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 Posted: Tue Jul 10th, 2012 02:36 pm
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Very simple Herbert... begin cloning super miniature horses and mules. Then miniature humans are not far behind. Remember, all you would have to pay the humans is with scale money. Now, back to sleep...

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 Posted: Tue Jul 10th, 2012 06:11 pm
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BOO!---HISS!

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 Posted: Tue Jul 10th, 2012 09:35 pm
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Well then...NERTS! Some years back, there was a piece in Garden Railways (I think) about a fellow who made a 4 wheel tram car which was pushed by a human. The article showed how the modeler made the 1" scale figure work using threads run through his shirt from the car which had a clockwork mechanism. The little man's legs ACTUALLY walked along and PUSHED the tiny car on it's rails. The builder made the man to look like a Coolie with loose fitting clothes and a straw hat. As I remember, the legs actually moved along and his shoes did in fact provide traction as he pushed the car. This was on about a 3 foot piece of track and told how folks just about freaked out when he wound up the thing and they saw it "run". I wish I knew which issue this was in, I know that I saw it!
So much for animated horses, etc...this was the "real deal". OK Herbert, what's next?

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 Posted: Wed Jul 11th, 2012 01:44 am
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Well here gos 5 years ago I built a horse drawn street car using a Bachmann Cable car I put a 2 horse hitch on the front of the car it was mounted to the car with a details assoicates eye hook I then took a piece of plastic and glued this accross the hoofs of the back legs to this i bent two rail joiners at right angles the rail joiner rode the top of the rail and the tabs rode the flange way like a slot car to guide the horses This worked well until the car developed a split gear You could take the body off the car and hide the motor with a hollow load and do the same thing I did Paul

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Somewhere I saw where a guy had built a G scale miner pushing an ore cart, that actually worked. So it should be feasible to do with four legs too.

I found the video of it:

http://youtu.be/dSYD98Wv66c

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 Posted: Sun Sep 9th, 2012 02:31 pm
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Ray-that just HAS to be the model I talked about in the earlier post! Just incredible. Thanks for the link for a video of this.

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 Posted: Wed Sep 12th, 2012 10:03 pm
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Check out this link for a diagram showing how it worked:

http://www.belfieldhall.co.uk/belfield/ngr/walkingman_01.html

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Bill-that's the story I remember! Thanks for the link. Now, how would a horse or mule be rigged to move and actually pull a car? I know it's possible!

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