Unknown vehicle

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by krokodil, Apr 6, 2010.

  1. krokodil

    krokodil Member


    Does anybody know where this vehicle comes from?

    Any information (drawings etc.) is appreciated.

    Thank you

  2. Bill Nelson

    Bill Nelson Well-Known Member

    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

    chooch.42 Member

    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

    krokodil Member

    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.

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