Growing up overseas and spending lots of time on ski slopes in the Alps was very inspiring. We rode cable cars all over the mountains to get around the ski areas and like most Lego kids, I was determined to replicate real life in my Legotown. I don't have any surviving pictures of the BEST cable car system I made.... all I have is this, a crude "cargo" version:
Real cable cars are basically just the passenger portion of a bus hanging below a wire. I had a really good glass enclosed cable car at one point but it's parts probably went into a building somewhere. While unpacking the old Lego I ran across this one instead, which isn't nearly as attractive, but it'll give you some idea how the system worked and you'll easily be able to make a better one than this.
The best solution, of course, would be to use a Technic style frame work to rigidly mount the axle pieces onto the cable car... but I was still several years from really understanding Technic.
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