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 Posted: Tue Sep 23rd, 2008 08:24 pm
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I looked but didn't see any particular thread for just railcars, etc. and that may also include strange "critters" and other types of industrial vechicles that run on rails. I know there are many out there who just love this funky side of railroad equipment and hopefully some photos will be posted soon. I have some funkiness that will get posted here-both real and models. See what we can come up with. Anything is "fair game".

             Woodie 



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 Posted: Tue Sep 23rd, 2008 10:46 pm
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Great idea Woodie, you've hit upon perhaps my favorite aspect of the hobby!

Here's a few that I have in progress:

My latest railbus, riding on a modified Kato chassis:




Two Japanese railbusses, both built from Aru Models etched brass kits:



The second one has since been modified to run on a Bo-Bo type chassis.

A VW (from Roco) four wheel version:


Another VW work-in-progress, with a mean lookin' plow:


And finally a Mercedes Benz truck mounted on a Kato 11-105 mechanism, with a scratchbuilt baggage/passenger compartment. I call it the German Goose:


They're all HOn30 and all running on Kato 'Pocket Chassis' which are sold in Japan to power I think Bandai shorty train toys, but are excellent for HOn30 modelers!


-Cody

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A prototype picture of an Australian Rail Motor.

This has been posted before, though it was worth another look

Photograph taken 1939 at Rushworth.

As a youngster I traveled on this often

Its was Black and Yellow stripes. We knew it as the Tiger car.




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^Woah, why the crazy stripes? awesome!

These look great guys!

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As I understand it, the crazy stripes were to make it highly visible to road traffic at level crossings.  It was common practice to stop on level crossing to allow passengers to board or get off. There are reported stops at clumps of trees for a toilet break

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Me again,  just found this link to a coloured picture

http://www.pjv101.net/cd/pages/c455m.htm



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Great idea Woodie, you've hit upon perhaps my favorite aspect of the hobby!


I agree with Cody!!

I really like your new one Cody...great job.

Maybe I should add a spot in the forum just for rail cars, trucks and critters?:Hmm:



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Good idea Dave.

Don't think about for to long it may start to hurt;)

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Dave-it wouldn't be a bad idea! It seems that there is a lot of interest in this subject and it should include "critters" since some guys think railcars belong in that department anyway and not limit the thread to just narrow gauge either. I believe that Model T's were made into locos for NZ railways so there's a railcar/locomotive that is most definately a "critter" and what about Fordson rail tractors? Here in the US (Texas), the Bartlett & Western used a Model T railtruck and Fordson rail tractors to move cotton products up & down the line. When I begin to find photos of all this stuff, they will be posted. So, yes, we may need a section just for this craziness.

               Woodie

Cody-your HOn30 railcars/trucks/busses are just great! It seems to me that you should be able to run your railroad with just what you have shown us. No locomotives, just railcars. What a concept.



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 Posted: Wed Sep 24th, 2008 07:53 pm
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These railcars are not narrow gauge but I thought everybody would like them.  All of them are from Nevada railroads-Tonopah & Goldfield and Tonopah & Tidewater. The photos are from David Myrick's "Railroads of Nevada" and there are many more such things in these fine volumes.



This is from the T & T RR.



The T & G RR owned this one. Note the cool trailer car.



Here's another T & G car, this one carried the super around the line. The day of this photo must have been cool, check out the coats on the passengers and driver.

            Woodie



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