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 Post subject: Steam record broken
PostPosted: Wed Aug 26, 2009 12:21 pm 
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This is cool!

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/hamp ... 209288.stm

Glad us Brits are still good at steam engineering ... really retro! Lol!!


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 26, 2009 12:27 pm 
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I bet it's quick at making tea too :lol:


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 26, 2009 12:36 pm 
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Impressive, but you cant help but feel 103 years to beat the previous record by 12mph is rather slow on the development front. That said it took mankind how many years to be able to travel faster than running pace?


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 26, 2009 12:37 pm 
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i wonder if they have a tap attached to the engine to brew up from,the way the old steam engines used to :lol:


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 26, 2009 12:54 pm 
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I agree with Jerky, pointless and a frankly rubbish margin to break it by, I could throw my kettle faster than that!


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 26, 2009 12:59 pm 
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Just had a look at the images of the steam cars..... :? :? :?


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 26, 2009 2:20 pm 
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carbon fibre body shell blah blah - Just goes to show how good must the 1906 car and driver been?


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