definitely alternative....

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definitely alternative....

Post by bessytractor » Mon Mar 25, 2013 12:15 am

here's a slightly more dangerous item from my stable.  The Gordon Diplock Aero Railcar.  Goes like a bat out of hell if you let it. Allegedly achieved an actual speed of 30 mph on the Guildford Model Engineers raised track, but will also pootle along at a scale speed quite happily.

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Post by Dr. Bond of the DVLR » Mon Mar 25, 2013 8:53 am

Wow! Lets have a video please! Where did you get it?
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Definately alternative.

Post by Vapouriser » Mon Mar 25, 2013 9:31 am

Yes please. A video. Thats really got my brain (?) working. Think of the possibilities- the Gordon Diplock aero railcar trials. A yearly event!! 100 new entries every year. Wouldnt it be marvellous. I suppose we d have to build an underground track with a glass roof for safety. The different classes. Motor driven, steam, rubber band , mouse wheel, double mouse wheel, hot air balloon. Tilting track for hogh speed corners. Can it be ready for Peterborough?

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Post by Peter L » Mon Mar 25, 2013 1:17 pm

What you need to do is set that up running one way and a model of this going the other way! :lol:


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Post by TonyW » Mon Mar 25, 2013 1:51 pm

I used to have one of these...
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Post by MDLR » Mon Mar 25, 2013 4:36 pm

With regard to the Gordon Diplock car, don't you slow it down by putting it in reverse?
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Post by Steven.T » Mon Mar 25, 2013 5:06 pm

I keep telling myself one day I'm going to make a fan powered loco!

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Post by Crackingjob » Mon Mar 25, 2013 8:36 pm

just posted this elsewhere......it is a train as it moves but is not but is alternative power

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Post by bessytractor » Mon Apr 08, 2013 3:55 pm

MDLR:81559 wrote:With regard to the Gordon Diplock car, don't you slow it down by putting it in reverse?
no amazingly it has a fully braked bogie actuated via the RC!
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Post by bessytractor » Mon Apr 08, 2013 3:56 pm

Mr. Bond of the DVLR:81544 wrote:Wow! Lets have a video please! Where did you get it?
ebay!

It might be ready for Peterborough, I don't know if I'm attending.
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