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#1 Bricktrix

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 06:33 PM

Finally got the chance to take a few vids today of these things running, so you can see the rod / valve motions in action.
Appologies for the poor quality, (old phone memory low) but they are good enough to get the general idea of how the actions work.

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#2 Frank STENGEL

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 06:48 PM

View PostBricktrix, on 07 April 2012 - 06:33 PM, said:

Finally got the chance to take a few vids today of these things running, so you can see the rod / valve motions in action.
Appologies for the poor quality, (old phone memory low) but they are good enough to get the general idea of how the actions work.

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#3 JamesP

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 04:43 AM

On the front Mickey Mouse, is the cylinder supposed to rock when it goes down the line?

Outstanding valve gear for Lego.

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 06:47 AM

This work is TOTALLY COOL!  :wub:
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#5 Bricktrix

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 03:20 PM

Thank you guys  :classic:
James, on the real one no its not, on my model yes it is  :laugh:
The piston box movement allows for free-er running with the way I have the rods set up on that one. Its not actually correct, but I like the extra movement it gives whilst in motion (I think it makes it more interesting to watch)

#6 JamesP

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 05:06 PM

View PostBricktrix, on 08 April 2012 - 03:20 PM, said:

Thank you guys  :classic:
James, on the real one no its not, on my model yes it is  :laugh:
The piston box movement allows for free-er running with the way I have the rods set up on that one. Its not actually correct, but I like the extra movement it gives whilst in motion (I think it makes it more interesting to watch)
Oh, I know how the real ones work:

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(3.5" gauge Caribou to Martin Evan's design, at Vancouver Island Model Engineers, Daniel & James Powell in the photo, taken by Mr Jones (one of our friendly welshmen).  Engine built in Ontario, finished by David Powell, worn out by me)

I wasn't sure if it was a legoism to make it work freely, I understand the level of trickery required at times to make it work in Lego Technic.

James

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#7 santob

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 04:09 AM

View PostBricktrix, on 07 April 2012 - 06:33 PM, said:

Finally got the chance to take a few vids today of these things running, so you can see the rod / valve motions in action.
Appologies for the poor quality, (old phone memory low) but they are good enough to get the general idea of how the actions work.


Wow, Sensational! I had to look a few times to believe it was Lego.



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