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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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