DON NOBLE IN NZ VEHICLE

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Lynchy
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Post by Lynchy » Mon Aug 17, 2009 1:17 pm

sounds like heaven - except for the kiwi's...

a bit like queensland really......except for the queenslanders.... :shock:

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Post by DON NOBLE » Mon Aug 17, 2009 10:15 pm

On the weekend I became a " driver under understruction " on the Deisel loco at the Bay of Islands Vintage Railway . Once I get a license to drive the deisel, then I can learn to drive the Steam loco .
Heres an older video of the train .
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s_49AVGNeRA
NOW LIVE IN NEW ZEALAND
RED NISSAN WAGON 1986 # 281
2002 F/PRO 125.4 MPH RECORD
2003 F/PRO 140.2 MPH RECORD
2005 F/GC 137.9 MPH RECORD
2006 F/GC 141.1 MPH RECORD
1/4 mile ( drags ) @ Willowbank 14.15 @ 97.61 mph August 2006

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Post by DON NOBLE » Wed Sep 30, 2009 9:46 pm

OK no car stuff yet .More train stuff
You tube video clip is one I made 20th Sept .
The day before I drove the Deisel loco pulling the 1st passenger train over this section of track in 9 yrs . Had an Aussie flag with me ..YEA ..
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RxUfW6tRY4k
NOW LIVE IN NEW ZEALAND
RED NISSAN WAGON 1986 # 281
2002 F/PRO 125.4 MPH RECORD
2003 F/PRO 140.2 MPH RECORD
2005 F/GC 137.9 MPH RECORD
2006 F/GC 141.1 MPH RECORD
1/4 mile ( drags ) @ Willowbank 14.15 @ 97.61 mph August 2006

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Post by momec » Thu Oct 01, 2009 7:48 pm

Don't we all have an Aussie flag with us? well done Don.
Chris
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Post by Cookey » Thu Oct 01, 2009 8:22 pm

Hey Don,
Although I too am passionate about all things that are steam powered (having served an apprenticeship as a "true boilermaker") and working on and repairing riveted boilers and steam engines, I am concerned that you may be, never the less alluding to the possibility of a class for steam powered locomotives up at Lake Gairdner.
:roll: :roll:
The logistical side of running in such a class, although not insurmountable may require input that has never been seen before in the realm of land speed racing. :wink: :wink: :wink: :wink: :wink: :wink: :wink:
Cheers,
Tony Cooke
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Post by nitro-nige » Fri Oct 02, 2009 10:13 am

Cookey wrote:alluding to the possibility of a class for steam powered locomotives up at Lake Gairdner.


Wouldn't steam loco have problems with rule 2:14 Course Damage.
Surely those flange on the wheels would dig up the salt real bad :wink:

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Post by OLDtimer » Sat Oct 03, 2009 12:44 am

Perhaps we could run 2 locos on the same track, approximately half a mile apart, with a signaling system in place in case of a mishap. No, wait, I think something similar has already been suggested ! Pete. DLRA #6

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Post by DON NOBLE » Sat Oct 03, 2009 3:57 am

OLDtimer wrote:Perhaps we could run 2 locos on the same track, approximately half a mile apart, with a signaling system in place in case of a mishap ! Pete. DLRA #6

Hey Mr Noy , you getting to be on the right "TRACK " now :lol: . We could hook 2 x locos together , its called "double-heading " . Thats trainspeak , what us experienced " EL LOCO " ppl say .
BUT here,s the piece de resistance ...We could hook all vehicles up together , do one communal run , using gps of course . Racing be finished by 10 am Monday , and we all retire to the Barossa or Clare Valley vineyards , for the rest of the week , and bench race on the whole damn experience .
UM signals , hows about a couple of cannons , that fire red or green clouds of stuff , think of the audio-visual effects .
NOW LIVE IN NEW ZEALAND
RED NISSAN WAGON 1986 # 281
2002 F/PRO 125.4 MPH RECORD
2003 F/PRO 140.2 MPH RECORD
2005 F/GC 137.9 MPH RECORD
2006 F/GC 141.1 MPH RECORD
1/4 mile ( drags ) @ Willowbank 14.15 @ 97.61 mph August 2006

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Post by Cookey » Sat Oct 03, 2009 5:25 pm

DON, YOU ARE A GENIUS
Cheers,
Tony Cooke
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Post by Rob » Sat Oct 03, 2009 6:05 pm

Cookey,

You haven't listened to Don's music then? :D

Don,

Someone's cottoned on already mate, you better hurry.

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Here's an old one, looks like maybe Muroc or El Mirage :lol:

http://tinyurl.com/ydnx2m3

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I owe, I owe, so off to work I go.

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Post by Cookey » Sat Oct 03, 2009 10:23 pm

HEY GUYS,
WE MAY BE ONTO SOMETHING HERE :wink: :wink: :wink: :wink:
However it may be prudent to keep it low profile for the time being 'lest the SCTA boys cotton on and hijack the idea :!: :!:
Here's the plan :roll: :roll: :roll:
We put together an "Online SpeedWeek" whereby we all come up with scatterbrained ideas for classes and how we can efficiently execute the running of a hypothetical meet that can accommodate the maximum number of runs in the minimum amount of time with the least amount of effort and input. :wink: :wink: :wink:
The winner will be presented with the inaugural "Dave" award.
No pun intended.
What do you think :?: :?: :?: :?: :?: :?:
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Tony Cooke
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Post by fredeuce » Sun Oct 04, 2009 10:35 am

Hmmmm. It seems to me you folks are suffering some kind of salt deficiency in the diet or suffering from salt withdrawal symptoms. You are all starting to hallucinate and coming up with daft ideas.

Mind you, Don's the idea of retiring to the Barossa and Clare Valleys to bench race is not entirely without merit. We can always spend some time at Cookey's local and sup on some fine local ales.

BTW the steam tractor at the back would have to be called Liberace for obvious reasons. :wink: :wink:

Rob wrote:


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fredeuce

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Post by DirtyDave » Sun Oct 04, 2009 8:38 pm

Retiring to the Barossa Valley has been done before, PJQ got stranded here a few years ago, looking forward to a repeat performance, might be a bit of a session in 2010, missed Don when he was here unfortunate to circumstances, but I'm sure Don would allow himself some more time in future event to cover some serious drunken bench racing. Freduece hows the Build going my friend is getting really serious with his vintage speedway and is very keen to run the car on the salt,, he is starting to think he is Victor Edelbrock.
Don't Worry, It only seems Kinky the first time..

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Post by DON NOBLE » Thu Oct 08, 2009 8:45 pm

OK folks , things are rolling along nicely here .
NOW to introduce a SPECIAL friend of mine whose name is "MISS SWEET AS GOOD AS GOLD" . Please dont ask any questions , because here in NZ , WHAT HAPPENS IN THE SHEEP PEN , STAYS IN THE SHEEP PEN
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NOW LIVE IN NEW ZEALAND
RED NISSAN WAGON 1986 # 281
2002 F/PRO 125.4 MPH RECORD
2003 F/PRO 140.2 MPH RECORD
2005 F/GC 137.9 MPH RECORD
2006 F/GC 141.1 MPH RECORD
1/4 mile ( drags ) @ Willowbank 14.15 @ 97.61 mph August 2006

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Post by OLDtimer » Thu Oct 08, 2009 8:59 pm

She looks very much like Bob Ellis good friend, the kiwi actress Meryl Sheep ! Pete. DLRA #6

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