Model Monorails Are Back

boBQuincy

<font color=green>I am not carrying three pods<br>
Joined
Nov 26, 2002
You didn't know they were gone?
The monorails disappeared from the online Disney Store and theme parks some months ago. Then just last week they appeared again at the online store, $100 for WDW or DL Mark VII. There does not appear to be any updates, the Mark VII I just received looks and runs just like the previous ones.
 

emchen

Let's explore!
Joined
Jul 4, 2019
How about the price compared to the past? Also, are you able to get track extensions from Disney or other third parties?
 

boBQuincy

<font color=green>I am not carrying three pods<br>
Joined
Nov 26, 2002
It seems the price goes up a little every time a new color is released. Track extensions may still be available from Disney, they are available on eBay but some cause problems with some monorails according to reports I have seen (I have not tried the 3rd party track (beam) myself).
Of course, there's always my way...
<img>http://monorail.suzieandbob.com/images/8mm_beam_30.mp4</img>
 
  • boBQuincy

    <font color=green>I am not carrying three pods<br>
    Joined
    Nov 26, 2002
    The beam is vinyl molding sanded to 8 mm wide. The monorail must be converted to a WhisperJet drive
    <img>http://monorail.suzieandbob.com/images/wj_dl_1080903.jpg</img>
    and the beam side rollers changed for cylindrical rollers. Overall it is a lot of work but it looks more realistic, runs better, and the beam has far fewer joints (less noise)!
     
  • boBQuincy

    <font color=green>I am not carrying three pods<br>
    Joined
    Nov 26, 2002
    Here's another one: radio control with a custom sound chip (and white headlights)
    WhisperJet of course. :)
     


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