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Three wheel vehicles 18 Jun 2017 20:45 #184107

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I had an old thread on these, but it seems to have got lost in the transition to the new forum. I will repost some of the earlier ones, with improved quality.
To start a new thread, here is a three-wheel pedicab, at a fun day at Blackburn (Melbourne, Vic.) to celebrate completion of the level-crossing removal there.
Three-wheel vehicles can be pedal, powered, fully open, part enclosed or fully enclosed (right up to Mr Bean's enemy, the Regal Reliant).
There has even been a suggestion that Melbourne's traffic congestion could be eased if more people used three-wheel tuk-tuks instead of full-size cars.

170616F Metro Twitter 170610Sa Blackburn (LXRA).

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Three wheel vehicles 18 Jun 2017 21:00 #184109

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Roderick please dont post any of those ridiculous excuses for motor bikes with two wheels at the front or even worse those excuses for trikes with the vw engine in the back.

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Three wheel vehicles 19 Jun 2017 07:47 #184122

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This is probably the worst looking truck ever built.

The original European Tempo followed by the Indian licence built version.



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Three wheel vehicles 19 Jun 2017 08:35 #184123

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Some more here.


Photo shop but interesting.






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Three wheel vehicles 19 Jun 2017 10:20 #184127

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Common type of three wheeler in India.
Class engineering.











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Three wheel vehicles 19 Jun 2017 10:49 #184130

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When I was a kid in Belgrave, Vic. in the 70's, there was a trio of miniature 3-wheeled rubbish trucks named Huey, Dewey, and Lewey (could be wrong on the spelling, I was 8.....)
Does anyone else remember those? It would be nice to find that one survives.

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Three wheel vehicles 19 Jun 2017 11:33 #184132

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While on Indian units
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Three wheel vehicles 20 Jun 2017 13:49 #184175

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680119F Cloncurry (Qld): Townsville - Mt Isa express mixed train; Holden FC (the two-tone paint and chrome flash); (Vespa?) three-wheel ute. (Roderick Smith).

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Three wheel vehicles 21 Jun 2017 17:34 #184217

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We were impressed with simple things back then.

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Three wheel vehicles 21 Jun 2017 18:11 #184219

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Not for the first time, a transport photo brings up issues of wider Australian history. The parade predated Melbourne Moomba by 20 or so years. The topee on the policeman hints at Brisbane. The wooden blocks hint at Melbourne. Grimwade Glass started in Melbourne, but expanded interstate. I will repost this one to tramway groups to try to identify the tram system from the background.
Great reading: www.ozcrowncrystal.com/period1.html .

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