Not a KIT or MODEL
FULL SIZE PLANS
THESE ARE REPRODUCTIONS OF A 1940 PLAN
A 4-4-4-4 TROLLEY LOCOMOTIVE FOR HO
We have scaled them to full size HO and O scale
Full size printed plan on a sheet ‘O’ 11” x 17” ‘HO’ 11” x 81/2”
Eight page article with building notes
‘O’.. GAUGE TROLLEY Length 14 1/4” Width 2 1/4”
‘HO’ GAUGE TROLLEY Length 7 3/4” Width 1 1/8”
NOTE: This article was written for HO gauge for those wishing to build in O gauge you will have to increase the size of some items
Original drawings are of a full size trolley Measures are in feet
By William Schopp
A glance at the top view drawing should indicate to you the method by which the four trucks are pivoted, two each on two super-trucks. The drawing shows the engine on an 87- foot radius curve, which in HO is one foot radius. As the loco is designed, this is about the minimum radius it will take, although I will tell later how the minimum can be decreased if desired
I saw some pictures of a locomotive similar to the one described herewith. It was on the Illinois Terminal, but mine is really free-lance, since not even a photo of the "prototype" was around at the time of its design and construction.
To begin with, get yourself two stock motor trucks with trailers, a section of WaIthers passenger car roofing, streamlined, arch, or clerestory as you prefer, a bell, two headlights, and four specially turned sandboxes to sit out on the pilots. This will run you somewhere over fifteen bucks, so if you want to economize, you might make it a one motor locomotive to begin with, although it will not be quite as powerful. A supply of rail, wire, brass, solder, soldering salts, etc., should also be on hand.
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