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Post by Chorduroy on Mon Dec 01, 2014 9:25 am

I decided to try doing an 8-wide train.  It certainly is easier to do from a cab perspective.  Took me about a third of the time to design.  It feels like overall the scale is more realistic as well.

Downside of course is that it is HEAVY.   I will need to try to streamline the brick count somehow because it wouldn't even budge with my PF engine trying to pull it.

I will also need to redesign the trucks as it wouldn't make some corners.

Thoughts?

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Post by ManitobaMoe on Mon Dec 01, 2014 12:31 pm

Very nice!

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Post by adamsonofwilliam on Mon Dec 01, 2014 12:49 pm

Looks good! I heard the 8-wide is the way to go for scale, but the ones I've seen look so much larger by comparison...
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Post by Chorduroy on Mon Dec 01, 2014 12:52 pm

I should take photos side by side with my 6-wide locos for comparison.

A guy on Eurobricks said it probably needs two powered bogies in order to run well. Not sure how I could pull that off honestly ...
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Post by ManitobaMoe on Mon Dec 01, 2014 3:51 pm

If I can run 2 power bogies in my 6 brick trains, you can run them in your 8 brick ones Smile

It is really very easy, you just use a pf switch to reverse the direction of one motor

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Post by Chorduroy on Mon Dec 01, 2014 11:39 pm

I just really dislike going with 2 wheel bogies by using the of motors - I would rather it not be able to run at all and have the right number of wheels. I wish Lego would do a three wheel motor!!
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Post by ManitobaMoe on Tue Dec 02, 2014 6:35 am

You could always build 3 wheel bogies and then use a pf motor to drive them

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Post by Chorduroy on Tue Dec 02, 2014 11:31 am

ManitobaMoe wrote:You could always build 3 wheel bogies and then use a pf motor to drive them

That kind of thing is far beyond my pay grade!! Laughing

Seriously though, I actually had PF gear in there at first, but took it out because I couldn't for the life of me figure out how to get it to work. I had hoped I could just drag it around the track with something else, but that didn't work.
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Post by ManitobaMoe on Tue Dec 02, 2014 11:45 am

Can you send me a drawing of the bogie showing dimensions? I might be able to help you.

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Post by scottstaz on Tue Dec 02, 2014 8:22 pm

Is the 3 wheel bogies tight going around the corners? I can image it might have a tendency to derail.
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Post by scottstaz on Tue Dec 02, 2014 8:23 pm

Chorduroy wrote:I just really dislike going with 2 wheel bogies by using the of motors - I would rather it not be able to run at all and have the right number of wheels.  I wish Lego would do a three wheel motor!!

They do look proper with the right amount of wheels.
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Post by Chorduroy on Thu Dec 04, 2014 9:06 am

ManitobaMoe wrote:Can you send me a drawing of the bogie showing dimensions? I might be able to help you.

I have no design preference for the bogies, so if you want to share some ideas on how you powered yours, I would be more than grateful!!

The only caveat is that I don't have any XL motors, so if your designs use medium ones, that would be cool.
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