Week 13: Tracks and Rails

Overview

So far all of our rolling creations have moved on flat surfaces.  Today we will examine guided motion by way of tracks, guides, and rails.

Where we’re going we don’t need any roads. – Doc Brown

 

Before we get started, I wanted to show you this clip.

Street Genius Episode 6: Pressure Cooker (16:45)

 

Tracks & Rails

Trains are probably what we think of first when we hear the word “tracks”.

Wheelsets are one of the oldest form of wheels, and you can’t have wheelsets without tracks to roll on.

 

Handcar

 

Velocipede – handcar powered by one perseon

 

Brio Wooden Toy Train Tracks

 

Hot Wheels Track

 

Turbo Track

 

Model Trains

 

Circular Train – Raw Edge

Slot Cars

 

 

 

Trolleys and Cable Cars

Trolleys run on steel rails, but with no slot between the tracks, and no underground cable. Unlike the mechanical cable cars, streetcars are propelled by onboard electric motors and require a trolley pole to draw power from an overhead wire.

How a Cable Car Works

 

Subway

 

 

Roller Coasters

K’Nex Coasters

 

Magnext iCoaster

 

 

Camera rigs and rails

Rig Wheels

 

Edelkrone Slider Plus

 

Cable Dolly

 

 

Robots Kits

Dolly Wheel Drive Plates

V Rollers

 

Off the Wall

Super Loop Chase

 

 

 

Misc

The Christian Louboutin windows at Barneys

 

Hamster Wheel

2 Ton Hamster Wheel

 

Trio

 

 


Related Reading/Viewing

Creators Project: James Patten