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Offline almostsilentbob

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sci fi trains?
« on: December 25, 2012, 07:37:13 AM »
Just a concept rattling around in my head right now but has anyone done/seen a sci fi board using a train? I've been thinking of constructing a few bits in 28mm to run skirmish and rp style games on but I'm looking for inspiration. (maybe maglev or monorail might look more scifi?)

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Re: sci fi trains?
« Reply #1 on: December 25, 2012, 07:51:38 AM »
As a matter of fact...



And here's the page: http://www.ironhands.com/train.htm

Good luck with your project :)

Offline voltan

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Re: sci fi trains?
« Reply #2 on: December 25, 2012, 10:09:59 AM »
If you do a search for train ghosts of mars that one looks quite good.

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Offline Willypold

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Re: sci fi trains?
« Reply #3 on: December 25, 2012, 04:18:00 PM »
And a whole page of links...

http://www.fantasytrains.net/index.htm

Offline Tacgnol

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Re: sci fi trains?
« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2013, 01:32:50 PM »
As soon as I saw this thread I thought of the train from Ghosts of Mars, glad I'm not the only one! Best of luck with your project, dude. I'll be watching with interest.

Offline yakcass

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Re: sci fi trains?
« Reply #5 on: December 27, 2013, 05:27:33 AM »
I've been toying around with this idea for a while as well.   The Disney Monorail model train is about O scale which roughly correlates.....also there was this guy http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1628235004/sci-fi-traffic-hazards-28mm-vehicles-for-the-futur  One of the vehicles he did was a hoverbus/train, too bad he never got the funding.  Now if only I had the time...and money...and space....and proper equipment...and no kids at home...etc

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« Reply #6 on: December 27, 2013, 09:39:10 AM »

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Re: sci fi trains?
« Reply #7 on: December 27, 2013, 12:05:47 PM »
Another good source of inspiration for this (I was reminded by ghosts of mars) is Ian Mcdonalds books Desolation Road and Ares Express. Ares Express in particular is heavily set on the Martian Railroad. The lead character was born, lives and works on a freight train.

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Re: sci fi trains?
« Reply #8 on: December 27, 2013, 02:45:23 PM »
You might like this:
https://www.facebook.com/terrakami





Nice find; I really rather like that Maglev train.

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Re: sci fi trains?
« Reply #9 on: February 06, 2014, 06:36:57 AM »
The "Today, Tomorrow" listing at the end is screaming insanity from another dimension.

Poe's Law in action if I've ever seen it.


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Re: sci fi trains?
« Reply #10 on: February 06, 2014, 08:04:17 AM »
hilarious timetravel
THX for sharing!

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Re: sci fi trains?
« Reply #11 on: February 06, 2014, 08:29:03 AM »
I seem to remember a rather nice train being featured in the film 'Priest' (2011). If you want to go Old school, there's Dan O'Bannon's concept for a Metro/Monorail in Verhoeven's 'Total Recall'.
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Offline Doomsdave

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Re: sci fi trains?
« Reply #12 on: February 06, 2014, 08:35:07 AM »
Awesome Video.  I remember some of the shows advertised.  I'm impressed that Supertrain has an onboard Disco.  Groovy.  And 6 whole Million Dollars to build!

On a sad note we spend Billions a year on real trains no one ride.
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« Reply #13 on: February 06, 2014, 09:08:48 AM »
Supertrain... I remember the show being on cable when I was a kid, but I never actually saw an episode (we didn't have cable).

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« Reply #14 on: February 06, 2014, 01:37:20 PM »
Planet Story by Harry Harrison is a great story about a SF train, but it's very retro.

Big Picture so I linked to it rather than inline it.
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-XOeuKFF9B2Y/TIY4ViO-8VI/AAAAAAAAFkk/KXbrHCnyWYo/s1600/03%2BLIGHTSHIP%2B-%2BBIG%2BBOY%2BLOCO.jpg

 

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