Movie Magic: Auto Rims On Tracks

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Re: Movie Magic: Auto Rims On Tracks

Postby Cosmo » Fri Jul 03, 2009 9:18 am

I'm just curious,...
does anyone know the actual wheelbase of a Delorian? How much splicing or cutting on the axles would one need to do?
(NOT that I'd concider doing this myself... Delorians are rarer than steam engines these days!) :wink:
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Re: Movie Magic: Auto Rims On Tracks

Postby Marty Feldner » Fri Jul 03, 2009 8:23 pm

Google is a truly wondrous thing:

http://www.dmcnews.com/faq/t_dims.htm

The wheelbase is 7' 11". But I'm pretty sure what you meant is the 'track', or wheel center to wheel center on an axle; that is 5' 2.6" front, 5' 2.8" rear- roughly 4 inches wider than standard gauge. Very doable...
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Re: Movie Magic: Auto Rims On Tracks

Postby Cosmo » Fri Jul 03, 2009 8:30 pm

Aaaahhh... yeah.
I knew "wheelbase" was incorect, but didn't know the correct term, (til now) but I figgured someone here would.
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Re: Movie Magic: Auto Rims On Tracks

Postby Tracer » Sat Jul 04, 2009 9:05 am

They do sell a model delorean with railroad wheels. The gauge looks too wide though.
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Re: Movie Magic: Auto Rims On Tracks

Postby newyorkcentral » Wed May 05, 2010 9:41 pm

I remember watching a Macguyver episode where the hear gets a pregnant woman out of town by riding the rails with a standard jeep that had no tires. :-D
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Re: Movie Magic: Auto Rims On Tracks

Postby ex Budd man » Thu May 06, 2010 8:13 pm

Brazil has wide gauge railroads. That would probably be a very close fit.
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