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Created by justoeduardo > 9 months ago, 18 Dec 2011
justoeduardo
159 posts
18 Dec 2011 1:05AM
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colk2004
317 posts
18 Dec 2011 2:47AM
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I guess that bit of track isn't used often? Love the photos in the gallery.

Cheers Col

desertyank
1213 posts
18 Dec 2011 4:09AM
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I like it

Welcome to the forum, too.

Nikrum
TAS, 1970 posts
18 Dec 2011 9:32AM
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Well I guess someone had to do it!
There is a lot of available Rail from Burnie to Smithton..
Do we have a contender to offer a challenge??
Ron

hills
SA, 1622 posts
18 Dec 2011 9:38AM
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Love it!!

I'd like to try that with a trapeze set up!! perhaps bolt some wheels to a skiff or a cat.

Gizmo
SA, 2815 posts
18 Dec 2011 9:47AM
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At least side slip isn't a problem....

Doing a google search for "sail on rails" show up an amazing amount of stuff, i suppose its a case of using of what is around and having a bit of fun.

www.douglas-self.com/MUSEUM/LOCOLOCO/sail/sail.htm
www.copsewood.org/ng_rly/sailbogie/sailbogie.htm
forum.woodenboat.com/showthread.php?77407-Rail-sailing

mike612
23 posts
18 Dec 2011 9:37AM
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a little more detail.
forum.woodenboat.com/showthread.php?77407-Rail-sailing

Some video on how you turn around and sail the opposite direction please.

hills
SA, 1622 posts
18 Dec 2011 12:12PM
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You just have to find the nearest turntable!

mike612
23 posts
18 Dec 2011 10:50AM
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Thought was more like, "OK Got to get back to the car now" or 'Yikes, there is no train scheduled for this track!"

A vertical mast tube with windsurfer sail and dual strops (port/strb) to secure mainsheet and allow it to rotate either direction around the mast.

The mast tube..... on the LLmini instructs, did I miss the degree of rake to put tube?

Gizmo
SA, 2815 posts
18 Dec 2011 2:11PM
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mike612 said...
The mast tube..... on the LLmini instructs, did I miss the degree of rake to put tube?


It's hidden a bit in the building instructions but the answer is 10 deg rake from vertical.

Nikrum
TAS, 1970 posts
18 Dec 2011 2:59PM
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Something a little out of context but a word here has triggered this Pearl of Wisdom.
It was mentioned in a Post about the Mast Turning in the Step, though this is only a minimal thing (At least in my experience) one can improve the situation by applying a piece of 3/8" thick Rubber Matting into the bottom of the Mast Step it should be a tight fit. This will offer up extra resistance and any movement will be cushioned by the Rubber mat.. Just a thought, Don't shoot the messenger..
Ron

justoeduardo
159 posts
18 Dec 2011 12:05PM
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desertyank said...

I like it

Welcome to the forum, too.


Thanks for the welcome
Now I am dedicated to building a landyacht faster and more lightweight.
Soon upload photos and videos

landyacht
WA, 5758 posts
18 Dec 2011 10:10PM
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i made some enquires on behalf of The demusyeres form Belgium, who wanted to use the railline on the Nullabor to break the sail on rail speed record(yes there is a record).
despite the formality of my request I didnt get a reply

justoeduardo
159 posts
18 Dec 2011 11:22PM
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uote]landyacht said...

i made some enquires on behalf of The demusyeres form Belgium, who wanted to use the railline on the Nullabor to break the sail on rail speed record(yes there is a record).


It's interesting. I am also looking for information on the speed record on rails.
Cristian Nau in Francia reached 71 km / h.
Do not answer my messages.

cisco
QLD, 10087 posts
19 Dec 2011 4:19PM
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I don't think there is much "new" in landsailing today, but we are getting better at it.

I am sure this pic has been posted before but worth a rerun.

justoeduardo
159 posts
20 Dec 2011 1:33AM
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It's interesting. All information is welcome

justoeduardo
159 posts
21 Dec 2011 1:03AM
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Nikrum
TAS, 1970 posts
21 Dec 2011 9:47AM
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WHADDAREYOU??? Bleedin' Crazy????? You shouldn't go Playing Chicken with Deisel Engines with a load on.. They tend to be very HARD and Unforgiving!! I thought you were using an abandoned section of line?? Isn't there a Law against that sort of thing in Argentina?? CRAZY!!
Ron

justoeduardo
159 posts
22 Dec 2011 11:45PM
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Gizmo
SA, 2815 posts
23 Dec 2011 8:50AM
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That is amazing.... Very little rolling resistance, what sort of wheel setup are you using?

Chook2
WA, 1173 posts
23 Dec 2011 3:06PM
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Very clever setup there in the last clip. Just glides along nicely.

Ron jeez. How fast would you go if the rails were covered in rust.
No different than the young blokes here skateboarding down the road with 52 mtr long road trains loaded with grain going past. You wonder why they do it.
But as for the rails, now I've seen it, I'd certainly give it a go, if a suitable area wasn't so close by for landsailing.

Hiko
1143 posts
23 Dec 2011 3:51PM
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Yessss If you know you can clear the track in time it looks like fun
Thanks for posting

landyacht
WA, 5758 posts
23 Dec 2011 8:52PM
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or you could wait until the train passes and then follow it
they do up to 110kph across the nullabor

desertyank
1213 posts
24 Dec 2011 3:21AM
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Great looking rig. All it needs is a long bungee cord with a grappling hook at the end, a good arm, and a current life insurance policy to have a really exciting ride

gibberjoe
SA, 956 posts
24 Dec 2011 8:59AM
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sugarcane train gauge...it seems....only about 2'+/-...good fun though

justoeduardo
159 posts
24 Dec 2011 9:45AM
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Yes. It travels very fast.
I'm still doing tests.
I have a long way to go.

Gizmo
SA, 2815 posts
24 Dec 2011 12:28PM
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What are you using for wheels?

hills
SA, 1622 posts
24 Dec 2011 1:42PM
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Lol... I had a horrible feeling the sound of that truck going past as 1:27 was a train coming up behind the camera!

justoeduardo
159 posts
24 Dec 2011 5:08PM
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: I'm using rollers wheel

Test pilot 1
WA, 1418 posts
25 Dec 2011 12:30AM
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Add a windsurfer rig and I think it might be FUN!

justoeduardo
159 posts
25 Dec 2011 1:13AM
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That is the next step



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