Hagerstown & Frederick Trolley – HO

Hagerstown & Frederick Brill No. 172, from Bruce Battles

Hagerstown & Frederick Brill No. 172 – Model built and painted by Bruce Battles

The 88 mile Hagerstown &Frederick Railway was a typical rural cross country interurban trolley line. Formed in 1913 through the consolidation of several companies, it had a wonderfully scenic route through the central Maryland countryside. The trolleys survived much longer than most other rural lines but, portions were abandoned as early as 1938 and the remaining 18 mile Frederick to Thurmont line where the trolleys met the trains in time honoured fashion ran for the last time in 1954. One of the cars of the 168-172 series cars (upon which our model is based) survives in basic body form on freight trucks, hopefully, one day, she might be restored to operation.

The Model: Our models faithfully follow the prototype as built and, allows you to bring this once quirky, friendly scenic trolley back to life in miniature form.

Model Kit Components:

 3D Printed Model – You can find details on how to order the 3D printed body from shapeways by clicking the following links:

Body and bogie side frames can be purchased here – http://shpws.me/F4sM

Power Mechanism – The model is designed to fit a Hollywood Foundry standard BullAnt with the following specs:
20mm wheelbase
10.5mm wheel diameter
1015 or 1020 size motor
20mm cross mount bolster

Use a dummy bogie for the second bogie as the car has an interior.

Click on this link to go to Hollywood Foundry’s website for ordering the power mechanism: Hollywood Foundry

Trolley Poles – I use trolley poles supplied by Brian Weisman (Jason’s Brass Poles). His service is excellent and ships to Australia quite fast. Send him an email at brianweisman@hotmail.com and ask for suitable HO trolley poles for your model. They are well priced too.

 Some more pictures:

Hagerstown & Frederick Brill No. 172, from Bruce Battles

Hagerstown & Frederick Brill No. 172

Hagerstown & Frederick Brill No. 172, from Bruce Battles

Hagerstown & Frederick Brill No. 172

Hagerstown & Frederick Brill No. 172, from Bruce Battles

Hagerstown & Frederick Brill No. 172