Travels with Crackmonkey
The Caltrain pub crawl was a success. Part of the conversations that I had with Nick revolved around building a model railroad (HO Scale) public transit doohicky along the lines of San Francisco bay area, something that is more like a big Muni + what would have happend if the Key System lived on. There would probably be minimal BART influence.
Some loose googling today has yielded these results:
- Walthers makes (or made, it is hard to tell) <a href="http://www.walthers.com/exec/productinfo/932-6030">BART cars</a>.
- <a href="http://www.ihc-hobby.com/">IHC</a> used to make <a href="http://www.british-ho.freeserve.co.uk/showcase/traction-electric/mehano_boeing-lrv_1.htm">Boeing LRV</a> cars which seem to be findable from other places on the Internet. These are the old style Muni Metro cars.
- Plenty of places make PCC cars.
- No one appers to build Breda (the new style Muni) cars.
I've found some similar type projects from folks on the east coast. One is modeling <a href="http://www.trainweb.org/asamtrak911/mbta.html">Boston</a>, and the other is <a href="http://home.earthlink.net/~feigenbaums/modelrr_photos.htm">Philly/New York hybrid</a> deal.