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Puppymonorail
The “Puppy Mover Monorail” is a working model train (rare!). The PMM Mark III is composed of five wooden cars, totaling 10′-6″ long. Part of the point of this work of kinetic art is to show that something unique and valuable can be crafted from the most mundane of materials: The original PMM was created from a few cedar fence palings! The PMM evolved into the Mark II (more cars, upgraded graphics), and then into the Mark III, which features finely crafted wheeled bogies (monorail trucks) and a powerful motorized drive train in the locomotive. The PMM III runs on monorail beamway track made from wood 2x4s. The PMM will be displayed on an elevated beamway and may operate for a very minimal run forward and back on a track (puppies not included). Behind the display of the train itself there will be boards showing some of the drawings, photos and descriptions of the building process. A small portion of the display will have information about the Monorail Society, including a photo of one of last year’s hit exhibits, the “Niles Garden Monorail.”

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*Editor’s note: Please scrape the sugar off your eyes now.

Phillip Torrone

Editor at large – Make magazine. Creative director – Adafruit Industries, contributing editor – Popular Science. Previously: Founded – Hack-a-Day, how-to editor – Engadget, Director of product development – Fallon Worldwide, Technology Director – Braincraft.


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  1. shaun keating says:

    I like the desing of this and i’m wondering if I could get the blue prints for it. I live at 11 craig ave ferntree gully 3156 victoria australia

  2. The “Puppy Mover Monorail” is a working model train..It also composed of five wooden car, its look good and i think those animals will be felt comfortable.

  3. A rare model train ,,somethings good and new,.,,  surely that is effective, many will have  their attention  on that matter. 

  4. A rare model train ,,somethings good and new,.,,  surely that is effective, many will have  their attention  on that matter. 

  5. A rare model train ,,somethings good and new,.,,  surely that is effective, many will have  their attention  on that matter.