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Steve 12-22-2003 11:11 PM

Model Railroad
I know its not very practical but has anyone though of having a train (029 guage for example) running around the perimeter of the inside of the bus along the roof. It could run through the closets and walls. It could have a small spot in a closet to be parked while the bus is in motion.

lapeer20m 12-24-2003 01:40 PM

most of the coolest things in life are not practicle! I'm not much of a model train fan, but i think the idea is lovely.

an idea just popped into my brain! instead of a train, have you considered just having a single bus traveling the track?? perhaps a bus body overtop of the train engine. ?? Just a thought.

soused moose 12-26-2003 07:50 AM

Great Minds REALLY DO THINK alike

I've been thinking of doing something similar myself ...wife thinks I'm crazy though.

Ever since I was a kid I wanted a really nice N gauge trainset.

I'm leaning toward putting a really detailed little 'World' in a 2' x 3-1/2' drawer that I can pull out ...when I want to play with my train set.

Cool ....I thought I was the only who thought like this :wink:

Rainforest 12-27-2003 11:28 AM

A bus body on a train chassis is called a doodlebug and were common in the 20s - 30s for intercity transit. Model Ts had a tread the same as railroad tracks so such an idea is no so far fetched.

Now I have plans to include an aquarium in mine.

Steve 12-27-2003 04:00 PM


Originally Posted by Rainforest
Now I have plans to include an aquarium in mine.

Have fun keeping stuff stuck down in the gravel :wink:

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