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Howdy my fellow compatriot's,

Being a self-confessed addict of anything variant, I came across this rather grainy photo of what looks like a Model A SnoCat...and apparently it's an ambulance to boot!....Can anyone shine an identifying light on this one for us?...or has this pic already been posted?



tia

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-- Edited by Treadhead at 15:06, 2006-03-29

EDIT: Sheeeeesh!!! I guess it would help if I actually remembered to include the photo in my post, huh?

-- Edited by Treadhead at 15:17, 2006-03-29

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Howdy again....

I copy and pasted the wee bit of copy that accompanied the above photo, here's what it said after being translated.......

"...Half track vehicles (on the chassis of Rousseau -Balta M 24-34 issues 1914), equipped with engineer Adolf Kegress's project at The putilovskeye plant by the resin-metal caterpillars of plant "triangle", they were intended for the northern Front...."

maybe this helps?
And here's a better picture of the same vehicle....



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-- Edited by Treadhead at 15:22, 2006-03-29

-- Edited by Treadhead at 15:22, 2006-03-29

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Hello Tread


 These are quite interesting, Adolf Kegress was a designer for the Tzar, he also designed a few different sets of tracks for the Tzars vehicles (Rolls Royce). Russo-Balt placed track systems on trucks as well, as well as a Armoured Car. To which I am sure you have seen. 


I have attached a few other photos of the Russo Balt, as well as a Rolls Royce Kegress


All the Best


Tim R



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And here's a Rolls Royce and an early Russo-Baltic, Treaders...

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This is drawings from rare Soviet magazine "Modelist -Konstruktor". It is very primitive, but...



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That's excellent Aleksandr, thanks for posting it!

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((((As Roger said excellent Aleksandr))), Thanks a million, I started awhile back building one, on a Rolls Royce, But I never could figure out what to use as a track??????


Question.....Do you have a drawing, or photo's of the Russo Balt (Armoured Car )  fitted with tracks???


It seems to be very elusive to me.


All the Best


Tim R



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Aleksandr's drawing looks like a 1914 RR Silver Ghost with the standard Mulliner Park Ward coach work. Unfortunately this is suficiently removed from the version portrayed by the old Airfix Silver Ghost as to make very little of this kit useable if one wanted to build this half track version

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the putilov factory comes up a lot on the subject of WWI Russian cars, how big was this factory and did it just produce cars?



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Eugene, nice to see you back!


Putilov were huge, I've come across the name often in connection with warships, aircraft, locomotives, you name it, they crop up!


I gather that they were the Russian equivalent of Armstrong, Vickers, Schneider, Skoda and Krupp. I'm sure others will have far more info for you.



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Roger Todd wrote:

Eugene, nice to see you back!
Putilov were huge, I've come across the name often in connection with warships, aircraft, locomotives, you name it, they crop up!
I gather that they were the Russian equivalent of Armstrong, Vickers, Schneider, Skoda and Krupp. I'm sure others will have far more info for you.




well spring break gives me a week for my hobby!

Warships and planes you say?

do you have any more info on that?

and also regarding the Putilov factorys I hope there is more out there on it, is the factory still around today?


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I'm not very au fait with aircraft, but I'll have a dig around my warship books, though I won't get to do it properly until the weekend. Certainly they were involved in some big Great War era projects, including the abortive 'Borodino' class battlecruisers, a partnership with Blohm und Voss at one point (more capital ship designs in 1911), and designs for 16" gun superdreadnoughts around 1914-1916.

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Good day, friends!


About Cegress: I'll check? what I have more and will post it. He made some half-track cars, but AC - Austin only (as far as I know, may be one Fiat). One of them - Austin-II and some quantity of Russsian Austin or Austin-Putilov.


About Putilov factory:  It was wary big factory and was produce, may be everything. But was not produce own cars. But it was make AC on chassies of Austin, Garford and may be more.



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