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Old 06-10-2012, 03:05 PM   #11
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Hello friends!
This is my first post and I wanted to say how excited I am to see a mention of Mr. Roger's trolley. I grew up watching the show and always had a fascination with the trolley! I've seen a lot of photos of the trolley over the years, but I've never seen anyone post a picture of the mechanics of it. I've seen a lot of trains and things but I've never seen a setup like this. Is this something that was scratchbulit too?

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Old 06-10-2012, 05:36 PM   #12
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Matthew, you are briliant! Welcome to the forum; where did you get that image? Yes, Mister Rogers comes up once in a while here. Thanks for this little, very insightful photo. -
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Old 06-10-2012, 06:51 PM   #13
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Thanks! That photo is actually a screecap from a 1970 episode.

Most people don't know that the trolley that we have all come to know is actually the second that the Canadian model maker made for Fred. The original is a lot different and has an alternate spelling of neighborhood ("Neighbourhood") on its roof. When the show moved to the U.S. the trolley we know was made for the 1968 series.

Neither trolley was built with a motor. They were originally pulled by a string by a crew member. The only one that was motorized is the classic red one we all know. I'm guessing that the unique drive mechanism was created to fit the already designed wheel block.
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Old 06-10-2012, 09:32 PM   #14
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Too cool...Mister Rodgers remixed...

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Old 06-10-2012, 09:50 PM   #15
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I grew up with gunslingers like Howdy Doody. Ha! Pete
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Hahahahahaha! Love Johnny Carson. Good one Choo Choo. Pete
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Man, Greg I had forgotten that. Awesome!!!!!!!!

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Exclamation Satires and Butternut Square!!!

How did that fly under Fred's radar??? If Burger King can't get away with Mister Rodney, and the kids are asleep while Eddie does his satire while the kids are in bed, how does Johnny get away with it? Like Eddie? Who knows? -

Further on, does anybody have Fred's Butternut Square trolley pictures?
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Here's a link to my little layout. I have another one of these started and the wheels will look more realistic when completed. This was my first project and I learned a lot while doing it. The next one should be much better once I find the time to finish it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OTPkh1MGRIA

I was surprised when a TV production company contacted me and asked if they could use a clip from my video for a commercial that they were working on for the Indian Flower and Patio Show last year. Here is a link to that video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v37gcZCI6DI

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