last week I had some time to tweak my engine design.
I added an engine under the tender and updated the gearing in the boiler such that the big wheels and the small wheels cover the same distance per hour.
The result is smoother operation and increased speed:
The additional PF train motor which works in tandem with the two M-motors in the boiler located under the tender:
for the past month I have been building on and off on this MOC.
After being inspired by all the great Lego train builders such as SavatheAggie and Ben Beneke, I wanted to try my hand at building a train as well. This type train is also owned by the dutch steam association SSN and is a BR01-1075 and can be seen running around trainstations in the Netherlands and Germany. Thorsten Benter helped me in attaching rubber rings to the XL-BBB wheels for extra grip. The train is driven by two M-motors in the boiler and the battery pack is inside the tender. The scale is 1:45.
The slopes of the boiler containing the two M motors are stacked on a 4x4 stud core, making for a leaner boiler. The full resolution pics of the slide show can be found in my Flickr account: Link to flickr set
Mocpages:Link to Mocpages set
Brickshelf: Link to Brickshelf set
Compared to the real deal:
The movie was shot by my girlfriend her grandmother who was over to celebrate new years day with the family at our house.
My girlfriend her grandmother is a huge fan of my Lego creations and she also happens to be very tech savvy.
She shot it with her standard camera.
She mailed me the video a few days ago. Not via email but via an actual CD in the mail!
Along with other family movies and photos she shot that day.