On the Bleak Battlefields of the future war is carried out by Proxy Armies, robotic tanks and mechs march to war by the thousands under the networked control of bloodthirsty Commander AIs.
The Tyrant is the most ruthless Commander AI yet seen on the Proxy Battlefields. Unlike other Commander AIs the Tyrant Leaves it bases to entire platoons of Forgers to seek out glory on the frontlines. The Tyrant is well suited for it as well, it's Right Arm mounts a seemingly underwhelming Mass Driver yet it is connected Directly to the Tyrant's Reactor allowing for a much higher rate of fire compared to what would be expected. It's simply but efficient ammunition is easily manufactured by a dedicated NanoForge unit and is Forged on demand, allowing it's magazine space to be kept for a selection of specialty ammunition types.
Even the Tyrant's Primary NanoForge mounted on it's left arm can be used for destruction as it's been specifically calibrated to make periodical use of what is described as a "Corrosive Nanite" attack, cause units to seemingly crumble into fist sized chunks of scrap metal. These nanites are unstable and short ranged and ineffective against the Regenerative Armor of other Commander AIs.
Even in death the Tyrant seem dead set on causing maximum destruction is a special overload circuit and breaching mechanism built into it's reactor.
A Year and a Half Old at this point, but still standing strong on my Display shelf!
This all started out with Heavy Arms back new the beginning of 2010 with Heavyarms and it just kinda spiralled from there. They are based on this build by TKH, but I decided that in particular the legs needed to be longer and have more bulk to really match up with the After Colony designs.
Each Gundam has a unique design and special features as seen from the Anime;
I did'nt have chance to scan any drawings today, so I decided to take a quick photo of some of my figures I'm pretty sure Bucky O'hare and Greymon were in video games at some point, and that Goofy is from Extremely Goofy Skating on the PC.
So, here we have: Sonic the Hedgehog Crash Bandicoot Ratchet (Ratchet and Clank) Banjo (Banjo-Kazooie) Goofy (Extremely Goofy skating) Crypto (Destroy All Humans) Rayman Bucky (Bucky o' Hare) A Raving Rabbid (Rayman Raving Rabbids) Parappa The Rapper Pikachu (Pokemon) Spyro The Dragon Mickey (Epic Mickey) Greymon (Digimon)
This is a full view of the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway narrow-gauge (18-inch) 0-4-0 steam engine "Wren." It was built by Horwich in 1887 and withdrawn in 1962. It was used as an industrial locomotive at the Bolton works. Wren is displayed near the entrance to the National Railway Museum in York, and is one of the smallest locomotives in the NRM.
Rheinbraun class EL 1 pushing a lignite train towards the Frimmersdorf powerplant on the Nord-Süd-Bahn of the Garzweiler lignite mine. These locomotives were specially made to run on this specialized local network, which connects the opencast lignite mines to the nearby powerplants. In contrast to the regular railway network of Germany, this one allows higher maximum axle loads and uses a different voltage system of 6,6 kV @ 50Hz in contrast to the usual 15 kV @ 16,7Hz.
The locomotives are also somewhat different from regular mainline locos, being very heavy, powerful, and slow, in addition to two intriguing features: They have a secondary set of pantographs that protrude from the carbody's upper corner at a 45° angle, allowing them to push the cars into the filling station without the regular catenary wire being in the way. Also, the cabs extend outwards, allowing the driver to run his train backwards without being completely blind. The train we see here is doing just that, as indicated by the red taillights.
This locomotive with the well visible number 544 was built in 1954 by Krauss-Maffei and AEG, in service for 58 years by now! Wikipedia claims that these were the first ever locomotives to use thyristor controls, but since those were only invented in 1957, that can't be true. Perhaps the locomotives were upgraded at some point in their lives, but I haven't been able to find any reliable info on that. If you know more than I do, don't hesistate to share!
In the early 1880s, Central Pacific Railroad president Leland Stanford ordered the railroad's Sacramento Locomotive Works to build the largest steam engine in the world. The locomotive, No. 237, was completed in 1883 and named "El Gobernador," as Leland Stanford was the governor of California. El Gobernador was the first 4-10-0 ever built, and the only one in North America, as there are a few 4-10-0 engines in Bulgaria. El Gobernador was certainly large and heavy, but it was also slow and weak, as the firebox could not build a fire strong enough to provide adequate steam. A fireman complained "All Hell couldn't keep steam up in that engine!" Despite numerous modifications, El Gobernador remained weak, and the big engine was scrapped in 1894. Its long boiler was turned into a stationary heater. This model of El Gobernador in the California State Railroad Museum in Sacramento is an accurate replica of what was for a brief time the world's largest locomotive.
PS: El Gobernador was also the last Central Pacific engine to be given a name. After that, they only had numbers.