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    Mark VII Monorail Model

    To commemorate the new Mark Vll Monorail at Disneyland, I decided to rebuild my Walt Disney World Monorail toy that I bought at the park to reflect the new look of the Mark VII. The rebuild consisted of replacing the nose-cones with a new nose-cones made from Vacuum-formed plastic, new head lights and beacons, and a whole new paint job. Obviously, being that I was rebuilding a toy modeled after the Disney World Monorail, I had to make some compromises when rebuilding the train in order to get the new nose-cone shape to fit the shape of the monorail toy. The nose cone was shortened in length, so the overall proportions of the lead and rear cars would be correct. I was considering having blue LED lit nose-cone interiors, but the original circuit board had to go somewhere, so that aspect was scrapped. However, both ends of the monorail have new headlights and beacons, so it looks really cool at night.

    Even with all those compromises, I think it still captures the cool look of the new Mark VII

    Well, here are some pictures…










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    and here is a video of it running during the day and during the night.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=http:...?v=1nCDBHNf7G8

    I may do a completely accurate model of it in the future, but I’ll stick with this for a while.

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    Re: Mark VII Monorail Model

    Yay its done and it looks absolutely amazing... good job Nautilus...
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    Re: Mark VII Monorail Model

    Um...I don't know what to say.

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    Re: Mark VII Monorail Model

    Very nice. Hopefully Disney will go back to having a Disneyland specific monorail set.

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    Re: Mark VII Monorail Model

    now i want a monorail set, to go around my room... o.o'

    ... i will have to wait until monorail red comes out in order to do so...

    great job on the model, it looks fantastic!

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    Re: Mark VII Monorail Model

    Disney is considering a Monorail set to go with the new Monorails, however, that old info.

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    Re: Mark VII Monorail Model

    Fantasmic job!!! Love it!!


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    Re: Mark VII Monorail Model

    That is truly a work of art!
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    Re: Mark VII Monorail Model

    Wow!!! That is really impressive!!!

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    Re: Mark VII Monorail Model

    Fantastic job!!


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    Re: Mark VII Monorail Model

    Nicely done!


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    Re: Mark VII Monorail Model

    Incredibly amazing work.
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    Re: Mark VII Monorail Model

    Nautilus, that re-build of the monorail model is brilliant. Just brilliant. You did a spectacular job putting that together. Wow. Thanks for sharing your pics here on Micechat!


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    Re: Mark VII Monorail Model

    Fantastic job! And I'm glad you used the monorail song in your video. I love that song!


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    Re: Mark VII Monorail Model

    I would be hard pressed to get the batteries inserted the right direction on the original vehicle, much less hand-craft a replica so nicely done.

    I am in awe!

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