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#1 Marko

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Posted 03 February 2010 - 11:18 PM

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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 townas 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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Posted 03 February 2010 - 11:36 PM

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

#3 Darth Legolas

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Posted 03 February 2010 - 11:46 PM

View Postsoc399, on Feb 3 2010, 06:36 PM, said:

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?

Edited by Darth Legolas, 03 February 2010 - 11:46 PM.

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#4 TheBrickster

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Posted 09 February 2010 - 03:32 PM

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.

#5 Marko

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Posted 22 February 2010 - 12:54 AM

View PostTheBrickster, on Feb 9 2010, 05:32 PM, said:

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.

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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