Monorail Emerald Night Train from Brickworld
Posted 07 July 2009 - 11:50 AM
Here´s a video of the two monorail trains, Emerald Night Train & Metroliner, that I brought to BW for mine & Hinckley´s Fabuland Train Club set-up.
I´ll soon post some pictures of the train also - enjoy this in the meantime !
Posted 07 July 2009 - 01:24 PM
Exactly what made it so unbelievably cool. I saw this in person (even got to touch it) and it really is a great piece of work. I noticed that Kjeld, Jørgen, and Tormod were pretty interested in this one when they stopped by.
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Posted 07 July 2009 - 01:37 PM
Next up - amphibian Santa Fe Super Chief?
Posted 07 July 2009 - 02:04 PM
Posted 07 July 2009 - 02:06 PM
But the job done is great. And I think that the metroliner actually seems better as a monorail than a regular train.
Posted 07 July 2009 - 02:17 PM
Posted 07 July 2009 - 05:29 PM
You did an amazing job - great work!
Posted 07 July 2009 - 05:56 PM
You got the scale done on the Emerald Night so well, from the main engine to the passenger car, it all looked as if it was a set.
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Posted 07 July 2009 - 06:09 PM
I was wondering about that too. The monorail motor isn't that powerful in my experience and can't handle much more than the standard two-car setup while going up ramps.
This is extremely cool in any case.
Posted 07 July 2009 - 06:30 PM
The whole display you guys have build looks just terrific, i wish i could have seen it IRL.
Looking forward to some more pics!
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Posted 07 July 2009 - 06:31 PM
I especially love the Metroliner. Could I see some more of that? I really want to
Great work, and I'm in complete love with that Metroliner!
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Posted 07 July 2009 - 06:51 PM
I love the Metroliner as well... and I wish I was there.
Between that I have two different types of pins and a technic connector or liftarm.
Here´s some pictures to compare it with the original:
On the opposite side of the engine it says TRAIN.
I thought we would run it on an up&down track so I didn´t mount any buffers in the front. The Emerald is 4 studs wide except for the motor cover which I had to make 5 studs wide. The Metroliner is 6 studs wide all the way through.
OK, so it's not Brothers-Brick, but I think it's pretty cool.
Posted 07 July 2009 - 08:29 PM
I love the Metroliner as well... and I wish I was there.
Posted 07 July 2009 - 11:33 PM
Incidentally, we had a steam monorail here in Ireland at one stage. In Kerry you'll probably not be surprised to hear. The Listowel and Ballybunion Railway was a Lartigue Monorail.
Posted 08 July 2009 - 12:31 AM
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Posted 08 July 2009 - 09:45 AM
The emerald of monorails so to say.
Since you told me in Günzburg about this I desperately waited to see those photos.
Thank you so much for showing them.
Now I´ll get to build... you know what I was talking about at our event, so shhhhh - don´t tell anyone.
The only problem (as always) is time.
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Posted 11 July 2009 - 09:34 AM
It is such a great idea to modify something and make it into something that has never before been done.
This layout is looks similar to the main street in my Lego City. Except for the execution of the elevated train has surpassed the level that mine currently rests. I am tempted to source some monorail tracks, even though I am afraid there will be none available anywhere!! haha.
Very nice work here! I must now watch the video once again!!
Posted 12 July 2009 - 11:47 AM
Yeah, it was so worth waiting to get back so I could say that. Nice job CopMike on an absurdly interesting monorail train, I'm sure everyone must have loved it at BrickWorld. I really like how you managed to incorporate the same design and shape of the original loco into the very limited space of the monorail cars, that must have taken some effort! I can't belive you managed to get so many carriages on their as well, that motor must have been a pretty good one. From the video it looks like it could put on some good speed. The caboose was certainly a nice touch too.
The Metroliner also looks fantastic, I have always loved that train. Very sleek design, especially the roof, and the coloured strips match up really nicely too.
All in all, a brilliant effort I must say.
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Posted 09 December 2009 - 03:07 PM
Click for more detail shots and a Youtube video. Does yours also have space for microfigs inside?
I wonder how you solved the battery box problem - the thing is 4 wide (or are there smaller ones which you used?) but I don't really see where you hid it. Mine is behind those faux wheels, which does make the engine a bit wide.
Posted 10 December 2009 - 02:41 AM
Very cool and excellent work!
I love Monorails, this one is kind of strange to me , but who cares, it still is very cool!
Also nice job eti! Your EN Monorail is also very nice too!
Edited by Macoco, 10 December 2009 - 02:44 AM.
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