Whatsthisthen?.the impossible one

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Re: NEW!!!Whatsthisthen?

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 29 Sep 2014, 23:00

Had I managed to take a picture from the front this is what it would have looked like

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Re: NEW!!!Whatsthisthen?

Post by myglaren » 29 Sep 2014, 23:04

BW wrote:Possibly a Railton?
Looks like you were right BW

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Re: NEW!!!Whatsthisthen?

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 29 Sep 2014, 23:05

BW......you have hit the nail on the head!

It was this one here

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and here's a bit info from the owners club website

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Post by Northern_Mike » 29 Sep 2014, 23:12

Interesting link there between Railton and Bluebird. One I wasn't aware of!

My interest of the LSR chaps doesn't really start until the 60s when the proper loonies got involved.

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Re: NEW!!!Whatsthisthen?

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 29 Sep 2014, 23:28

The Tenuous links

The Railton Owners Club is the premier club for enthusiasts of all Brough Superior (Cars),
Railton, Hudson Essex and Terraplane motor vehicles. Aircraftsman Shaw apparently regularly filled up his Brough Superior motor cycle at the Colyford Petrol Station in Devon.

Sir Malcolm Campbell's bluebird which broke 300mph on Bonneville Salt Flats in 1935 was designed by Reid Railton
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Re: NEW!!!Whatsthisthen?

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 29 Sep 2014, 23:48

BW

Have a few virtual beers on me, these are from Tasmania, from the Sevensheds brewery from a little place called "Railton".
Don't suppose any of us will ever go there, or indeed sample an actual beer, but its the first thing that comes up wwhen you google "Railton Beer" :)


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How did you get it?

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Re: NEW!!!Whatsthisthen?

Post by citronut » 30 Sep 2014, 08:37

NewcastleFalcon wrote: .
Don't suppose any of us will ever go there, or indeed sample an actual beer,
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i spoz addo is the closest to go purchase a couple of crates and ship them out to FCF UK division :-D :wink:

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Re: Whatsthisthen?

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 30 Sep 2014, 09:42

Looks like its just a short swim from Melbourne to Devonport then a 20km walk and you have arrived at the "Town of Topiary"

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For those travellers not excited by the world of topiary, you can always head to the brewery!

Then again for those interested to visit the source of cement for the Sydney Harbour Bridge then look no further than Goliath Cement in Railton

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Re: Whatsthisthen?

Post by Stickyfinger » 30 Sep 2014, 10:59

Guess if you can !

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Re: Whatsthisthen?

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 30 Sep 2014, 13:26

Initial thoughts- That looks like an anatomical part of the Angel of the North lying on its side to the left, and to the right possibly a chromium-bonneted three-wheeler.

Google "Chrome cars" and you come up with things like this

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dont think I will be coming up with the right answer for a while yet...

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Re: Whatsthisthen?

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 30 Sep 2014, 15:45

Of course there may be a link and it may be something like this

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Re: NEW!!!Whatsthisthen?

Post by BW » 30 Sep 2014, 22:12

NewcastleFalcon wrote:BW

Have a few virtual beers on me, these are from Tasmania, from the Sevensheds brewery from a little place called "Railton".
Don't suppose any of us will ever go there, or indeed sample an actual beer, but its the first thing that comes up wwhen you google "Railton Beer" :)


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How did you get it?

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Thanks for the virtual beers!
The giveaway was the Jack Vettriano picture of Bluebird, which somehow I remembered was linked to Railton.

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Re: Whatsthisthen?

Post by Stickyfinger » 02 Oct 2014, 21:36

Closer but no Curly Wurly for you yet....so another clue
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Re: Whatsthisthen?

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 02 Oct 2014, 22:06

Thats better, bit more to go on :)

I know its not this, but is it more a race car/kitcar than a chromium 3-wheeler?

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Re: Whatsthisthen?

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 02 Oct 2014, 22:16

Its obviously not this either

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