Unknown vehicle

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  1. krokodil

    krokodil Member

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    Hi

    Does anybody know where this vehicle comes from?

    Any information (drawings etc.) is appreciated.

    Thank you


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  2. Bill Nelson

    Bill Nelson Well-Known Member

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    That is an odd creature! With it's looks and the gauge, it certainly doesn't look like something from the North American continent.

    If I had to guess where that was from , I might guess that it was from India. I have seen some pretty strange looking railbusses that were built there. It is a shame the photo is cropped so close that there are few visual clues.

    I love stuff like this, and have built or modified three railbusses, one in Ho, one in HOn3, and one In G scale. I have a NWSL flea drive, and some parts on order to build another in HOn3. I have a Jordan Miniatures Mack railbuss that I am going to power and modify


    Bill Nelson
  3. chooch.42

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    Just a shot in the dark..."Attilastol"- bottom right watermark(?), translates as Hungarian (Google - not my smartswall1). Anyone else around from (Eastern) Europe who might enlighten us further? Bob C.
  4. krokodil

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    Hi Bob

    the picture came from a young Hungarian railway fan - that is why there is a watermark on the picture.

    Meanwhile I found the source of the information (in my own library :mrgreen:).
    The 3 feet railcar is from Ireland and was in use until 1959 when the County Donegal Railway went out of business. The CDR was a pioneer on the field of petrol and diesel traction and their first railcar was built already in 1931. The last one with #21 was made in 1951. The #12 is preserved in UK. Some of the were sold to Railways on Isle of Man. Probably the last ones, as they had different front part.
    The #12 is very similar to the #14 on the picture above with unsymetrical front.