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Re: [FS32NGModelrail] Digest Number 2492

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  • Charles Hansen
    Or the sleek Tatra 87, which causes me to think that Bucky Fuller s Dymaxion Car was part of the design influences.
    Message 1 of 2 , Dec 21, 2012
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      Or the sleek Tatra 87, which causes me to think that Bucky Fuller's Dymaxion
      Car was part of the design influences.

      http://www.ecomodelismo.com/tatra-87-Ref-MKMO-35014.html




      > The Tatra T87 was a car built by Czechoslovakian manufacturer Tatra. It
      > was prized by German officers in World War II for the superior speed and
      > handling it offered for use on the Autobahn. It was powered by a
      > rear-mounted 2.9 litre air-cooled 90-degree Overhead cam V8 engine that
      > produced 85 horsepower and could drive the car at nearly 100 mph (161
      > km/h). The Nazi armaments and munitions minister Dr Fritz Todt declared:
      > "This 87 is the Autobahn car ..."
    • Geoff Potter
      Charles, that is a nice model. I can see the Volkswagen beetle lineage somewhere there. Geoff ________________________________ From: Charles Hansen
      Message 2 of 2 , Dec 21, 2012
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        Charles,

        that is a nice model. I can see the Volkswagen beetle lineage somewhere there.

        Geoff


        From: Charles Hansen <velotrain@...>
        To: FS32NGModelrail@yahoogroups.com
        Sent: Saturday, 22 December 2012 2:40 AM
        Subject: Re: [FS32NGModelrail] Digest Number 2492

         
        Or the sleek Tatra 87, which causes me to think that Bucky Fuller's Dymaxion
        Car was part of the design influences.

        http://www.ecomodelismo.com/tatra-87-Ref-MKMO-35014.html

        > The Tatra T87 was a car built by Czechoslovakian manufacturer Tatra. It
        > was prized by German officers in World War II for the superior speed and
        > handling it offered for use on the Autobahn. It was powered by a
        > rear-mounted 2.9 litre air-cooled 90-degree Overhead cam V8 engine that
        > produced 85 horsepower and could drive the car at nearly 100 mph (161
        > km/h). The Nazi armaments and munitions minister Dr Fritz Todt declared:
        > "This 87 is the Autobahn car ..."



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