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Date: 04/19/17 06:07
A new standard for ugly.....
Author: navarch2

Now as a vessel designer I realize it is never good policy to comment on any other designer's work.....but..... really?

http://inventorspot.com/articles/japans-nankai-electric-railway-animates-transportation-blazing-r

Bob



Date: 04/19/17 06:26
Re: A new standard for ugly.....
Author: Bob3985

I have to say that the nose of that locomotive looks like a helmet design from an old Japanese sci fi flick.

Bob Krieger
Cheyenne, WY



Date: 04/19/17 06:39
Re: A new standard for ugly.....
Author: NGotwalt

I think those look really cool, to be perfectly honest.
Nick

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Date: 04/19/17 06:55
Re: A new standard for ugly.....
Author: Limited-Clear

NGotwalt Wrote:
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> I think those look really cool, to be perfectly
> honest.
> Nick


I agree! Looks a lot better than those Charger locomotives!!



Date: 04/19/17 07:35
Re: A new standard for ugly.....
Author: birdman

Bob3985 Wrote:
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> I have to say that the nose of that locomotive
> looks like a helmet design from an old Japanese
> sci fi flick.

The Nankai airport trains are all blue except for this one red one. The design is based upon old Samurai warrior helmets.



Date: 04/19/17 07:42
Re: A new standard for ugly.....
Author: navarch2

Limited-Clear Wrote:
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> NGotwalt Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > I think those look really cool, to be perfectly
> > honest.
> > Nick
>
>
> I agree! Looks a lot better than those Charger
> locomotives!!

I dunno...to me it look like someone using the head of a Spanish conquistador as a battering ram...helmet-first :)

Bob



Date: 04/19/17 07:45
Re: A new standard for ugly.....
Author: exhaustED

Scary and Flash-Gordon-esque!



Date: 04/19/17 07:45
Re: A new standard for ugly.....
Author: g-spotter

Looks like it escaped from some Japanese themed amusement park. Wild!



Date: 04/19/17 07:47
Re: A new standard for ugly.....
Author: navarch2

birdman Wrote:
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> Bob3985 Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > I have to say that the nose of that locomotive
> > looks like a helmet design from an old Japanese
> > sci fi flick.
>
> The Nankai airport trains are all blue except for
> this one red one. The design is based upon old
> Samurai warrior helmets.

Well that explains it. A historical reference...thank you for the explanation.

Bob



Date: 04/19/17 08:08
Re: A new standard for ugly.....
Author: march_hare

Gotta agree, it is a clear step above a Siemens Charger.  Or an Amtrak Genesis "pug nose" for that matter.



Date: 04/19/17 09:25
Re: A new standard for ugly.....
Author: 41

A LOT better than that Talgo cab car




Date: 04/19/17 09:26
Re: A new standard for ugly.....
Author: grahamline

Not nearly as silly as the recent Amtrak Cascades power cars for the Talgos.



Date: 04/19/17 10:51
Re: A new standard for ugly.....
Author: exhaustED

Wait 'till you see my Mother-in-law...



Date: 04/19/17 12:01
Re: A new standard for ugly.....
Author: Hookdragkick

Rocketman anybody?

Posted from Android



Date: 04/19/17 13:38
Re: A new standard for ugly.....
Author: bnsfsd70

Ugly or not, I would absolutely LOVE to have trains that operated that well over here.

- Jeff Carlson



Date: 04/19/17 15:37
Re: A new standard for ugly.....
Author: hartrick24

navarch2 Wrote:
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> Now as a vessel designer I realize it is never
> good policy to comment on any other designer's
> work.....but..... really?
>
> http://inventorspot.com/articles/japans-nankai-ele
> ctric-railway-animates-transportation-blazing-r
>
> Bob


Bob, I agree with you on this one...



Date: 04/19/17 15:38
Re: A new standard for ugly.....
Author: WrongWayMurphy

Heckuva lot more attractive than a Amtrak P42



Date: 04/19/17 16:55
Re: A new standard for ugly.....
Author: barrydraper

The Red Cars live again!!



Date: 04/19/17 16:56
Re: A new standard for ugly.....
Author: RuleG

Looks like:

1) Something out of a Jules Verne novel.

2) A 21st Century descendant of a McKeen motor car.

I like it.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 04/19/17 18:41 by RuleG.



Date: 04/19/17 17:15
Re: A new standard for ugly.....
Author: kevink

My 11-year-old son says, "That is SO COOOOOOL".

I agree.



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