Railways Gauge

Is it really possible to drive a car on rails?

As James Bond did in the film Octopussy? Would it work if you removed the tires? I believe in Russia where it was set they have a non-standard railway gauge - what would be an ideal gauge for a car to travel on?
So you know, I'm just curious - I'm not intending to do it - yet. I don't have a license.
John E, that's the standard gauge. Russia use something different.

Any road vehicle can be adapted to run on rails by replacing the road wheels with flanged ones.

This has been done with cars and buses in both the US, Latin America and Europe and there have also been experiments with buses that can run on both road and rail. Britain tried this in the 1930's with the London Midland and Scottish Railway Karrier Ro-Rail bus and again in the 1970's when the workers at Lucas Aerospace developed a kit for converting a road bus to road-rail operation.

The German railway Deutsche Bundesbahn (now DBAG) also experimented with a road-rail bus in the 1950's.

In the UK and elsewhere some track maintenance vehicles have been made to run on road and rail. When running on the road the rail wheels are retracted and vice-versa.

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Farm Animals N Gauge Model Plastic Railway Scenery Cow Sheep Dog Unpainted
Farm Animals N Gauge Model Plastic Railway Scenery Cow Sheep Dog Unpainted
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R3260 Hornby 00 Gauge Southern Railway 2 HAL Train Pack EMU DCC Ready Boxed UK
R3260 Hornby 00 Gauge Southern Railway 2 HAL Train Pack EMU DCC Ready Boxed UK
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Fake Street Road Traffic Light Train RR Railway Model 175 Scale OO Gauge 10cm
Fake Street Road Traffic Light Train RR Railway Model 175 Scale OO Gauge 10cm
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R8074 Hornby Railway Accessories Left Hand Curved Point OO Gauge NEW
R8074 Hornby Railway Accessories Left Hand Curved Point OO Gauge NEW
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WWS 500g DARK GREY LARGE GRADE RAILWAY BALLAST FOR ALL GAUGES O OO N B17
WWS 500g DARK GREY LARGE GRADE RAILWAY BALLAST FOR ALL GAUGES O OO N B17
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WWS 200g GREY MEDIUM GRADE RAILWAY BALLAST FOR ALL GAUGES OO N B1
WWS 200g GREY MEDIUM GRADE RAILWAY BALLAST FOR ALL GAUGES OO N B1
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WWS 1kg Medium Grade Brown Railway Ballast Suitable for all Gauges
WWS 1kg Medium Grade Brown Railway Ballast Suitable for all Gauges
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WWS 200g Medium Grade Brown Railway Ballast Suitable for all Gauges
WWS 200g Medium Grade Brown Railway Ballast Suitable for all Gauges
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100pcs Wholesale White Trains Railway Models People Figures 1100 HO Gauge Scale
100pcs Wholesale White Trains Railway Models People Figures 1100 HO Gauge Scale
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Hornby Railways OO Gauge R020 Shell Tank Wagon
Hornby Railways OO Gauge R020 Shell Tank Wagon
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WWS 1 KILO DARK GREY FINE GRADE RAILWAY BALLAST FOR ALL GAUGES O OO N B13
WWS 1 KILO DARK GREY FINE GRADE RAILWAY BALLAST FOR ALL GAUGES O OO N B13
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Hornby R3419 SR Southern Railway Drummond 700 locomotive 693 OO gauge BNIB
Hornby R3419 SR Southern Railway Drummond 700 locomotive 693 OO gauge BNIB
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TRIANG RAILWAYS OO GAUGE R354 4 2 2 LORD OF THE ISLES
TRIANG RAILWAYS OO GAUGE R354 4 2 2 LORD OF THE ISLES
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OO Gauge Single Track Bowstring Bridge by WWS  Model Railway MDF Scenery
OO Gauge Single Track Bowstring Bridge by WWS Model Railway MDF Scenery
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OO Gauge Single Track Girder Bridge by WWS  Model Railway MDF Scenery
OO Gauge Single Track Girder Bridge by WWS Model Railway MDF Scenery
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R046 Hornby Model Railway Accessories Two Way Lever Switch on on OO Gauge
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R8947 Hornby Railway Accessories SkaleLighting Power Strip OO Gauge
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TRIANG ROVEX R78 GIRDER BRIDGE RAILWAYS O GAUGE ACCESSORIES 15 x 3 1 2
TRIANG ROVEX R78 GIRDER BRIDGE RAILWAYS O GAUGE ACCESSORIES 15 x 3 1 2
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32155 Bachmann Model Railway Scenes Conifer 2 4 Trees Pack of 36 OO HO Gauge
32155 Bachmann Model Railway Scenes Conifer 2 4 Trees Pack of 36 OO HO Gauge
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WWS 500g GREY LARGE GRADE RAILWAY BALLAST FOR ALL GAUGES O OO N B7
WWS 500g GREY LARGE GRADE RAILWAY BALLAST FOR ALL GAUGES O OO N B7
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10 x LED Park lanterns Street lamp Modelmaking 175 Model railway Gauge HO OO
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2 x SHEETS GRANITE WALL PAPER 00 GAUGE MODEL RAILWAY BUILDINGS FBW012
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Mainline Railways OO gauge model 5690 locomotive and tender new in the box
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100 Model Railway Street Layout Painted Figure People OO Gauge 175 Scale
100 Model Railway Street Layout Painted Figure People OO Gauge 175 Scale
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WWS 200g DARK GREY LARGE GRADE RAILWAY BALLAST FOR ALL GAUGES O OO N B16
WWS 200g DARK GREY LARGE GRADE RAILWAY BALLAST FOR ALL GAUGES O OO N B16
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WWS 200g DARK GREY FINE GRADE RAILWAY BALLAST FOR ALL GAUGES O OO N B11
WWS 200g DARK GREY FINE GRADE RAILWAY BALLAST FOR ALL GAUGES O OO N B11
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Hornby R3235 British Railways D16 3 black lined OO gauge BNIB
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