Search results

ModelRailroadForums.com is a free Model Railroad Discussion Forum and photo gallery. We cover all scales and sizes of model railroads. Whether you're a master model railroader or just getting started, you'll find something of interest here.


  1. T

    New transportation system that runs on train tracks

    Thanks, George and Oliver. I am a EE with 54 years of experience. (Spelled "old' and maybe "senile") I love the idea of maglev but worry about the ohmic loss of the coils. And the cost of track with all that copper in there. In remote locations robbers will come out at night to take the...
  2. T

    New transportation system that runs on train tracks

    Agreed. It is an exciting time to be alive with neural nets, machine learning, advanced communications and artificial intelligence. Just wish I wasn't so darned old.
  3. T

    New transportation system that runs on train tracks

    Just updated my website www.holtzmaninc.com with information on this idea. There is a link to a white paper at the bottom. Let me know if you have any issues.
  4. T

    New transportation system that runs on train tracks

    Long Covid killing your sense of smell can be a blessing.
  5. T

    New transportation system that runs on train tracks

    Another thought is that Denver (like other cities) has a large homeless population. These vehicles can carry a tiny house, which can save a homeless person's life. So they can become tiny mobile homes on tracks. You can easily move your tiny house if you don't like your neighbors. Or get...
  6. T

    New transportation system that runs on train tracks

    Glad to. Trains are cool.
  7. T

    New transportation system that runs on train tracks

    Group, Thanks for all of your comments. Right of way is going to be a consideration where there is an existing infrastructure. Europe has an even greater problem where there are layers of old civilizations underground. Greenfield build is better. The Urban Loop Project France has an...
  8. T

    New transportation system that runs on train tracks

    Thanks for the great feedback. Actually there is a comparable system under development in Nancy, France. It is called Urban Loop Project. https://urbanloop.univ-lorraine.fr/ The rails are different, but it is setting records for efficiency in terms of watt-hours to move a load 1 km. You...
  9. T

    New transportation system that runs on train tracks

    I am new to this forum, and I am a Colorado inventor that thinks global warming is real and rail vehicles can go a long way to save the planet from global warming while preserving our standard of living. That is, staying out of caves. I have come up with a rail vehicle that runs over static...




Affiliate Disclosure: We may receive a commision from some of the links and ads shown on this website (Learn More Here)


ModelRailroadForums.com is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com

RailroadBookstore.com - An online railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used railroad books. Railroad pictorials, railroad history, steam locomotives, passenger trains, modern railroading. Hundreds of titles available, most at discount prices! We also have a video and children's book section.

ModelRailroadBookstore.com - An online model railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used books. Layout design, track plans, scenery and structure building, wiring, DCC, Tinplate, Toy Trains, Price Guides and more.

Top