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Author Topic: The Traction Garage.  (Read 22287 times)
bizarre_chicken
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« on: April 20, 2009, 01:32:41 am »

Right, this is something interesting.
With our total devotion to Philip Reeve's Mortal Engines series of books, Clockwork Creation and I have decided to build our very own Traction City at some point in the future.
Well, I say traction CITY.
We've decided that a whole city is somewhat ambitious, so we've scaled down our plans a fair bit.
Thus, the traction Garage.
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Whilst a fine peice of automotive architecture, the Traction Garage is still in proto-development. By that I mean it's a lovely idea being bandied around, which may one day be realised, just around the time satan's buying his ice skates.
Thing is, for such a fabulous mechanical construct to exist, we shall need a crew.
This is a role-call.
We shall need people of experience and knowledge for map-reading, engineering, pirateering, sharpshooting, raiding, building, airship piloting / maintenance, merchanteering, recycling and driving massive vehicles high-speeds in chase of smaller craft.
We shall convene here to discuss the design, architecture, working and crewing of the Autogarage.

Let's get to work!

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« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2009, 02:19:52 am »

join us ... anti-tractionists will be crushed !
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« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2009, 03:04:36 am »

I will Join! I lend you my varied, and somewhat useless skills!
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« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2009, 03:13:37 am »

join us ... anti-tractionists will be crushed !

I met an anti-tractionist once.
He was protesting in front of a Chiropractor's office.

DB

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« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2009, 03:25:53 am »

join us ... anti-tractionists will be crushed !

I met an anti-tractionist once.
He was protesting in front of a Chiropractor's office.

DB



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« Reply #5 on: April 20, 2009, 03:43:20 am »

perhaps you should retract that statement, you wouldn't want to seem intractable.

I'm pretty good with the pun-ishment. Perhaps if this thing has a dungeon?

Otherwise I think I'll just tinker on some gadgets and such.
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« Reply #6 on: April 20, 2009, 03:46:11 am »



Wink

I should also add...

I want a garage like that!

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« Reply #7 on: April 20, 2009, 08:14:30 am »

I'm a fair hand at maps. I would like to be the one ton the roof with the telescope that yells out potential targets. With something that small, would be have to start by attacking children on bikes or do you think we could scrap a whole car with that?
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« Reply #8 on: April 20, 2009, 09:13:29 am »

I think we could. So long as we started with something small, like a mini, or something like that.
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« Reply #9 on: April 20, 2009, 11:11:43 am »

I believe the most disturbing aspect of this ambulant architecture is that I can see several uses for it....
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« Reply #10 on: April 20, 2009, 02:52:27 pm »

I think we could. So long as we started with something small, like a mini, or something like that.

A mini with a shed on top!

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« Reply #11 on: April 21, 2009, 02:34:20 am »

AndI know where I can get a mini...However, the funds required would have to come out of my world domination fund. Which is totally empty, since I got pizza a while back. Problems, problems.
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« Reply #12 on: April 21, 2009, 02:36:54 am »

Our crew grows! I say crew. It's more citizenship.
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« Reply #13 on: April 21, 2009, 03:42:13 am »


We shall need people of experience and knowledge for map-reading, engineering, pirateering, sharpshooting, raiding, building, airship piloting / maintenance, merchanteering, recycling and driving massive vehicles high-speeds in chase of smaller craft.
We shall convene here to discuss the design, architecture, working and crewing of the Autogarage.

Let's get to work!


I can turn my feet nearly all the way back, would that be useful? *crick* OW!!! .....there will be a sick bay right?
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« Reply #14 on: April 21, 2009, 04:58:32 am »

Ah..
   Smashing idea... Grin
Might I suggest a modified Diplock Pedrail track system?



I have some pictures somewhere of a Pedrail based WWI "landship"..
I will dig it up and post..

Of course, we will use steam generated power, goes without saying.

Cheers
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« Reply #15 on: April 21, 2009, 04:59:09 am »

That'd be pretty useless for mounting main guns.
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« Reply #16 on: April 21, 2009, 05:30:25 am »

The Pedrail is actually superior to a caterpillar type track in surmounting obstacles. Instead of one or two belted track units , one uses  sets of sprung Pedrails.
Besides, one could shape the Pedrail pads as feet.. A tracked city that leaves footprints!, need I say more?








Cheers
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« Reply #17 on: April 21, 2009, 05:31:32 am »

Perhaps. Thing is, one must consider how easy it is to fix and maintain on the go.
Can't sit static for repairs for too long - any old hamlet with a cutting torch could come along.
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« Reply #18 on: April 21, 2009, 06:00:00 am »

Perhaps. Thing is, one must consider how easy it is to fix and maintain on the go.
Can't sit static for repairs for too long - any old hamlet with a cutting torch could come along.
True, it is your city, so I suppose that it's your call on the way the rubber meets the road, as it were..
I think a small experimental Pedrail Q-ship village might  be in order... Excuse me for a bit.  Grin

Cheers
Harold
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« Reply #19 on: April 21, 2009, 06:06:44 am »

Perhaps. Thing is, one must consider how easy it is to fix and maintain on the go.
Can't sit static for repairs for too long - any old hamlet with a cutting torch could come along.
True, it is your city, so I suppose that it's your call on the way the rubber meets the road, as it were..
I think a small experimental Pedrail Q-ship village might  be in order... Excuse me for a bit.  Grin

Cheers
Harold

When we're big enough, I suppose it won't hurt to have a couple of extra suburbs along with us.
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« Reply #20 on: April 21, 2009, 09:25:02 pm »

or you could have a few olde style bathtubs on pedrails to serve as escape pods.

After all often times the bath tub is the safest place in the whole house. and I swear the very image of a cast iron bathtub on pedrails leaving footprints as it flees a shelled and burning garage on treads has nothing to do with that statement.  Cheesy Grin
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« Reply #21 on: April 30, 2009, 07:15:18 pm »

Signing up as crew- can weld should things go wrong, plus I have mastered the fine art of heating up a mug of tea with an oxyacetaline Torch.
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Oh and I can make trifle... Grin
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« Reply #22 on: May 01, 2009, 12:02:14 am »

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...
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« Reply #23 on: May 01, 2009, 04:26:09 am »

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...

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« Reply #24 on: May 01, 2009, 10:21:38 am »

Well, I'm damned handy with a broom. And you'll be needing someone to lean up the place a bit. Hows about it?
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