Tuesday, March 11, 2014

What is at Walt’s Barn? ~ Carolwood Railroad Control Panel

What is at Walt’s Barn? ~ Carolwood Railroad Control Panel


When Walt did anything he did it all the way, even if it was just for home use.

Walt wanted a way to control his 1/8 scale train from the barn. He also wanted a way to tell where his train was on the track from in the barn. He built what is widely considered to be the first ride control system! From this control panel Walt could tell where his train was and control the switches to move the train from one track to the next.




For this and many other reasons Walt’s Barn is considered to be the birth place of W.E.D. now called WDI or Imagineering.

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