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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Jive-Bomber, Oct 29, 2009.

  1. Jive-Bomber
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  2. panhead_pete
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    Yeah baby!!!
  3. hotrod-Linkin
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    those look like "RAILRODS"
    kool
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    Very cool.
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  5. Big Khaunaa
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    so does this make 20's traditional
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    sweet! wish i could drive those around my train yard
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    Thats cool! Kinda Bonnie and Clyde with that cow catcher.........
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    A cool way to ride the rails.
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    choo choo moo moo
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    that is one neat old ride///nothing like riding the rails ... did that for ten years... had many kinds of hi-rails when l worked for the railroad, heres a pic of the 2 kinds, the new inspection trucks have the retrctable 10" wheels that are hydraulically operated...if the pics are not cool here let me know and l will delete them

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    Like the frame iI found near a disused rail line by my place
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    I've been gathering parts to model one of these in 1.5 inch scale to cruise our club tracks at the Scottsdale Live Steamers.

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    What a cool surprise. When I saw the post I thought "wrong guy on the wrong board" and opened it up to see how bad the guy was gettin' flamed.

    Very cool!! And to answer the question earlier - NO, this does not makes 20's traditional!!! :D
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    Thats sick....... Looks like its out of some Dick Tracy or Batman Movie
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    I've got a pic of a '36 somewhere. I'll have to dig it out.
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    I really like that. Early SCCA air dam and side skirts.
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    Nick has the right idea, the narrow gauge versions had far more character. Should you get one of the old vehicles for street use, keep in mind that many had their steering locked and in some cases the steering wheels removed. In other cases, the steering could be "reactivated" by pinning the drag link and they could be driven off the rails for short distances on their steel wheels. In the wacky world of rail trucks and other amusing gizmos, here are some pix - totally OT, but... Gary

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    Ingenuity at it's best, pretty cool
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    Very Cool! It looks like a something out of a 30's 40's comic book. Like transportion for a masked detective that fights against Kuthoolo worshiping bootleggers.
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    Why do they still have steering wheels?:p
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    Some these older rail cars / trucks used donor vehicles that had their throttle / ignition / controls mounted on the column, and in that case the column and wheel was still needed. But it was disconnected from the front wheels! Unlike modern Hy-railers, most of these older types never saw regular road use again after they were converted for RR ops. Gary
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    There's a webpage somewhere that has pictures of many more cars converted for railway travel. I cant seem to find it... someone should find it and post a link. I remember one was a red late 50s pontiac safari wagon.
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    There was a time about 5 years ago when a buddy and I contemplated getting a 3ft narrow gauge rail speeder (one of those little buggies the track workers use) and taking rail trips in Alaska and Colorado. But... I spent too much on hot rods. Then I had a plan to get a Total Performance T bucket kit and convert it for the same purpose using used speeder parts on the chassis. What a hoot that would be, eh? But then you end up needing a trailer, tow vehicle, etc. to get to those rail fan trips in the mountains and there aren't that many places to run them. This guy has the right idea, eh? A "bug" or rail job speeder! You'd need a bucket or phaeton body to take your friends, though. Oh well, another good idea that got away. Gary

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    very good point :)
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    Here's my Fairmont CR-7, a one lung two stroke capable of about 30 mph. And of course it's a roadster. Throttle, spark, and mixture controls are all manual, belt drive, wood blocks for brake shoes. It's quite the hoot. Some larger Fairmonts came with flathead Ford V8's.

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    "Maybe I'm nuts, but I think..."

    Yeah Bomber, you're nuts!
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    Just in case they meet an oncoming train :eek:
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    Way cool. Where do you get to run it? Gary
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    So who's gonna be first to build one? I think it would be an awesome use of a more door 40's car that's more often than not overlooked. I dig it :)

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