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Old 21-12-2007, 04:33 AM   #21
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FYI... Here's a great source of info... http://www.monorails.org/
Maybe it will help.
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Old 07-04-2008, 11:59 PM   #22
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this is all excellent Information, I had a hunch it was curtain rail, never seen the behind the scenes shots apart from the Derek Meddings one, they are fantastic,

little debate as to what the model was actually made of, I would hazard a guess that it was fibreglass, reason being is that there are obviously 2 power cars, and with Fibreglass you can make a master and then make as many replicas as you want, I would imagine that it was in 2 parts and the join was down the middle.
also I think this is why it has such good flush glazing, although the close up shot of the white anderbad express in the tunnel, seems to be a bit of glue on the glazing of the cab?

wondering what other people thing

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Old 16-04-2008, 04:46 PM   #23
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close up screengrab of the curtain rail and also the soldered wires either side, Im guessing this was for the spark effect



and the monobrake, did anyone else wonder what the hell this actually did, and I never thought it would fit under the monorail aswel
does anyone recognise the wheels and tracks on this model?


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Old 01-09-2008, 06:15 PM   #24
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Default Sketchup model

I'm in the process of making a Sketchup model in 3d of the Pacific-Atlantic Monorail.

Heres one of the coaches i've modelled so far...

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Old 01-09-2008, 08:20 PM   #25
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New website:

http://www.thunderbirds-and-friends.de

Click 'click here for news', then scroll down and click 'news 2007 archiv'. You'll find the 2008 and 2007 calenders somewhere there as pdf-files ('Exklusiv zum Download').
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Old 01-09-2008, 09:02 PM   #26
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couldnt spot any monorail shots in the 2007 archive although theyre looks to be a good behind the scenes shot of marineville, does anyone have that pic, sorry for going off topic

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Old 01-09-2008, 09:03 PM   #27
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Default Completed 3D Model of Monorail

So far I have made the Pacific-Atlantic Monorail...

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Old 02-09-2008, 06:32 AM   #28
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couldnt spot any monorail shots in the 2007 archive although theyre looks to be a good behind the scenes shot of marineville, does anyone have that pic, sorry for going off topic

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You have to download the 2007 Anderson calender from the 2007 archive (the very last item in that archive). The monorail picture is to be found on the 'November'-page of that calender.

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Old 20-10-2008, 10:02 PM   #29
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Default Monorail Tracks.

My progress on the Monorail project stalled when I couldn't find a suitable track. I have now found a few tracks which could get the project going again.

Having studied all the photos / screen grabs I can find I believe that there was more than one type of track used for the monorails. The Pacific Atlantic Monorail and Anderbad tracks were certainly mounted differently.

Click on the thumbnails for larger images.


The track in the first picture (PAM) looks a little like the original Swish PVC curtain track - possibly fitted upside down. This is still available.


The track seen here at the exit from the Anderbad Tunnel looks more like the old extruded brass track. Modern equivalents are the aluminium tracks shown above.

I think the model would probably run better on the aluminium track using the nylon rollers.

What do you think?
All opinions welcome.

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Old 20-10-2008, 10:13 PM   #30
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In some shots, you can see the rail flex suggesting it's not brass.
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Old 20-10-2008, 10:33 PM   #31
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In some shots, you can see the rail flex suggesting it's not brass.
Yes, I think that is the Swish track.
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Old 22-10-2008, 09:03 PM   #32
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thanks Hans

got it, what great pics

nice 3d model there too oshvision

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Heres a video that i made a while back, it also includes my monorail train:

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Old 22-10-2008, 09:30 PM   #33
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Nice work Oshvision
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Old 23-10-2008, 06:11 AM   #34
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Very nice. I love the monorail, and ZeroX
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Old 25-09-2009, 08:19 PM   #35
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In some shots, you can see the rail flex suggesting it's not brass.
chris even the brass tracks flexed abit too and depending on the length where flimsy to fit .if i can remember back all those years im sure they came rolled up and you had to unroll it/measure then cut.Both rails tended to stick after a bit (dust etc)with the runners ,so a quick spray of wd 40 soon cured the problem
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Old 30-05-2010, 10:30 PM   #36
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Heres some renders;



Early development shots;




Hope you like folks! this model even works and featured in my you tube video;
http://www.youtube.com/watch#!v=1RCzpavl2zY

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Old 15-10-2012, 03:34 PM   #37
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Hi all, just joined and would like to have a go at making a replica of this (not necessarily full size) and would like to have it so that it can be activated at model railway exhibitions - any thoughts on motorising? I had an idea of putting rubber tyred wheels against the swish track and having the motor in the carriage, but the force generated may not be enough to propel it, or having a winding drum at each end with some invisible fishing line pulling it back and forth.
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