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 Posted: Sun Oct 24th, 2021 12:54 pm
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Bear traps come in all shapes and sizes....







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 Posted: Mon Oct 25th, 2021 02:49 am
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corv8 wrote:
Seems the rubber tires are lower than the flanged wheels...
Wonder how this goes over a turnout ?






I assume like modern hi-rails,
the rubber road wheels provided the drive power.

So they must touch the rail head.
 
But being pneumatic,
an individual wheel can compress at track junctions.


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 Posted: Mon Oct 25th, 2021 07:47 am
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Paul

Correct.

This company offered complete vehicles,
with retractable guide wheels as well as refit kits. 

I also found a picture of a (plain highway) bus,
labeled "Mack" in Sacramento CA.

Not sure if Evans bought bus bodies and modified them,
or if they built them by themselves, maybe paying royalties ?

However, I think I won't put guide wheels on my model.




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 Posted: Mon Oct 25th, 2021 10:02 am
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All these road-rail vehicles,
have guiding wheels to accommodate turnouts.

a modern excavator.

If you look closely, you'll see such a guiding wheel,
between the first and second, and behind the last, rubber wheel sets.


@corv8

So you model a variant of the 'Micheline'




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 Posted: Mon Oct 25th, 2021 11:50 am
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Helmut wrote:
So you model a variant of the 'Micheline'


They have some similarities,

However I understand the 'Micheline' Railcars were rail only,
with a steel flange, inside an inflated rubber tire ? 


While my contraption may leave the rails and continue on the streets.

Allegedly some of them ended their service life, as road only vehicles,
with guiding apparatus removed.


Those excavators are around here too (Vienna Austria).




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 Posted: Tue Oct 26th, 2021 07:13 am
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Yes I agree.

Machines like Micheline were designed as rail only,
all be it much quieter, due to the rubber running wheels.

Quite a different concept from the Evans road and rail vehicles.


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 Posted: Tue Oct 26th, 2021 06:52 pm
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Just found another strange contraption, when searching for railbus parts:

https://www.amf87.fr/prestashop/locomotives-kits/1319-k019-locotracteur-b%C3%AAte-%C3%A0-cornes-moyse-5ta-4000000015413.html





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Gaston Moyse was a renowned French firm for railroad equipment.

This type 5Ta translates as 'The horny (in the original sense) beast'.






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Hi all,

Seeing we're currently talking Hi-Railer or similar..

How about this one as seen at Victoria Mill near Ingham in North Queensland in 2013 ?





It was that new it still had the dealer markings on the front windscreen.

A Suzuki to run on 2' gauge.  :)




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 Posted: Sun Nov 14th, 2021 10:07 am
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Found this at the website of Washington University... 

I am afraid they intend to operate this thing standing on the flatcar ?
Maybe even move the train with it in this position ?  

https://digitalcollections.lib.washington.edu/digital/collection/alaskawcanada/id/5609/rec/266


And here a cute little speeder... 

With open sides,
only for the real hardened men in Alaskas winter months.

https://digitalcollections.lib.washington.edu/digital/collection/alaskawcanada/id/1095/rec/208


It's worth browsing the site, Keyword "Railroad" (or "locomotive")...
Found a number of logging, trolley and other railroad pics. 




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