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Old 01-12-2018, 06:21:11 PM
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According to the latest predictions solar panel, storage battery and self driving vehicles know how will soon displace a large part of the gasoline market. Within 5 years self driving cars will replace a large part of the private owned car fleet. These predictions are made by a professor at Stamford U in California .This will lead to a steep decline in demand for gasoline with the result there will be a surplus of oil products and lower prices. Cheers
Well if the steering control on these self driving cars is run off GPS like the auto steering on the farm tractors I sure would not ride in one. You can lose satellite contact real easy. There will be many lives lost because of this junk but the libs love these ideas that kill jobs for us regular slobs so I'm sure it will come to pass. Think of all the unemployed truck drivers these libs are just itching to get rid of with self driving trucks. Why not put the freight back on the rails instead of the roads?
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Gleaner;
I agree with your last question sentence. Railroads is the way to go for freight. A few years ago we had Railway Express Agency which was an excellent way to ship small freight. Every major interstate should have a freight and passenger railroad nearby to relieve the congestion. A big heavy semi-trailer outfit does more damage to a road than 1,000 normal cars. The interstate highway is more expensive to build and to maintain than a railroad is. Many semitrailers are shipped across country on flat rail cars at great savings
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Kerosene is pretty reasonable here as jet A. It was 1.20 per liter and gas is about 1.10 for comparison. I don't know what the cost of jet B Is but on that note can someone explain the difference?
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The professor I referenced in my post is Tony Seba at Stanford U. There is a youtube video on which he explains his theory .I do not defend or believe everything he offers up but is interesting just the same. I agree that more things should move by rail, so why aren't they? Cheers
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Kerosene is pretty reasonable here as jet A. It was 1.20 per liter and gas is about 1.10 for comparison. I don't know what the cost of jet B Is but on that note can someone explain the difference?
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Is jet available from a regular oil dealer? In barrels?
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[QUOTE=VossD;1452080 .I do I agree that more things should move by rail, so why aren't they? Cheers[/QUOTE] Mainly I think it is the lac of flexibility that detracts from shipping by rail. It lends it self very well to bulk or at least car load lots. The logistics of having a shipment leave my town and arrive at yours, involves a lot of shuffling in rail yards, and time wasted waiting for a train going up an other line, some time several times, where as the trucker just signals and turns up that other highway and keeps on truckin.
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I used to run straight kero in the Eagle years ago. It ran well on it with the air heater on. The partition went bad in the tank and I gave up on it. You could get it cheap at the local Co-op back then. It sure smelled nice.
The GS&M Beaver is pretty well set up for kero, and it is quite a hot runner so might vapourize kero really well. It has a partitioned gasoline/water tank.
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I ordered a dishwasher from new jersey. They are flying it to Houston then trucking it to my house Flyings cheaper than trucking it.
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I don't think the GS&M Ideal will be a great kero burner unless you can get some heat to those chilly looking carburetors. And be carful with that paint thinner as it can be quite volatile.
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