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Ray Dunakin
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Here's a Brookville railcar that was used by the Army:





This railcar was photographed in Venesuela:




I don't know the origin of this next one:

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The white one looks really odd with that upturned roof!. Jose.

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Some really cool rail cars, good find, Ray...As you look around, we can always use more inspiration so more photos are eagerly sought!

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I agree--it looks like a poorly made toy car!


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This one is pretty cool... made from a Model A Ford, and something from Brookville:

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Brookville made many different models using Ford components, starting back in the model T days, and continuing on until the second World War--so that very well may be a factory job.

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I love the railroad name-"KEEP OFF!" Looks like something I need to model...

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Great finds! I really like the streamlined silver one... in which drawer is my Tamiya 1942 staff car kit L:

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Herb Kephart wrote:
Brookville made many different models using Ford components, starting back in the model T days, and continuing on until the second World War--so that very well may be a factory job.


Ah, I didn't know that! Thanks. Since reading your post, I have found photos of other Brookville locos that were similar.

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I've saved the Model A Ford/Brookville image. I'm going to do some more research on it too. That looks like a good candidate for a first scratch built loco project.

Thanks for posting it!
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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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I belive that the Michlien railcars were relatively succesful in France, their home country.

The first, at least were powered with large Bugatti straight 8 engines--the same engine the Etorie (sp?) used in the Royale, for those of you who are into old cars


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Oh man, that IS an ugly plane! Looks like a three-headed mutant.

Tebee, the little Michelin trailer is kind of cute!

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Farman was known for turning out the ugliest planes of all time. Here is another and I won't post any more here in this thread. This one they called the F 220.

BTW, Farman was a French company.


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