Reconditioning is another task Gomaco Trolley Company accomplishes with great pride. Our skilled craftsmen painstakingly restore old trolleys to their states of original glory.
In reconditioning the Melbourne trolleys, Gomaco Trolley Company took great effort to live up to its reputation of providing the quality craftsmanship for which the trolleys are remembered.
The majority of the roofs were replaced and covered with new canvas. All side panels and windows were removed and all deteriorated wood was replaced. All three narrow side entrances were changed into one wider entrance, which makes them handicapped accessible.
The trucks were completely disassembled and reconditioned. The tires on the truck wheels were replaced with new, wider tires that were heat-shrink fitted. All motors in the trucks were reconditioned.
All other electrical items such as controllers and compressors, were also completely reconditioned.
More than six thousand man hours were spent in the restoration of each Melbourne Trolley.
Reconditioned Melbourne Trolley Specifications:
CAR BUILDER: Gomaco Trolley Company, Ida Grove, Iowa 51445.
RUNNING EQUIPMENT: MV 101 motors, air brakes, General Electric K35 controllers and CP27 compressor.
HEIGHT: 11 feet 7 inches.
LENGTH: 48 feet.
WIDTH: 9 feet.
SEATING CAPACITY: 48.
SIDE DOORS: Air-operated side doors which fold in.