Midian Ranch Blog
This is the web log for Midian Ranch, an isolated homestead in rural Nevada. It is owned by Jason and Tina Walters, whom are also its regular posters. This blog is exclusively for the enlightenment and edification of our friends, family, and colleagues.
- Name: Jason Walters
- Location: Gerlach, Nevada, United States
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
If You Feel Like Donating...
I want to get my child started with that young.
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
When You Own A Bunch Of Windmills...
Yes, it's as sketchy and dangerous as it looks.
Monday, May 11, 2009
The Last Steam Train
Boy was I wrong.
The “last steam train” was, well, one of the last steam trains ever manufactured: a massive, brutish, jet black contraption straight out of Atlas Shrugged. A quintessential piece of wondrous dead-tech somehow dropped into our world from the pages of a steampunk novel, it’s powered by boiling massive amounts of water using – wait for it – diesel fuel! Instead of actually burning the diesel in an internal combustion engine, it uses it to create stream in an external combustion engine in a marvelous display of over-engineering.
The wonderful thing was obsolete before it even left the factory floor.
Have a look at the pictures above to get an idea of the sheer size of the thing.