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 Posted: Tue May 18th, 2010 06:07 pm
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Found these while browsing the web and though I would post them for all to see.

First up is probably a 46 - 47 Jeep station wagon:




Here is what the website thought the colors probably were. Since I have seen some discussion on bright colors, this seems to add a little fuel to the fire:



Next is one of those thing that the late George Carlin talked about, if you take two things that have never been together before and figure out a way to nail them together then someone will buy it. Even has a chain drive:



My question on the next one is... How did they keep the rear wheels on the rails? As Woodie says expiring minds want to know:




Last but not least-- I have enough trouble walking on the ties with two legs I can only imagine the pain in the hind parts that it is with four. Woodie talked about modeling the horse drawn log car on a different post, like to see this one modeled even more than the horse:




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 Posted: Tue May 18th, 2010 06:09 pm
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Think I answered my question about the rear wheels staying on the rails. Look at the spare on the front of the jeep. Looks like a steel plate on the inside that extends just beyond the tire to keep them aligned with the rails. :brill:

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 Posted: Tue May 18th, 2010 09:11 pm
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But there is more to it than that Bobby, 'cause the White Pass and Yukon is three foot gauge, and old autos are (believe it or not!) 4' 8 1/2" wheel center to wheel center- so they had to narrow the axle, and the body doesn't look like that the rear wheel was sunk into the body that much, if any-----


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 Posted: Tue May 18th, 2010 09:14 pm
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Now I am gonna have to see if I can find the site again. I think that they had a quartering angle shot of the car. Might provide for a little better guestamating.

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