The Crossbar System That Controlled MIT Trains
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Fri Sep 26 09:01:04 CDT 2008
Date: Fri, 26 Sep 2008 11:47:21 +0000
From: shumaker at att.net
Subject: Re: The Crossbar System That Controlled MIT Trains
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Is it modular enough to be shippable?
Have any of the more significant model railroad clubs - especially those with a historical focus been contacted?
(The one in Sacramento CA comes to mind: www.smrhs.com)
I don't remember it being modular enough for shipping
by UPS. Just to give you a sense of scale... The train
control system measures approximately 8'w x 6'h x 1'd.
and weighs at least one or two hundred pounds.
My estimates are all from memory, but I
have absolutely no doubt that it would have to be
shipped by truck unless it was disassembled
(that would mean, sadly, cutting wires).
It would fit in a big cargo van or a small U-Haul.
Someone with lots of space in their basement
(not already taken up by trains) and a passion both
for telephone technology and trains is the best
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