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German train WWII:


Great Western Ry, for the fitness-conscious crowd:


A redneck special:


Jeep CJ with dual wheels:


and a more conventional Jeep:





MKT inspection car #2


Mini Moke with flat tire:


and probably the laziest conversion ever:

Jose.

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Jose, my late friend Bill (Muj) built an HO scale model of the MKT #2 which is part of the DeGoylier collection here in Dallas. Bill said the model had a Lindsay motor upright inside the boiler and the smokestack was also a flywheel.
That last photo of the car on the flat car is really outrageous. And the redneck car is...well...

Woodie

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May be off topic, but I couldn't resist this one.

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Well, it is on rails, isn't it?. Jose.

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Hi Jose

Just finished fitting a 1-TERRABYTE ! hard-drive to the ol' PC ...
... plenty of room now, for all the ROCKIN' rail-cars here at Freerails.

Pleased to see the tight-fisted red-necks are saving gas !

NO SMOKING in the drivers seat !

That piece o' junk must go so slow ...

... they need the rear-view mirror to see if a hand-car is catchin' 'em !

All the best Freerail-car fans !

Cheers

Si.

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Just to please my quarter-dozen loyal followers, here are some more:
From the Marble Bar Line, wherever it is/was:


1926 Ma & Pa Rickenbacker pulling a weed sprayer:


Ford F100 railbus:


Renault railcar:


Romanian 760 mm gauge auto:


1952-1964 G.A. Gamman, Mamaku NZ (note the fine standards wheels):


Special tires for rail-riding:


From the T&G RR:

As usual, please if you know something about them.... Jose.

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I had to chime in with my own contribution. Who here has seen Top Gear UK?

Well, they tried something similar to the photos being showed hear, but they gave it some class(and classes)...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mkpCzp0CmjY

The best part of the video is in the last two minutes, but this is worth 8 minutes.

--James:java:

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That redneck railcar seems to be missing something important: flanges!

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Ray Dunakin wrote: That redneck railcar seems to be missing something important: flanges!It has a little roller just under the amber light and what looks like another under the motor. I assume there are more to grab both sides of the railhead. Jose.

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The one you have as Hawaii is from New Zealand.

It was built by O. W. Smith - one of about 25 he built. It was preserved, but left outside to rot - I've seen a rather sad photo of the rusting remains slowly disintegrating.

The reason for the wide wheels is it was designed to run on wooden rails - not pole roads like in the US, but squared off baulks of timber.

More info here and details of the others he built here http://www.trainweb.org/loggingz/smith.html

Tom

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Tom:
thanks for the info and link. Jose.


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