Ride-on backyard railroad (7) - Hand Power car

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[h=1]Ride-on backyard railroad (7) - Hand Power car

The FCMA (Ferrocarril Modular Argentino) - Argentine Modular Railroad is a completely home made, narrow gauge (7-7/8 inches) short line, located at the house backyard.[/h]


Curse You, Red Baron!
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Looks like he could have used a different gear ratio. I prefer a MOTOR.

Now that is funny!
Lots of work to get very far.



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Cool little buggy, talk about pizza cutting flanges!
Higher gearing would be nice, yup.


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Looks like he could have used a different gear ratio. I prefer a MOTOR.

Looks to me he could easily power it with a chain saw. One man in town here made a scooter using one, and a pretty small one. One of the larger ones would easily work in his mechanism.

Burlington Bob

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At least you wouldn't have to worry about a high speed derailment. I think a small motor would be just what that setup needs!


When I was a kid I lived in Bloomington Minnesota. At the west side of Bloomington, near where Highway 494 and 100 meet was a small amusement park called Queen Anne's Kiddie Land. They had hand cars like you've shown. However, I remember them being faster than yours and the total ride was several hundred feet long. As a kid interested in railroads, I was fascinated by this ride!

HO, the Honerable Option!
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There's something similar in a park a couple of suburbs away, but it's a monorail with a raised track and you sit astride it. Hand crank driven though.

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