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 Posted: Wed Sep 26th, 2012 08:07 am
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Another early car based Brookville


Original page http://www.northeast.railfan.net/images/brook2.jpg

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That is one of the Ford model T ones, based on the radiator.


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Here's a 1946 Cadillac railcar on the Western Maryland RR:




This early version of a motorhome isn't a railcar, but wouldn't it look great if it was? It's a "Hunt House Car" from 1940:



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If the first one is based on the Model T drivetrain, makes you wonder how long the clutch would last...

The Cadillac and house car both have strong art deco/streamline moderne design elements, from back in the day when cars actually had style.

The Cadillac wheels look almost like the 30" wheels that some people seem to think enhance the look of classic cars. Probably ride as well too.



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elminero67 wrote: If the first one is based on the Model T drivetrain, makes you wonder how long the clutch would last...

Longer than you would think Duane-- the main clutch was 22 (as I recall) steel plates, running in oil. The low and reverse were friction material on bands that wrapped around cast iron drums, again running in oil, and relatively easy to change--as long as you didn't drop a nut down in the guts (ask me how I know).

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Here's a chunky looking Russian railcar or railbus:




This next item sure is an odd one. It has tires but also has some obvious equipment for operating on rails. The site where I found the image said it was used by the Navy to transport explosives:



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Here's another odd one... a Michelin railbus that was tested in the UK but never adopted. It ran on special rubber tires:






And here's a different model of the Michelin railbus:

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Ray-they probably didn't want it because it was UGLY! Not the kind of ugly that is so cute that it grows on you...but just UGLY! It would make a cool model, however.

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The "streamlined" job is a bit nicer..



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I have a buddy that purposely models the ugliest planes he can find. He sees beauty in form following function... and I mean form following waayyy behind function.

Case in point, the Farman Jabiru. The world's ugliest plane. He built one.



BTW, I kind of like those last few rail cars.

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There is a photo of a very odd short 4 wheel (still rubber tyred) trailer for the Michelins here --


http://www.flickr.com/photos/76521871@N05/6889634368/



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