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How hard can that be? With photos

Started by McColm, April 22, 2022, 08:30:01 AM

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McColm

 As some of you know, I  have started building two 00 gauge Battle of Britain locomotives from a Airfix and Dapol kits. A thought occurred to me whether I could use the  body shell and fix it to that of a clockwork locomotive or battery powered as my finances at the  moment won't stretch to an electric train set.
I have noticed that  if I don't get glue on the working parts that they can rotate, so maybe they can work independently of the power unit. A few whiffs are in the pipeline and I might dabble in Steam Punk.
I do have a daft idea having a Battle of Britain loco pulling Motoraial wagons or a Car-Sleeper. The idea is that due to the high fuel prices in the UK the car carrying wagons would have electric charging points, passengers could either use the sleeper carriages or second class carriages with a buffet car. Travelling overnight from London Paddington Station to Penzance, stopping at Exeter St David's, Plymouth and Truro along the way.  In the Whiffing World Euston would be the other London terminus for the route up north to Edinburgh. Or bring back the Mail train or other parcel companies as the opportunities are endless.
I'm going to need a larger freight terminal!

kerick

I just had the silly idea of what would it look like to have a steam locomotive on a truck style chassis with rubber tires. Many tires!
There's someone in my head, but it's not me!

PR19_Kit

In the RW the Scotland bound Motorail services used Kensington Olympia as their loading-unloading point, bizarre though that may sound.

It was about as close to the centre of London as you could get of course, but it actually made sense operationally as the line from had good access to both the WCML and the ECML.
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

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Kit

Gondor

Quote from: PR19_Kit on April 22, 2022, 08:50:38 AM
In the RW the Scotland bound Motorail services used Kensington Olympia as their loading-unloading point, bizarre though that may sound.

It was about as close to the centre of London as you could get of course, but it actually made sense operationally as the line from had good access to both the WCML and the ECML.

I think our family used that service once. The scottish end where we got off was in Sterling. I remember getting board stiff on the train although we could get up and walk around. Usually we would travel overnight in the car with both paerants taking turns to drive while us kids slept in the back of the estate car (station wagon).

Gondor
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Gondor's Modelling Rule Number Three: Everything will fit perfectly untill you apply glue...

I know it's in a book I have around here somewhere....

McColm

Quote from: PR19_Kit on April 22, 2022, 08:50:38 AM
In the RW the Scotland bound Motorail services used Kensington Olympia as their loading-unloading point, bizarre though that may sound.

It was about as close to the centre of London as you could get of course, but it actually made sense operationally as the line from had good access to both the WCML and the ECML.
I  wasn't too sure if the terminal had been redeveloped, so changing it to Euston makes sense. My dad used it once arriving at Exeter St David's Station, I must have been about seven at the time. We travelled in a First Class carriage, that's when we had the Wolsey Six. Spent a week in a flat overlooking the beach and drove back,

McColm

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Quote from: kerick on April 22, 2022, 08:37:00 AM
I just had the silly idea of what would it look like to have a steam locomotive on a truck style chassis with rubber tires. Many tires!
A think a road- train has been tried before.
A railbus on the other hand would be a better option as it has been tried out in the real world, adapted so the railbus can use the road and rail or a bus on top of some boogies. The former USSR did try putting a locomotive on wheels, I just need to find a suitable photo.
I'm not too sure about a steam locomotive on rubber tyres but I did find these as a starting point.