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Wuppertal Schwebebahn flying trains

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Moma just released a short on the hanging Wuppertal system from 1902.
 

 

Nice uprezed and colorized Verizon to music

 

And amazingly still going!

 

 

 

 

on my bucket train ride list,

 

cheers

 

jeff

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Yavianice
53 minutes ago, cteno4 said:

And amazingly still going!

 

Well, not really. The new trains that have replaced the old trains have not been tested properly, and it turned out (of course after all the old trains have been scrapped/taken out of service) that the new trains cause excessive wear on the track. The Schwebebahn will, once again, not run for a whole year (there are only sporadic services in weekends) so the track can be fixed and more tests can be performed to find the cause of the excessive wear. The last time it was not running was between 2018 and 2019 because 350 m track fell down.

 

 

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Yavianice
9 minutes ago, maihama eki said:

Sadly not shippable to me.

 

If you need someone to forward it to you, get in touch with me via PM.

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Glad Pingvin

I was hoping to pop over this spring for a weekend visit to Wuppertal plus at Volkswagen parkrun in Dortmund... Alas, Corona has put pay to that. Maybe next year. Although I want to get back over to MiWuLa next year. Hopefully there will be some sort of normality by then.

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Welshbloke

There are files on Thingiverse to 3D print an N scale one, just type Wuppertal into the search box. Will give it a go sometime.

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cteno4

Yeah I saw that, looks like it needed some refinement. Mech will be a challenge!

 

jeff

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Yavianice

Btw, this is a nice comparison video of the Moma video @cteno4 shared in the first post, and the current situation.

 

 

Hopefully the Wuppertal Schwebebahn will run again soon.

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Martijn Meerts

I prefer the old version. No cars, far fewer people 😉

 

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cteno4
On 9/2/2020 at 7:45 AM, Martijn Meerts said:

I prefer the old version. No cars, far fewer people 😉

 


but points out the need for it now!

 

this is a popular science cover that always reminds me of the Wuppertal. I made it into a tee shirt big on the front and a grid of smaller other train covers on the back.

 

https://c8.alamy.com/comp/TRT9J9/popular-science-magazine-november-1923-TRT9J9.jpg

 

jeff

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