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Duplo trains anybody?

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Hello,

I have been looking at your nice train creations and understand that you probably do not see a Duplo train "real" but anyway I have a huge collection of Duplo train tracks that I would not like to discard. So I am planning in long run to introduce Duplo trains to my system town as commuting solution for minifigures between my different system towns/villages located in my house at different rooms.

Has anybody done something like that before? I thought that adding a layer of bricks will bring me building ground for system bricks and thats it. Way to create train solution.

Please post your Duplo conversion pics if you have any.

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The only Duplo train I know about is this one featured on Railbricks a while back.

I don't get it, besides the track, how is that Duplo?

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I stumbled upon some recent Duplo set images recently and they made me think of this topic.

For the most part, I think that Duplo track and pieces are just too big for system/standard LEGO, but there are a few Duplo pieces that I would be interesting to use.

I especially like the container boxes contained in sets like this that would make an interesting hopper:

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It would be interesting to see if others have combined the two types of bricks (be it track or other Duplo parts). The down-side is that you loose a lot of the brick-built detail and inticacy with the big Duplo bricks.

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I stumbled upon some recent Duplo set images recently and they made me think of this topic.

For the most part, I think that Duplo track and pieces are just too big for system/standard LEGO, but there are a few Duplo pieces that I would be interesting to use.

I especially like the container boxes contained in sets like this that would make an interesting hopper:

5606-0000-xx-12-1.jpg

It would be interesting to see if others have combined the two types of bricks (be it track or other Duplo parts). The down-side is that you loose a lot of the brick-built detail and inticacy with the big Duplo bricks.

I like that you have in mind the set that was my last acquisition for my year and half old boy. I was planning to use the Duplo track system and the undercarriages and rest to build System. My logic is that as I use road baseplates in my town for roads, I also do not care too much about train system infrastructure details. I will have something to show in couple of years only as then I plan to phase out Duplo and switch fully System in my household.

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