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    • December 20, 2010 10:25 AM EST
      • Missouri, It's like Floodsburg, man
         
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      Hey Y'all;

      I'm wanting to make a working funicular "test bed" model in standard G gauge of 45mm.
      Most likely 4 rail, 2 track, for simplicity's sake.
      Have some second-hand code 200 or 300-something or another, aluminum rail to use.

      Probably about 5 or 6 ft long. Maybe 45deg incline, a 100% grade.
      Will be indoor model.

      Any thoughts, advice, ideas?
      Beyond redundantly repeating the obvious that I'm nuts.

      And, no, none of my other G or Gn15 or On30 projects are finished - I'm bipolar, so what else would you expect.

      later,
      Forrest
    • December 20, 2010 1:43 PM EST
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      Forrest - our nearest funicular railway is just outside Machynlleth, Mid-Wales, at the Centre for Alternative Technology - CAT - see

      http://aolsearch.aol.co.uk/aol/image?q=centre%20for%20alternative%20technol&v_t=hf_aoluk_cl_ws40

      The line there is water-balance powered, BTW. See the Youtube movies, too.

      There is also one at Aberystwyth [Wales] and Hastings [Sussex]. None here where WE live as the median HASL is only 31 feet.

      tac
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    • December 2, 2019 3:13 PM EST
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      see this.  Here are the answers you were looking for: http://www.largescalecentral.com/forums/topic/30027/g-scale-funicular-garden-railway?page=1

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      John Carmichael

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    • December 2, 2019 4:17 PM EST
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      Hey Y'all, thanks!

      I had fully forgotten posting this 9 years ago.

      And within a year after posting this in 2010 it was ruled I never was bipolar, it was misdiagnosed autism, which almost no one was looking for in high school seniors in 1980.

      With the increasing mess my physical health has become through the decades, several neurological, endocrine, immunological, musculoskeletal, things happening, it may be that I no longer can do such a build.

      Forrest Scott Wood said:
       And, no, none of my other G or Gn15 or On30 projects are finished - I'm bipolar, so what else would you expect.

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