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Arttu Manninen

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Narrow gauge rail bus
« on: November 14, 2012, 05:26:14 AM »



Moving by rail, with the help of portable rail panels, the sorry remains of an old VW.

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Re: Narrow gauge rail bus
« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2012, 10:35:11 AM »
That guy needs help from ROWMOW Mfg Company!

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Re: Narrow gauge rail bus
« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2012, 09:07:10 PM »
Well it's definitely not a "Galloping Goose", but maybe could be of the "Waddling Duckling" class!!!  ;D
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Re: Narrow gauge rail bus
« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2012, 12:08:47 AM »
Where was the photo taken?

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Arttu Manninen

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Re: Narrow gauge rail bus
« Reply #4 on: November 15, 2012, 04:27:32 AM »
The photo was taken in my yard, just south of Tampere, Finland. The Volkswagen's temporary track is laid over my old 600mm rails, which mostly carry carts loaded with fire wood. The short (2 metres) track panels are original Orenstein&Koppel items from the 1890-1910 era and have proved most useful. I stand to be corrected but isn't there a town called Koppel in Pennsylvania, that was founded by the same company and was intented as a manufacturing site for n.g. equipment?

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Re: Narrow gauge rail bus
« Reply #5 on: November 15, 2012, 01:22:18 PM »
I stand to be corrected but isn't there a town called Koppel in Pennsylvania, that was founded by the same company and was intented as a manufacturing site for n.g. equipment?

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Arttu, yes O&K did start the town of Koppel, Pennsylvania and they did manufacture rail cars there.
http://www.midcontinent.org/rollingstock/builders/koppel.htm

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Re: Narrow gauge rail bus
« Reply #6 on: November 15, 2012, 05:01:58 PM »
Do I recall correctly that the WW&F's tip car is a Koppel? And what about those green 4-wheel frames like the one No. 9's tender sits on?

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Re: Narrow gauge rail bus
« Reply #7 on: November 15, 2012, 07:36:11 PM »
Our tipcar (and probably the tipcar chassises) is a Koppel.

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Re: Narrow gauge rail bus
« Reply #8 on: January 06, 2013, 04:32:09 PM »
A picture from Ken Fleming.  I think this also may have been shown on the NGDF.

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The real point is the ATV with flanged (Fairmont?) wheels.  I believe this is on 36"gauge.  Would this make a great track foreman vehicle?
A smaller ATV, some wheels and a pin to lock steering.  Easy set on/off with limited off-rail travel.