ICE 3 in motion
Posted 16 August 2009 - 07:51 PM
No wonder about the sound then.
Thanks for sharing.
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Posted 17 August 2009 - 08:13 AM
And why does it only runs on smooth curves made with straight track ? Or don't you own any curved track
The train with it's 8 units is ca. 3.5 metres (~11.5 feet) long. Due to the snot builing of the roof the units are really heavy. I was surprised that "only" 4 motors are enough to let it run like you see it on the video.
My ICE 3 could ride on standard straight and curved track and also goes through switches. I use the concept of "smooth curves using just straight track elements" for a much more realistic layout for long LEGO trains. 23 straight elements makes a quarter circle.
And yes, I own some curved tracks as well :-]
Posted 17 August 2009 - 10:08 AM
Posted 19 August 2009 - 06:38 PM
No, the youtube videos do not show my ICE. But I was heavyly inspired by this:
James Mathis created the 6 wide ICE virtually: http://www.brickshel...lery.cgi?f=4940
I myself created the smooth curves using straight track.
Both is used in perfect harmony in these videos ...
Posted 19 August 2009 - 09:40 PM
I have spread my dreams under your feet.
Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.
From: "He Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven" by W.B. Yeats
Posted 19 August 2009 - 10:38 PM
I also like tha fact that this is a ''purist'' model and some of the details like the small ridge in the roof and the interior are amazing.
Though the nose might not be my favourite because of all the gaps and the trans blue instead of trans black windscreen. I don't have a better idea either..
Great site you have too, i love all the background info you've placed on it.
I have just bookmarked it.
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Posted 21 August 2009 - 03:08 PM
If you add a 2nd 9volt regulator you don't get 18volts at the rail, you still only get 9volts but with more current.
One regulator will happily run two motors with low load. If you have a big train then you need more motors to distribute the load.
More motors means more regulators. I typically use two motors on my medium sized trains to reduce the load on the motor (longer life).
Oh and the speed train is fantastic with the big sweaping turns. TLC should make different radius curves (another topic perhaps)
Edited by pe668, 21 August 2009 - 03:13 PM.
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