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    TROLLEY-INTERURBAN N SCALE

    Here is car moving through town in the early part of the 20th century. Could be a trolley, more like an interurban. This is in the middle of the layout. And yes, it runs.



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    Wow! Nicely done! Are you going to try and put wires up?

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    That looks really cool. The pavement surface especially.

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    neat, do you have a railimages account? I'd like to see more of your layout as well. Thanks.

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    Where did you find it or how did you kitbash it?

    Quote Originally Posted by oldrk View Post
    Here is car moving through town in the early part of the 20th century. Could be a trolley, more like an interurban. This is in the middle of the layout. And yes, it runs.
    It looks great. I am wondering if this is an off-the-shelf thing you happened to find somewhere or if you kitbashed it.

    Adam

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    We really need more N scale traction...trolleys, interurbans, light rail, subway.
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    Looks like a standard Bachmann Brill trolley. They go for around $16.+ They come complete with the notorius Bachmann nylon gears. I have heard some people claim that by turning down the flanges they have got this thing to negotiate 6 inch radius curves. I think the prototybe could do 35-40 foot radius [about 2.5-3 inch curves in N scale].

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    Talking

    Looks great! More period urban scenes could use a trolley!

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    The trolley is a Model Power mechanism repowered with LifeLike motor and the shell is the Bachmann trolley.Im debating on the wire. The track is peco flex track with a thick craft board cut to fit on each side of the track with spackling compound to fill in between the rails and outside the rails.I took some black paint and thinned it with water to paint the streets. The blacker colors along the rail is stuff you use to blacken siderods anf trip pins, the conductive stuff.You can see a few more pictures at my railimages site. Search for oldrk in railimages.
    Last edited by oldrk; March 28th, 2007 at 03:55 PM. Reason: goofed

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    Here's a Western Railcraft Interurban kit that I got over 30 years ago. It's brass and wood - I guess I should get started on it...

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