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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Hornby M26545 Coach Red yellow Composite Model Railway 00 Gauge Rolling Stock 2
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R657 Hornby Model Railway Train Accessories Girder Bridge Plastic Kit OO Gauge
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Oxford Rail OR76MW6002B 6 Plank Wagon BR E163353 Railways 00 Gauge
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Oxford Rail OR76AR005 Adams Radial Locomotive East Kent Railway OO Gauge
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Oxford Rail OR76MW6003 6 Plank Wagon FJ Newton Railways 00 Gauge
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WWS 200g GREY MEDIUM GRADE RAILWAY BALLAST FOR ALL GAUGES OO N B1
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4 x R607 Hornby 00 H0 Gauge Model Train Railway Track Double Curve 2nd Radius UK
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