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 Posted: Mon Dec 25th, 2017 02:21 am
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Yes, I had some information on the Sonoma monorail, but after the big move, I haven't been able to find much of it or anything else!  It must be in one of them thar totes in the future "Eastern Nevada."  Maybe my wife visited a landfill before we moved?
The word "prismodal" keeps popping into my head, as in "Sonoma Prismodal Railway."  As I can best remember it had some kind of "A" frame set up.  Regular public roads were unable to cross which is what led to its demise.  Probably not enough capital to tunnel or bridge somehow.  I don't know... what I do know is that I really like your idea for a monorail Mr. Green.



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 Posted: Thu Dec 28th, 2017 12:19 am
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Here's another view of my monorail effort, based on the Epsom Salts line in Nevada.The rail was atop the "A" frame supports, I believe this is what could be "prismodial".

Here you can see the supports. I placed them about 10 scale feet apart which appeared to be about right. I made these one at a time. On my old operating O scale monorail, I made a simple mold and cast the supports from resin. Either way, it is a time consuming task. As you can see, I named the line Boquillas Prismodial RR.i



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 Posted: Thu Dec 28th, 2017 12:28 am
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What the heck, here's another photo I found of the monorail. Like I mentioned, this was never "finished"

For that matter, whatever we do tends to not ever be "finished". Oh gee, now you have made me think about building another stinkin' monorail scene. DRATS!



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Man... that is just plain old cool.  Thanks for sharing!



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UPDATE: I may have found a bit of "real estate" for some monorail track...and another thing to fit into the operating scheme. Now, if I could just get all this stuff done, maybe I could actually do some OPERATING!

***The extra land will need to be stuck on near the aerial tram tipple. More work!***



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I knew it...
Jose.



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Jose, it ain't gonna be a working monorail...just static. That's one can o' worms I am not going to open! I still need to build the "A" frames anyway.



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 Posted: Fri Dec 29th, 2017 12:29 am
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ain't gonna be a working monorail...just static.
... famous last words...
Time will tell...
Jose.

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 Posted: Fri Dec 29th, 2017 02:50 am
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Nope, I learned my lesson...I build working models that run on 2 rails! Besides, I will only have about 6 feet of "track"...

But remember...never say never



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 Posted: Fri Dec 29th, 2017 04:11 am
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I will only have about 6 feet of "track".
EVERY layout started with "but dear, it will be only a little 6' shelf"...
Jose.

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