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 Posted: Sat Jan 28th, 2017 04:45 pm
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VW/Porsche Kleinbahn - powered by a VW industrial engine, these were built from 1954-1971 and used in parks.  It pulled three cars with the capacity for 90 passengers.

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I guess aerodynamics isn't always an issue in some applications. L:


Nice environment-friendly paint-scheme...

...shame about the motor ! :P


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A powered garden shed?
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  • Something a bit different ...
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Just "a bit" different?. WHAT THE HECK IS THAT???
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Pole road lovo built by Robb Engineering Company (builder & designer) - Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada - in 1903.
The boiler was tilted upward to help with water circulation and fire draught.
Two cylinders were mounted next to the boiler and at a similar upward tilted angle. They drove disk cranks which were attached to a shaft mounted below and perpendicular to the boiler. "This was spur geared, at a 4 to 1 ratio, with an intermediate shaft carrying chain-sprocket wheels, which drove the four carrying wheels by steel chains."
The four wheels were mounted on "sensitive springs". They were concave or double flanged with treads for gripping the poles
It could haul as many as 10 loaded cars.
Emile Stehelin (owner) - a French migrant lumberman who operated a 15 mile long "pole" railroad to haul logs out of his timberland.
Photo & data source: "Unusual Locomotives" by Ernest F. Carter / Frederick Muller Ltd, London 1960 p. 181



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Again by Robb Engineering Co Ltd - The locomotive “Maria Theresa” was built in 1897 for the W&NFR by Robb Engineering & Co., Ltd., Amherst. President D. W. Robb is seated at the throttle; standing behind him are Emile Charles Stehelin and (perhaps) Emile Jean, his oldest son. Although the locomotive is on iron rails in the factory yard, it was designed to run on rails constructed from wood logs, 20–30 feet long, squared on three sides and laid with the rounded side up.



More info on the railroad it ran on here - this poleroad for one seems to have had switches! ( remember the discussion we had on here a few years ago?) 
 http://yarmouthhistory.ca/yarmouthhistory/Albums/Pages/Remains_of_Nova_Scotias_New_France.html#2
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HOLY S$%T! That little pole loco just begs to be modeled. Who's first?

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It looks badly designed

Cadillac keep the front low so you can see where you're going



There's a lot of roadhogs out there !

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