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this has been described as a rail zeppelin apparently designed by franz Kruckenberg
 

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Thanks a lot. I love that advanced tech from 20's and 30's.
 
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don't forget that delightful little railplane that ran in a not so non-descript place in Scotland
 
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yep, that's the little bugger. I have plenty of pictures of the same in an old British raj era encyclopedia that my family has, however its in kolkata and I currently live in delhi
 

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Hi everybody

Maybe the biggest ever planned rail zeppelin !
Luftschiffbau Zeppelin "Großraumtriebwagen" 1942
http://www.arw-modellbau.de/triebwagen.html
Here a little drawing ( Page 125 )
www.uni-stuttgart.de/wechselwirkungen/ww2003/Seeger_Spic_Kornatzki.pdf

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"they probably planned to transport half of Dresden at one go... "

..to bring them all to festivities in the "Volkshalle" (peoples hall, only 290m high) in
"Germania", as the name "Berlin" wouldn't have been used any longer then.
A bit OT, but as we are talking about Zeppelin projects : What would have the minimal
radius of the 3 metres track width, this monster would have used ? Probably quite
unsuitable for a modellers railroad .. ::)

Must have been mental illness, or just an attempt, to impress the Nazi leaders !

(photo from http://de.altermedia.info/)
 
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remember the Nazis had all sorts of problems on Russian railroads. Russian railroads were mostly broad gauge whereas Germany like a lot of Europe had standardized on standard gauge . this was the bloody answer .

do away with all standard width railroads altogether and show the Russians who is bigger! ;)
 
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the rail zeppelin gives you that flexibility. suppose a couple of T-34s broke through you could preserve your rail system by simply flying off!
 

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Hi everybody

BTW there was a broad gauge STEAM TANK HUNTER. Sounds very interesting.
Fritz Hahn also mentioned a broad gauge Panzerzug in his book Waffen und Geheimwaffen.
Maybe someone knows more about these military broad gauge train projects ?
Maybe someone owns this book "Die Breitspurbahn - Anton Joachimsthaler"? And can tell us more ?

Thanks for every reply in advance
 

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Hi everybody
Luftschraubenversuchswagen
http://www.dlr.de/100Jahre/desktopdefault.aspx/tabid-3304/5153_read-7464/
Car with Beutepropeller
http://www.dlr.de/100Jahre/desktopdefault.aspx/tabid-2565/4432_read-17286/
Magnetschwebebahn with rocket plane ? (ME-163?) 1943
http://www.dlr.de/100Jahre/DesktopDefault.aspx/tabid-3304/5153_read-7464/gallery-1/gallery_read-Image.37.3255/
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moin1900 said:
Magnetschwebebahn with rocket plane ? (ME-163?) 1943
http://www.dlr.de/100Jahre/DesktopDefault.aspx/tabid-3304/5153_read-7464/gallery-1/gallery_read-Image.37.3255/

that model looks more like a rocketsled Testtrack for aerodynamic testing

on Bennie Railplane
i look for Online video on that monorail
but i found instat this 1920 silent movie
http://www.britishpathe.com/record.php?id=8743
 

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Referring back to the first post in this thread, there is a book on the Schienenzeppelin available from Amazon.de:

http://www.amazon.de/Schienenzeppelin-Franz-Kruckenberg-Reichsbahn-Schnelltriebwagen-Vorkriegszeit/dp/3882551348/ref=wl_it_dp_o?ie=UTF8&coliid=I3LBZKY7RVQ0LN&colid=WLT9CXE8XSIG

Do any of our German forum members have an opinion on this book? I'm generally not a train enthusiast, but the design of this vehicle is so intriguing that I would consider purchasing the book.
 

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Jemiba said:
"they probably planned to transport half of Dresden at one go... "

..to bring them all to festivities in the "Volkshalle" (peoples hall, only 290m high) in
"Germania", as the name "Berlin" wouldn't have been used any longer then.
A bit OT, but as we are talking about Zeppelin projects : What would have the minimal
radius of the 3 metres track width, this monster would have used ? Probably quite
unsuitable for a modellers railroad .. ::)

Must have been mental illness, or just an attempt, to impress the Nazi leaders !

(photo from http://de.altermedia.info/)

Speaking of Nazis, the "altermedia" website is pretty much a Nazi website. :mad:
 

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Regarding the Bennie Railplane, also known as the George Bennie* Rail Plane:
View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N7ZvfO-99dc


View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RnDwHHVDMjk



View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vvSmwMqtylA


View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N4Qamg3C188

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Scenes from the film GEORGE BENNIE RAILPLANE SYSTEM OF TRANSPORT (1929-1930). This is a technical record of the construction of the railplane, invented by George Bennie. The railplane glides into the 'station' with the propellor on the front whirling. It looks like a small aeroplane without the cockpit windows. The railplane hangs below its own line, above a steam train on the tracks below. The clip is from The Scottish Screen Archive collection. For more information about this film including details of how to obtain a copy please follow this link http://ssa.nls.uk/film.cfm?fid=1341 The Scottish Screen Archive holds thousands of films and videos from Scotland's 20th-century history. The archive contains everything from home movies and advertisements to educational films and documentaries. There are films detailing technical processes and others showing the imagination and innovation of Scottish film-makers over the years. http://www.nls.uk/ssa/



View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IHP6tFNzKeM


*Sometimes incorrectly put down as George Benny.
 
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