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Railway GB
« on: November 19, 2010, 04:33:17 am »
Since there seem to be a lot of train/armoured train things around at the moment, how about a Rail GB?

Very loose rules, the principle one being that the whatever-it-is (or at least some component of it) must travel on railway-style tracks at least some of the time. I see no reason why "railway style" shouldn't include other kinds of rail system, such as tramways or futuristic monorails, maglev trains etc... The key thing is that there's a fixed, linear structure that supports the vehicle in some way, and which it either can't leave or can only leave by changing it's mode of locomotion.

Some random ideas:

1. Wheel-and-track tank that uses train wheels instead of road wheels.

2. Modern armoured train, with SAMs, ATGWs etc...

3. ZELL combat aircraft packaged into a rail wagon.

4. Pirate tram (as per Da Frog's inspired artwork).

5. Nuclear-powered super-train probably destined for a B-grade disaster movie....

6. Rail Speed Record contender.

7. Real Whiff, that is to say a "paper train" that was proposed but never built.

8. Warhammer/WH40K train. Could be anything from super-high tech to Orky tech.

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Re: Railway GB
« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2010, 04:43:08 am »
How about going for the totally wierd.

One that runs on time :wacko:

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Re: Railway GB
« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2010, 04:55:36 am »
O maybe this:

It is Armoured Recovery Vehicle used by Polish Railroads in emergency operations. Bigger version of picture here:
http://www.plk-sa.pl/czytelnia/infrator/pancerne-wozy-na-wyposazeniu-kolejowego-ratownictwa-technicznego/

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Re: Railway GB
« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2010, 05:16:04 am »
O maybe this:

It is Armoured Recovery Vehicle used by Polish Railroads in emergency operations. Bigger version of picture here:
http://www.plk-sa.pl/czytelnia/infrator/pancerne-wozy-na-wyposazeniu-kolejowego-ratownictwa-technicznego/

I take it it doesn't actually run on the tracks though: it's just used as a prime mover? (Sorry, can't read the Polish)
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Re: Railway GB
« Reply #4 on: November 19, 2010, 07:17:43 am »
Yes,
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it's just used as a prime mover
. But it's used by railways company. And, for "whiff-corectness", model of it can have additional wheels for driving on tracks.

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Re: Railway GB
« Reply #5 on: November 19, 2010, 07:38:14 am »
6. Rail Speed Record contender.

Hah, been there, done that, with me on board the train at the time too. :)

Seriously though, I've got books of the 'proposed trains', but could be a bit of a job making them. Could be lots of fun though.  ;)
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Re: Railway GB
« Reply #6 on: November 19, 2010, 11:40:43 am »
Yes,
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it's just used as a prime mover
. But it's used by railways company. And, for "whiff-corectness", model of it can have additional wheels for driving on tracks.

With the extra wheels to run on the rails it would be fine: the idea is to make vehicles that run ON train tracks, not just vehicles owned by railway companies.
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Re: Railway GB
« Reply #7 on: November 19, 2010, 04:34:04 pm »
Yeah! Why not!  :wacko:

Thought about doing a railway build set in some fictional African state.
Or taking Revell's (probably a re-box of someone else's kit) Big Boy locomotive and putting it on anti-grav devices.
And there were some cool pics of a Russian armoured train from Chechnya in a thread on railway whifs. Could be cool to adapt to a US setting (which would also vastly simplify sourcing appropriate donor bits).
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Re: Railway GB
« Reply #8 on: November 22, 2010, 07:13:38 am »
I caught a few bits of the movie Wild Wild West over the weekend and what do you know? It's got a steampunk "derailer tank" in it which not only runs on rails or wheels but docks with the front of an armoured train for good measure!

Unfortunately, the best pic I can find of it is this toy, but you get the idea:

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Re: Railway GB
« Reply #9 on: November 22, 2010, 07:52:49 am »
Been thinking of swapping parts between Dapol's 9F and BoB classes to create a 9P and a super-Q1 for some time now. Count me in.

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Re: Railway GB
« Reply #10 on: November 22, 2010, 08:27:58 am »
Been thinking of swapping parts between Dapol's 9F and BoB classes to create a 9P and a super-Q1 for some time now. Count me in.

I'll  bet there are some here who haven't a CLUE what you're on about Bob, But I'm there with you.  ;D Wouldn't the 9P be a Boxpok wheeled Brittania though?
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Re: Railway GB
« Reply #11 on: November 22, 2010, 09:49:46 am »
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I'll  bet there are some here who haven't a CLUE what you're on about Bob, But I'm there with you.   ;D

Thank you!  ;D

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Wouldn't the 9P be a Boxpok wheeled Brittania though?

Absolutely right. Essentially, the idea is what if the Brits were built at Brighton rather than Crewe?

If I were bolder, I'd create a 4-8-2 8P Super-Duke with the 9F driving wheels, as well as the truck and bogie from the BoB but that would leave the BoB a 2-6-2 and a rather awkward one at that!

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Re: Railway GB
« Reply #12 on: November 22, 2010, 12:02:03 pm »
This might get me motivated. For some time now I've wanted to turn the Airfix Stirling into a train, it just looks like it could easily be an electric locomotive. At least, it does to my warped imagination.  :blink:
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Re: Railway GB
« Reply #13 on: November 22, 2010, 12:20:10 pm »
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......turn the Airfix Stirling into a train....

That is just GENIUS!

Please please please can I steal that idea off you?!! Not for this GB if it goes ahead obviously but at some point in the future.
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Re: Railway GB
« Reply #14 on: November 22, 2010, 12:22:46 pm »
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......turn the Airfix Stirling into a train....

That is just GENIUS!

Please please please can I steal that idea off you?!! Not for this GB if it goes ahead obviously but at some point in the future.

Permission granted!
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