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They don't come much more odd ball than this one!

Posted: Fri Jun 17, 2022 8:46 am
by philipy
I did a goggle search for 'oddball locos' and came up with this site :
https://ogrforum.ogaugerr.com/topic/you ... all-trains
There are some really whacky ones on there... a diesel Shay anyone? - but this contraption really takes the biscuit!
Patiala_State_Monorail_System.jpg
The photo file is labelled as Patiala State Monorail System and intrigued me so much that I went googling again and found a video of it moving!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3bY52E8UMOw

Patiala is between Lahore and Delhi, BTW

Re: They don't come much more odd ball than this one!

Posted: Fri Jun 17, 2022 12:01 pm
by GTB
philipy wrote:
Fri Jun 17, 2022 8:46 am
I did a goggle search for 'oddball locos' and came up with this site :
I found this site a long while ago and it is still there.

http://www.douglas-self.com/MUSEUM/LOCO ... coloco.htm

There is always someone who thinks he can build a better mousetrap, but most of the examples on the site above fall into the 'if it ain't broke, don't fix it' category.

Australians have a term 'bush engineering', which often involves the use of fencing wire and baling twine. Probably the best railway examples being Kiwi timber tram locos.

http://www.trainweb.org/nzgearedlocomotives/

Regards,
Graeme

Re: They don't come much more odd ball than this one!

Posted: Fri Jun 17, 2022 9:02 pm
by Peter Butler
Another one of Stephenson's 'concept' locomotives....
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Re: They don't come much more odd ball than this one!

Posted: Fri Jul 15, 2022 6:57 am
by ge_rik
Another brilliant build, Peter. No idea how I missed this thread, I'm just playing catch-up.

Of course, the next step is to motorise it and lay an extension from Brockhampton to New Delhi.....

Rik