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#1 OldBuzzard OFFLINE  

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Posted February 04, 2018 - 07:06 AM

When I start viewing YouTube vids, I never know where I might wind up.

 

I was watching some train vids, and thought this one looked interesting.

 

You don't need to watch the whole thing if you don't want, but at around 3:15, take a look at the left side at the rear of the travel trailer.

 

Unless my eyes deceive me that looks like an H18 or HT20.

 

What say you?

 

https://www.youtube....h?v=wPClBQBF_Hc


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Posted February 04, 2018 - 08:30 AM

It sure is a Bolens but you have more knowledge to identify the model. Rookies like me still depend on the decals. I have ridden that rail line several times and probably will again this year. It's about 20 miles from our home. I'll be more observant if I ride again this year. Thanks for sharing Dave.


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Posted February 04, 2018 - 08:38 AM

Looks like a nice ride! I'm with grand, but it is a Bolens.


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Posted February 04, 2018 - 10:40 AM

That would be fun ride and that definitely was a Bolens tractor but which model  - can't tell from just the front..  We road a train pulled by  a Challenger from Lincoln, NE to Omaha and back several years ago.  Real fun ride.


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Posted February 04, 2018 - 12:41 PM

Should be right were this link leads to.  

https://www.google.c...7!4d-76.5943562

 

 

 

I have a few vids saved that have a bolens in it. :) 


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Posted February 04, 2018 - 01:32 PM

That should be a easy one to track down. Maybe it's for sale?
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Posted February 04, 2018 - 03:01 PM

Now really what is the use of this railway??  Tracks look like need work, trees hanging all down and in way. Other than a toy, what is the purpose?  Don't think I would want that noisy thing clanking by me several times a week if such thing does happen. Guess I just don't get the Reason something like this would even be running, enlighten me!



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Posted February 04, 2018 - 03:29 PM

Not sure about the Bolens but one thing I do know that's a Detroit Diesel powered loco, the roar of a Detroit is unmistakable.


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Posted February 04, 2018 - 05:17 PM

I think it's a Simplicity. Take a close look at the grill slots, they're horizontal instead of vertical and the hood is also shaped differently.

 

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Not sure about the Bolens but one thing I do know that's a Detroit Diesel powered loco, the roar of a Detroit is unmistakable.

 

Yes, sounds like a 3-53.


Edited by Austen, February 04, 2018 - 06:27 PM.

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Posted February 04, 2018 - 05:48 PM

It's a Simplicity 7112, with manual lift, just over 800 hours on it, the left rear tire is over-inflated, and the carb is set a bit too lean.


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Posted February 04, 2018 - 06:11 PM

I think it's a Simplicity. Take a close look at the grill slots, they're horizontal instead of vertical and the hood is also shaped differently.

 

 

Yes, sounds like a 3-53.

 

I am going to have to say good eye.   I was thinking the hood was not as tall in the grill area need to be a bolens but was not sure.  


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