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a local meeting of steam engines big and small this is the small end of the scale but everything in working order! i love the smell of the steam and can i always think of candyfloss and toffee apples too but maybe i am not alone lol

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Guest - Sep 07, 2007 08:32 PM EDT
Wonderful capture. I love these too, We have a freind mad on them. He goes all around the place with these scale boats, and trains all steam powered. Smells of the fair always make you smile!!! Every second year there is a weekend where all things done on the farm are the old way with no modern machines. there were steam engins of all sizes including one simular to this. Unfortunately I can not add the photos to TLF as my daughers wanted to take the photos.
Guest - Jan 24, 2007 03:29 AM EDT
thanks for your comments every one i enjoy seeing these when i was a kid and the smell of steam and candyfloss is always there when i think of them
Guest - Jan 20, 2007 11:18 PM EDT
Clever steam engine, Mike. We have some great steam engine shows in Michigan and Indiana - but this is about the tiniest rider I've seen! Talking steam - before leaving England in '64 our trains from Waterloo Station to Lydford, Devon were still pulled by those beautiful engines.
Guest - Jan 19, 2007 03:02 PM EDT
hi steve the other boro boy is my boss ! don 14lbto a stone so yeah you be about right and is cotton candy you can not beat it with the smell of steam too arghhhh bliss
Guest - Jan 19, 2007 12:20 PM EDT
Great shot of the little steam engine Mike! I'm fascinated by the 13-14 stones description, how much does a stone weigh? I'm guessing he'd be 180 to 200 lbs maybe? And candy floss is probably cotton candy as we call it? Neat shot is the bottom line, very nice. Don
Guest - Jan 19, 2007 07:51 AM EDT
Hi Mike! Lovely shot of an eccentric subject. I know exactly what you mean about the association of smells! And two contributors from the Boro? Wow!
Guest - Jan 19, 2007 03:48 AM EDT
thanks guys for your comments ...aln at a guess i would say the man was about 13-14stones in weight just to give you an idea of the power these little toys have
Guest - Jan 18, 2007 06:35 PM EDT
WOW!! what a great shot,looks like a fun toy too.
Guest - Jan 18, 2007 06:11 PM EDT
Hi Mike nice capture good to see another Boro lad on the Flare.
Guest - Jan 18, 2007 06:09 PM EDT
very interesting Mike, and a great capture too, very clear. This reminds me of a museum we went to in London, with the school, years ago. Lots of steam engines there, - at that time it was more interesting to the boys in the group, and I'd rather have gone to the other museum where the animals are shown :)
Guest - Jan 18, 2007 03:27 PM EDT
What a fun view.. I have never seen anything like that. How that little engine can pull that heavy man in amazing.

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