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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Die cast Vintage Hornby Dublo 00 Gauge British Railways Locomotive 80054
Die cast Vintage Hornby Dublo 00 Gauge British Railways Locomotive 80054
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Wrenn Railways METAL TYRED WHEEL ASSEMBLY 5 00 Gauge New
Wrenn Railways METAL TYRED WHEEL ASSEMBLY 5 00 Gauge New
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Set of White 100 Scale 175 Gauge OO Model Railway Unpainted Figure People
Set of White 100 Scale 175 Gauge OO Model Railway Unpainted Figure People
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Hornby R3260 OO Gauge 2 HAL Electric Mulitple Unit Southern Railway green
Hornby R3260 OO Gauge 2 HAL Electric Mulitple Unit Southern Railway green
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VINTAGE RAILWAYS TRAINS OO HO GAUGE LOT TRIANG HORNBY INC MINIX VANS WAGONS
VINTAGE RAILWAYS TRAINS OO HO GAUGE LOT TRIANG HORNBY INC MINIX VANS WAGONS
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VINTAGE RAILWAYS TRAINS OO HO GAUGE LOT TRIANG HORNBY INC SHUNTER LOCO
VINTAGE RAILWAYS TRAINS OO HO GAUGE LOT TRIANG HORNBY INC SHUNTER LOCO
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VINTAGE RAILWAYS TRAINS OO HO GAUGE LOT TRIANG HORNBY PRINCESS ELIZABETH GREEN
VINTAGE RAILWAYS TRAINS OO HO GAUGE LOT TRIANG HORNBY PRINCESS ELIZABETH GREEN
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RAILWAYS TRAINS OO HO GAUGE TRIANG HORNBY LEVEL CROSSING POINTS REMOTE CONTROL
RAILWAYS TRAINS OO HO GAUGE TRIANG HORNBY LEVEL CROSSING POINTS REMOTE CONTROL
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RAILWAYS TRAINS OO HO GAUGE TRIANG HORNBY ELECTRICALLY OPERATED TURNTABLE R408U
RAILWAYS TRAINS OO HO GAUGE TRIANG HORNBY ELECTRICALLY OPERATED TURNTABLE R408U
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RAILWAYS TRAINS OO HO GAUGE JOUEF FOR PLAYCRAFT FRANCE
RAILWAYS TRAINS OO HO GAUGE JOUEF FOR PLAYCRAFT FRANCE
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RAILWAYS TRAINS OO HO GAUGE CARS ARONDE SIMCA 203 JOUEF FOR PLAYCRAFT  FRANCE
RAILWAYS TRAINS OO HO GAUGE CARS ARONDE SIMCA 203 JOUEF FOR PLAYCRAFT FRANCE
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Vintage 00 Gauge RAILWAY 2 vgc HENLEY CABLE REELS Master 1950s Britains Era
Vintage 00 Gauge RAILWAY 2 vgc HENLEY CABLE REELS Master 1950s Britains Era
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OO HO Gauge Bachmann Fairburn Tank Class 42085 British Railways DC DCC RARE
OO HO Gauge Bachmann Fairburn Tank Class 42085 British Railways DC DCC RARE
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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
$2.97
Design Build a Model Railway Layouts Track Plans CAD Software Hornby OO Gauge
Design Build a Model Railway Layouts Track Plans CAD Software Hornby OO Gauge
$2.02
WWS GLUE  500g DARK GREY FINE GRADE RAILWAY BALLAST FOR ALL GAUGES O OO N B14
WWS GLUE 500g DARK GREY FINE GRADE RAILWAY BALLAST FOR ALL GAUGES O OO N B14
$13.64
WWS GLUE  1 KILO GREY MEDIUM GRADE RAILWAY BALLAST FOR ALL GAUGES OO N B5
WWS GLUE 1 KILO GREY MEDIUM GRADE RAILWAY BALLAST FOR ALL GAUGES OO N B5
$16.12
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
$6.82
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
$4.34
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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VINTAGE CRESCENT METAL DOUBLE ARM RAILWAY SIGNAL SUIT HORNBY OO GAUGE LAYOUT
VINTAGE CRESCENT METAL DOUBLE ARM RAILWAY SIGNAL SUIT HORNBY OO GAUGE LAYOUT
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Hornby Railways ETurner  Sons OO Gauge Car
Hornby Railways ETurner Sons OO Gauge Car
$24.95
R626 Hornby Model Railway Train Accessories Underlay Sheets 4 pcs OO Gauge
R626 Hornby Model Railway Train Accessories Underlay Sheets 4 pcs OO Gauge
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HORNBY OO GAUGE RAILWAY WAGONS R100 R101 AND R105 SUIT TRAIN LAYOUT
HORNBY OO GAUGE RAILWAY WAGONS R100 R101 AND R105 SUIT TRAIN LAYOUT
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VINTAGE WARDIE  DIECAST METAL W H SMITHS NEWSAGENT KIOSK FOR OO GAUGE RAILWAY
VINTAGE WARDIE DIECAST METAL W H SMITHS NEWSAGENT KIOSK FOR OO GAUGE RAILWAY
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LIMA  OO GAUGE STRAIGHT RAILWAY TRACK IDEAL FOR LAYOUT
LIMA OO GAUGE STRAIGHT RAILWAY TRACK IDEAL FOR LAYOUT
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HORNBY OO GAUGE R605 AND R607 CURVED TRAIN TRACK IDEAL FOR RAILWAY LAYOUT
HORNBY OO GAUGE R605 AND R607 CURVED TRAIN TRACK IDEAL FOR RAILWAY LAYOUT
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HORNBY OO GAUGE ENGINE SHED PARTS  WATER TOWER  HUT SUIT RAILWAY LAYOUT
HORNBY OO GAUGE ENGINE SHED PARTS WATER TOWER HUT SUIT RAILWAY LAYOUT
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HORNBY OO GAUGE GOODS SHED WITH PLATFORM AND CANOPY IDEAL FOR RAILWAY LAYOUT
HORNBY OO GAUGE GOODS SHED WITH PLATFORM AND CANOPY IDEAL FOR RAILWAY LAYOUT
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HORNBY OO GAUGE TRAIN STATION BUILDING IDEAL FOR RAILWAY LAYOUT
HORNBY OO GAUGE TRAIN STATION BUILDING IDEAL FOR RAILWAY LAYOUT
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HORNBY OO GAUGE RAILWAY PLATFORM WITH CANOPY  RAMPS SUIT TRAIN LAYOUT
HORNBY OO GAUGE RAILWAY PLATFORM WITH CANOPY RAMPS SUIT TRAIN LAYOUT
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