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.
And just in time for it to still be considered train month. Yay!
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 here.)
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.
Edited by TheBrickster, 30 August 2009 - 04:28 AM.