My latest train is a High Speed Train based on the RC base and packed with Power Functions functionality. The train includes working front and back lights, interior lights, a rotating fan on the roof, automatic doors and a (new?) close coupling technique. See below for detailed pictures and description + YouTube videos of the functions. More pictures can be found in the Brickshelf folder (after moderation)
The front is SNOT in all possible directions. It's built around the window piece which I thought would make a great front at the right angle and with the right curves. The picture shows the inside of the front cabin. I used a similar technique on my latest Intercity train.
The door is custom built by Technic pieces and is opening using a rubber band:
The inside of the center car contains:
- 1 Medium PF motor
- 1 Micro motor
- 1 RC Battery box
- 1 PF Rechargeable battery
- 4 PF light wires (8 lights)
- 1 PF to 9V cable
- Gears and axles for the door functionality
The front cars have interior light as well as working head lights:
As shown on the picture below, the boogies closest to the center car are not attached to the car but can move freely. This allows for a close coupling where the cars are always aligned. Hard to explain, see the picture. I have simply put the rubber band on the roof, think of it as wires of some sort.
The train was displayed at Danish LUG Byggepladens annual Klodsfest recently. The kids were allowed to run the train with the remote controllers and it was great fun to watch their faces when the doors opened
Finally, two videos showing the functionality:
I am looking forward to your comments.
Edited by TheBrickster, 27 April 2010 - 01:54 PM.