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Re: The Racing and Competition G.B. General Discussion
« Reply #15 on: September 25, 2018, 03:40:26 am »
How about these.

Unidentified single Allison powered Dragster.


Quad Allison engined dragster built by Jim Lyttle.


And if you thought drag racers were crazy...

Unidentified triple Allison powered tractor puller.


Roude Leiw - a Curtiss Wright radial powered tractor puller.


Baby Duck - quad gas turbine powered tractor puller.


And just to finish on something (relatively) sensible (and Australian) this is Craig Archer's V8 dirt drag bike.

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Re: The Racing and Competition G.B. General Discussion
« Reply #16 on: September 25, 2018, 04:21:29 am »

And just to finish on something (relatively) sensible (and Australian) this is Craig Archer's V8 dirt drag bike.



A down under E J Potter, no less!. :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Re: The Racing and Competition G.B. General Discussion
« Reply #17 on: September 25, 2018, 05:01:22 am »
Indeed.  IIRC Potter was also involved in putting Allisons in cars.
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Re: The Racing and Competition G.B. General Discussion
« Reply #18 on: September 25, 2018, 08:40:20 am »
These ridiculous contraptions are glorious.  ;D :mellow:
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Re: The Racing and Competition G.B. General Discussion
« Reply #19 on: September 26, 2018, 04:16:32 am »
Two words - Clipper Ship.
Lets say, for whatever reason, air freight isn't an option and the need for tea to be once again shipped from China to London as fast as possible turns into a race.  What would you choose?  Catamaran, hydrofoil or ekranoplan?
This pic isn't really relevant but if it doesn't stir something in you...


Also, lets not forget Van Ships.  Googling Racing Van ship brought me to this build of Dizzy's...

...and this one by Bengalensis on Britmodeller.

https://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234965961-24h-endurance-racing-vanship/
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Re: The Racing and Competition G.B. General Discussion
« Reply #20 on: September 26, 2018, 04:23:46 am »

Two words - Clipper Ship.
Lets say, for whatever reason, air freight isn't an option and the need for tea to be once again shipped from China to London as fast as possible turns into a race.  What would you choose?  Catamaran, hydrofoil or ekranoplan?
This pic isn't really relevant but if it doesn't stir something in you...



I rather like the idea of a hydrofoil, Trimaran clipper container ship. The potential sail area would be VAST, and with all that deck area it could carry a LOT of containers too.

Darned if I know how I'd model it though...................
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Re: The Racing and Competition G.B. General Discussion
« Reply #21 on: September 26, 2018, 03:08:26 pm »
A foiling tri-hull as Kit suggests.

Ekranoplans are a non-starter for open ocean, although a Lippisch
type reversed-delta WIG might be viable, and a better choice as
they can fly up out of ground effect and operate effectively as an
airplane, unlike an ekranoplan, and thus be safe from heavy seas
when necessary.

Of course, that puts it outside of your no airfreight arena.
 ;D

The reality is that ekranoplans basically suck on anything but
very smooth water, plus the airframes are grotesquely overweight,
the heaviest flying boats have a much lower structural weight as
a percentage of overall weight than an ekranoplan.
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Re: The Racing and Competition G.B. General Discussion
« Reply #22 on: September 27, 2018, 04:03:59 am »
...The reality is that ekranoplans basically suck on anything but
very smooth water, plus the airframes are grotesquely overweight...
That may be true.  But they are still way cool.

Another potential form of racing for the GB.  Demolition Derby...
...with tanks.

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Re: The Racing and Competition G.B. General Discussion
« Reply #23 on: September 27, 2018, 07:59:56 am »
An amphibious road train might be interesting, though! :wacko:



That, and nicking Wombat's image gives me an idea too; road train racing.  Like caravan/trailer racing but bigger with hazardous loads and armoured cabs. :angel: 
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Re: The Racing and Competition G.B. General Discussion
« Reply #24 on: September 27, 2018, 08:01:17 am »

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Re: The Racing and Competition G.B. General Discussion
« Reply #25 on: October 01, 2018, 09:58:14 am »
Is it OK to use tobacco company sponsor decals please?
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Re: The Racing and Competition G.B. General Discussion
« Reply #26 on: October 01, 2018, 11:38:35 am »
Is it OK to use tobacco company sponsor decals please?

Sure, but only as long as you include the black box warnings.  :wacko:
Not really, just jesting.
Feel free to use any markings you desire.
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Re: The Racing and Competition G.B. General Discussion
« Reply #27 on: October 01, 2018, 12:38:03 pm »
Is it OK to use tobacco company sponsor decals please?

Sure, but only as long as you include the black box warnings.  :wacko:
Not really, just jesting.
Feel free to use any markings you desire.


Roger that, thanks.  :thumbsup:

I may put the warning on the bottom of the model..............  ;)
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Re: The Racing and Competition G.B. General Discussion
« Reply #28 on: October 01, 2018, 02:54:03 pm »
 ;D ;D ;D ;D :thumbsup:
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Re: The Racing and Competition G.B. General Discussion
« Reply #29 on: October 01, 2018, 03:19:55 pm »
Developing that theme, I've been up in The Loft and come down with a whole bunch of interesting stuff.

Can I enter a whole racing team, the race car, the trailer and the tow truck as one model or will they have to be entered separately?
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