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[WIP] Lego monorails. [Custom Rail Systems (CRS)]

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10 hours ago, Digger of Bricks said:

Just saw this posted by @Hanso over in the Mindstorms subforum and wondered if any readers of this topic were aware of it yet:

 

Very cool!

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On 12/24/2018 at 3:36 AM, Digger of Bricks said:

Just saw this posted by @Hanso over in the Mindstorms subforum and wondered if any readers of this topic were aware of it yet:

 

Thanks for mentioning me in this thread.

The train I'm working on is going to look like this (render of an LDD file by Stud.io 2.0):

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It's not finished yet, but it gives a good impression of what I'm thinking of.

Regards, Hans

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Hi, 

I manage de WeDo 2.0 community page on facebook and just found that video of some kids playing with WeDo 2.0. They did a monorail! WOW

Impressive what you can build when you put your mind to it. 

 

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Looking good and runnig smoothly. Perfect!

Thanks for the Video. :thumbup:
Now if only there was a way to change the gears 'on the run'. :wink: :laugh: 

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Just now, Holodoc said:

Looking good and runnig smoothly. Perfect!

Thanks for the Video. :thumbup:
Now if only there was a way to change the gears 'on the run'. :wink: :laugh: 

Ooh that would be so cool!

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7 hours ago, Masao Hidaka said:

I reconsider about the Lego Monorail's power transmission with Technic parts.
Please check this video.

My problem has always been how choppy and shaky the monorails have run, but that looks like it runs really smoothly - great improvements to your original!

@LegoMonorailFan's solution was smooth, but limited.  I still have a solution in mind, I just don't have time these days to work on it.

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I ve read your tread andnow want to build my own monorail. i however want to create a 4 stud wide version using the rails from masao hidaka. the solution for powering it will be interesting.

XGBC

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Work in progress of the Lego Mindstorms EV3 monorail. Next update will be about the switch I'm working on and/or a downhill slope.

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I have added an up and downhill slope to my simple oval monorail layout. The train is now finished building. That is, apart from a sensor that still needs to be added. The sensor is needed to determine the location of the train, e.g. when it needs to stop for a switch or at the station.

Small video of the train running smoothly up and downhill:

Enjoy, Hans

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For our 2019 layout, we are planning to keep the 'normal' train for delivering the candies to the visitors. The monorail will be used to return the empty containers from the delivery station to the warehouse.

And you noticed correct, that the current version of the monorail is not able to carry containers. Wagons will be added to the monorail train, this also needs to be done. Hope that clarifies.

And thanks for the compliment.

Regards, Hans

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yes that made things very clear and thanks for the reply.

XGBC

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In the last months i've done some cargo cars and a shunter for my monorail. I post some of the phots i've mad here in eurobricks but you can find more photos on flickr.

Meanwhile Snottingen Monorail also has get a offical logo:

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this looks really cool but how about covering the weels of the last wagons up also.

XGBC

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So cool! I love the logo as well!

I'm not sure if I've already posted this, and maybe a lot of you have already seen this, but  @Masao Hidaka posted this awhile ago, and I just thought it was so cool!

 

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i ve already seen this and i also think it is cool but i would prefer a more sturdy solution like 3d printing the adaptor.

XGBC

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I have added a color sensor to the Lego Mindstorms EV3 Monorail train. It is now able to determine its position on the track, e.g. it can stop automatically for a switch or at the station. In the test setup, the train runs at speed 50. At the yellow marker, it slows gradually down to speed 25 and stops at the red marker. After 3 seconds, the train accelerates gradually to speed 50.

 

Enjoy watching the video.

Regards, Hans

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On 2/2/2019 at 6:48 AM, Masao Hidaka said:

I reconsider about the Lego Monorail's power transmission with Technic parts.
This is 2nd idea.
Please check this video.

https://youtu.be/VKROFctGpaY
 

That looks great - seems to run quite smoothly compared to first generation.

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