I have been paid by a friend to build a small (9"X12") diorama of a downtown scene in San Jose featuring a trolley running down the middle of the street. It's my first ventre into the mysterious world of traction, hopefully some will help guide me with suggestions. The Trolley is the typical Bach-Brill trolley, with the famous pancake motor (sans strawberries or whipped cream) Which is painted in this fair "South Hills Lines" scheme. That will change. I plan to make the trolley a non-operating model, as he isn't a model railroader, he's a motorman on the VTA, San Jose's modern trolley system. This model feautres (bass) wood floors, crystal-clear windows, a motor man (of course) and passengers sitting and standing in the trolley itself. (eventually) It arrived in very sorry shape. Gears filled with doghair, window material cracked and yellowed, cst in details, and a mear permanent layer of dust (eww!! ) so here she is: Here's the even more disgusting inside w/ pantoot motor: I started working on it last sunday, filing down the roofwalk until flush with the rest of the roof, then I added a roofwalk in a rather legnthy process involving an old metal looking (plastic) roofwalk filed down to flush, then wood grain detail added with small screwdriver: Basswood floor and open door (hey that rhymes! sign1 ) added afteer sanding and removal of floor parts and door parts. There you go, more developments will follow in time, thanks for reading!