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 Posted: Sun May 1st, 2011 08:58 pm
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Wouldn't have been easier to just make it out of a regular bus body?. OTOH just imagine the raised eyebrows from your MR buddies when they see a model of it touring your layout...



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 Posted: Sun May 15th, 2011 01:23 am
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look closely, it's a double ender. Almost have never seen anything like that before.

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 Posted: Sun May 15th, 2011 06:30 pm
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That picture of a Reliant 3/30 van takes me back a bit.

I know a yellow one appeared in the BBC TV sitcom "Only Fools and Horses" - but this isn't why I remember them:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/23587701@N06/2248401118/in/photostream

http://www.flickr.com/photos/23587701@N06/2248401018/in/photostream

About 40 years back, someone I know had one of the car version (known as a Reliant Regal).

He didn't like the thing very much - it was cramped, unstable and very difficult to work on. Also, if he needed to get at the engine, the only access was a tiny hatch halfway up the bonnet.

I'm also not sure how rigid the GRP bodyshell was.

Saying all this, I know the things have their enthusiasts. I also know that I'm not among them.


I'm not completely sure about this, but I suspect their popularity might have something to do with some "grey areas" in the UK driver licensing laws at the time.


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 Posted: Sun May 15th, 2011 06:33 pm
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Man' that Plaster City "railcar" couldn't make my curves...unless it was a "Plastered City" railcar...maybe with an accordian section in the middle. The little blue "whatzit" that Tate showed is so ugly that it's cute.

Continuing the search for the unusual and downright screwy....Woodie



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 Posted: Sun May 15th, 2011 06:39 pm
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And what about this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KGULcLUr0I4



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Tate Pumfrey wrote: look closely, it's a double ender. Almost have never seen anything that ugly in my life, except, ...Hey that was one of my first cars in England, you could drive it on a motorcycle and sidecar lience back then.Reliants answer to Lionel cars? (three track...get it?



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hence the term...RAIL CAR!!!!:brill: ideas for a BBC Top Gear challenge perhaps??

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At my house you wouldn't have to. Just park it across the front yard between the front door and the mailbox.

sledhead wrote:
Can you imagine the milage that thing got? I wouldn't be able to afford to even drive it to the mailbox and back.



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I think that I would want my own tunnel for it to hide in. The neighbors have enough to complain about me as it is.

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Something like:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=81HgzHSwpcQ
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SB4hnAinVAE&feature=related
Crazy enough?
Jose.



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