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Motorized Microscale Train
A motorized microscale train.
About this creation
This MOC was actually completed in one day, the last day I had before a meeting with some fellow Dutch Lego enthusiasts. If you want to look at the pretty pictures of the meeting, just do a Brickshelf search on the word "Deurne" (which happened to be the location of the meeting.)

Anyway, back to the MOC. Since I was working with a time limit the scenery is not as pretty or as big as I'd have liked it to have been, but that's also due to the fact that I was straight out of chain links, so the train makes some pretty harsh turns. I'm really happy about the train itself, though. It's built with a zillertal bahn steam engine in mind (it's modeled after one of my dad's LGB trains, but so far I haven't been able to track down the make or model, though)
As you may have figured, the train is pulled forward with the two magnets at the front and back, which work pretty well as far as steering is concerned. The plate it runs on is a reversed space landing pad, as it's the thinnest and smoothest surface I could build with Lego elements. The surface it runs on looks more like a road than traintracks... but I still think trains look much better than, say, cars.

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   An animated GIF of the train running. It actually doesn't go as fast as pictured here. The animation is made with 15 photographs with a long exposure time, in a row. )

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   My otherwise very lovely cat being a menace to
society as we know it.

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   The internal workings. Pretty straightforward actually. 4 magnets on a chain, driven by a single motor. The magnets are attached to the wider variety of chain links. This picture and the following one were taken at the meeting.

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   The final setup. The other creations seen here will be posted some day. I hope.

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   The widdle twain. Aint it Cuuuuuute?

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   Even more inner workings! Yes! I changed the 40-tooth wheels since the red ones are put to use elsewhere. The F-shaped plates in the middle actually support the roadplate.

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   A disassembled shot. the roadplate is one of those early blacktron II landing pads. It's black, it's plain, and mounted upside-down.

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   This is also my first official attempt at landscaping, if you may call it that. The cave/ mountain is relatively flat to make transportation easier. The foliage was transported in a separate bag, therefore it's different in some pictures.

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   A closeup of the train in it's natural habitat: Austria.

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   And if you put trains and Austria together, you get tunnels. The front end of this MOC was intentionally left open to get a good view of the mechanics inside.

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   Some construction/closeup/detail shots of the train. Earlier train constructions ran on little wheels, but that proved to be too hard to implement at this scale.


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  December 29, 2010
or could you post building instructions that would be nice thanks and awsome everything all your creations are amazing
 I like it 
  April 29, 2007
pleas send me bilding instructions!
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