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Under The Hood: Mister Rogers Tribute Trolley

Since nobody makes a 3-rail Neighborhood Trolley,  here's my take! 

Since I'm impoverished,  I had to make do with materials on hand,  in this case a toy San Francisco cable car mounted to an MTH bump and go chassis by Bill Ondeko of Springfield, MO: 

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The trolley dismantled:

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I decided to leave the old signs in place, as it would be too messy to remove 'em...

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Off to the paintbooth for primer! 

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And paint!  

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Workbench view of the painted shell and seats. 

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And, of course, it wouldn't be a build without Shop Superintendent Norma Bates Kitteh... 

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Having approved the project,  she graciously sat to be scritched.  

Fortescue J. Gi-raffe and his flamingo friend were hanging out next to the soldering iron station. 

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I made up some stickers and attached them...

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And the finished project! 

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A couple of happy snaps on the test track... 

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And a couple of rather blurry cellphone pics of the Neighborhood Trolley at the JRM museum layout! 

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If you have a cable car which you wish to convert, the labels are in the attachments in PNG and PDF format!

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Mitch 

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