They say they are using Muscle Wire technology. Muscle Wires are made of a
special alloy that shrink and expand when an electrical current flows
through them. Popular uses for Muscle Wires are robots and toys. The biggest
problem is the current. I assume that when the power pack on the train goes
to Zero, that the pantograph lowers - I could be wrong. I hope I can modify
it to work with DCC!
This is a really great idea, and looks like it could be a great product, but
*very* expensive. I'm going to guess that it could be over $200 per
From: Juan Carlos Lopez [mailto:jcarloslm@...
Sent: Tuesday, July 08, 2003 1:28 PM
Subject: Re: [z_scale] Automated Pantographs
Realy, realy amaZing !!!
First question is: how does it works?, do anybody have
Next: HOW MUCH IS IT $$$$ ????
Last: Where can I buy it?
--- Danny Goodman <dannyg@...
> This will blow you away:
> Click on the animation to see the details page
> (Japanese only,
> unfortunately). Then, if you have Windows Media
> Player, click on the little
> tape symbol above the lower images.
Juan Carlos L.
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