whacky Locomotives etc (real & steam-punk)

Started by raafif, March 06, 2011, 06:28:58 PM

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raafif

Couldn't find a suitable topic already so posting here ...

Would love to see this 1863 Blackburn Agricultural engine in 1:1 scale -- minus the device on the back & with a side-platform stoker added it would make a neat steam-locomotive (the treads mesh with the sleepers for cog-traction)

1/16th scale steel model ...
http://modelengineeringwebsite.com/Blackburn_engine.html
http://modelengineeringwebsite.com/Blackburn.html
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rickshaw

Might be useful on mountain railways, up steep slopes which normal engines can't handle.  They often use a rack system anyway.
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Weaver

Now what you need on that is:

1. A lengthened front end with two tiny wheels,

2. A zig-zag funnel with a cone on top,

3. A driver with Mk.9 goggles on his top hat,

4. Two of them to have a drag race.... :wacko:
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 The image stokes my fevered brain...thanks for the links, Raafif!

Weaver

Quote from: The Rat on March 07, 2011, 12:01:36 PM
Oh dear, is it time for this disturbing video again?  :wacko: ;D

It never was time for that video and it never will be. I need mind-soap. Now.
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 - Morpheus in Sandman: A Midsummer Night's Dream, by Neil Gaiman

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 - Indiana Jones '

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ysi_maniac

Toying with Big Boy and Southern Pacific class GS-4 4449 type aka Golden State

1st and 2nd are the real things

3th is 4449 with  Big Boy config, a huge locomotive

4th is Big Boy lightly steam lined

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ysi_maniac

Short versions of known SNCF electric locomotives , that apear on top of each image.



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Hobbes

Those are pretty close to RW locos.

NS 1600-class, based on Alsthom BB 7200:


and
NS 11, based on BB 8001:

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PR19_Kit

I'm impressed, the pantograph looks very realistic, unlike some of them.
Kit's Rule 1 ) Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage
Kit's Rule 2) The backstory can always be changed to suit the model

...and I'm not a closeted 'Take That' fan, I'm a REAL fan! :)

Regards
Kit

ysi_maniac

Railways models enthusiasts are very lucky: they are supplied with wonderful models, already done and funtional. :rolleyes: <_< ...
Quite expensive too. :-\
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