-The Hyphen-

TTCE: Prop-Driven Ralicar

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None of you really know me, so I'll start off by introducing myself.

Hello. I am -The Hyphen-, self proclaimed mad scientist, engineer, and AFOL; anachronistic, anarchic, and completely out of my mind. Nice to meet you all.

Now that the formalities are taken care of, allow me to present my creation, the propellor-driven railcar.

TTCEEntry.jpg

And just in time for it to still be considered train month. Yay! :laugh:

Inspired by the airplane-engine-mounted-to-a-train-car rig used by the MythBusters to test the "Shredded Plane" myth,

(A video of the test can be found

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as well as the few propeller-driven locomotives that exist.

The most famous of these, the rail zeppelin, currently holds the land-speed record for a petrol-powered rail vehicle.

Sadly, it is not motorized, so I use a plain 9v motor to push it around my layout.

I do intend to create a proper MOC thread for this once the competition is over.

Any and all questions, comments, concerns, or criticisms would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you.

Edited by TheBrickster

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Firstly Mr. Hyphen, welcome to Eurobricks and Train Tech!

Now, to your entry. It is certainly inventive, and I doubt you'll have much competition with other similar MOCs. Very nice details with the (is it an exhaust pipe?) 1x1 cylinder on an angle. It looks like a cool concept and I think it would prove popular on an exhibition layout. Well done. :classic:

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Also welcome.

Cool, I did not even know this existed :sceptic:

And for the entry, I would say, a train is a train, so why not.

I am wondering btw how the engineer can look to the front :tongue:

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I would never have thought that a train could be driven by a propeller. As for your moc, I really like it, especially the little headlight on the side.

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Hi hyphen,

This is a nice idea, if the competition is judged on smiles per brick you stand a great chance. I cant help but feeling it need flames belching from somewhere though :tongue:

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I only had seen some rail cars with propellers on the front to clear the snow off the track, until now...

This is a cool model you made, thanks for educating me about these machines!

And welcome to Eurobricks! :thumbup:

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Thanks for all the comments everyone. :sweet:

To answer your questions:

Very nice details with the (is it an exhaust pipe?) 1x1 cylinder on an angle.

Yeah, something like that.

I am wondering btw how the engineer can look to the front :tongue:

I've been assuming he'd just lean over to the side a bit to look around the engine.

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