Napier-Railton

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  1. Clave

    Clave Well-Known Member

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    Yes - It's not a plane! :shock:

    The Napier-Railton was built in 1933 by Thompson and Taylor for the record-breaking driver John Cobb.

    It is powered by a Napier Lion 24 litre aircraft engine, has a 3 speed gearbox, and is capable of 168 mph. The fuel tank holds 65 gallons, and consumption is 5 mpg.

    It holds the lap record at Brooklands, driven by John Cobb in 1935, achieving an average speed of 143 mph for the lap. This will stand in perpetuity as the Brooklands circuit is closed and the famous banking partly dismantled.

    The Napier-Railton is still on display at the Brooklands Museum, and is in running order, with display runs being performed twice a year.
     

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    very cool clave my vauxhall zafira seems to be doing 5mpg at the moment:lol:
     
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    Clave Well-Known Member

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    :shock: :lol:

    Oh, and just messing around with the shine on the bodywork - is this better? or the original one above?

    [​IMG]
     
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    Gnomey World Travelling Doctor
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    I prefer the original Clave but both are still excellent.
     
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    Matt308 Glock Perfection
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    I like the original too, Clave. The contasts set off the curves a bit better. Since when did you break out of the aircraft genre?
     
  6. Clave

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    I went to Brooklands in 2006, and saw the car, and always thought I wanted to draw it... It is like a plane in many ways - engine, streamlining, aluminium body, etc. so it's not too much of a crossover... :)


    More MiGs are in the pipeline, so never fear that I have gone 'astray' :D
     
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    And you have done it well. Bravo as usual, Clave. I admire your work.
     
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    Well done Clave, a nice change!
     
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    Just another go at the shading:

    [​IMG]
     
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    love the Napiers
     
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