One of Nine
I've wanted my own rideable monorail for a long time and these
little sketches are proof. In fact, the dream goes way back before
I got involved in monorail promotion for transit. I drew these
while I was a high school junior way back in February of 1969.
My Dad wouldn't give me a permit to build it though, so the dream
would have to wait...a long time it turns out.
Decades passed by and the sketching continued. I don't give up
my dreams very easily. It wasn't until we Pedersens had a house
suitable for a monorail that things really got going.
After making dozens and dozens of drawings, in March of 1996 I
made the first lumber purchase. No, it's not the ideal lumber
transport vehicle, but you use what you have.
The first hardware. At this point I was both frightened and excited.
Could I pull it off? There certainly aren't any blueprints out
there for homebuilt monorails. I was breaking new ground.
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