Author Topic: Tesla-Royce Railton  (Read 244 times)

Offline Small brown dog

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Tesla-Royce Railton
« on: September 17, 2020, 03:30:42 AM »




I did write a back story for this but I'll be damned if I can find it now so I must have had one of those oops moments when it came to saving. Anyway, Anyone who has seen pictures or actually seen the Napier Railton racing car at the Brooklands museum in the UK, can’t have failed to have a slight twitch in the loins if you are in to that sort of 1930’s goodness that is. All that polished aluminium with a Napier aero engine on four wheels is bordering on the erotic in my opinion.

So, having got that alternative tech history vibe going on and having spoiled a Scammell tractor unit and Aerial Motorcycle I thought there is no reason why the Railton should get away with it either. The original Napier Railton hit 143mph on the Brooklands track in 1935 so my alternative should do that and perhaps some more.




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Offline buzzbomb

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Re: Tesla-Royce Railton
« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2020, 02:06:47 PM »
I sooooo love that..
Remarkable work

Offline Old Wombat

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Re: Tesla-Royce Railton
« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2020, 05:31:48 PM »
Sweet! 8)
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Re: Tesla-Royce Railton
« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2020, 02:26:30 AM »
 :smiley:
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Re: Tesla-Royce Railton
« Reply #4 on: September 18, 2020, 03:48:24 AM »
 :smiley: :smiley:

It has a Last Exile vibe.

Speaking of Railton, I so want this two-volume work, but alas it's very unlikely.
https://www.evropublishing.com/products/reid-railton-man-of-speed

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Offline buzzbomb

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Re: Tesla-Royce Railton
« Reply #5 on: September 18, 2020, 08:01:18 AM »
Hmmmm  ???



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Just maybe ;)

Offline Old Wombat

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Re: Tesla-Royce Railton
« Reply #6 on: September 18, 2020, 05:25:49 PM »
BT, it may not be a Railton but you know you gotta! ;D
"This is the Captain. We have a little problem with our engine sequence, so we may experience some slight turbulence and, ah, explode."

Offline Small brown dog

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Re: Tesla-Royce Railton
« Reply #7 on: September 18, 2020, 10:17:40 PM »
I sooooo love that..
Remarkable work


Sweet! 8)


Thanks gents appreciate that.

:smiley: :smiley:

It has a Last Exile vibe.

Speaking of Railton, I so want this two-volume work, but alas it's very unlikely.
https://www.evropublishing.com/products/reid-railton-man-of-speed




Seen part 2 for £150.00 - phew!

Hmmmm  ???



Currently on the floor of the Hobby Room after the Attic space clean out, along with some other stuff in the "should I stay or should I go" pile.

Just maybe ;)


Go for it ;)
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Offline apophenia

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Re: Tesla-Royce Railton
« Reply #8 on: September 19, 2020, 12:16:18 PM »
Whoa! You are on a roll. Love that chrome finish  :-*

Of course, we mustn't forget the other (albeit, less dramatic) Reid Railton design from that period - the Riley TT Sprite (the 'Tourist Trophy' race version of Riley Motors first Electro Magnetic Field Effect tourer)  ;)
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