Monday, March 22, 2010

Moving a model railroad...


...is hard work...

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4 comments:

Cristake said...

Sooo cute, that draisine... Small and cute as the first flower in the spring.
But what is that trailer behind? Some kind of... electrical part of a locomotive or something?

Br'er Shaygetz said...

Thanks, I built that draisine (speeder over here) from scrap bits.

As for the load it is pulling...we call that a "Johnny-on-the-spot" over here. I'm sure you all have a nickname for "fibra de sticla de toaletă portabile" in Romania. I actually carved a master pattern for it and had several of them cast in resin in exchange for the master mold.

Cristake said...

Oh, I see. We call them "ecological toilets". Funny saying "Johnny on the spot". Something similar here is connected to a very old small statue named "The thinker of Hamangia", it represents a man sitting and some jokers thought once it looks like a man doing his "business" somewhere in the bushes. :D
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Ganditorul_de_la_Hamangia.jpg
Back to draisine: being home-made, it is even greater...

Br'er Shaygetz said...

They have several names over here associated with the companies who service them...Johnny-on-the-spot, Porti-pottie and Spot-a-pot being the 3 most well known in my area.