I've been scrolling through the topics about the Emerald Night and haven't found a discussion on this one yet.
In my train layout I prefer to have my platforms as close to the track as possible, as in real life.
And to have it at least two bricks high. Because having it lower it is just too low, in my opinion.
So far I've never run into problems doing so. And scrolling on brickshelf I saw most builders build their platforms that way
So here is my "problem" i've finally bought the Emerald Night and ran it along a platform.
But the width of the driving rods extend a bit beyond the 8 stud wide track. in effect the emerald is 9 studs wide at the wides part of the driving rods.
So the driving rod connecting the large rod to the horizontally moving part gets stuck on top of the platform.
a solution would be to move the platform half a stud away. but then the fit is really tight. in effect the rods will touch the platform, and there is no additional space.
So another solution is to move the platform 1 stud away. But then, the passengers need to "jump" almost 2 studs to reach the passenger couch.
Making the part with the passenger couches look a bit weird.
Were if the platform can be just against the rail it is only one stud, which is still a little bit too far to the couch but looks more or less okay.
Has anybody experienced a similar problem in running the Emerald Night along his layout?
Edited by TheBrickster, 12 July 2009 - 05:11 PM.