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How to Hack Disused Train Tracks To Make Your Own Personal Railroad

09/07/2014 10:27 BST | Updated 09/07/2014 10:59 BST

Tomáš Moravec is a man with a plan, and that plan involves turning a freight pallets into a giant skateboard for tram tracks.

In this video, first published in 2008 Moravec takes a simple freight pallet, fits it with wheels and starts gliding around the tram tracks of his home city, Bratislava, Slovakia.

It's hard not to admire Moravec's ingenuity, even if what he's doing is very probably (absolutely) illegal and it makes us wonder why people haven't done it before.

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It goes without saying that you should absolutely not try this at home, especially on a still functioning tram system, that's about as sensible as skateboarding down the middle of a road but whilst physically tied to a bus.

If however, and by some complete miracle, you find yourself in a town without a still functioning tram system then knock yourself out. Aside from all the strange looks you'll be getting it looks like just about the most fun way to get from one end of a high-street to another.

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