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Why don't American frieght trains use these?

Their dynamic brakes generate a lot of electricity. Which is then dissipated as heat. Why not instead use that waste energy to run electromagnets and get more braking force?
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>>1315672
Awwwww shit boy I get to talk about my favorite locomotive.
But yeah it's most likely wear on rail that would occur from it's constant use and it still generates a stupid amounts of heat. The Japanese EF63 used them to slow down going down usui pass. Pic related. If you have a chance to go to the usui rail park you can even drive one of these bad boys.
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>>1315672
>Why don't American frieght trains use these?
You need electrification.
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Increased complexity + not sure how beneficial they would be on heavy freight trains
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>>1315677
It would use the electricity from the dynamics and diesel.

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How do I get my chubby-turning-fat girlfriend on a bike? She's a sassy Hispanic Guatamalan who doesnt like being told what to do and hates exercise. Someone send me a miracle
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>>1314896
It sounds more like it's more about her health than about the actual cycling, but I could be wrong. Either way, there's no way of forcing her to get any exercise at all.

>>1314878
>I would only suggest it mildly and then leave it at that.

Pretty much all you can do. Either that or bounce.
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>>1314878
>sassy Hispanic Guatemalan
so much redundant redundancy
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>>1315504
sperg more
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>>1315064
wrong hole buddy
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>>1315633
>being a nostril licker
gross

Just got a really cheap Grampian 26 sailboat. No mast and no motor. Where can I find the right mast and what motor would be good for her?
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broomstick,,,andamp sheets.,,, bedsheets.,
,,classicglass,,lasts.,,Any mast will do.,
,,woodis best.,,radar clear,,,historic,,,,goverboard use a live tree!!,mmmmm,avacado.
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>>1307477
>No mast and no motor.

That's why it was cheap lmao.

Getting serious, if it has a mount like pic related on the transom you can fit an outboard motor but it seems unlikely on a boat that size. If it has a prop shaft and space for an engine built in you should get the type of engine it originally had, or go for another small marine diesel depending on availability of the original engine. You won't just need a mast, you'll need all the rigging too. If you have some rigging, it might need to be replaced due to age, wear, or differences in the mast it had and the mast you can get to replace it. Try to get one that's as close to the one originally installed or what the boat's set up for to have the least hassle. Going with a rig or engine that wasn't originally on it will take extra modifications but it's probably doable.

As far as sourcing the major parts, I have no clue off the top of my head. I can tell you that getting the mast stepped and putting an inboard engine in will probably require a crane and hauling the boat out of the water. If you're knowledgeable about engines and setting up rigging, you can do some of the work yourself, but start looking for boatyards that can at least do the heavy lifting.

I worked in a boatyard doing mostly odd jobs so I can't tell you what exact parts that specific boat needs, or what it would cost to get them.
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>>1310290
are you Danish?
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>>1307750
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boat threads are rare here

Hello, /N/. I question pop up in my head a while back and for the life of me, I can't find an appropriate answer. In a post-apocalyptic world, how would private transportation, or Public transportation re-emerge into a city-state society? Also, how would urban planning be like?
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>>1218257
just use a bike. everything else depends on things that you cant get then
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>>1218343
not many have those skills. your average normie would not have the skills that are needed to build such things.
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>>1232730
if you can find horses and spare parts to bikes.
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something like this will never happen. humans cant do something that will destroy everything everywhere at the same time. it would have to be something coming from space and we all would be dead if that happens.
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>>1288872
electric trains are gay. they always have that huge cable infrastructure on top of them and such things wont be easy to install then and are very fragile too and look like shit

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>>1315282
Wasn't Cologne where a bunch of browns mass-raped a ton of people?
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>>1315296
30 women filed charges. They were groped, not raped.
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>>1315296
It happened once, the police set up a strategy to deal with it and it became a non-issue.
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>>1315256
>>1315271
>>1315296
It's important to know the context of news reports and messages like these. Western Europe is an extremely peaceful place. Real poverty is as good as non-existent, crime rates are extremely low and violence / murder is ridiculously rare because guns are banned and people have been nurtured by the state for decades now. Even mudslimes usually speak their gues countries language flawlessly, have jobs, stand up for an old lady in the tram, etc. So when there's for example, one single accident where some refugees grope a girl, that's an extremely big deal. It's immediately on the news in whole Europe and everyone will cry that their country went to shit and the race war has started etc because people have become complete pussies.

Now, this literal safespace is something us westerners worked hard for and every incident where a non-westerner threatens it is one too many so there's literally zero reason to not just close the borders, but if you're reading these panicked messages about muslims in Europe, be aware that they are coming from sensitive crybabies who live in the safest towns in the history of mankind. So if you're from /pol/ and thinking about visiting a comfy tram system in germany or belgium or whatever, don't let the muslim arc hold you back.
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>>1315245
2% vs 15% and growing. Fucktard.

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Bicycles are absolutely useless for anything other than suburban transportation and you should just take a train for intercity movement
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>>1315272
Her center of gravity seem alright.
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>>1315272
Agree, stupid roadies riding around with their asses in the air in skin tight pants
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>>1315302
Based
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>>1315302
Feels like I'm wearing, nothing at all.
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What a low-quality shitpost thread.
Don't you just hate Spring Break? Almost as bad as the summerfag invasion.

https://youtu.be/iZMnAvss89o
Far from the touch of urban planning, chinamen drive archaic steam monstrosities in the harshest conditions known to man. Would you give up your comfy subsidized lifestyle to start up rustbucket steam engines in -20C weather? I know I would.
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>>1315213
>We're all gonna get cancer.
I thought I was safe, but then I read your comment.
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How is China, a modern and very powerful country, unable to just remove all these steam engines and just use diesel?
Is it really less expensive to just use steam?
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>>1315255
China has more coal and less oil than they need. Steam engines reduce their dependence on other countries for fuel.
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>>1315255
Because they're cheap.diesel or electric trains would require infrastructure spending. All these coal burners do is move shit around a mine, and taske coal to the terminal .
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Joking aside it is fascinating how China can have such massive contrasts, it's the inverse of America where the freight rail is mostly new while Amtrak is running 50+ year old equipment.

>>1315255

Coal is cheaper then oil to refine into a usable product, and firemen with zero rights are cheaper then an automatic slurry feeding system. Likewise, a lot of these places are at very high altitudes where diesels don't burn as well (per ft-lb of torque) as a plain boiler. It's why China ended up buying Dash-9's for their handful of eastern passenger routes, because GE's knowhow far surpassed their own. It'd odd that they haven't tried to copy it though, probably because they don't see the point when steam is good enough for their purposes.

Coal is also local, so distribution is much easier. It's pulled out of the ground and immediately dumped into a tender for use rather than having to travel halfway across the planet.

Again affecting this is the fact that the workers have little rights, if a fireman complains about not having PPE he's killed and used for organ donation while another convict is brought in to work the job. Or, if they're actually a citizen, they are threatened with losing work at the only non-farm place in their district. Just like it was in America a century and a half ago.

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"If the bus know how to fly"
Continue from >>1311149
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>>1313940
This is Hong Kong, not China... Notice how they're driving on the correct side of the road?
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>>1313942
But for the srious part, there's Wasei Kango.

>>1313940
There was also a Waterloo station on Waterloo Rd, renamed shortly after.

>>1313972
And there was a China Motor Bus that doesn't operate in China.
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>>1314006
>Waterloo station on Waterloo Rd, renamed shortly after
Same for Argyle station on Argyle St
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>>1314006
Your China Motor Bus
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Oh mod strike again

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"Commuters on Britain's rush-hour roads and railways suffer greater anxiety than fighter pilots or riot police facing angry mobs of protesters"

https://www.theguardian.com/uk/2004/nov/30/research.transport

Commuting just isn't comfy. Car's arent comfy if you have to drive. Trains and busses aren't comfy because you share a closed space with hunderds of people you don't know.
Bike isn't comfy because no wheather protection.

Commuting just sucks. Don't try to sell that your transport method is fun. It isn't.
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>>1311645
unironically smelling ladies harmpits on the metro everyday love me some musky colombian teen pits
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>>1311723
>it now takes 3 separate trains to get to Penzance from London.
There are so many problems with GWR, and the UK's rail network as a whole, so why did you feel the need to make up an easily disproved lie?
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>>1311723
Why are you lying?
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>>1311612

It is by design. The trannies in charge feed off of negative energy. They are energy vampires.
It's all electro-magnetism. Wagie debt-slaves gets to work in the right state for the tranny bosses to feed on them. It's why school teachers are so horrible to the children. They are priming them, to feed off of them.

t. british person
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>>1313519
>EIGHTY THREE FUCKING EUROS

Whats a good entry level bike?
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>>1310614
>t. not a mtber
>>1310643
>you're fucking retarded. if you rode offroad even once you would instantly realize how vastly superior 1x is.

OH YEAH SRAM GIVE ME THAT 1X365 KOOL AID I WANNA LOOK LIKE THE KIDS IN TLD JERSEYES THAT DRINK MONSTER!!! GIVE ME A CHAIN THAT BRAKES FOR 100 DOLLARS WITH A SHITTY OVERPICED CASSETEE!

>>1310370
vitus seems to have good geometry, consider Kona Lava dome also
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>>1314028
>t. never tried a good 1k hardtail
1k is literally the sweet spot for a nice hardtail.
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>>1310370
A used bike, new bikes at that price suck
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>>1310601
I did a 3 hour MTB-race without dropping the chain once with a 3x, adjust your front mech.
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>>1310605
t. doesnt know how to adjust a derailleur or check for damage

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why are urban mountain bikers such insufferable faggots?
>act tough everywhere and then act like they are persecuted when someone tells them to fuck off
>disregard traffic rules and basic safety of other people
>don't look out for pedestrians and almost hit somebody most of the time
i hate these guys so much
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>>1311767
I've never been told to fuck off because I'm gone before anyone can tell me, never had to act tough. I follow traffic laws when there's traffic around or at blind intersections on roads, but mostly I'm on sidewalks and pedestrian areas so what laws? Pedestrians are just dumb slow moving traffic cones that get fast and jumpy if you warn them, it's better to just give no warning if you're going to "almost hit" them.
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>>1311767
S E N D I T
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>>1311767
why are any type of mountain bikers such insufferable faggots? They're just as kooky as roadies
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all cyclists are hated for some reason or another so we should just learn to be friends or be cursed with unending hatred.
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>>1314570
i am a mountainbiker and i love all bicycles. me and my father connect via his old world cup alu roadie. we spend countless hours in the saddle and havesome really great days when we go out.

Why don't we see rollerblades as a form of conveyance anymore?
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please don't post images like this OP it triggers me
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>>1314123
because of shit like the pic you posted
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>>1314129
>Used to roller blade when I was a kid,


This.


>>1314123
Because inline skates are faster, I guess.
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>>1314181
>scooters are unpopular compared to skateboarding even though scooters are an amazing mode of transport


What?

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Birds don't crash Edition

Welcome to the /gag/~

/gag/ is dedicated to all the pilots and pilot applicants out there, and although the name suggests otherwise, airline, military, and charter discussion is welcome. Keep it on topic, keep the shit throwing to a minimum.

Previous thread is slowly sinking here: >>1256986
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>>1315098
can I ask how many hours you have right now?
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>>1315214
no you can ask me later
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CFI checkride next week... stressed the FUCK out
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>>1315214
Built a lot of hours while working on the instrument rating. I'm just shy of 250, should finish around 260.

We are all going to make it frens.

Any of you go for your ground instructor cert?
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>>1317655
Seems pointless imo if you’re going to be a cfi anyways.

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>build world's biggest airplane
>fly it 10 feet in the air
>park and never touch it again

Why was the virgin spruce goose so afraid of the CHAD Antanov 225?
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>>1309227
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>>1308498
>Just a few years late
That make all the difference between heaven and the hell, during that era
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>>1308498
>just a few years late

In those few years, Germany got skullfucked by Russia, the first MBT was designed and 2 nukes were dropped.
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don't worry, now both the widest and longest planes have actually flown more than a foot off the ground
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>>1308333
not worlds biggest plane

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Love me a good coil wagon. I'm located in AUS and interested in how you move steel rolls over on your side of the world. Post rolling stock designed to move STEEL.
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Just your standard flatcars fastened by ropes and loaded on pellets and covered in tarp over here
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5 ft 3 in gauge https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p7IxrybDCfo
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>>1311627
Similar to that but in gondolas with covers.
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No one did steel coil trains better than Western Pacific.
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