Abstract: A method for operation of a magnetic levitation railway which contains vehicles with a plurality of supporting magnets (20a . . . 20j) and supporting runners (26) associated with them. In the event of a malfunction, the braking of the vehicle with the drive and braking systems switched off is brought about or assisted until a preselected destination stopping point is reached solely in that, even before the destination stopping point is reached, at least one of the supporting magnets (for example 20f, 20g) is switched off, and the magnetic levitation vehicle is placed on the track path (3) by means of the associated supporting runner (26), and is brought to rest at the destination stopping point by making use of the friction forces that occur as a result. A magnetic levitation vehicle is provided and operated in this way.
Abstract: A track traveling toy, including: a track; at least a part of the track being made to be a double track; and automotive vehicle stopping sections which are respectively provided on railway tracks of the double track, wherein an automotive vehicle entering the railway track on one side operates the stopping section of the railway track on the one side to stop the automotive vehicle on the railway track, and operates the stopping section on the other railway track to release a stopping state of an automotive vehicle on the railway track.
Abstract: An improved rail skate intended for mounting on the top of a rail, including an upwardly inclined ramp portion and an entry or toe portion whereby a wheel of an approaching railcar will roll up on top of the entry or toe portion and engage the ramp thereby stopping movement of the wheel relative to the rail skate and thereafter causing the rail skate to slide along the top of the rail until the railcar is ultimately stopped, the rail skate having a shoe element with a substantially V-shaped cross-section including a raised central portion and depending sides.
Abstract: A bicycle monorail system is provided and consists of a series of bicycles which are to be peddled by riders to run about an elevated monorail track having an irregular continuous path. Each bicycle includes a structure thereon to prevent another bicycle from behind to bump into it.
Abstract: A rail car skid insertion device for remotely inserting a skid onto a rail head of a rail spur to impede movement of a rail car is disclosed. The device includes a skid removably attached to a carrier arm mounted on a slide bar. The skid is attached to the carrier arm at a safe distance from a rail head. The slide bar may then be translated such that the skid is positioned on the rail head. The removable attachment allows a wheel of a moving rail car to drag the skid off of the carrier arm. The skid prevents the rail car wheel from rotating, thereby reducing the speed of the rail car. After the skid has been removed from the carrier arm, the slide bar may be retracted, and another skid attached, thereby allowing remote insertion of another skid onto the rail head after the wheel of the rail car moves from the skid, the skid rails on the rail head and falls automatically on the road bed at one side of the rail.
Abstract: The device comprises a body (1) for placing on a rail (R) for the purpose of receiving a wheel of a machine to be slowed down and stopped and forming an abutment for the wheel, and an arrangement for connecting the device to the rail. The connecting arrangement comprises a plate (7) carrying elastically yieldable claws (10 and 11) which are maintained spread apart in their position of rest. The plate (7) is adapted to be applied against the rail (R) and is pivotally connected to an arrangement (21) for moving the claws (10 and 11) towards each other for the purpose of closing them around the head of the rail. The arrangement (21) is connected to the body (1) of the device.