The Crossbar System That Controlled MIT Trains
shumaker at att.net
Fri Sep 26 15:35:18 CDT 2008
Probably.. It is an odd gap though - google shows nothing that appears
to focus on the history of the modeling vs the railroads
Tim McNerney wrote:
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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)
> s shumaker
> 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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