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Putting Power Functions into Lego Trains


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#1 towerwarlock

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Posted 10 March 2010 - 12:51 PM

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Alright, having finally found this site and done some looking, I have some questions.  

1)   Just how do you go about using the power function motors M and XL in the trains?

2)   What gears are needed?

3)   How do you put in the IR receiver for power functions not the mindstorm one?  What part is the actual receiver on the IR receiver unit?

4)   Any other good tips?

I have looked but not found any clear answers to these questions.  None of the websites I have seen give me any clear pictures or diagrams.

#2 ZeeK

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Posted 10 March 2010 - 01:20 PM

As far as I  know, it's possible to use ordinary RC train motor:

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to drive the train, using PF-9V connector.

#3 Anders Nolberger

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Posted 10 March 2010 - 01:57 PM

I have not used the PF motors so others have to answer your questions about that but I have used the 9V train motor and this is what you need to use it:

Battery 8878 + 8887 or 8881
IR receiver 8884
Extension Wire 8871
Motor 8866

#4 towerwarlock

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Posted 10 March 2010 - 02:07 PM

OK that helps.  Do these come with instructions on how to use them?  And for the IR receiver what part or section does the receiving of the signal?

#5 Ricecracker

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Posted 10 March 2010 - 02:12 PM

View Posttowerwarlock, on Mar 10 2010, 09:07 AM, said:

OK that helps.  Do these come with instructions on how to use them?  And for the IR receiver what part or section does the receiving of the signal?
The semi-transparent dark blue part sticking out the top.

#6 Anders Nolberger

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Posted 10 March 2010 - 06:07 PM

If you use the parts I described I think it is very simple to do it right. Just connect them in the order I listed them.

And of course you need a remote control also 8879



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