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Discussion in 'Photo of the Day' started by karl46, Jul 19, 2011.
sorry for the late comment, but what did you use for a drive, motor and gears?? I have wanted to convert a monorail from the battery drive but have not found a drive to fit.
i used the same sized motor but picked it up from Radio Shack. I didn't change any of the gears. It is all basically the same. Instead of the two leads going to the battery, I rewired them to go to leads i mounted down by the side wheels to copper pickups on the side of the monorail beam.
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Same picture 5 years apart by montyz81 posted Jul 20, 2016 at 1:34 PM
July 2016 Monorail going by Imagination by montyz81 posted Jul 20, 2016 at 1:33 PM
Was the original drive wedge good enough? It seem to slip if and when it actually gets any power from the original motor and the orig motor really seems under powered. The movement is unbearably slow. LOL of course by scale I suppose the model is SCREAMING down the rail so I must be after HI SPEED RAIL, lolol.
I had thought of finding a small race car and use the motor and gears and wheel/tire and modify it so the wheel would sit on the track top just like the real monorails are powered and try to power it the way you are talking about but that would take a lot of modification and cutting inside the cab.
I have several Monorail models ( looks up and rolls eyes over to the right ) so I can actually experiment when I find a plan that can actually work but at this point I am stuck but still seeking an answer.
Thanks for the response if if you have any other ideas or suggestions, I'd welcome that.
This is a great shot. I am particularly drawn to the Jumping Water Fountain which immediately tags it as being by JOURNEY, it is it now the attraction formerly known as JOURNEY???? Other than the Monorails,( I actually preferred the more slender stealthy MK IV models but the MK vi's were designed with a more commercial transportation design so taller, fatter, etc) These fountains are are real draw for me as they always catch my attention. The kids seem to get caught up as they bob around trying to avoid the water stream as it jets toward them. Sometimes they don't move fast enough, lol.
WOW, two monorials, traveling in opposite directions, in front of Cinderellas Castle, the castle is centered and look at that view of all the lands, with some of the attractions peeking out from the trees, what a view!!!! I'm still trying to figure out where you are with the monorail tracks between you like that.
That shot is one in a million, and would be very difficult to duplicate... very nice shot.
Amazing.. You know, I wonder how those new plastic printers would do creating a monorail body. I'd like to get a MK IV myself but the technology is cool. nice job for your efforts.
HO scale for me
Now this is something... The dark clouds and the shadow on the area makes it all work, rare shot.
Thanks! I was on the 4th floor viewing deck of the Contemporary.
WhisperJet is the answer. A belt drive for the monorail that is fast, smooth, and quiet (and like you mentioned, it uses a race car motor). It goes around a circle of beam in about 10 seconds where an average stock monorail takes 20+.
Here is the chassis and a photo of how it fits in the monorail (plus radio control and enhanced audio system).
Or if you don't need full radio control the "autonomous" system is in testing and is almost ready (the test model is clearly not a WhisperJet).
HO scale you say? Here is the fully operational WhisperJet 36, with no Disney content. 36 mm wide x 100 mm long, much smaller (and much closer to HO scale) than our favorite monorail model. Like the other WJ chassis it will run on Disney beam or on 8 mm wide rectangular beam.
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