This is my first post on Eurobricks and I particularly wanted to start off with a post in the Train Tech forum.
I'd just like to say how great it was to find this place and to express my awe at some of the fantastic creations I've seen, especially in Trains and Town. I won't list them now but there really are some supreme Lego talents on show here.
I've wanted a Lego train since I could put two bricks together and that dream was finally realised last year when I snapped up a few of the remaining RC sets heavily discounted. Since then I've expanded as the PF Trains were released. I think I picked a pretty good time to get into it with all the great sets we've seen recently.
Here's a quick shot of my current passenger fleet and then on to the MOD.
Set 8404 Public Transportation was a great surprise as I hadn't heard about it until I saw it on the shelf at TRU. I just had to have one right away.
As soon as the build was underway I knew I wanted another set so I could do a PF MOD. After one semi-protracted argument with myself about spending too much on Lego, I was back to get a second set that night.
The result is one of my favourite additions to the railway.
The key to making it all fit together was putting the battery box in upside down. The receiver is at an angle to best pick up the signal.
I also found that the little undersized wheels needed to be lubricated in order for the tram to run properly. I know WD40 isn't great for Lego but it was done very judiciously and the noise alone tells me it's doing less damage than running without anyway. Luckily I've got a few spares from level crossing sets if they do wear out.
Anyway, that's my take on motorising the 8404 Tram. I hope you like it.
Click the images for larger versions.
Edited by AussieJimbo, 16 December 2010 - 01:33 PM.