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  1. Wow... I need to study this on a real screen ( not my phone ). There seems so many ideas for PF drivetrains to take in.
  2. Another option that I have employed is to slant the baseplates the track is attached to, then it is linear all the way up the incline
  3. Thanks! We were pushing the limits of both the train and the layout. "Gonna need a bigger layout..." as it was in 2 corners at the same time. If I convert (as @legoman666 wants me to) to using ball bearings in my axles, we can greatly increase the length one motor can pull. As it was it ran for probably an hour before dying.
  4. Cheaper than designing new ones. If anything when Technics gets a refresh, the trains will to. We have not seen a Creator Expert train in years, so an update for trains is very doubtful. I'd look at PFx, Sbrick or the other replacements.
  5. As promised here is one short video of one of our member's bullet train going through the tracks: Also I took some pictures of ballasting the pieces. There is a slight color variation between these tracks and standard Dark Bley The rail profile is closer (if not the same) as the LEGO straight and curve track and not like the ME Models track.
  6. Yea you can see them here: http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?f=526065 There is also a .ldr file to build them :)
  7. I will be posting a video of our tests, hopefully later tonight.
  8. Bumping this again, Here's our latest submission, 35.5 Feet (10.8 Meters) long and 60 cars. I should have filmed with my video car instead of my phone.
  9. Fort those who were not able to attend my presentation or BrickWorld Chicago 2017 in general, here are the PPT slides and my LDD files. http://www.brickshelf.com/gallery/pirzyk/MOCs/Lighting/Roads/power_through_brick_built_roads.pptx http://www.brickshelf.com/gallery/pirzyk/MOCs/Lighting/Roads/straight_road.lxf http://www.brickshelf.com/gallery/pirzyk/MOCs/Lighting/Roads/wiring_loom.lxf
  10. +1 And the station is nice too. Can't wait to see it once it opens to the minifigs.
  11. The only thing I can come up with for the light is to swap out one of the 1x4 bows for 2 cheese and a 1x2 jumper. It won't be as smooth :(
  12. Hi Rafael, The model looks good to me, what specifically are you not happy about the lights and stickers? Did you wwork from a specific photo or just have a live example near by? Any plans on trying to motorized it?
  13. Since they effectively become single sided and a matched set as long as Rob manufactures them the same, i.e. all innies have South Pole to the top and outies have North Pole to the top the polarity will be consistent. It does force all your cars to be the same orientation and determinant on the power source car.
  14. I do not think that solution will work for the train motor. It only has studs on the ends.
  15. Don't invite the parents over?