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jtlan posted a topic in LEGO Train TechThose of you with good memories may remember this gondola: It first appeared in the thread for @Commander Wolf's T18, and has since appeared in various videos of our locomotives. The gondola is a relatively straightforward design, being a modernized version of the body from 4543 Railroad Tractor Flatbed mated to trucks from the My Own Train series of cars (10013, 10015, 10016, 10017). Besides being pleasantly "official" in style, the design is fairly international; we liked it because it looked decent when paired with locomotives from various parts of the world. I've gone ahead and made instructions for this model: You can get them in PDF form below: International Gondola (PDF) In exchange, would you mind giving me some feedback on the instructions themselves? For example, are they easy to follow? What don't you like about them? etc. Enjoy! P.S. If you prefer images to a pdf, there is a Brickshelf gallery here (pending moderation).
Presenting my hi-rail exacavator. It is a fun little creation I put together for an upcoming LUG meeting at train themed brewery. It is driven by the rubber tires mounted to a PF train motor. The battery box and IR receiver are located in the high side gondola. It is made to stand up to children playing with it. I got the inspiration from a picture of the LEGO display at LEGO World. A designer took the 4203 set and put it on rails. I don't think he/she used a train motor since his/her wheels are spaced much further apart. He/she also used a box car with draw bar. I think a gondola would make more sense to pair with an excavator to dump material into. Hi-rail Excavator by dr_spock_888, on Flickr Here it is running on some tracks: I morphed it from this originally:
Elias Iten posted a topic in LEGO Technic, Mindstorms & Model TeamWhile skiing I had the idea to reproduce an entire detachable ropeway just with LEGO-Technic-Bricks. After 400 hours of developing, testing and programming the model was built from scratch without any construction plans. This ropeway is an improved version of my first ropeway 2 years ago ;) This model-ropeway works just as its real brother. The eight gondolas are detached in the stations and slowed down to let passengers board easily. But not just the cable-clamp-mechanism is realized like in real ropeways but also the rope tensioner. This mechanism keeps the haul-rope always tensioned by the information of the sensors. Other sensors supervise the distance between the gondolas and adjust it when needed by slowing down a specific motor. Also the haul-rope is monitored by sensors. If the rope falls out of a deflection pulley the whole system performs an emergency-stop. The entire model and even the whole control system with sensors and processors consists of usual LEGO-parts and is driven by 16 motors in total. Along with about 300 gears and 1‘000 chain-links, 10'000 parts were needed. Pictures of the building process can be found on Facebook Next year I plan to build an intermediate station with another 6’000 parts. The whole ropeway-model then will be powered by 30 motors, 4 Mindstorms-Computers, 15meters of technic-chain-links and about 500 gears.