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Macropolitan Line

Model Tube Train
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The Macropolitan Line is a model version of an underground train network, of the style and city of your choice.

It arrives complete with replica trains and lengths of tubing which contain the tracks. The tubes can be bent and curved to create a layout, with some sections containing stops, featuring detailed platforms thronging with model figures.

Tiny video cameras allow you to gain continuous images of your Macropolitan Train hurtling around the network. You can switch between driver's tunnel view, platform monitoring, or in carriage action.

The best place to install your Macropolitan line is under a floor, where it can snake between the various joists and beams. Burying it in the garden is another alternative. Either way, no-one need ever know about your secret and fascinating hobby.

xenzag, Apr 30 2007

Model Subway Cars http://www.collect-...er.net/subways.html
IND/BMT lines, HO gauge. [DrCurry, Apr 30 2007]

How To Build NYC Subway Layouts http://www.monmouth...~patv/railroad.html
(Links to a lot of resources, but it seems to mostly focus on building els - the elevated sections where the subways run above ground - which defeats your purpose.) [DrCurry, Apr 30 2007]

Model Tube Trains http://www.metromodels.net/
[DrCurry, Apr 30 2007]


       ++ pretty much anything involving model trains.   

       I have seen large train installations that included subway sections, though that was before miniature videocams were eay to come by.
DrCurry, Apr 30 2007

       Unfortunately, the line // no-one need ever know about your secret and fascinating hobby // pre-empts an idea we wanted to post for a "model underground railway", the core of which was that it consisted just of a cityscape surface model and at no point were any if the trains ever visible.   

       Prior Art, bah.
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