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 Posted: Fri Feb 15th, 2019 02:55 pm
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David Laughery
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Years ago I was modeling trolleys in 1/24 scale, running on 45 mm track. 

As I look over the threads here I don't seem to see much on this scale and topic. 

I am just curious to know if there are active modelers in this scale. 

Thanks, Dave L.


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 Posted: Fri Feb 15th, 2019 06:06 pm
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Nope, but your model looks great!

I've always had a soft spot for juice lines,
probably from seeing articles on the Crooked Mountain Line in O scale in MR when I was a kid...






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 Posted: Fri Feb 15th, 2019 07:47 pm
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Thanks, Lee.

I have a bunch of Bob Hegge's articles clipped from the magazines and preserved.

I think I've modeled trolleys in just about every scale since my first trolley layout in 1955 when I was a kid in fifth grade.

Here is a "juice" loco.  

Regards, Dave L.


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Yep, I remember Hegge's CML layout.
Besides the wonderful box motors and juice jacks, his O scale standard gauge track laid with code 100 rail was outstanding!

I am sure there are 'lektric fans in 1:24 out there somewhere.
If I wasn't so hung up on this 2 footer crap, maybe I'd...never mind.

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We had a 20x40 foot finished basement room where I thought I might be able to just squeeze in a trolley layout,

but it never happened- I woke up in the middle of the dream!!

Regards, Dave L.


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I remember Bob's final article in MR:

"What brought the catenary down?"

where he described the elimination of the overhead wiring of the CML.





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Helmut, that is one article I don't have.

He was a great modeler, and I loved his articles.

Regards, Dave L.



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Hi,

There is a guy from Australia over on the Trolley modeling group on Facebook that posts many pictures of his scratch built 1/2" scale models.

His are very nice.

Even builds the trucks from scratch and uses motors out of VCRs and other electronics.





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 Posted: Sun Mar 3rd, 2019 06:24 pm
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I wish I could see them.

There was (is?) an active group of 1/2 " trolley modelers on Yahoo groups that I was a part of years ago.


Power trucks were always difficult to find.

I used NWSL Super Magic Carpet drives in LGB passenger trucks, but I don't think the units are available any more.


Thanks for responding, and regards,

Dave L. 


PS I looked at your link.
 
Looks like you have a better starting point for restoring than we do for the Hershey Transit cars we have, one was part of a house.


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