In the future - no rails?

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by Squidbait, Oct 12, 2008.

  1. Squidbait

    Squidbait Recovering ALCO-holic

  2. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

    That is great!!! LOL So Cool!!
  3. Ralph

    Ralph's for fun!

    Amazing! Personally I'm not sure I'd get on a magnetic car traveling along the side of (but not actually touching!) a four story building! :) Very cool technology indeed though!
  4. FiatFan

    FiatFan Member

    Fascinating! Thanks for the link.

  5. iis612

    iis612 Member

    That was the coolest video I have seen in a while!
  6. MadHatter

    MadHatter Charging at full tilt.

    Very cool!
  7. Dave Flinn

    Dave Flinn Member

    Great. I wonder how long it will be before we see a real train operating in revenue service that way.

    It seems to me, there needs to be a good way to "refuel" the liquid nitrogen.
  8. Dare I say, Supercoolsign1

    Though I wouldn't want to be on one of the building-hugging trains if its superconductor went above the 'transition temperature'...
  9. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Active Member

    Interesting concept. The old steam engines needed water tanks every so many miles. I wonder if the new ones will need nitrogen tanks along their routes?
  10. dwight77

    dwight77 Member

    That guy must have naturally insulated hands....grabbing the container with -183 degree liquid nitrogen
  11. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Active Member

    There will always be "rails" of some sort. In this example, without that metal trackway to follow, the model train wouldn't work at all.

    Since trains do not come with positive steering, they will always need something to insure they go where they are supposed to.
  12. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

    That was cool.....I'm skeptical..Upside down?
    Since Mythbusters are looking for "viral videos", I sent them the link.
    We'll have to see if they use it....
  13. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Active Member

    They might...if they can figure out a really spectacular way to blow it up.

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