"G" Model Tram
Recently made an escape about 160 miles north up the CA coast to Fort
Bragg - always a pleasant drive along the sea!
What was of real interest is a store front window which had a
"G"--Scale model trolley, single trucker, running back and forth, point
to point, over about 8-feet of tangent track. The sales lady inside was
quite miffed when I asked the weight of the tram but she thought it to
be about 5-7 pounds.
The car reversed automatically at each end and was delayed a moment in
starting. The track was brass and was quite black on the unused end
portions but quite bright where used. And each rail joint showed
evidence of the weight with some pounding, flattening, and dipping
evident! Talk about prototypical realism -- I was mightily
impressed! It sounded good inside, too!
James B. Holland
Pittsburgh Railways Company (PRCo), 1940 -- 1950
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