Prices

I use the best parts I can find and install them with care. I have been modifying model monorails since the first (red) came out around year 2000..

As of July 2017 I am concentrating on the following services:

HO Scale (Disney's WDW, Disneyland Mark V, and Mark VII)

WhisperJet Series

WhisperJet drive system for Walt Disney World and Disneyland Mark V models:

$80 uninstalled (without motor), $120 uninstalled with motor - includes chassis, pulleys, drive wheel, belts (and spares) - assembled and tested - ***requires modification to lower shell for installation***

- WhisperJet - $170 installed - includes lower shell modification, chassis, upgrade motor, pulleys, drive wheel, belts (and spares) - tested

WhisperJet for Disneyland Mark VII:

- $80 uninstalled (without motor) - includes chassis, pulleys, drive wheel, belts (and spares) - tested - does NOT include the upgraded motor driver and wiring

- $120 with motor BUT the original electronics will not properly power the WJ motor. For DIY electronics please see my article: DL Motor Upgrade

- WhisperJet for Disneyland Mark VII - $190 installed - includes an upgraded motor driver (wired and installed) that can support a faster motor, The original remote functions as normal.

***Installing WhisperJet into a Mark VII is not easy, the power switch mounts and actuator must be modified along with the other standard WJ modifications. Some material may have to be removed from the side of the battery box to clear a pulley.

 

Control Systems

Autonomous - $220, a lower cost alternative to radio control - an onboard microcontroller detects magnets underneath the beam which instruct the monorail to: accelerate; decelerate; stop; wait; lights on/off; reverse direction; play a message...Fully automatic operation ! Includes white LED headlights and red (or yellow or green) flashing roof light.

- Upgraded motor for autonomous with original drive system - + $25

Radio Control - $400 for base installation (including a joystick transmitter) as long as your monorail is in good running condition. Includes upgraded motor, white LED headlights and red (or yellow or green) flashing roof light.

- optional rotary control transmitter with inertia control and four function buttons - + $60

Speed - $60 - install faster motor, includes upgraded carbon brushes (not for Disneyland Mark VII).

Lighting - $60 - install voltage converter and white LED headlights. (or do it yourself, see how here:)

 

*** I am not building "The Works" or Enhanced Sound monorails for now because of time constraints. These projects take a long time due to the many wires that have to be run. Once I get caught up with things I plan to start building them again.

Enhanced Sound - $150 including installation - includes sound board, amplifier, improved speaker, voltage converter, programming sound clips (up to 10 play in sequence or random, including "por favor...") - currently fits Walt Disney World and Disneyland Mark V models only, Disneyland Mark VII in development - also works as an option for radio control - requires slight modification to upper and lower shells

"The Works" - radio control; WhisperJet; enhanced sound - $585 ($70 savings). Doesn't matter if your monorail runs or not, we replace the motor, gearbox, sound board, lights...

or "The Automatic Works" - "The Works" - autonomous; WhisperJet; enhanced sound - $450 ($50 savings). Doesn't matter if your monorail runs or not, we replace the motor, gearbox, sound board, lights...

 

N Scale:

Four car radio control train with WDW Mark IV shells - $800

- includes: Powered cab with headlight and flashing beacon; two cars; unpowered cab with warning lights

- rechargeable batteries for powered and unpowered cabs; battery charger

- radio transmitter (joystick style, rotary control style is a $60 option)

Beam - $160 for a 30" x 72" oval (not a true oval, 4" straight section between the 13" radius curves)

- can be a true oval with 15" radius curves if preferred

- other layout designs are available, 13" radius is the minimum, send me your layout plans and we will discuss them.

- prices include return shipping (USPS Priority Mail with appropriate insurance)

 

Future Services in testing:

Beam Switch

Rear cab lighting - flashing roof light and rear warning lights - requires a battery in the rear cab

Scale Beam - rectangular beam like the real one, 8 mm wide x 16 mm high - requires WhisperJet drivetrain for the monorail.

WhisperJet Mark VII - since the Mark VII electronics will not support a faster motor the WhisperJet package includes an upgraded motor driver