Any ideas for a every-room-micro-train? Railgun-railsystem?
my girlfriend and I moved into a new appartment.
We allways had this idea of a tiny train that will drive from room to room, to deliver notes or just for the fun of it.
After I looked at the miniature model trains (z track) I decided that it both would still require larger holes to be drilled into the walls and a meter of rails costs about 20-25 euros- which would be horrible expensive for a long track.
Now I had the idea of using a railgun system and build my first one.
(Two strips of aluminum-tinfoil +-9V, a nail with two strong earth magnets on each tinfoil-track)
It worked even though I used strong magnets without goldplating and a rough wood plate where I simply "gluegunned" the strips to. It halted at some bumps but still it was amazing how little work this involved.
I now think about using a smaller "railgun"-system to power a tiny train-device.
Any thoughts if this could work out?
I was hoping if I made the curves wide that the angle would not stop the cart.
(pic attached also available at http://www.nottoxic.com/wapcc/ae/aqua/railgunrails001.png )