Coming Soon: 3/4" scale Curved-Side trolley

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Coming Soon: 3/4" scale Curved-Side trolley

Post by Adirondack » Mon Oct 19, 2020 9:22 am

Go big or go home.

My curved side trolley will be produced in 3/4” scale for running on 3 1/2” gauge. The models will be powered and probably use an Arduino for control. I don't think I've ever seen a trolley on the highline. :)

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Low resolution test prints shown below.
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G scale trolley blueprint in MR.jpg
G scale 4 wheel Philly trolley 2.png
G scale trolley 2D CAD.png
3-4 scale trolley test print 1.JPG
3-4 scale trolley test print 2.jpg
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Re: Coming Soon: Highline Curved Side trolley

Post by SteveM » Mon Oct 19, 2020 9:34 am

Nice.

There are lots of options for ground-level models like this, but this is the first I've seen a commercial high-line model.

I have a project for a 1" highline tram sitting on the shelf that I need to get back to.

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Re: Coming Soon: 3/4" scale Curved-Side trolley

Post by bill4227 » Sat Oct 24, 2020 5:39 pm

Would this be a kit or castings to finish? Approx Price range?

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Re: Coming Soon: 3/4" scale Curved-Side trolley

Post by backyardrails » Sat Oct 24, 2020 8:38 pm

Okay! I'm listening. Might be something for my backyard pike.

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Re: Coming Soon: 3/4" scale Curved-Side trolley

Post by LVRR2095 » Sun Oct 25, 2020 5:30 pm

Brill 21E truck???

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Re: Coming Soon: 3/4" scale Curved-Side trolley

Post by Benjamin Maggi » Mon Oct 26, 2020 12:47 pm

Assuming it was strong enough to pull at least one or two other people that would be fun to take to other tracks for meets.
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Re: Coming Soon: 3/4" scale Curved-Side trolley

Post by 8thscale » Mon Oct 26, 2020 8:17 pm

I found this interesting, the same thing in g-scale!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/pr ... rolley-car

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Re: Coming Soon: 3/4" scale Curved-Side trolley

Post by Adirondack » Mon Oct 26, 2020 8:46 pm

8thscale wrote:
Mon Oct 26, 2020 8:17 pm
I found this interesting, the same thing in g-scale!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/pr ... rolley-car
That's me too!

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Re: Coming Soon: 3/4" scale Curved-Side trolley

Post by Adirondack » Mon Oct 26, 2020 8:47 pm

Benjamin Maggi wrote:
Mon Oct 26, 2020 12:47 pm
Assuming it was strong enough to pull at least one or two other people that would be fun to take to other tracks for meets.
That is the goal. I'm leaning towards cast aluminum body parts, with a heavy steel floor to aid traction. Should pull a person or two without too much effort. Driveline is mostly complete as a mockup.

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A little locomotive with 4 wheels on the track is a lot more fun
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