sed6

Small layout on a door - six trains total

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6 hours ago, sed6 said:

@Roadmonkeytj Glad you like! Indeed my signature line has a link to my bricksafe page. But since sigs don't show up on a mobile device, here you go. https://bricksafe.com/pages/sed6

Thanks ... Yea im primarily on mobile lol rarely on a computer ... First time I logged in to the laptop on EB I was like what are these awesome build links for people I had been interacting with for months lol

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On 7/14/2018 at 1:39 AM, LegoDW said:

Like what you have done.  My only suggestion to you would be to start thinking about a multilevel layout...Think you could easily add a elevated loop or two to this layout.  

Fantastic idea! About the time you made this comment I started thinking about an elevated monorail. Below are the results of a couple months of thinking and planning.

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I did a lot of research in the Lego Monorails thread where I got ideas for how to make the track and power it. 

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Above, my design was influenced heavily by the Disney Monorails of the '70's and 80's. While their length is limited by the curve of the track I think I nailed the look of the windows and side skirts. 

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Above you can the very minimal 1.5 plate clearance between the cab and the rail. The battery sits that low as well to keep the CG down and increase stability. I'm going to extend the stripes onto the cab shortly with some stickers.

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Above is a shot from the other end. If you look closely you'll see my controller has grown to accommodate my layout growth also. First two, then four, now six trains in total on my layout. Look carefully and you'll find my 5th engine, a Tiny Green Switcher to help out in my yard. 

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Thanks for looking. Hope you like!

 

 

 

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I just came across this thread.  Love the huge track layout on such a small space.  I'm struggling with space and Lego trains and thinking of going back to N Gauge - but maybe not!

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@sed6 Really great update to the small layout!  How did you assemble the monorail track?   It's the curves I'm most interested in.   Can you enlighten us, please?

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1 hour ago, icemorons said:

@sed6 Really great update to the small layout!  How did you assemble the monorail track?   It's the curves I'm most interested in.   Can you enlighten us, please?

Thanks! The video below shows a similar design. I made mine taller and replaced the 1x1's and 2x2's with 1x2's.

 

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I'm craving a monorail, but too tied up with my Xmas train at the moment. (ME models tracks for R72 loop, on a wood base around the tree - it's complicated.).

Maybe next year a Christmas monorail....

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9 hours ago, Roadmonkeytj said:

@sed6

I love all the movement in such a small space of your last video!  Do you have plans for an elevated station for the monorail...  Any other scenery?

Thanks! Perhaps. Scenery is tough because there's so little room left and some of my stock has large overhangs. 

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11 minutes ago, sed6 said:

Thanks! Perhaps. Scenery is tough because there's so little room left and some of my stock has large overhangs. 

Perhaps just a series of facades to give the perception of depth? 

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On 11/19/2018 at 2:32 PM, Roadmonkeytj said:

Perhaps just a series of facades to give the perception of depth? 

I did try to add a few interesting things to look at. Some workers, bumpers on each siding, a hand cart and some signal lights. The end of line bumpers work pretty well and I'm quite happy with how they turned out. The signal lights I just ideas from others I saw online. While they look good, they get in the way and knocked over frequently so usually they just stay on a sliding. Speaking of sidings, they could be a good place for additional scenery...

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Had the family over for Thanksgiving today and the kids had lots of fun running and wrecking my trains! Head on collisions, side on collisions, knocking the monorail off the rail, you name it! They were flipping switches everytime I took my eyes off them.

Once everyone left I got them all put back together and lined up for a family picture. 

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