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Thanks for the link. There's some nice looking stuff there, ordered a few pieces, possible candidates for O-gauge use.


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Saw this repro of a Paya trolley on the store-site, couldn't resist for $6.75 plus $3.99 shipping. I figured this might be a good candidate for re-motoring for O-gauge.

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- Its manufacture is pretty flimsy, all tab-and-slot assembly, no soldering of any joints, and the tin is pretty lightweight, so it took a beating in shipment. There's a few spots that will require some straightening.

- The mechanical motor (windup) is very weak and fidgety. Even if it had flanged wheels, which it does not, I doubt it could make it around a 27" circle of track more than once. Either a stronger mechanical motor will be required, or a step up to electric with an open-frame or can motor/chassis will be needed.

- The lithography is good, bright, and the trolley pole seems pretty sturdy. Proportionally, the body looks about right for O-gauge.

If I ever get around to converting it, I'll post some pictures. Could be a fun project.


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I've seen many pieces on that site that are unfortunately wind-up; I prefer battery operated....


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The wind-up motor that came with the Paya trolley repro was really a poor effort. That and the fact that it comes without flanged wheels makes re-motoring a necessity (if you plan to run it on your tinplate layout). A few guys I know have re-motored them using Marx running gear, so I just need to hunt around and find a donor. A fun project, one of many in the project pile, lol.


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Hi there, kind of off topic---looking for a small to mid-size BATTERY OPERATED TROLLEY--PREFERABLY METAL BUT PLASTIC will do....if you come across anything, please let me know....thanks!


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Any particular scale?


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