Posted 16 March 2010 - 07:45 PM
I think you probably saw the old design that required physically pushing downwards on by hand to get it to opperate (it was really only for exhibitions).
I've only just posted this new design / article on Flickr, this one allows full operation by carriage weight alone ;)
Posted 16 March 2010 - 10:25 PM
Question......it high speed doesn't those tube pieces being used like leaf springs don't pop out the 1x1 clip tiles ?
As in the photo on flickr they appear just to be being hold in.
In any case, very cool idea and looks genuine too !
Keep on bricking !
Posted 17 March 2010 - 05:59 PM
finaly people are making lego trains more realistic and functional. I will definatly be using this in my mk1's (8-wide )
I am very happy to see you've joined eurobricks and i hope you will share more of your models with us.
Brickshelf - here
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Posted 17 March 2010 - 07:15 PM
"What if the democracy we thought we were serving no longer exists, and the Republic has become the very evil we have been fighting to destroy?"
"And you don't want to be here in the future...so you say the present is just a pleasant...interruption to the past."
Posted 17 March 2010 - 08:15 PM
Davey, in answer to your question these 2 links may help explain a little more:
I've never encountered a problem or felt the need for suspension in LEGO trains. It was only after being particularily impressed by Pete Watermans models having working suspension that I thought it would be a nice feature to be able to show the public at exhibitions on one carriage by pushing down on it manually. After posting images of my first design, the usefullness that this could provide for exhibition running where track is often very bumpy due to odd level tables started to become apparant from various comments. These led me to further look into making this self working from carriage weight alone.
What I have pictured are the basics, I feel there is a lot of scope all around them to suit personal requirements.
Whilst I had no plans to, I will be making a 4 carriage rake using these, but I'm more interested in building it into an engine and tender now I've seen the potential;)
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