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    Default How about trolley buses ?

    As I am European, I don't know if you heard about trolley buses..., but I guess you have... ;-)
    I just had a thought, would it be possible to let trolley buses run through a city ? Let me give you this example:
    I am building the Nescio route at this very moment and I have included a tramway in one of the cities on that route, the tramway is a separate line, only connected to the main route with a single spur so that trolleys can run in the city as part of an activity... They don't enter the main railroad lines, they just drive from point to point on their own route inside the maine route ', (I hope you get the idea...)
    Now if there would be a trolley bus with pantograph and the track sections would be lowered so that the street ( asphalt ) texture would cover the tracks it should be possible to have a trolley bus line..or am I wrong ?
    Sadly I don't have the time to build a trolley bus, I am too busy with building my route. Anyone like to give it a try ?

    Ron
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    Default RE: How about trolley buses ?

    How about building a new track texture, that looks like ashphalt/concrete/brickwork? Make it match the "road", and it would look perfect. The hardest part would be the overhead, since there would have to be 2 wires, rather than one...

    Dan

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    Default RE: How about trolley buses ?

    Seems quite possible to me. I'm not much of a fan on trolley buses but it'd be worth trying. I'll put it on my to-do list. I agree that the dual overhead is the main problem.

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    Default RE: How about trolley buses ?

    As far as I know, you can have unconnected track sections, your tram line wouldn't need to connect to the main line just for activities.

    David Beach.

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    Default RE: How about trolley buses ?

    They are known as Track-less Trolleys, Septa in Philadelphia, Pa has 5 Routes that use them

    Bob
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    Default RE: How about trolley buses ?

    i remember many many hours on the 66 in philly , lol , and up and down wyoming ave....

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    Default RE: How about trolley buses ?

    Just love trolley buses! I saw a couple of them, when i was in Tallinn in Estonia.
    Maybe my ideas can help?

    1. Make the bus like a train.
    2. Make the tracks invisible.
    3. Put the overhead-wires as high you can.

    If you dont do 2: You can run trams too.
    If you do 3: You can have two poles on the bus.


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    Default RE: How about trolley buses ?

    I have a textured 3d model of a typical american trolleybus. It may be useful as a base for developing a Train Simulator model.

    Download it at http://www.fastmodel.com/models

    http://fastmodel.com/models/images_model/s-flyer.jpg

    Matt

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    Default RE: How about trolley buses ?

    We have a number of these units running in Seattle.

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    Here is a link for pictures of many different styles.

    http://www.mehva.org/trolley_photos_metro.html

    Richard
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