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 Posted: Sat Oct 14th, 2017 06:47 pm
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Taxi's?

Smart move Helmut! When those little guys grow up, they might be able to bring in some family income.

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 Posted: Sun Oct 15th, 2017 07:30 am
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I like the blue paint job on the little rail truck:thumb:

Looks like the engine is offset.  Can't be more than 10 feet long.

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 Posted: Sun Oct 15th, 2017 02:38 pm
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@Michael
No, that's an optical deception. I know the original (30" NG), and the motor sits in the center, there being two small doors right and left in the driver's cab. The room is so tight, that you normally leave them open when driving it during fair weather. It's not so comfortable when it rains and the wind comes from aft, as there's no rear wall to protect you from the elements. Of course the closed cab catching the wind acts as a sort of sail then:)

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Helmut :  Your blue railmotor has a distinctly Italian NG look; nice !.

Are you expecting night time running? (red/white 'headlights').

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 Posted: Thu Oct 19th, 2017 11:55 am
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@Michele,
on that line  it is mandatory for all self-propelled vehicles to be equipped with proper lighting. There is running at dusk and there are lots of unprotected grade crossings. That particular critter also serves in MoW.



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 Posted: Thu Oct 19th, 2017 07:35 pm
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I consider this the ultimate railroad modified vehicle, a WW2 Jeep with railroad wheels!

I took this shot at the US Army Transportation Museum at Ft Eustis, VA this spring...



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I love it:rah:

I've been toying with the idea of taking a WWI truck and converting it to a rail truck.

Somewhere in here someone posted a photo of a German tank on rails.



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 Posted: Fri Oct 20th, 2017 01:31 pm
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Probably the Soviet Army had a T-28 put on rails.
I have not found any photos of the original, but there is an Ukrainian 1:72scale kit for it.

And of course the Krauts had one, too.
Interesting enough that one is a captured French reconaissance armoured vehicle.

And I think we had this one already.




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 Posted: Sat Oct 21st, 2017 03:23 am
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Hi all,

The Australian War Memorial website has photos and film of "Jeep Trains" that operated in Borneo See

https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/C200374 

For more photos, use "Jeep Train" in the search field.


These conversions were done by Australian Army engineers in the later part of WW2.
The Borneo campaign is one of the lesser known amphibious operations of WW2.




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Another military rail truck. British armored vehicle being made in 1919:

https://i.imgur.com/XXxGyuI.jpg

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