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#1 TheBrickster


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Posted 24 August 2009 - 03:38 PM

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As I was looking through a number of Lego train instruction scans, trying to create my own 12V train MOCs, I noticed a number of different undercarriage designs.  It got me thinking, sharing some of these might make good building tips for aspiring train builders.

For lack of a better name, the undercarriage is that section between the two wheel sections of a train.  For those of you who have a better name for this, please share.

I picked a useful design from three different train eras (12V, 9V, and RC) and have pictured below.

The first image shows a nice basic, yet elaborate design used for the boxcar in 12V set 7735 Cargo Train; and a more simpler, yet sturdy design used in 9V Classic Train 3225:

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The third illustration shows a simple, yet effective use of side tiles used for many of the wagons in 7898 RC Cargo Train.  I like this design which is clean and affords the opportunity to add decals.

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These are three simple, yet useful designs when creating your own rolling stock undercarriages.

If you have one you'd like to share, or find yourself using often, please share here.

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