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PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2012 12:19 pm 
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Hello everyone,

I sit here wondering and pondering odd thoughts and diddys about the VR NG.
I had an idea, what if the VR built a NG railmotor? Would it of helped saved the lines? (Probably not)
But, what would it look like? I'm thinking a mini railwalker series...

Any thoughts? :P


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2012 12:29 pm 
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A 'NG' walker is quite possible... Actually, some very similar looking railcars were used on some of the Irish NG lines :)

That said, for the VR NG, I think if a RM were to have been built, it would have been something more along the lines of an AEC railmotor (the VR NG can certainly take a DH on it, so a small bus should be able to fit, with a lot of chassis work to make it somewhat stable!).

OTOH, had the VR NG lines continued to survive (particularly Colac and Gembrook), could we have seen diesel services take over? Quite likely IMO, and I reckon we would likely have seen something along the lines of a 2ft6in gauge flat top T appear (quite possibly a narrower gauge version of D1).

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2012 3:24 pm 
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I also think a 'modern' AEC style machine would have been used to keep costs down, just take an existing bus and modify its chassis. Easier than building an entirely new machine just for a few routes that likely wouldn't be used long.

Also how about adapting QR rail motors? They had quite a few NG ones that could lend themselves to Victorian service.


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