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boilerman

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Build A Land Train
« on: 20 February 2019, 21:46:14 »
The link below is the best Sci Fi land train artwork I have ever seen.

https://www.artstation.com/artwork/4KYzW

So what would you design to match this great artwork?
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Re: Build A Land Train
« Reply #1 on: 20 February 2019, 22:26:48 »
Wow!  That is very nice... and I daresay almost big enough to be a mobile structure.  It's too close to bed time for me to design anything tonight, but I may take a crack at it tomorrow...

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Re: Build A Land Train
« Reply #2 on: 21 February 2019, 21:45:07 »
Okay, here's my first stab at the tractor.  With environmental sealing, 75 tons is the optimal tonnage:
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Mars Train

Mass: 75 tons
Tech Base: Inner Sphere
Motive Type: Wheeled
Rules Level: Experimental Tech
Era: Age of War/Star League
Tech Rating/Era Availability: D/C-D-C-A
Production Year: 2750
Cost: 2,767,188 C-Bills
Battle Value: 310

Construction Options: Fractional Accounting

Power Plant:  280 Fusion Engine
Cruise Speed: 43.2 km/h
Flanking Speed: 64.8 km/h
Armor:  Standard Armor
Armament:
    None
Manufacturer:
    Primary Factory:
Communications System:
Targeting and Tracking System:

================================================================================
Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Internal Structure: Standard                      32 points                7.500
Engine:             Fusion Engine                280                      24.000
    Cruise MP:  4
    Flank MP:   6
Heat Sinks:         Single Heat Sink             10                        0.000
Control Equipment:                                                         4.000
Lift Equipment:                                                            0.000
Armor:              Standard Armor               AV -  80                  5.000

                                                      Armor     
                                                      Factor     
                                               Front     20       
                                          Left/Right   20/20       
                                                Rear     20       

================================================================================
Equipment                                 Location    Heat     Spaces     Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Hitch                                        FR        -         1         0.000
Hitch                                        RR        -         1         0.000
(R) Communications Equipment (1.0 tons) (3.0 tons) RR        0         1         3.000
Infantry Compartment (3.5 tons)              BD        0         1         3.500
2 Paramedics                                 BD        0         2         0.500
2 Cargo Containers                           BD        0         2        20.000

BattleForce Statistics
MV      S (+0)  M (+2)  L (+4)  E (+6)   Wt.   Ov   Armor:      3    Points: 3
4w         0       0       0       0      3     0   Structure:  3
Special Abilities: ENE

boilerman

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Re: Build A Land Train
« Reply #3 on: 22 February 2019, 23:32:55 »
Nice Daryk.  :thumbsup:

My first thought was a mobile structure too but the Mars train does look a little small for that.

My second thought was a 160 ton wheeled combat vehicle to cover the trailer and use a lift hoist for an extra 80 tons of cargo. But I think that will be in the 15-20 million c-bill range.

I need to do some number crunching.
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Re: Build A Land Train
« Reply #4 on: 11 March 2019, 18:14:05 »
Eh, I wouldn't say it's the best land train picture ever.  The wheel arrangement is totally unsuitable for offroad use.

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Re: Build A Land Train
« Reply #5 on: 11 March 2019, 21:18:45 »
Land train doesn't necessarily mean off-road; more like dirt road to me, a la Trans-Africa Highway system.
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Re: Build A Land Train
« Reply #6 on: 12 March 2019, 12:30:25 »
Well it's clearly in the desert.