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 Posted: Sun Nov 13th, 2011 03:25 am
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 Posted: Sun Nov 13th, 2011 04:33 pm
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Now THAT's cooler than homemade s%^& !!! Once again, there's a prototype for ANYTHING...
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 Posted: Sun Nov 13th, 2011 05:05 pm
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I like the scientific drive chain adjustment---jack up the hind end!


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I always liked the way they left the steering wheel in these critters after they converted them to rail use!



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 Posted: Fri Nov 18th, 2011 06:21 pm
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elminero67 wrote: I always liked the way they left the steering wheel in these critters after they converted them to rail use!Somewhere I found that in those railcars the steering wheel is connected to the brake system. Later I will dig for the older post.



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 Posted: Fri Nov 18th, 2011 11:19 pm
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The ex Buffalo Creek and Gauley Mack railbus uses its steering wheel for brake application.


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 Posted: Mon Nov 21st, 2011 01:25 pm
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It would seem the whole body rotates about the centre and the chain is put on the other end to provide reverse running. The jack then is used to re-tension the drive chain.


I assume the steering wheel is used when the vehicle is driven on the road.


I think the normal drum brakes working on the car back axle provide all the stopping power. A car of that age would have either cable or rod operated brakes I would think.



I doubt it would have had hydraulic brakes.


I once owned a 1933 Austin 10 saloon and that had cable brakes.


 


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Ive seen it all!

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It would really be interesting to see what else the builder put together besides the rail car. Really wild stuff.
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 Posted: Mon Feb 20th, 2012 08:23 pm
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warren.judge wrote:
Ive seen it all!
Famous last words!. No matter how bizarre, far-fetched, crazy or insane, somebody made a prototype somewhere.......... and some nutcase HAD to model it!.



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