Re: Speeder

« Reply #15 on: February 04, 2013, 07:44:53 PM »
I'm in!!!  By the way, I think I may have found us a speeder . . .  ;D

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Re: Speeder

« Reply #16 on: February 04, 2013, 10:53:11 PM »
I'm in!!!  By the way, I think I may have found us a speeder . . .  ;D
Now thats a Speeder. The only thing wrong is that the front end will get to the station 10min. before the rear end does :D :D

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Re: Speeder

« Reply #17 on: February 08, 2013, 04:32:28 PM »
This one is about 4 and half hours away (just south of Tifton, GA).  It's got a $750  opeing bid with no bidders yet and a $850 Buy it Now price.   It looks pretty rough and it's an open car . . . but it's the first fairly complete one I've seen for under a grand.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/OLD-WOOD-FARMONT-RAILROAD-SPEEDER-CAR-/290856829364?pt=Model_RR_Trains&hash=item43b86b01b4

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Re: Speeder

« Reply #18 on: March 02, 2013, 11:51:14 AM »

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Re: Speeder

« Reply #19 on: March 02, 2013, 02:47:23 PM »
How 'bout this:  http://memphis.craigslist.org/rvs/3613059977.html
Well now , That sounds interesting.  I would love to see a photo of that rig. Hmmmm.

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Re: Speeder

« Reply #20 on: March 04, 2013, 08:03:52 AM »
Ditto,
That sounds like a blast.
KC

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Re: Speeder

« Reply #21 on: March 04, 2013, 11:33:51 AM »
Ditto,
That sounds like a blast.
KC
One big problem is that the RR track gage is wider than the golf cart. The other problem is the price of a decent golf cart . If you buy a clapped out cart ,the cost of re-building one might be more costly than buying the real thing.
   FYI-- Just because a stretch of RR track is abandoned doesn't mean its not still owned by the Railroad company anymore. You might run into a problem with non-maintained rail bed,missing rails, a trestle that might fall in on you and worse yet you get caught by the RR Dicks . If the tracks cross state lines and you get caught it now become's a Federal offense for interfering with interstate commerce . Big time fine and you lose your "Speeder". It doesn't matter if the rail line has been out of service for a 100 years. You still have to get permission to ride on them. So you have to check it out first.
    I still would like to see what the golf cart conversion looks like.
« Last Edit: March 04, 2013, 11:44:31 AM by Ret.Bugtech »

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Re: Speeder

« Reply #22 on: March 04, 2013, 12:47:31 PM »
Ditto,
That sounds like a blast.
KC
One big problem is that the RR track gage is wider than the golf cart. The other problem is the price of a decent golf cart . If you buy a clapped out cart ,the cost of re-building one might be more costly than buying the real thing.
   FYI-- Just because a stretch of RR track is abandoned doesn't mean its not still owned by the Railroad company anymore. You might run into a problem with non-maintained rail bed,missing rails, a trestle that might fall in on you and worse yet you get caught by the RR Dicks . If the tracks cross state lines and you get caught it now become's a Federal offense for interfering with interstate commerce . Big time fine and you lose your "Speeder". It doesn't matter if the rail line has been out of service for a 100 years. You still have to get permission to ride on them. So you have to check it out first.
    I still would like to see what the golf cart conversion looks like.

You don't have to get permission...you just have to insure that you don't get caught!

I'm thinking something with a high revving motorcycle motor on it that will go really fast. If it has atv tires and wheels as an auxiliary option, you just jump the tracks and take off through the woods! No sense in getting permission unless you want to go slow!

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Re: Speeder

« Reply #23 on: March 04, 2013, 03:02:15 PM »
Ditto,
That sounds like a blast.
KC
One big problem is that the RR track gage is wider than the golf cart. The other problem is the price of a decent golf cart . If you buy a clapped out cart ,the cost of re-building one might be more costly than buying the real thing.
   FYI-- Just because a stretch of RR track is abandoned doesn't mean its not still owned by the Railroad company anymore. You might run into a problem with non-maintained rail bed,missing rails, a trestle that might fall in on you and worse yet you get caught by the RR Dicks . If the tracks cross state lines and you get caught it now become's a Federal offense for interfering with interstate commerce . Big time fine and you lose your "Speeder". It doesn't matter if the rail line has been out of service for a 100 years. You still have to get permission to ride on them. So you have to check it out first.
    I still would like to see what the golf cart conversion looks like.

You don't have to get permission...you just have to insure that you don't get caught!

I'm thinking something with a high revving motorcycle motor on it that will go really fast. If it has atv tires and wheels as an auxiliary option, you just jump the tracks and take off through the woods! No sense in getting permission unless you want to go slow!

Do you want to try that on a mountain side or in a tunnel? How 'bout a trestle or "plaining" to the local Feds, EMS's, while they are scraping your butt off of the front of the locomotive you got up close and personal with. :o I don't think a golf cart will make 70 Knots in reverse.
« Last Edit: March 04, 2013, 04:37:20 PM by Ret.Bugtech »

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Re: Speeder

« Reply #24 on: March 05, 2013, 10:05:41 AM »
If I'm on a track that's being used by trains, I am going to want to have permission and know the schedule.  Abandoned tracks don't exist . . . at least not for long.

All of the abondon tracks I know of in my neck of the woods have been taken up.  There was one track that had a tunnel through Pigion Mt. that would have been neat to travel, but as soon as they stopped using it, the tracks came up.  The tunnel is still there, but the last pictures I saw of it, I'm not sure I would want to venture through it now anyway.

Have you been in Lowes or Home Depot and seen fence post that have the same basic profile as a rail?  That's because they take these old rails and heat 'em and stretch 'em out and make fence post out of them.  One section of rail will make a whole lot of fence post.  The owner of the rail isn't going to let that kind of money lay on the ground for very long.

For what a GOOD golf cart and a set of wheels would cost, you can probalby buy a decent speeder anyway.  I'm still looking.

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Re: Speeder

« Reply #25 on: March 05, 2013, 10:45:36 AM »
Found it on fb

Offline Ret.Bugtech

Re: Speeder

« Reply #26 on: March 05, 2013, 04:26:50 PM »
DANG !!!  A 28 cly "Splity"

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Re: Speeder

« Reply #27 on: March 09, 2013, 09:03:49 PM »

This one is supposed to be ready to ride the rails.  Looks like it could use some paint and a little TLC.  $3,250.00 or make an offer . . .

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Fairmont-Rail-Car-Speeder-Motorcar-Inspector-Car-Railroad-Train-Antique-Engine-/160986112526?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item257b85220e
« Last Edit: March 09, 2013, 09:05:27 PM by Zen »

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Re: Speeder

« Reply #28 on: March 12, 2013, 05:48:06 PM »
To bad its in the Chicago area and not a 4 passenger. Keep looking. I am. One has to show up in our neck of the woods.

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Re: Speeder

« Reply #29 on: March 12, 2013, 07:56:00 PM »
That one's a split window!

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