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 Posted: Wed Feb 21st, 2018 05:15 am
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As seen on this Ford T railbus from New Zealand:


https://78.media.tumblr.com/246a7a4712743808b40fe9ccb9826c4e/tumblr_p4gtf8XSct1ti77kbo1_1280.jpg

https://78.media.tumblr.com/bfe465765d76675e0482aff574fef02a/tumblr_p4gtf8XSct1ti77kbo2_1280.jpg

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Ford Model-T train car 1920s.

Two of these vehicles were created, based on a Model-T truck chassis,
for use on New Zealands rural routes where it wasn’t economical to provide a locomotive.

However their slowness and lack of comfort,
meant that after introducing them on 2 routes experimentally they were abandoned.

This one is at the Pleasant Point Railway & Historical Society


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" ... their slowness and lack of comfort, meant that after introducing them on 2 routes experimentally they were abandoned "


Hi Jose :wave:


What a GREAT find ! :old dude:

I've never seen THIS Ford railbus before, despite LOTS of looking. :shocked:



S     L     O     W     :slow:     :slow:     :slow:     :slow:     :slow:     ?     ?

OK the 'Super Chief' it ISN'T !



But how FAST do you wanna get where yer goin' ?

Didn't someone say :- It's not the getting there, but the journey that counts ?  L:



As for 'butt comfort' ...  (_!_)

... everyone on Indian Railways knows to take their own 'comfort cushion' !






:bg:



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Nice turntable ! :moose:







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:old dude:  BRING YOUR OWN CUSHION !



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Gotta love that turntable!


How long is it...maybe 10 or 12 feet?

Even in 1/35 scale one could find room for at least a shorty turntable.


Okay, I give up. 

What are the brushes in the front for?




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It appears that the "brushes" on the front, bearing on the track, are to knock away rocks and other debris.
Otherwise the railcar might jump the track due to a rock, etc. or at the least experience a bumpy ride.
Many railcars & trucks had such things, I have seen railcars with small "whisk brooms" attached to ride the rail head.

Of course, if one can believe in the Easter bunny or Santa Claus,
then there is a belief that real trains operate on track pickups (not just third rails) and DCC.

I'm just sayin'....
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Yep, I can't recall where,
but I remember reading of a railcar like that hit a small rock,
and the whole thing went right off the tracks.

On a bridge.
Over a river.
Way up high.

The car was never seen again, nor was anyone inside it.

I used to take part in motorcar meets,
and many of those had pads to keep the rail head debris-free for the same reasons.




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BRING YOUR OWN CUSHION !

I do.
Goes wherever I go, faithfully following.... like everybody else's!
And keeps growing....

Jose.





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