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'Ailg. 2, 193s.v ' - ‘ ‘G w DAVIS 2,125,551 TOY RAILWAY EQUIPMENT Filed Feb.‘ 25, 1937 \t - I 5 Sheets-Sheet 1 Attorneys Aug- 2, 1938' I G. w. DAVIS To? RAILWAY EQUIPMENT Filed Feb. 25, 1937 2,125,551 - 5 Sheets-Sheet 2_ In uenior Attorneys ‘Aug; 2, 1938.. G, w, DAVIS 2,125,551 TOY RAILWAY EQUIPMEN T Filed Feb. 25, 1937 5 Sheets-Sheet 3 ' Atto‘rneys Au8~ 2, 1933- s. w. DAVIS ' ' 2,125,551 TOY RAILWAY EQUIPMENT Filed‘ Feb. 25, 1937 5 Sheets-Shed 4 4a7 "JJ J6“ 1," (f9.9. f4“ .4 A iiorneys Aug. 2, ‘1938. ‘ ' G. w. DAVIS 2,125,551 TOY RAILWAY EQUIPMENT Filed Feb. 25, 1957 5 Sheets—Sheet 5 Inventor émrzawsé ‘$77M 5m A iiorneys Patented Aug. 2, 1938 2,125,551 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFECE 2,125,551 TOY RAILWAY EQUIPMENT George W. Davis, Trenton, N. J. Application February 25, 1937, Serial No. 127,755 2 Claims. This invention appertains to new and useful improvements in electric railways and more par ticularly to a toy railway construction. ' The principal object of the present invention is to provide a railway constructed to simulate in practically all details an electric railway of the overhead power transmission type. Another important object of the invention is to provide a toy railway structure wherein the parts are capable of quick mounting and dis 10 mounting. Still another object of the invention is to pro vide a toy railway of the overhead power trans mission type wherein the transmission equipment a can be used in conjunction with the conventional type of trackway now in general use. These and various other important objects and advantages of the invention will become apparent to the reader of the following speci?cation. 20 In the drawings: Figure 1 represents a fragmentary top plan view of the improved railway. Figure 2 is a fragmentary side elevational View of the railway. Figure 3 is a vertical sectional view taken sub 25 stantially on the line 3—3 of Figure 2. Figure 4 is a horizontal sectional view taken substantially on the line 4--4 of Figure 3. Figure 5 is a sectional view taken substantially on the line 5-5 of Figure 2. 30 Figure 6 is a sectional View taken substantially on the line 6—6 of Figure 2. Figure 7 is a perspective view of one of the transmission line sections. M Figure 8 is a perspective view of one of the curved sections of the transmission line. Figure 9 is a sectional view on the line 9—9 of Figure 8. Figure 10 is a perspective View of the overhead transmission line section located above a switch 50 way. Figure 11 is a sectional View on the line l|--ll of Figure 10. Figure 12 is a fragmentary perspective View _ showing the base portion of one of the trans mission line supporting poles. Referring to the drawings wherein like nu merals designate like parts, it can be seen in Figure 1, that numeral 5 represents straight sec tions of the trackway, while numerals B—'l rep 5 0 resent curved sections of the trackway, the sec tion ‘I being connected up with one of the sec tions 5 by suitable switch means 8. At each endv oi each of the track sections is a 55 metallic tie member 9 with which the usual tie (Cl. 191—40) fasteners are customarily engaged for holding the track sections connected together. However, in carrying out the present invention, a base plate It! is employed for each of the connected ends of the trackway. This base plate I0 is pro- 7 5 vided with upwardly and inwardly disposed side ?anges H which engage the ties in the manner of the usual track connectors, but each of these plates I8 is provided with a laterally extending portion I2 to the outer end of which is secured the =17 block l3, from which rises the post I4. As is clearly shown in Figures 3 and 4, the upper end portion of the post I4 has a pair of arms i5-—l5 secured each at one end to the post id as at IS. A vertically disposed plate I‘! is se cured by suitable means l8 between the outer ends of the arms l5, while a second vertically dis posed plater I9 is secured by means 26 between the inner end portions of the arms [5. An eye member?! on the upper end of the post 14 has the hook end 22 of the brace rod 23 engaged there with while the lower end of this brace rod 23 is provided with the hook 24 engaged through an 0 opening in the upper portion of the plate l'l. Wooden insulators 25—26 are provided for each 25 post [4 and each is provided with an eye 26’ at its upper end disposed through an opening in the corresponding plates I‘! or l9. An eye 21 is pro vided at the lower end of each of these insulators, which of course may be of some other material 69 0 besides wood and from these eyes 21 depend the coiled extensible springs 28—-29. The spring 29 is attached to the lower end or eye 36 of the spring 28. As shown in Figure 7, the straight transmis sion line section is generally referred to by nu meral 3| and consists of the straight tubular conductor 32 connected by the members 33 to the longitudinally curved brace rods 34. One end of the transmission member 22 has a pin 35 forced into the same and at this point is located the 0 hook 36 which is engageable with the correspond ing overlying spring eye 30. (See Figure 3.) Each end of each of the brace members 34 is provided with an eye 31 and these eyes 31 overlap in the manner shown in Figure 6 with the eye 21 of the insulator 25 disposed through the same. Thus the transmission line section is supported in place. The curved section of the transmission line is generally referred to by numeral 38 which is provided with the tubular curved conductor 32a provided with the connecting pin 35a at one end and the supporting hook 36a and valso the brace rod 3411 connected as at 3311 to the con 55 2 2,125,551 ductor 32a, the brace rod 342 being provided with the eyes 31a at its ends. The type of transmission line section employed over the switch area 8 of the trackway (see Fig ure 1) consists of the elongated straight con ductor 32b and the elongated curved brace rod 341‘: provided with the usual eyes 31b at its ends, this brace rod 341) being connected by the mem bers 33b to the conductor 32b. Curving laterally away from the intermediate portion of the conductor 32b is the branch con ductor section 39 above which is the curved brace member 4!! connected by members 4| to the con ductor 39 and equipped with the end eye 42. 15 Suitable brace means 43 is provided between the conductors 32b and 39 as well as between the braces 40 and 34b and the said conductors 32b and 39. The conductors 32, 32a, 32b and 39 will be dis 20 posed. as much as possible directly over a center of the trackway. Furthermore, the eyes at the ends of the brace. rods 34, 34a, 34b and 40 will have shanks which are driven into the tubular brace member 34. 25 While the foregoing speci?cation sets forth the invention in speci?c terms, it is to be understood that numerous changes in the shape, size and materials may be resorted to without departing from the spirit and scope of the invention as 30 claimed hereinafter. ‘ Having described the invention What is claimed as new is:— 1. In a toy electric railway system including a track and sleepers supporting the track, an over head third rail structure including poles detach ably secured to said sleepers, an arm extending laterally from each pole over said. track, an insu lator suspended from the outer end of each arm, a transmission line including grid-like sections 1’ tubular metal detachably secured together in end-to-end adjoining relation and each compris ing a lower rod for engagement by a trolley and an upper brace rod, and means for detachably securing said sections to said insulators compris ing eyelet members on the ends or" the upper rods, eyebolts in the bottom of the insulators extend ing through the eyelet members of adjoining upper rods, respectively, coiled springs depending from the eyebolts and terminating in loops, and 10 hooks on the ends of the lower rods extending through said loops. 2. In a toy electric railway system including a track and. sleepers supporting the track, an over head third rail structure including poles detach-' 15 ably secured to-said sleepers, an arm extending laterally from each pole over said track, an insu lator suspended from the outer end of each arm, a transmission line including grid-like sections of tubular metal detachably secured together in 20 end-to-end adjoining relation and each compris ing a lower rod for engagement by a trolley and an upper brace rod, and means for detachably securing said sections to said insulators compris ing eyelet members on the ends of the upper rods, 25 eyebolts in the bottom of the insulators extend ing through the eyelet members of adjoining upper rods, respectively, coiled springs depending from the eyebolts and terminating in loops, and hooks on the ends of the lower rods extending through said loops, and means to yieldingly brace said line against side sway comprising insulators secured to the arms adjacent the rear ends of the latter, and coiled springs connected at their oppo site ends to said last mentioned insulators and 35 to the loops of the ?rst mentioned springs re spectively. GEORGE W. DAVIS.