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Title: Peter Witt trolley question
Post by: J. S. Bach on July 18, 2017, 10:54:27 PM
Sometime after the Witt was introduced, there was a person (in or near Boston, MA, I believe) that would convert these to scale wheels and pole to be able to run on scale layouts such as the East Penn Traction Club modules. Does anyone here remember who and if they are still doing it? Note that the wheels were not insulated for two-rail, the car runs off of the overhead wire.



Title: Re: Peter Witt trolley question
Post by: trainyardjp on July 24, 2017, 01:45:30 PM
JP, of Acton MA, USA writes:

There is a  model railroad club in the city of Roslindale MA, called the Bay State Model Railroad Museum (http://bsmrm.org/). This organization features a O scale train / trolley layout. The members involved with the O scale train / trolley layout, could (possibly) do a conversion, for you. Every week, on Wednesday nights, from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM, the Bay State Model Railroad Museum has 'public visitation' nights. If you were to visit, during a 'public visitation' nights, you could ask any of the O Trolley folks, if they could do a conversion. Alternately, There is a company, called Q Car Co (http://www.qcarcompany.com/), located in Bangor PA, that could do a conversion.

One of the members of the O Trolley group at the Bay State Model Railroad Museum, is Charles Pitts.
If you are on Facebook, here is a link to his Facebook account: https://www.facebook.com/charles.pitts.1694?fref=ufi.
Alternately, you could contact him by E-Mail: czephyr@norwoodlight.com.

Hope this helps.
-JP


Title: Re: Peter Witt trolley question
Post by: J. S. Bach on July 27, 2017, 12:02:37 PM
Thank you. That information cued up a latent memory but without the names. I am familiar with Q-Car and use a few of his products but he would want to replace the drive with his own. I just want the wheel flanges turned down to scale dimensions as there is nothing wrong with the WBB drive. At a Deland, Florida train show I remember talking to a fellow from Boston who had a couple of operating East Penn compatible modules there and asking him about the conversion. My mistake was not writing anything down. Again, thank you, I will be contacting them soon.