Mr Rogers' Neighborhood Trolley

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by Cannonball, Feb 16, 2007.

  1. CRed

    CRed Member

    And I shall,here is the response I recieved from PBS....

    We received the email message you sent through our PBS Neighborhood web site. The Trolley from the Neighborhood program, along with all of the props and set pieces have been careful placed in storage. We have kept everything from the Neighborhood series incase we need it for future projects. We are continuing the work at the nonprofit company that Fred Rogers founded (Family Communications, Inc.) If you'd like to know more about the work of FCI, you can visit our web site at
    We appreciate your interest (and that of the fellow members of your model RR forum) in the Neighborhood Trolley.

  2. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

    Well, From what i heard, The trolley is in storage with the rest (as the last post says).
    They (bachman??) made a replica ( G gauge) that was sold about 10 years ago
    I bought one then sold it on e-bay, last year, after enjoying it for all those years :)
    Gave some "younger kid" a chance to enjoy it :D
    The reason for the HO and the G was the HO 'behaved" when you towed it on the set...
    Reason?? you're filming (yes film) a scene where the Trolley has to move and
    be at a certain place "on cue"... try that with any engine (non DCC) and try it
    3 - 4 times and have it get to the "Exact" same place at the same speed, every
    time....... yeah surrrrre.... in G it gets worse to time these things.....

    The HO on a string was "perfect' for the cameras and the G powered behind
    the couch and on the trestle (castle) were great as a "Single shot" -
    plenty of room for error shots :)

    ........ at least that's the way I heard it LOL
  3. CRed

    CRed Member

    And I bet you got a pretty penny for it too,eh?I could imagine what the original would get on E-Bay,needless to say I wouldn't be able to afford it!

  4. Renovo PPR

    Renovo PPR Just a Farmer

    Mr. Rogers was a cool guy that lived just down the road on Mr. Rogers Road. No kidding it was located off Rt 30 between Latrobe and Ligonier. I see you have your answer and it is still all in storage. Though if your lucky you can make a trip to ride on Mr. Rogers larger train through Mister Rogers' Neighborhood of Make-Believe.

    Yes there is another MR. Rigers neighborhood that is still alive and going strong.

    Try the link and scroll half way down.
  5. Cannonball

    Cannonball More Trains Than Brains

    That makes me a little sad.
    It's just sitting in a box instead of out somewhere that kids could be enjoying it.
  6. Cannonball

    Cannonball More Trains Than Brains

    That's kind of cool. :)
  7. bigsteel

    bigsteel Call me Mr.Tinkertrain was always cool!espeially to the little ones.they should have a special layout just for his trolley to run and let kids see what they is such a shame for it to just sit in a box,even if they bring all of it back and have a different guy it will never be the same.

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