Freerails Home 
Freerails > Model Railroad Forums > Railcars Railtrucks & Critters > - RAILBUSES ! - I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X, XI, XII, XIII, XIV, XV, XVI, XVII, XVIII -

Freerails IS ACCEPTING new Members ... To join Freerails ... See how to Register as a Member in the 'Joining Freerails' Forum

 Moderated by: pipopak  
AuthorPost
pipopak
Moderator


Joined: Wed Apr 13th, 2011
Location: Florida USA
Posts: 1893
Status: 
Offline
From the digital junkyard:
1913 SAR gas-electric










From Down Under:


FJ&G #200:






1922 open bus and trailer:






See you next time. Jose.

Ray Dunakin
Registered
 

Joined: Wed Jul 25th, 2012
Location: San Diego
Posts: 1249
Status: 
Offline
Boy, some of those are downright ugly!

pipopak
Moderator


Joined: Wed Apr 13th, 2011
Location: Florida USA
Posts: 1893
Status: 
Offline
Another rustload.


1922 White:


1929 Tabor and Malvern:


1931 from France:




1932 Budd stainless steel:






1932 Irwin:








Jose.

Helmut
Registered


Joined: Sun Feb 17th, 2013
Location: Friedberg, Germany
Posts: 1076
Status: 
Offline
Eh bien, la Micheline est là...

pipopak
Moderator


Joined: Wed Apr 13th, 2011
Location: Florida USA
Posts: 1893
Status: 
Offline
Another dose...






1933 MAN


1933 Pullman Railplane




1935 Evans conversion


1935 PLM (France)


1936 Evans




Jose.

Ray Dunakin
Registered
 

Joined: Wed Jul 25th, 2012
Location: San Diego
Posts: 1249
Status: 
Offline
The 1933 MAN and the 1935 PLM are very similar, and a bit odd. I've never seen a railbus with a cupola in the center like that.

mwiz64
Registered


Joined: Mon Mar 26th, 2012
Location: Fenton, Michigan USA
Posts: 1361
Status: 
Offline
That third one down clearly says its a Railplane. If you google that term you might just be surprised. I was...

Helmut
Registered


Joined: Sun Feb 17th, 2013
Location: Friedberg, Germany
Posts: 1076
Status: 
Offline
It's not Bennings' Railplane, but Pullman's.

Bernd
Registered
 

Joined: Wed Jul 18th, 2012
Location: New York USA
Posts: 1090
Status: 
Offline
Here's an interesting one.

http://www.yukonmuseums.ca/yca/images/mbm1989-26-192.jpg

Bernd

Helmut
Registered


Joined: Sun Feb 17th, 2013
Location: Friedberg, Germany
Posts: 1076
Status: 
Offline
And here it is after some minor improvements.

Lest I forget..it looked like this

Last edited on Mon May 26th, 2014 07:15 pm by Helmut

pipopak
Moderator


Joined: Wed Apr 13th, 2011
Location: Florida USA
Posts: 1893
Status: 
Offline
Bernd: so thiis is the long lost inspirational prototype for the Atlas Turbo Express:


Jose.

pipopak
Moderator


Joined: Wed Apr 13th, 2011
Location: Florida USA
Posts: 1893
Status: 
Offline
It's not Bennings' Railplane, but Pullman's.

There is a lot more interesting stuff at this site. Just follow the links next to "home". Jose.

Bernd
Registered
 

Joined: Wed Jul 18th, 2012
Location: New York USA
Posts: 1090
Status: 
Offline
Jose,

I remember seeing those ads. Never bought one though.

Bernd

mwiz64
Registered


Joined: Mon Mar 26th, 2012
Location: Fenton, Michigan USA
Posts: 1361
Status: 
Offline
My IPad won't let me post photos on this website but if you follow the link below you'll find a Mane 2 foot rail bus photo on a postcard. I think it looks pretty darn cool.

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_Q6rcO3IYOWM/TMIUHacf3eI/AAAAAAAAAIs/BOASlTadn3g/s1600/BH+RY+Railbus006.jpg

pipopak
Moderator


Joined: Wed Apr 13th, 2011
Location: Florida USA
Posts: 1893
Status: 
Offline
Before anybody thinks that I ran out of them, here are some more:
1937 DR open coach


1937 NH steam railcar


Power truck from the above railcar


1940 Sewell railcar


1947 "streamlined" French railcars. Ever seen a jalousie-type windshield?.


1950 Mack


 1950 DB convertible railbus


From the Isle of Sylt. I find it real neat:


1959 SNCF. Jouef made (makes?) an HO scale version.


1967 LIRR railbus


And tha't all folks!. More next time. Jose.

Last edited on Sat Jun 7th, 2014 07:38 pm by pipopak

Ray Dunakin
Registered
 

Joined: Wed Jul 25th, 2012
Location: San Diego
Posts: 1249
Status: 
Offline
I love that 1940 Sewell. There's some real craftsmanship just in the "cowcatcher". The vehicle's overall look is reminiscent of a classic streamlined steam locomotive.

Si.
Moderator


Joined: Thu Feb 23rd, 2012
Location: London
Posts: 4656
Status: 
Offline
Very moooooooodern !

Wot no rust ?

The hell with the rust !

5 MOOSES !!!!!

All the best.

Cheers

Si.

pipopak
Moderator


Joined: Wed Apr 13th, 2011
Location: Florida USA
Posts: 1893
Status: 
Offline
More...





































Lotsa wheels:













Herb Kephart
Moderator


Joined: Thu Jul 19th, 2007
Location: Glen Mills, Pennsylvania USA
Posts: 6075
Status: 
Offline
I like that first pix. Family going for what looks like a Sunday ride. Was going to say in England, but the Driver and Conductor don't look English --at least back in that era. But the water tank looks right. Perhaps a place like India, where English influence was heavy.
Wherever--that Ford is a real ''scorcher'' I'll bet. All those windows mean lots of seats, and even though most are empty today, that old girl can't be geared to do more than 10 MPH---If that.

Herb

Si.
Moderator


Joined: Thu Feb 23rd, 2012
Location: London
Posts: 4656
Status: 
Offline
Luvin' that silver-streamliner...

..,with the green go-fast stripe !

That 'homegrown' link-n-pin...

...could come in handy !

***** Jose !

Cheers

Si.

Alwin
Registered


Joined: Sat Jun 29th, 2013
Location: Netherlands
Posts: 578
Status: 
Offline
Again some great buses Jose.

I came this weekend through Wuppertal, Germany. They have a aerial tramway in the city. I took some photo's but they're not worth posting. But take a look at this website, there is some info of the old days of the tramway:
http://www.schwebebahn-wtal.de/schwebebahn-alt.html

Alwin

Salada
Registered


Joined: Mon Nov 4th, 2013
Location:  
Posts: 1193
Status: 
Offline
Keep finding these photos, thanks Jose.

Herb: You're right about that 1st photo which is strangely instantly semi-recognisable to me. Possibly Ireland (Eire, the Free State) - County Donegal Railways went in for 'money saving' contraptions like that, as did several other impoverished Companies.

I think I also recognise 1 or 2 Italian contraptions judging by their bodywork style.


Regards            Michael

pipopak
Moderator


Joined: Wed Apr 13th, 2011
Location: Florida USA
Posts: 1893
Status: 
Offline
To whom may be in possession of info: usually I post whatever I have/know about 'em rascals, but if somebody knows anything else please post it.
Alwin: I have a few pics of the Wuppertal system, but none of the older cars or construction era. Thanks!.
Michael: I believe the first one (Ford T) is a County Donegal, but not sure.
Jose.

Last edited on Wed Jun 11th, 2014 11:14 pm by pipopak

Salada
Registered


Joined: Mon Nov 4th, 2013
Location:  
Posts: 1193
Status: 
Offline
Hello Jose,

The "atmosphere", the station roof awning, water-tank etc. look like Donegal but I don't know what location. I'm not a great expert on older Irish stuff.

Regards                       Michael

pipopak
Moderator


Joined: Wed Apr 13th, 2011
Location: Florida USA
Posts: 1893
Status: 
Offline
...... and SOME more!



Bowen:




Bowest jitney:












Jose.

Si.
Moderator


Joined: Thu Feb 23rd, 2012
Location: London
Posts: 4656
Status: 
Offline
Hi Jose !

British Rail need to get interested in those 'new-fangled' 1935 ...

... Insect repeling railbuses ...

... Just a few years earlier !

EVERY railbus should have a 'pest-repeller' for the summer !

Cheers

Si.

Si.
Moderator


Joined: Thu Feb 23rd, 2012
Location: London
Posts: 4656
Status: 
Offline
Football hooligan repellers could be good as well !

Si.

Helmut
Registered


Joined: Sun Feb 17th, 2013
Location: Friedberg, Germany
Posts: 1076
Status: 
Offline
@Salada This one might be your kettle of fish. For plans and more photos, google for "La bete de Calvi"

Last edited on Sat Jun 14th, 2014 12:16 am by Helmut

pipopak
Moderator


Joined: Wed Apr 13th, 2011
Location: Florida USA
Posts: 1893
Status: 
Offline
Holy rust!. Love it!. Jose.

Shoulders
Registered
 

Joined: Tue Nov 26th, 2013
Location: Kent, United Kingdom
Posts: 534
Status: 
Offline
Hi there

That top pic is from the Kent and East Sussex line and is pictured at Roveldon this is the line I am modeling in 4mm scale. I have a etch brass kit of this from wosely works here in the uk he does it in uk 0 gauge and I'm sure he can reduce it to 1:48 scale.

Cheers Dan

pipopak
Moderator


Joined: Wed Apr 13th, 2011
Location: Florida USA
Posts: 1893
Status: 
Offline
Thanks for the info. Jose.

pipopak
Moderator


Joined: Wed Apr 13th, 2011
Location: Florida USA
Posts: 1893
Status: 
Offline
Some more:


CGW #M219:


A Chemins De Fer de Blaise


then turned into "art":


Chitina Auto Railer:


CPH #6:


Motorman's seat non-OSHA compliant:




South Shore MOW:


From Cuba with rust....


Jose.

Milocomarty
Registered


Joined: Thu Nov 1st, 2012
Location: Borne, Netherlands
Posts: 997
Status: 
Offline
Great finds José !!

Salada
Registered


Joined: Mon Nov 4th, 2013
Location:  
Posts: 1193
Status: 
Offline
Looks like someone has done a good restoration job on that "Railmotor No 6".
Somewhere in the US judging by the cowcatcher/pilot.

Regards              Michael

2foot6
Registered


Joined: Sun Oct 20th, 2013
Location: MELBOURNE,, Australia
Posts: 257
Status: 
Offline
Michael,the CPH rail motors were introduced into the New South Wales Railways (Australia)in 1923.They are 42 feet long and were used on light traffic lines in the country areas.There is still some operating that have been restored and a number of them stored and in the process of being restored.Peter:thumb::thumb:

Bernd
Registered
 

Joined: Wed Jul 18th, 2012
Location: New York USA
Posts: 1090
Status: 
Offline
I've got a couple to add.

The Long Island RR used these for track inspection.



This one is in Europe somewhere.




Bernd

pipopak
Moderator


Joined: Wed Apr 13th, 2011
Location: Florida USA
Posts: 1893
Status: 
Offline
The DB (Deutsche Bundesbahn) originally commissioned 50 VWs for itself, probably all the others we find in the net are either the same ones or spinoffs. Jose.

pipopak
Moderator


Joined: Wed Apr 13th, 2011
Location: Florida USA
Posts: 1893
Status: 
Offline
Kept diggin':


Cowichan Valley #27:


California Western #M80:


M100:


M200:


M300:


M300 again, different colour scheme:




from Austraila IIRC:


D&H 3 pics:






Danville & Mount Morris #300:


Jose.

Ray Dunakin
Registered
 

Joined: Wed Jul 25th, 2012
Location: San Diego
Posts: 1249
Status: 
Offline
That Dansville & Mt. Morris railbus is a classy rig, too bad the image quality is so poor.

Si.
Moderator


Joined: Thu Feb 23rd, 2012
Location: London
Posts: 4656
Status: 
Offline
Great driver's seat on #27 !

Cheers

Si.

Salada
Registered


Joined: Mon Nov 4th, 2013
Location:  
Posts: 1193
Status: 
Offline
Good stuff Jose, thanks.

I looked up that California Western Railroad as I had never heard of it. They had, or still have ?, a 2-6-6-2 that looks rather like the Bachmann On30 one. Also a strange looking 2-4-2.

Regards                   Michael

pipopak
Moderator


Joined: Wed Apr 13th, 2011
Location: Florida USA
Posts: 1893
Status: 
Offline
More:
Donegal County. Nice mixed train:





Don River Line:


Downpatrick and County Down:






Emu Bay #4:




Evans Auto-Railer:




Jose.

Bill Fornshell
Registered


Joined: Mon Jul 30th, 2007
Location: San Antonio, Texas USA
Posts: 726
Status: 
Offline
I have a model of the #14 in your first picture. It is the #12 here but they were both the same. I have another one to build and it will be the #14.

1.


http://www.freerails.com/view_topic.php?id=5061&forum_id=46

pipopak
Moderator


Joined: Wed Apr 13th, 2011
Location: Florida USA
Posts: 1893
Status: 
Offline
Hi Bill:
is #12 articulated or just two separate sections?. Jose.

Bill Fornshell
Registered


Joined: Mon Jul 30th, 2007
Location: San Antonio, Texas USA
Posts: 726
Status: 
Offline
It is articulated at the front truck. I guess that is how to say it.

I thought I had a picture of the bottom but guess I didn't take any from that view.

pipopak
Moderator


Joined: Wed Apr 13th, 2011
Location: Florida USA
Posts: 1893
Status: 
Offline
Found some more deeper in the HD:
Evans railbus see-thru:


From Finland:




WP&Y Ford. Craziest thing I ever saw:


Ford AA:


Ford T with unusual "rail pickups":




White bus used at Guantanamo:


For the narrow-minded:

IBT #8:


Jose.

Alwin
Registered


Joined: Sat Jun 29th, 2013
Location: Netherlands
Posts: 578
Status: 
Offline
You saved the best for last. Keep on digging.

Alwin

Rod Hutchinson
Registered


Joined: Fri May 8th, 2009
Location: Mooroolbark, Australia
Posts: 385
Status: 
Offline
Railbuses are like beaches. So many to choose from, but so little time ;)

pipopak
Moderator


Joined: Wed Apr 13th, 2011
Location: Florida USA
Posts: 1893
Status: 
Offline
And..... by popular demand (all two of you faithful followers)...... Another    dose    of    rust!!!.


Not a whole lot left...


Sligo, Leitrim & Northern Counties Railway, unit no 2a





Hokkaido Line. Looks quite cartoonish:


Look ma!. A skoolie!. Marienville PA:




and a Leyland:


Look at those extra radiators:




Jose.

Last edited on Fri Aug 1st, 2014 11:17 am by pipopak

Bernd
Registered
 

Joined: Wed Jul 18th, 2012
Location: New York USA
Posts: 1090
Status: 
Offline
The WP&Y looks like it's made from two separate vehicles. Perhaps a car for the power unit and a bus chassis for the passenger compartment.

The little red "T" with the track picks ups. They are actually track cleaners so you get better contact from a clean rail. :clown::P

Bernd

Last edited on Thu Jul 24th, 2014 01:41 pm by Bernd

pipopak
Moderator


Joined: Wed Apr 13th, 2011
Location: Florida USA
Posts: 1893
Status: 
Offline


This one powered by on-board batteries. No word about RC control...


1937 Ma&Pa Buick rail auto


Michelin rail bus


If front truck wheels were any smaller they would have been stored in the "large washers" bin....














Last one has an interesting wheel layout. Jose.

Last edited on Sun Jul 27th, 2014 04:49 pm by pipopak

W C Greene
Moderator


Joined: Fri May 4th, 2007
Location: Royse City, Texas USA
Posts: 7825
Status: 
Offline
What cooolness! You be de master of finding coolness!

Woodrow

Milocomarty
Registered


Joined: Thu Nov 1st, 2012
Location: Borne, Netherlands
Posts: 997
Status: 
Offline
He is !!!!!!!!!!!!! Thnks José

pipopak
Moderator


Joined: Wed Apr 13th, 2011
Location: Florida USA
Posts: 1893
Status: 
Offline









Packard patent design:











 Queensland, Oz:





















The prototype for the 60's Atlas propelled rail cars:
















Jose.



Alwin
Registered


Joined: Sat Jun 29th, 2013
Location: Netherlands
Posts: 578
Status: 
Offline
Beside of the cool buses, I also like that derail sign in the last photo. Could be usefull for modelling purposes :bg:

Alwin

W C Greene
Moderator


Joined: Fri May 4th, 2007
Location: Royse City, Texas USA
Posts: 7825
Status: 
Offline
Yes, I have an authentic DERAIL sign that I found years ago. It stays near my layout so everyone knows what may happen if not careful!

Woodie

Bernd
Registered
 

Joined: Wed Jul 18th, 2012
Location: New York USA
Posts: 1090
Status: 
Offline
I'm startin' to get the idea that I can get a bunch of bus parts, a bunch of car parts, a bunch of railroad parts & some glue and have at it to create my own "rail critter" and be prototypically correct.:!: L: :us:

Last edited on Tue Jul 29th, 2014 12:56 pm by Bernd

mwiz64
Registered


Joined: Mon Mar 26th, 2012
Location: Fenton, Michigan USA
Posts: 1361
Status: 
Offline
You might even get some tractor parts and a few airplane parts to add to the mix. I can almost see you working on it now.... Just throw them into a bag with some glue, shake and out comes a prototypical critter.

Bernd
Registered
 

Joined: Wed Jul 18th, 2012
Location: New York USA
Posts: 1090
Status: 
Offline
mwiz64 wrote:
You might even get some tractor parts and a few airplane parts to add to the mix. I can almost see you working on it now.... Just throw them into a bag with some glue, shake and out comes a prototypical critter.

Hey Mike,

You could call it a "shake & glue" kitbash. L: :bg:

Bernd

pipopak
Moderator


Joined: Wed Apr 13th, 2011
Location: Florida USA
Posts: 1893
Status: 
Offline
I'm startin' to get the idea that I can get a bunch of bus parts, a bunch of car parts, a bunch of railroad parts & some glue and have at it to create my own "rail critter" and be prototypically correct

That's exactly what the prototype did. All those long winter nights in the roundhouse weren't wasted... Jose.

Bernd
Registered
 

Joined: Wed Jul 18th, 2012
Location: New York USA
Posts: 1090
Status: 
Offline
I may just have to do one. But being a little more standard using an HO truck that Golden put out.

http://www.goldenwheeldiecast.com

Seems they don't have HO models anymore. I'll take pictures of the four trucks I have and post later. Looks like these might be rare and I shouldn't be cutting them up for rail critters.

Bernd

Last edited on Tue Jul 29th, 2014 09:00 pm by Bernd

Bernd
Registered
 

Joined: Wed Jul 18th, 2012
Location: New York USA
Posts: 1090
Status: 
Offline
I took some quick pictures of the models.



I've already de-constructed one. It's sitting on a pair of Bachmann cable car trucks.



Bernd

Last edited on Wed Jul 30th, 2014 12:08 am by Bernd

pipopak
Moderator


Joined: Wed Apr 13th, 2011
Location: Florida USA
Posts: 1893
Status: 
Offline
I would chop off the (brake pads?), otherwise looks like a champ!. Jose.

Ray Dunakin
Registered
 

Joined: Wed Jul 25th, 2012
Location: San Diego
Posts: 1249
Status: 
Offline
That WP&Y thing looks like a bus rear-ended a car, and they just stuck some train wheels under it and called it a rail bus!

tebee
Registered
 

Joined: Sat Jan 1st, 2011
Location: France
Posts: 322
Status: 
Offline
The County Donegal unit is not - it's from it's near neighbour, but broad gauge Sligo, Leitrim & Northern Counties Railway, unit no 2a

I'll have to start digging out my collection of railcar pics....

Tom

pipopak
Moderator


Joined: Wed Apr 13th, 2011
Location: Florida USA
Posts: 1893
Status: 
Offline
Thanks Tom. Jose.

pipopak
Moderator


Joined: Wed Apr 13th, 2011
Location: Florida USA
Posts: 1893
Status: 
Offline
Selfkatntbahn railcar (hope I got it right):


Sewell from Chile:






Simpson Logging:






SP&S Brill:








As usual. if further info is available I will update it. Jose.

W C Greene
Moderator


Joined: Fri May 4th, 2007
Location: Royse City, Texas USA
Posts: 7825
Status: 
Offline
The second one from Chile...THAT'S THE ONE! Looks like an old Ford pickup front and cab with some doors added on. Great stuff, as usual. Keep em' coming.

Woodie

pipopak
Moderator


Joined: Wed Apr 13th, 2011
Location: Florida USA
Posts: 1893
Status: 
Offline




Vrey close (or the same one) I posted before:


Trans Florida Central:


From Peru?





Volvo:








Jose.

mwiz64
Registered


Joined: Mon Mar 26th, 2012
Location: Fenton, Michigan USA
Posts: 1361
Status: 
Offline
Ya know... I don't have a place for a railroad these days and it's likely I won't for a long time but I think I could see myself building some rail buses. #4 down from the top looks like a good first one. I think I'll start looking for the parts for a project like that.

pipopak
Moderator


Joined: Wed Apr 13th, 2011
Location: Florida USA
Posts: 1893
Status: 
Offline
A passenger railbus with a trailer is a mixed train all by itself. So go for it!. Jose.

Ray Dunakin
Registered
 

Joined: Wed Jul 25th, 2012
Location: San Diego
Posts: 1249
Status: 
Offline
I love those two coaches powered by 4-2-0 locos! Someday I'd like to build one of those.

Last edited on Mon Aug 4th, 2014 05:22 am by Ray Dunakin

Bernd
Registered
 

Joined: Wed Jul 18th, 2012
Location: New York USA
Posts: 1090
Status: 
Offline
Happened to be searching for some slides I had taken of an interlocking tower on the B & O and came across these. The Strasburgh rail bus. Pictures are dated May 1976.





Of course then you always have some idiot hanging of the side trying to steal the show.;)



 
Bernd

pipopak
Moderator


Joined: Wed Apr 13th, 2011
Location: Florida USA
Posts: 1893
Status: 
Offline
Nice bus. Hood is kind of funny-looking... Jose.

pipopak
Moderator


Joined: Wed Apr 13th, 2011
Location: Florida USA
Posts: 1893
Status: 
Offline
Ray Dunakin wrote: I love those two coaches powered by 4-2-0 locos! Someday I'd like to build one of those.I think is the same one on both pics, with different wheels on the front truck. Jose.

Bernd
Registered
 

Joined: Wed Jul 18th, 2012
Location: New York USA
Posts: 1090
Status: 
Offline
pipopak wrote: Ray Dunakin wrote: I love those two coaches powered by 4-2-0 locos! Someday I'd like to build one of those.I think is the same one on both pics, with different wheels on the front truck. Jose.


I don't think so, unless they changed the pilots too.

Bernd

pipopak
Moderator


Joined: Wed Apr 13th, 2011
Location: Florida USA
Posts: 1893
Status: 
Offline
Don't think the design was so successful to justify making more than one. May have been involved in an accident. Jose.

Bernd
Registered
 

Joined: Wed Jul 18th, 2012
Location: New York USA
Posts: 1090
Status: 
Offline
pipopak wrote: Don't think the design was so successful to justify making more than one. May have been involved in an accident. Jose.


Good point. Never thought about that.

Bernd

W C Greene
Moderator


Joined: Fri May 4th, 2007
Location: Royse City, Texas USA
Posts: 7825
Status: 
Offline
Those little 4-2-0 steam coaches were common in OZ, at least there are articles every once in a while in NGDU (Narrow Gauge Down Under) about them and RTR models in On30 offered. When I can find it, there's an ancient photo of a "portage loco" in an old Abdill book I have...it appears to be an 0-4-0 with a flat car built on the rear. The thing was used in WA state I believe.

Just shows to go that "there's a prototype for anything"...
Woodie

pipopak
Moderator


Joined: Wed Apr 13th, 2011
Location: Florida USA
Posts: 1893
Status: 
Offline
Yep, some more!











Victoria railways, built on an AEC bus chassis:



On the most basic turntable ever:








Jose.

Rod Hutchinson
Registered


Joined: Fri May 8th, 2009
Location: Mooroolbark, Australia
Posts: 385
Status: 
Offline
Victoria railways, built on an AEC bus chassis:

Is available as a kit.

http://www.steameramodels.com/locos.htm#AEC

pipopak
Moderator


Joined: Wed Apr 13th, 2011
Location: Florida USA
Posts: 1893
Status: 
Offline
Railbuses kits are few and far between. Thanks for sharing. Jose.

W C Greene
Moderator


Joined: Fri May 4th, 2007
Location: Royse City, Texas USA
Posts: 7825
Status: 
Offline
Jose, the Valley & Siletz railcar is more "properly" called a speeder. Logging roads built and used many ultra-cool vechicles like that one. The "passengers" this one carried wore boots and flannel shirts to work in the woods. But it could be called whatever, I'll bet the crew called it something when it derailed or ran out of gas!

Woodie

BTW-the McKeen car will incite Bill Fornshell and Herb Kephart to impart info on the famous "windsplitter".

Bill Fornshell
Registered


Joined: Mon Jul 30th, 2007
Location: San Antonio, Texas USA
Posts: 726
Status: 
Offline
Woodie is correct, I am a bit "obsessive-compulsive" when it comes to the McKeen Motor car and the other McKeen Company rail items.

This is one of my "if only McKeen had developed a better drive system" ideas.

A McKeen High-Speed Light Rail Articulated Motor Car:

pipopak
Moderator


Joined: Wed Apr 13th, 2011
Location: Florida USA
Posts: 1893
Status: 
Offline
.... and this is the last I have, at least in formats compatible with the forum.






Wismar railbus #1




That's all folks!. Jose.

Alwin
Registered


Joined: Sat Jun 29th, 2013
Location: Netherlands
Posts: 578
Status: 
Offline
The last you have? Oh no.... :sad:. What's gonna be next?

Thanks for the whole serie Jose.

Alwin

Alwin
Registered


Joined: Sat Jun 29th, 2013
Location: Netherlands
Posts: 578
Status: 
Offline
What about other strange railvehicles? Like this perhaps:



Alwin

pipopak
Moderator


Joined: Wed Apr 13th, 2011
Location: Florida USA
Posts: 1893
Status: 
Offline
Mow the right of way.... I thought that only the Maumee and Western did that. Jose.

Bill Fornshell
Registered


Joined: Mon Jul 30th, 2007
Location: San Antonio, Texas USA
Posts: 726
Status: 
Offline
Thanks for finding and posting the WP&YR Railcar. I found a few pictures of this Railcar sometime back and started a card stock pattern mock-up of it.

http://www.freerails.com/view_topic.php?id=3638&forum_id=46&jump_to=40544#p40544

Lack of a good front side picture cause me a lot of problems and I stopped working on it.



With this picture you found I can go back and correct a few of the problems I was having and maybe now finish it.

Ray Dunakin
Registered
 

Joined: Wed Jul 25th, 2012
Location: San Diego
Posts: 1249
Status: 
Offline
Wow, that track mower is really something! Never seen anything like that before.

tebee
Registered
 

Joined: Sat Jan 1st, 2011
Location: France
Posts: 322
Status: 
Offline
Do you want some more of these - I have a fair number in my collection too.

Tom

Si.
Moderator


Joined: Thu Feb 23rd, 2012
Location: London
Posts: 4656
Status: 
Offline
Well ... It has FINALLY happened !


I couldn't take Joses hoards of fans, jamming the Freerails eMail box any longer.


More ... MORE ! ... MORE !! these RAILBUS OBSESSED FANATICS continually demanded !!



Something had to be done ! :f:



So, back by HUGE POPULAR DEMAND ... is the king of RAILBUSES ! collected works ...

... in 1 new GARGANTUAN Super-Group, of all the original 18 Threads !!



It took some doing ... But I think you'll agree, It was worth the wait !!



:moose: :moose: :moose: :moose: :moose:



Si.



Don't forget to take your Iron-Tablets . . .

pipopak
Moderator


Joined: Wed Apr 13th, 2011
Location: Florida USA
Posts: 1893
Status: 
Offline
Back by popular demand:

Jose.

Herb Kephart
Moderator


Joined: Thu Jul 19th, 2007
Location: Glen Mills, Pennsylvania USA
Posts: 6075
Status: 
Offline
I bet that thing put some severe twisting stresses on the underframe of that cuitie on the sharp curves of the day. Also likely that they use a coach that had seen some service.  Doubt that coach truck had a side sliding kingpin, so service life was probably short---but a neat little thing, nonetheless. 

Herb

Helmut
Registered


Joined: Sun Feb 17th, 2013
Location: Friedberg, Germany
Posts: 1076
Status: 
Offline
Don't think those 1865 engineers were all dumbnuts. The loco can swivel vertically around its driving axle

Last edited on Fri May 26th, 2017 09:07 pm by Helmut

Herb Kephart
Moderator


Joined: Thu Jul 19th, 2007
Location: Glen Mills, Pennsylvania USA
Posts: 6075
Status: 
Offline
A very logical way of avoiding the problem, Helmut, but how do you know that it was applied in this case? I looked for that very thing before posting and could see no evidence.

Herb

Helmut
Registered


Joined: Sun Feb 17th, 2013
Location: Friedberg, Germany
Posts: 1076
Status: 
Offline
@Herb
it is 'educated guessing'
1. from the photo, showing some space between the boiler and the superstructure.
2. taking into account, because anything unarticulated that long would have jumped the rails at the first kink, the guys in the shop would have hastened to find a remedy.
3. the photo is proof for case 2, because the contraption obviously has seen some service when the photo was taken.

Tony Walsham
Registered


Joined: Tue Apr 8th, 2014
Location: Casino NSW, Australia
Posts: 247
Status: 
Offline
South Australia had something similar on the Pichi Richi line.

Si.
Moderator


Joined: Thu Feb 23rd, 2012
Location: London
Posts: 4656
Status: 
Offline



:pimp:


Si.

Si.
Moderator


Joined: Thu Feb 23rd, 2012
Location: London
Posts: 4656
Status: 
Offline
. . . and the other side . . .






:cool:


Si.

pipopak
Moderator


Joined: Wed Apr 13th, 2011
Location: Florida USA
Posts: 1893
Status: 
Offline
And now some old (30's to 50's) railcars and railbuses from Argentina. Very British looking. There are pictures and scale drawings:

http://ferrocarrilesargentinos.tumblr.com/image/163905101983

http://ferrocarrilesargentinos.tumblr.com/image/163905099113

http://ferrocarrilesargentinos.tumblr.com/image/163905095848

http://ferrocarrilesargentinos.tumblr.com/image/163905089638

http://ferrocarrilesargentinos.tumblr.com/image/163905083503

http://ferrocarrilesargentinos.tumblr.com/image/163905079763

http://ferrocarrilesargentinos.tumblr.com/image/163905068238

http://ferrocarrilesargentinos.tumblr.com/image/163905064973

http://ferrocarrilesargentinos.tumblr.com/image/163905057753

http://ferrocarrilesargentinos.tumblr.com/image/163905051548

http://ferrocarrilesargentinos.tumblr.com/image/163905041993

http://ferrocarrilesargentinos.tumblr.com/image/163904853813

http://ferrocarrilesargentinos.tumblr.com/image/163904847543

Jose.

Si.
Moderator


Joined: Thu Feb 23rd, 2012
Location: London
Posts: 4656
Status: 
Offline
FUNKY JUNK !  


 :pimp: :pimp: :pimp: :pimp: :pimp:


I wouldn't mind betting Canadian Ken knows of some top ticket South American railbuses Eh!





Small and FUNKY is how I like my buses served ! :mex:



:cool:



Si.

Ken C
Registered


Joined: Tue Jun 16th, 2015
Location:  Calgary, Alberta Canada
Posts: 542
Status: 
Offline
Jose

Some great photos of Argentina Rail cars.

Si

Will have to go through the photos I have of Peru and El Salvador rail cars I rode in and on in 2001.

Canadian Ken Eh!

pipopak
Moderator


Joined: Wed Apr 13th, 2011
Location: Florida USA
Posts: 1893
Status: 
Offline
'Will have to go through the photos I have of Peru and El Salvador rail cars I rode in and on in 2001.'

Download button ready!
Jose.

Herb Kephart
Moderator


Joined: Thu Jul 19th, 2007
Location: Glen Mills, Pennsylvania USA
Posts: 6075
Status: 
Offline
Almost gagged on my Captain Krunch when I saw the first couple, but the rest are top notch!

Herb

Si.
Moderator


Joined: Thu Feb 23rd, 2012
Location: London
Posts: 4656
Status: 
Offline
" Almost gagged on my Captain Krunch when I saw the first couple "


Hi Herb :old dude:



I guess you weren't eating your breakfast, when you Posted that Mexican MONSTER ! ;)





I hope this one goes down well ! :P


It's probably smoother than the 'Captain Krunch'.


Not recommended to leave it in milk too long though ! :shocked:



:pimp:



Si.

Herb Kephart
Moderator


Joined: Thu Jul 19th, 2007
Location: Glen Mills, Pennsylvania USA
Posts: 6075
Status: 
Offline
Ein Weiner, mit fensers.

Goes down easier, let you know about gastric distress.

Herbie

Helmut
Registered


Joined: Sun Feb 17th, 2013
Location: Friedberg, Germany
Posts: 1076
Status: 
Offline
@Herr Bert
" Ein Wiener mit Fenstern"
( Wiener sausage with windows -took me some minutes to figure this out )
Where's the mustard?

Herb Kephart
Moderator


Joined: Thu Jul 19th, 2007
Location: Glen Mills, Pennsylvania USA
Posts: 6075
Status: 
Offline
Very large drum of mustard it on it's way,  Helmut

Si.
Moderator


Joined: Thu Feb 23rd, 2012
Location: London
Posts: 4656
Status: 
Offline
Not entirely sure where I got this snap of rot & rust from. L:

But I seem to remember, it might be an ex. WWI War-Dept. job. :Salute:





It's a lil' bit fugly !

Interesting 'odd' by the looks of, running-gear.

Not very classically 'bus' like really. :f:

I'll let Jose pass the final judgement on this beasts 'official' bus status !

Not many rivets at least !! :P



;)



Si.

pipopak
Moderator


Joined: Wed Apr 13th, 2011
Location: Florida USA
Posts: 1893
Status: 
Offline
Gets the coveted Official Grand Seal of Approval.

Jose.

Michael M
Registered


Joined: Thu Jan 26th, 2017
Location: San Bernardino, California USA
Posts: 968
Status: 
Offline
Si,

I like that rusty and weathered beast.

Easy to model...no rivets to count!

tebee
Registered
 

Joined: Sat Jan 1st, 2011
Location: France
Posts: 322
Status: 
Offline
How, this for something a bit different ?

Horse tram converted to power car by turning it's body sideways, but leaving the platforms where they where.
Coupled to two horse tram trailers with just one axle each !




Tom


tebee
Registered
 

Joined: Sat Jan 1st, 2011
Location: France
Posts: 322
Status: 
Offline
Another handsome devil !





Tom

2foot6
Registered


Joined: Sun Oct 20th, 2013
Location: MELBOURNE,, Australia
Posts: 257
Status: 
Offline
Yep,sure is ugly............Peter.

Last edited on Fri Mar 9th, 2018 03:39 am by 2foot6

Nice Guy Eddie
Administrator


Joined: Mon Sep 5th, 2016
Location: Long Beach CA
Posts: 125
Status: 
Offline
That ugly wreck makes my Mrs. look really attractive !

Another bang spot on illustration of why I don't like trains

Now a Cadillac thats got the kinda style I am looking for


:f:


Eddie

tebee
Registered
 

Joined: Sat Jan 1st, 2011
Location: France
Posts: 322
Status: 
Offline
Something with a bit more cuteness



Tom

oztrainz
Super Moderator


Joined: Wed Apr 10th, 2013
Location: Unanderra, Australia
Posts: 871
Status: 
Offline
Hi Tom and all,
Looks a little cold outside?? The bigger coat, the higher the rank?? "Rank has its privileges" and all that...

Nice photo and member Franck Combe has done a model of it for his Sidi Fontana layout at

http://freerails.com/view_topic.php?id=7851&forum_id=40&page=2

Another look there is always a worthwhile and enjoyable experience. :2t:

tebee
Registered
 

Joined: Sat Jan 1st, 2011
Location: France
Posts: 322
Status: 
Offline
Let's have a steam one today



Tom

tebee
Registered
 

Joined: Sat Jan 1st, 2011
Location: France
Posts: 322
Status: 
Offline
Egypt Railways - Royal train for the Khedive of Egypt by Historical Railway Images, on Flickr

pipopak
Moderator


Joined: Wed Apr 13th, 2011
Location: Florida USA
Posts: 1893
Status: 
Offline
Ok gang:here are a few more.
https://i.pinimg.com/564x/a1/22/30/a122308f0bcc956cabf9a603402fb849.jpg

https://i.pinimg.com/564x/42/11/8e/42118e53db8373c580db448a4805563f.jpg

https://i.pinimg.com/564x/a0/9b/ad/a09badac1e756160c4e9ee9cac9b676c.jpg

https://i.pinimg.com/564x/2d/86/95/2d86951395fff72b877efea352bd122b.jpg

https://i.pinimg.com/564x/37/6b/65/376b65cb84c8eedd3ee9c4c2dfccdd79.jpg

https://i.pinimg.com/564x/dd/b4/cc/ddb4ccb9cd78f0e0a538668f58ec7ae3.jpg

https://i.pinimg.com/564x/dd/13/1d/dd131d0b138dccb4b42a165f5df22243.jpg

https://i.pinimg.com/564x/33/22/eb/3322eb7c7f4b191b90f891b9382215dd.jpg

Jose.

pipopak
Moderator


Joined: Wed Apr 13th, 2011
Location: Florida USA
Posts: 1893
Status: 
Offline
Another dump:

https://i.pinimg.com/564x/12/d5/8b/12d58b753014a5685e51b1f94ee9e835.jpg

https://i.pinimg.com/564x/94/44/9e/94449ede239a13162141c70bb616eb79.jpg

Wire wheels anybody?https://i.pinimg.com/564x/8c/fd/a0/8cfda0f1f0a496bb0ef4cae053560b2f.jpg

https://i.pinimg.com/564x/d4/99/dc/d499dc2cd9ffdeb2b8bc7f4b09d33ab2.jpg

https://i.pinimg.com/564x/89/10/7d/89107d43de5d7013543fa0faeb793b60.jpg

https://i.pinimg.com/564x/83/06/17/8306170ac5fd44b0cbd68f0613e9e5d1.jpg

https://i.pinimg.com/564x/8f/b4/9b/8fb49b813d192674543ed5f0172ce416.jpg

https://i.pinimg.com/564x/3b/9e/78/3b9e78545950dedbc1a07cb8eb4dca80.jpg

Some "customizing" performed:
https://i.pinimg.com/564x/e2/21/7b/e2217bdadaf1d487988e49515c6ff481.jpg

Dig the monstrosity on the back:
https://i.pinimg.com/564x/0e/66/40/0e66407d1bd81e74e6e9f9a62bbcc01c.jpg

Jose.

pipopak
Moderator


Joined: Wed Apr 13th, 2011
Location: Florida USA
Posts: 1893
Status: 
Offline
Wanna some more?

https://i.pinimg.com/564x/6b/1a/23/6b1a23fdbbb80e8fab240b16c2b9e7c7.jpg

https://i.pinimg.com/564x/36/d3/5d/36d35d0e9f1c2ddc6f3de03bd3566a52.jpg

https://i.pinimg.com/564x/d9/82/14/d982143609ec33de5c36ae8e54663c9d.jpg

https://i.pinimg.com/564x/35/25/95/352595311de613c5b67cd201aa112731.jpg

https://i.pinimg.com/564x/ea/82/f6/ea82f638ab1a54bf9e8645de8c5290e1.jpg

https://i.pinimg.com/564x/8e/52/80/8e528023fa8206547e687a9fc206062e.jpg

https://i.pinimg.com/564x/d6/13/8b/d6138b9c61b9f07eb50caef0a601bf3b.jpg

https://i.pinimg.com/564x/ea/11/bb/ea11bb611b3569747a6f504b6b77dca1.jpg

https://i.pinimg.com/564x/0b/d7/bb/0bd7bb1609b84978d9431e9e0a1185ce.jpg

Jpse.

Michael M
Registered


Joined: Thu Jan 26th, 2017
Location: San Bernardino, California USA
Posts: 968
Status: 
Offline
https://i.pinimg.com/564x/e2/21/7b/e2217bdadaf1d487988e49515c6ff481.jpg


Even room for a spare tire in case of...?

Helmut
Registered


Joined: Sun Feb 17th, 2013
Location: Friedberg, Germany
Posts: 1076
Status: 
Offline
The Jeep picture is from 1951, when the SBB had some of them converted to rail speeders.
The ladder, wooden parts, and the tires all belong to a scaffold on wheels.
The scaffold was used for catenary inspection.


Si.
Moderator


Joined: Thu Feb 23rd, 2012
Location: London
Posts: 4656
Status: 
Offline
 
Chalk ...





... & ...





... Cheese



:pop:



Si.

tebee
Registered
 

Joined: Sat Jan 1st, 2011
Location: France
Posts: 322
Status: 
Offline
Railcar and trailer - Do you think they could have squeezed a few more on ?



Tom

oztrainz
Super Moderator


Joined: Wed Apr 10th, 2013
Location: Unanderra, Australia
Posts: 871
Status: 
Offline
Hi all,
Yeah, all the passengers on the rail car proper are to provide enough weight for adhesion to move the trailer.

It's the tropical version of "how many bodies can you squeeze into a Mini" ;) I'm guessing someplace like Samoa??

The axle loading on the trailer has to be starting to get up there heading towards rail-bending territory.
It looks like one of the truss-rods on the trailer is dragging in the sand already...
I hope they didn't have to travel too much further.

Si.
Moderator


Joined: Thu Feb 23rd, 2012
Location: London
Posts: 4656
Status: 
Offline
" The axle loading on the trailer has to be starting to get up there heading towards rail-bending territory "



:shocked: :shocked: :shocked: :shocked: :shocked:  Well spotted John !



Not to mention the tiny-lil' 4-SPOKED by the looks of, trailer wheels ! :w:



Question is ... what gave first.

Rails.

Wheels.

Axles.

Common sense !! ;)



:moose:



Si.


pipopak
Moderator


Joined: Wed Apr 13th, 2011
Location: Florida USA
Posts: 1893
Status: 
Offline
The car body seems straight to me. What happens is we see the truss rod on the fore side visually aligned with the far side rail.
Jose.

Si.
Moderator


Joined: Thu Feb 23rd, 2012
Location: London
Posts: 4656
Status: 
Offline
From the 'Kiso Forest Railway' in Japan.





" The Fridge "



:Crazy:



Si.


Si.
Moderator


Joined: Thu Feb 23rd, 2012
Location: London
Posts: 4656
Status: 
Offline
- The Fridge II -





RETURN Of The Son Of A Fridge !

A SPINE CHILLIN' RIDE !  :w:



;)



Si.



Nearly forgot ...

... A 'Kiso Forest Railway' turntable as well !





:pimp:


mwiz64
Registered


Joined: Mon Mar 26th, 2012
Location: Fenton, Michigan USA
Posts: 1361
Status: 
Offline



Here is one I saw on FB today.


Helmut
Registered


Joined: Sun Feb 17th, 2013
Location: Friedberg, Germany
Posts: 1076
Status: 
Offline
More of them, and it still exists.

Hint: On a meter-gauge system in an island, where everybody speaks Italian, but it's not Italy.

The infamous N.B. was born there.


Si.
Moderator


Joined: Thu Feb 23rd, 2012
Location: London
Posts: 4656
Status: 
Offline
More miniature micro-buses from the Kiso Forest ? ... :old dude:





Hope yer not in a hurry ... :slow:



:pimp:



Si.


ebtnut
Registered
 

Joined: Wed Jan 25th, 2012
Location:  
Posts: 95
Status: 
Offline
I think that's getting down to the level of track speeder.

Si.
Moderator


Joined: Thu Feb 23rd, 2012
Location: London
Posts: 4656
Status: 
Offline
 
Where they keep the track speeders & micro railbuses in The Kiso Forest.  :)





Very evenly raked ballast !  ;)



:P



Si.


tebee
Registered
 

Joined: Sat Jan 1st, 2011
Location: France
Posts: 322
Status: 
Offline
Something a bit bigger then ?

Yugoslavian 2ft 6 gauge 3 unit railcar



Tom

tebee
Registered
 

Joined: Sat Jan 1st, 2011
Location: France
Posts: 322
Status: 
Offline
 
Ok it's a railtruck rather than a rail bus, but it's cute so that's near enough.

In Idaho but no more info.





Tom


Helmut
Registered


Joined: Sun Feb 17th, 2013
Location: Friedberg, Germany
Posts: 1076
Status: 
Offline
Oh, come on, you took that photo on your garden railway to make us believe otherwise - those 'plastic' ties betray you!:glad:
Very realistic modelling indeed, with a lot of attention to small details.

Last edited on Wed Jul 11th, 2018 02:25 pm by Helmut

Daniel Osvaldo Caso
Registered
 

Joined: Sun Aug 5th, 2007
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Posts: 1052
Status: 
Online
Some from south Argentina

DSC00739 by d.caso, on Flickr

DSC00738 by d.caso, on Flickr

DSC00737 by d.caso, on Flickr

DSC00736 by d.caso, on Flickr

DSC00735 by d.caso, on Flickr

DSC00734 by d.caso, on Flickr

DSC00733 by d.caso, on Flickr

Daniel

Ken C
Registered


Joined: Tue Jun 16th, 2015
Location:  Calgary, Alberta Canada
Posts: 542
Status: 
Offline
Daniel

I do like the CMF 2 photo, I have modeled a few pieces of
SA rolling stock including Argentina, Esquel Tank car, other
models are from Peru, Brazil, Chile, Russia & Canada. Not sure what may come nextL:

tebee
Registered
 

Joined: Sat Jan 1st, 2011
Location: France
Posts: 322
Status: 
Offline
Short and to the point.



Tom

Daniel Osvaldo Caso
Registered
 

Joined: Sun Aug 5th, 2007
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Posts: 1052
Status: 
Online
Tom

You kill me!!!

What a beauty...!!!

Daniel

Si.
Moderator


Joined: Thu Feb 23rd, 2012
Location: London
Posts: 4656
Status: 
Offline
 
From Portugal ...






:pimp:



Si.


ebtnut
Registered
 

Joined: Wed Jan 25th, 2012
Location:  
Posts: 95
Status: 
Offline
I'm going to presume that B&OCT No. 4 was a crew shuttle,
probably to take crews from the yard office down to the roundhouse and back,
or maybe down the yard ladder to pick up their train.

Would make a great little model.


tebee
Registered
 

Joined: Sat Jan 1st, 2011
Location: France
Posts: 322
Status: 
Offline
 
It's got teeth !

Spanish NG railcar of the Company of Ferrocarriles Económicos (FESA) -
originally railcars operated all trains on this line, though some second hand steam locos were bought later.
 
Local rebuild of Renault railcar from 1924





As built





side view





Tom


Nice Guy Eddie
Administrator


Joined: Mon Sep 5th, 2016
Location: Long Beach CA
Posts: 125
Status: 
Offline
 
Just plugging in my 1600x1024 extra super large monitor


:f:


Eddie


tebee
Registered
 

Joined: Sat Jan 1st, 2011
Location: France
Posts: 322
Status: 
Offline
Sorry - there are times when I forget my laptop is 1952x1080 !
Tom

tebee
Registered
 

Joined: Sat Jan 1st, 2011
Location: France
Posts: 322
Status: 
Offline


Tom

Si.
Moderator


Joined: Thu Feb 23rd, 2012
Location: London
Posts: 4656
Status: 
Offline



From Google Images.



Anyone like this one ?  ???

Pretty compact & funky !  :P



:cool:



Si.


tebee
Registered
 

Joined: Sat Jan 1st, 2011
Location: France
Posts: 322
Status: 
Offline
I'll see your cute one and raise you this :-







Tom

Last edited on Sun Sep 2nd, 2018 03:48 am by tebee

tebee
Registered
 

Joined: Sat Jan 1st, 2011
Location: France
Posts: 322
Status: 
Offline
...and I'll double down ( and mix my metaphors at the same time) with this  :-







Tom

tebee
Registered
 

Joined: Sat Jan 1st, 2011
Location: France
Posts: 322
Status: 
Offline
South American (Peru?) railcar set







Tom

tebee
Registered
 

Joined: Sat Jan 1st, 2011
Location: France
Posts: 322
Status: 
Offline


Tom

pipopak
Moderator


Joined: Wed Apr 13th, 2011
Location: Florida USA
Posts: 1893
Status: 
Offline
Last one is a real conundrum: a 4 wheel rigid section under the coach and a 4 wheel bogie under the motor. Probably not a very successful design...
Jose.

tebee
Registered
 

Joined: Sat Jan 1st, 2011
Location: France
Posts: 322
Status: 
Offline
All depends on how much side play the bogie has. It's not very far from the fixed truck so won't need too much.

T

tebee
Registered
 

Joined: Sat Jan 1st, 2011
Location: France
Posts: 322
Status: 
Offline
It did last quite a few year - more about it here http://starship.org/OtherStuff/Presentations/2009/KisselKarClub/KisselKarClub.pdf

T

tebee
Registered
 

Joined: Sat Jan 1st, 2011
Location: France
Posts: 322
Status: 
Offline
Looks like a Stover car 

Tom

tebee
Registered
 

Joined: Sat Jan 1st, 2011
Location: France
Posts: 322
Status: 
Offline


This electric railcar on the Santa Cruz Portland Cement Company railroad at Davenport was supposedly rebuilt from the Pacific Coast Railway's 3 foot gauge center entrance interurban car. It survived until the 70's but sadly wasn't preserved 




 

Tom



tebee
Registered
 

Joined: Sat Jan 1st, 2011
Location: France
Posts: 322
Status: 
Offline
Hetch-Hetchy Mieser car 





Tom

Si.
Moderator


Joined: Thu Feb 23rd, 2012
Location: London
Posts: 4656
Status: 
Offline
      
" I'll see your cute one and raise you this "  :old dude:






:pimp:




Si.


tebee
Registered
 

Joined: Sat Jan 1st, 2011
Location: France
Posts: 322
Status: 
Offline
Si. wrote:       
" I'll see your cute one and raise you this "  :old dude:

:pimp:

Si.


OK how about cute and steam ?






Tom


tebee
Registered
 

Joined: Sat Jan 1st, 2011
Location: France
Posts: 322
Status: 
Offline


Ex - South Pacific Coast 3ft gauge steam inspection car 






Tom

pipopak
Moderator


Joined: Wed Apr 13th, 2011
Location: Florida USA
Posts: 1893
Status: 
Offline
They can't be any more basic than it... Take off a screw and the whole thing falls apart.

Jose.

tebee
Registered
 

Joined: Sat Jan 1st, 2011
Location: France
Posts: 322
Status: 
Offline


Another day another railbus 





Tom

tebee
Registered
 

Joined: Sat Jan 1st, 2011
Location: France
Posts: 322
Status: 
Offline


Stripes!







Tom

tebee
Registered
 

Joined: Sat Jan 1st, 2011
Location: France
Posts: 322
Status: 
Offline


Tom

tebee
Registered
 

Joined: Sat Jan 1st, 2011
Location: France
Posts: 322
Status: 
Offline


VW Beetle and trailer





Tom

Si.
Moderator


Joined: Thu Feb 23rd, 2012
Location: London
Posts: 4656
Status: 
Offline
:pimp:  :pimp:  :pimp:  :pimp:  :pimp:



:moose:




Si.


tebee
Registered
 

Joined: Sat Jan 1st, 2011
Location: France
Posts: 322
Status: 
Offline


French 2ft gauge railcar - it's older brother(AT1) has been preserved, but sadly not this one.








Tom

tebee
Registered
 

Joined: Sat Jan 1st, 2011
Location: France
Posts: 322
Status: 
Offline
Dinky !







Tom

tebee
Registered
 

Joined: Sat Jan 1st, 2011
Location: France
Posts: 322
Status: 
Offline
and today we go to Japan






Tom

Kitbash0n30
Registered


Joined: Mon Dec 10th, 2012
Location: Boonville, Missouri USA
Posts: 684
Status: 
Offline
For half a second I thought the tile roof was on it.

tebee wrote: Dinky !






Tom

tebee
Registered
 

Joined: Sat Jan 1st, 2011
Location: France
Posts: 322
Status: 
Offline


Another Japanese one 




Tom

Si.
Moderator


Joined: Thu Feb 23rd, 2012
Location: London
Posts: 4656
Status: 
Offline
I think that a proper tiled roof on top of a railbus makes perfect sense ...  L:





... But that brick arch on top of the boxcar, is just WRONG mmaann !!  :P



???




Si.


Alwin
Registered


Joined: Sat Jun 29th, 2013
Location: Netherlands
Posts: 578
Status: 
Offline
tebee wrote:

Another Japanese one 




Tom


What is that hammock doing in front of it? It is to high for a chicken-catcher and it doesn't look strong enough for a cow-catcher. Maybe for goats? ???



Alwin

Helmut
Registered


Joined: Sun Feb 17th, 2013
Location: Friedberg, Germany
Posts: 1076
Status: 
Offline
It is a pedestrian-catcher. A person hit by it will fall into the net and remain as little harmed as possible ( at least that was the idea behind it )

Last edited on Wed Sep 26th, 2018 10:52 pm by Helmut

tebee
Registered
 

Joined: Sat Jan 1st, 2011
Location: France
Posts: 322
Status: 
Offline


And from El Salvador







Tom
 

Alwin
Registered


Joined: Sat Jun 29th, 2013
Location: Netherlands
Posts: 578
Status: 
Offline
Thanks Helmut. I was just wondering...


The one from El Salvador above has somehow a bit an angry look. Maybe cause of the round shape, the dark radiator, the "big" headlight or the cow-cather? Maybe a combination of all.

tebee
Registered
 

Joined: Sat Jan 1st, 2011
Location: France
Posts: 322
Status: 
Offline
And another from South America 







Tom

tebee
Registered
 

Joined: Sat Jan 1st, 2011
Location: France
Posts: 322
Status: 
Offline
 Dutch Tramway railcar


 


Tom

tebee
Registered
 

Joined: Sat Jan 1st, 2011
Location: France
Posts: 322
Status: 
Offline

Open car from same line, originally from Milan Expo of 1906 





Tom


tebee
Registered
 

Joined: Sat Jan 1st, 2011
Location: France
Posts: 322
Status: 
Offline


And a closed car from the same line - one of these apparently still exists although in bits awaiting restoration.


 

Also available in black 



Tom

tebee
Registered
 

Joined: Sat Jan 1st, 2011
Location: France
Posts: 322
Status: 
Offline


And what looks like a very goose like motor car from El Salvador.


Only info I have on this is that it was Motor 16 of FENADESAL 





Tom

pipopak
Moderator


Joined: Wed Apr 13th, 2011
Location: Florida USA
Posts: 1893
Status: 
Offline
A couple finds:
















Jose.


tebee
Registered
 

Joined: Sat Jan 1st, 2011
Location: France
Posts: 322
Status: 
Offline


Chinese Silver Bullet - semi-streamlined doodlebug


  


Tom

tebee
Registered
 

Joined: Sat Jan 1st, 2011
Location: France
Posts: 322
Status: 
Offline
A little bit more information about the Chinese one - it's a rebuilt Hall-Scott car and ran between Hong Kong and the mainland  

W C Greene
Moderator


Joined: Fri May 4th, 2007
Location: Royse City, Texas USA
Posts: 7825
Status: 
Offline
This thread is running close to "critter overload"! But then we can all take it, I have been overloaded for many years.

WCG

tebee
Registered
 

Joined: Sat Jan 1st, 2011
Location: France
Posts: 322
Status: 
Offline
My problem is I'm starting to forget which ones I've already shown on here. I too a overloaded with the damn things!
I think they must be like tribbles - far too cute and bread to easily....

Todays example 

 

Tom

tebee
Registered
 

Joined: Sat Jan 1st, 2011
Location: France
Posts: 322
Status: 
Offline



Tom

tebee
Registered
 

Joined: Sat Jan 1st, 2011
Location: France
Posts: 322
Status: 
Offline
No idea what this is, but it looks interesting !



Tom

tebee
Registered
 

Joined: Sat Jan 1st, 2011
Location: France
Posts: 322
Status: 
Offline
French - need I say more ?







Tom



Last edited on Sun Nov 4th, 2018 03:19 pm by

tebee
Registered
 

Joined: Sat Jan 1st, 2011
Location: France
Posts: 322
Status: 
Offline
Definitely a railbus






Tom

W C Greene
Moderator


Joined: Fri May 4th, 2007
Location: Royse City, Texas USA
Posts: 7825
Status: 
Offline
I liked the little 4 wheeler with curtains...a model for sure!

Woodie

tebee
Registered
 

Joined: Sat Jan 1st, 2011
Location: France
Posts: 322
Status: 
Offline

It will probably appear in my range sometime Woody !
Today's offering 




Tom

tebee
Registered
 

Joined: Sat Jan 1st, 2011
Location: France
Posts: 322
Status: 
Offline


Ah the mighty Pennsylvania -





Tom

tebee
Registered
 

Joined: Sat Jan 1st, 2011
Location: France
Posts: 322
Status: 
Offline
Sweden I believe



 




Tom

tebee
Registered
 

Joined: Sat Jan 1st, 2011
Location: France
Posts: 322
Status: 
Offline


Probably pushing the definition of railbus a bit, but it's rather cute - I want one !



Tom


UltraBB 1.172 Copyright © 2007-2016 Data 1 Systems