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Hornsby Steam Tractor by SimonLMoore Hornsby Steam Tractor by SimonLMoore
I wish I could claim this to be my design but it's not, it is however a piece of real life steampunk, Hornsby built many of these tractors but this was the only one powered by steam, the others had oil engines. It weighed 40 tons, had a top speed of 7 1/2 mph and could haul 80 tons on the level. For more info ---> [link]
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InfectedNeon Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hello, my name is Micki and I'm making a picture-film for the Technical Museum of Stockholm, Sweden as they're having a steampunk exhibition.
I wonder if I may borrow this image.
Also, the film will NOT be uploaded to the internet, so if you'd like to see the finished result I'll need your e-mail adress. Also, your name will be shown at the end of the film, so I'll need your name and where you come from in that case!

Let me know if you approve (or don't approve!) soon!
Thanks!
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SimonLMoore Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I certainly approve, my name is Simon Lawrence Moore, I come from the UK, I will give you my email in a note.
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InfectedNeon Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I'll e-mail you as soon as the slideshow is done!
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SimonLMoore Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wonderful, thankyou!
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InfectedNeon Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You're welcome! And thank you too! ;)
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Barkis1 Featured By Owner May 31, 2010
Nice!
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SimonLMoore Featured By Owner May 31, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Many thanks!
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Barkis1 Featured By Owner May 31, 2010
I'm not quit sure so I'll ask, did you draw this?
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SimonLMoore Featured By Owner May 31, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes indeed :D
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Barkis1 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010
Sweet!
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SimonLMoore Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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Barkis1 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2010
Most welcome!
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joetraincool Featured By Owner May 30, 2010
I'd like to build this.
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SimonLMoore Featured By Owner May 31, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D
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NinjaPickle Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2009
Those are so cool 8-) I like the old real "steam" rollers too 8-) I seen (and heard) one coming down our street once :o Guy said it was from 1911. I wished I had my camera back then :(
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SimonLMoore Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh aye, they're great bits of kit, had a drive of one, slow but powerful :D
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NinjaPickle Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2009
Oh yes they are. High gear reduction means BIG multiplication of power. a four horsepower steam engine could pull a 747! :XD:
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Loveable-Retard Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2007  Hobbyist Writer
brilliant drawing that. i think some people are trying to make a replica, i heard something like it in old glory [link]
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SimonLMoore Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks, yeah I read the article, have that copy in front of me actually, that's where I got the inspiration, I know there are several small scale replicas...
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Promus-Kaa Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG THAT IS FREAKIN' AWESOME!!! :eyepopping: :headbang:
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SimonLMoore Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hehe, glad you like :D
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Promus-Kaa Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
"Like" is the understatement of the century. Seriously, I would want to build one of these beasts...I wonder if I could use it on the road?? :XD:
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SimonLMoore Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
In the UK and Europe you could...dunno about in the US...maybe not on the interstate...:XD:
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Promus-Kaa Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Either way, once I get rich enough I'm adding it to my "garage" of trains (because I think it would be cooler to collect steam locomotives and other vehicles instead of lame cars). :D
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SimonLMoore Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hah, defiantely, however one car you should think of getting is a 'Stanley Steamer' steam car...fastest car in the world in 1907, 190mph record!
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Promus-Kaa Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
:eyepopping: Whoa, 190 MPH!?!?!? That's faster than most cars today... :o

Got any links to specs on it?? It sounds pretty cool!! :excited: :D
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SimonLMoore Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
[link] Well here's a pic, I can't find the spec, there is an interesting wiki article on it though :nod:
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matt-durkan-railways Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Now I really do want one of those.
That rules all :-D
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SimonLMoore Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Heh, sure does, it was a monster, still exists, sans boiler, they could restore it :D
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matt-durkan-railways Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh my god. Is there any good reason why they havent? :-p
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SimonLMoore Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't think so, probably lack of money...if you check the website (link in the image description) you'll see it's current condition...
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Promus-Kaa Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
They should totally do that!! If they don't then they're just stoned. :XD:
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GeneralVyse Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2007
NO~! you can't have one on the forum! LOL awesome design, made all the more impressive by your rendition of it! Don't suppose you've got a pic of the war department traction engines from the boer war rattling round have you? :D
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SimonLMoore Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
[link]
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[link] (WD Fowler Traction Engines top picture, armoured Road Loco and train for South Africa bottom picutre)
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GeneralVyse Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2007
DROOOOLLLL!!!!! they iz de biz yo! sik!

cheers matey! they did have some massive (yes bigger) WD traction engines as well, massive water tanks for'ard i think :D
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SimonLMoore Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha :laughing:

Yeah..probably big Fowler engines, they had some fitted with cranes and other gubins too :nod:
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SimonLMoore Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah...*sigh*If only it was 100 years on, you chose the wrong time period :shakefist:

Hmm, I think I've seen one on a website...there's this pic of a model which shows the paint scheme...[link] Random fact the Army only retired it's last traction engine in the 1950s...
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sgt-robertson Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2007
tank!!!! oh wait no never mind false alarm!-lol i get too bored nice pic
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SimonLMoore Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks, it is indeed the forebarer of the tank :nod:
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KholdMalik Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2007
Looks like these vehicles from the Metal Slug series :)
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SimonLMoore Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haven't seen those :?
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KholdMalik Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2007
Eh... they're all like a ball or "chubby" like that (all lookin' like tankettes).
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SimonLMoore Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah right :nod:
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andyellis111 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2007
:) That is what I call an invention...
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SimonLMoore Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Heh, I want one :D Thanks for the fave mate ;)
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andyellis111 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2007
no probs
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RTJDudek Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Reminds me British Mk B Whippet from WWI...
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SimonLMoore Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yup these things were the forebarers of the tank, the army did buy and test an oil engined version...
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RTJDudek Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
And then added armour & machineguns.
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