MOC: PF Thomas the Tank Engine
Posted 30 January 2012 - 04:04 AM
My Thomas has working front and rear lights and uses a rechargeable battery box and medium motor. The PF components are crammed into the 10 wide ( 8 wide on the actual engine ) interior with no room to spare. The only modded part is the face from the duplo Thomas. I refused to use a non lego part so cutting off just the Thomas face was my only option. I'm personally happy with the result.
Thomas is turned on by simply pressing the boiler dome. Same manner as the 7939 train.
Stickers will come eventually, when I figure out the dimensions and how to make the darn things.
For those interested, I've included a video on the operation.
Enjoy! And remarks/ potential improvements are appreciated.
Posted 30 January 2012 - 09:42 AM
Always fun cramming in all that PF equipment. Nice use of the dome as a power switch.
(Looking at it again, if you build the dome assembly on a 2x4 plate instead of a 2x3, and attach a 1x2 plate underneath at the PF connector end, you might fix the slight slant I can see in the pics and still find there is sufficient give to activate the power button)
I'm sure it will be appreciated by the younger ones at the train shows. Now you'll have to build Annie and Clarabel at the same scale so he has some work to do.
Edited by AussieJimbo, 30 January 2012 - 09:52 AM.
Posted 30 January 2012 - 02:46 PM
It's true he does look a bit big, but I tried to make him smaller without certain functions and the proportions didn't match up as well as I liked with the face. So I stuck with the 8 wide locomotive and 2 wide grey deck. Annie and Clarabel will come soon along with James, Gordon, Percy and Toby.
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