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Author Topic: The Traction Garage.  (Read 22194 times)
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« Reply #25 on: May 01, 2009, 01:38:32 pm »

Does anyone else remember that giant machine thing in Thunderbirds that trundled over bare earth and left a shiny new six lane motorway behind it? I'm getting flashbacks...

Sounds familiar... but my mind always jumps to the Sidewinder when I think of cool thunderbirds machinery.

I'm a qualified first-aider, if that's any use once.... you've.... been........... crushed..... under.... the..... tracks.....................
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« Reply #26 on: May 01, 2009, 06:17:22 pm »

Does anyone else remember that giant machine thing in Thunderbirds that trundled over bare earth and left a shiny new six lane motorway behind it? I'm getting flashbacks...

Sounds familiar... but my mind always jumps to the Sidewinder when I think of cool thunderbirds machinery.

I'm a qualified first-aider, if that's any use once.... you've.... been........... crushed..... under.... the..... tracks.....................

After a bit of rummaging it transpires that the machine in question appeared in Episode 14: "End of the Road".

The smaller tracked vehicles (like the one that ends up falling off a mountain road due to a landslide) would be ideal heavy scout vehicles for this venture.
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« Reply #27 on: May 01, 2009, 07:07:39 pm »

Sign me up, I'll bring rum and the ability to heckle from 50yards!

Besides, I'm sure my fine collection of broken table legs peg-legs will come in useful somewhere.
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« Reply #28 on: May 02, 2009, 07:08:38 pm »

Heckling, of course. That's something I practiced a lot back when I did P.E.

I'm also good at reminiscing about the old days. Which I'm quite proud of as a skill since I'm only sixteen.
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« Reply #29 on: May 05, 2009, 06:55:11 pm »

The smaller tracked vehicles (like the one that ends up falling off a mountain road due to a landslide) would be ideal heavy scout vehicles for this venture.

Scouts? One uses airships for that! Any conurbation with a touch of grace has a few ships spare for scouting / trading / firing missles up someone else's exhaust outlet.
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« Reply #30 on: May 05, 2009, 07:06:11 pm »

The smaller tracked vehicles (like the one that ends up falling off a mountain road due to a landslide) would be ideal heavy scout vehicles for this venture.

Scouts? One uses airships for that! Any conurbation with a touch of grace has a few ships spare for scouting / trading / firing missles up someone else's exhaust outlet.

Also Penny-farthings and safety bicycles! they are definitely both usefull contraptions to go scouting in! No-one expects a fellow on a battered sit-up-and-beg bicycle...however beneath the cloth over the basket....
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« Reply #31 on: May 05, 2009, 07:08:14 pm »

Do none of you have any idea of the SCALE of a traction city? The garage is but a beginning!
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« Reply #32 on: May 05, 2009, 07:08:54 pm »

i say we follow the style of harrowbarrow. good protection from mossies
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« Reply #33 on: May 05, 2009, 07:20:34 pm »

Do none of you have any idea of the SCALE of a traction city? The garage is but a beginning!

Exactly- no one would think such a small pedal powered contraption could be of any harm untill they here the jingleing of a bicycle bell riding away, suddenly so audible in the void of silence now the roar of engines has unexpectedly ceased Cool


 then the Garage closes in!
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« Reply #34 on: May 05, 2009, 07:34:07 pm »

i say we follow the style of harrowbarrow. good protection from mossies

Nah, too underhanded. Besides, Harrowbarrow gets taken out by airships, mostly ('cept for the lightning storm in New London). Takes a whole bloody fleet of the things to touch the Panzerstadts!
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« Reply #35 on: May 05, 2009, 07:35:10 pm »

im still only half way through the last book ..... damn you
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« Reply #36 on: May 05, 2009, 07:36:44 pm »

im still only half way through the last book ..... damn you

...whoops.


That said, you must have gotten the general gist of the books by now., that being EVERYTHING DIES.
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« Reply #37 on: May 05, 2009, 07:56:29 pm »

a good point.        are we using tank tracks, wheels or mag-lev ?
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« Reply #38 on: May 05, 2009, 07:58:49 pm »

a good point.        are we using tank tracks, wheels or mag-lev ?

Definitely tracks.
You neglected to mention skis and traction-wheels (anchorage) or skids and slave teams (the nuevo-mayan ziggurat-cities).
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« Reply #39 on: May 05, 2009, 08:05:33 pm »

well that is true. we will need to armor the tank tracks though
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« Reply #40 on: May 06, 2009, 08:04:41 am »

We're gonna need bunkbeds. Gotta sleep sometime.
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« Reply #41 on: May 07, 2009, 12:28:26 am »

Oh, I say, is it too late to jump in?

I can sing the chanty "We'll roll, this chariot along," while manning a steam powered trebuchet. And I'm good with cats — you do have a garage cat, surely?

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« Reply #42 on: May 07, 2009, 04:07:30 pm »

Oh, I say, is it too late to jump in?

I can sing the chanty "We'll roll, this chariot along," while manning a steam powered trebuchet. And I'm good with cats — you do have a garage cat, surely?



Yes, we have cats. They have captions, too!


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« Reply #43 on: May 07, 2009, 07:27:18 pm »

Are the captions free or will we need to roll over internet cafes to loot them?
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« Reply #44 on: May 07, 2009, 11:26:48 pm »

Are the captions free or will we need to roll over internet cafes to loot them?

Well I think we'll have enough Tubes to supply us with sufficient Internet, but we'll need to consume at least a couple service providers to keep our reserves up.
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« Reply #45 on: May 07, 2009, 11:28:05 pm »

and we have enough goggle screens
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« Reply #46 on: May 07, 2009, 11:38:33 pm »

We still need a Za Warudo machine.
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« Reply #47 on: May 07, 2009, 11:41:20 pm »

we need MEDUSA
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« Reply #48 on: May 07, 2009, 11:45:37 pm »

ODIN.

Or,

A giant steamroller falling from the sky!
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« Reply #49 on: May 07, 2009, 11:49:32 pm »

at least some mag-lev arm chairs
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