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Hi Helmut, all,

The Hagan's was built by one of the members of the Hornsby and District Model Engineering Society.

Their track is now exclusively 5" gauge,
but it was dual gauge 3.5"/5" gauge ground level trackage when the Hagans was built and tested.


Here's a link to a video from their website.

https://youtu.be/tyOeX73fMdw

You can still see some of the now discontinuous dual gauge tracks.


Enjoy your ride.




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PUBLIC ENEMY No.1  :old dude:  for model railroaders !





:java:  :dope:  :dt:  :doh:



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Real narrow gauge and narrow everything else !





Hanamaki Tetsudo train corp., Japan.

Interior photo.



 

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Not made for a lot of westerners including me.

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:old dude:  The worlds BIGGEST hole !  :shocked:





How many 1-Cord size Gilpin Tram ore-cars would it take to .  .   .    ???



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Another of the Henderson Shays we mentioned a few pages ago.

Spring Harbor RailRoad  "META".

Built by Michigan Iron Works.







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The world’s first electric mine locomotive,

delivered in 1882 by Siemens & Halske for the Zaukerode mine in Saxony





Short drivers with flat caps only need apply!


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WOW !! ... Twin ^^ pantographs ??  ???  ???

I guess the HUGE transformer would be replaced these days ...  :old dude:

... by one of those mooodern switch-mode power-supplies, that blow-up every 5-mins !  :f:


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Talking of twin (or even QUAD) pantographs &   v  e  r  y   mooodern .  .   .   :shades:





I suppose if you need 4 rails to run on ... You probably need 4 buffers to go with them !!!!  :shocked:  :shocked:    :shocked:  :shocked:


Judging by the illustration, it's much much quicker than the airplane  :slow:  as well !


That nice chunky knuckle-coupler on the front, is def. not a 'Kadee' No.5  ;)




Kit assembly instructions are all computerised ^^ of course ...  :brill:

... & supplied on 'future-proof' optical-disc.  :Crazy:


The included decals look pretty jazzy as well.  :java: [whack] 





Could this be the inspiration for Gerolds "Mystery Railcar" ?  L:  :us:

It would surely look great with a re-paint & in 'California Pacific' orange !  :cool:



When they finalized designs for 'The Bullet Train' ...  :dt:

... I recon some of those Japanese principles of 'Zen' were applied in the end for the 'real' version.  :P


Or "KISS" as Woodie would say.  :cb:

(except in the dual-gauge bits)  ;)



:pimp:



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