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Electrified third rail add on for Lego trains?

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Has anyone ever attempted to make an electrified third rail add on for the existing train system? Something that would stud down onto the center of the track, and then a special bogie would pick up the current and deliver it to the motor?

 

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Would that be similar to the 12V system of power rails down the center of the track?

 

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1 hour ago, dr_spock said:

Would that be similar to the 12V system of power rails down the center of the track?

 

That's exactly what I had in mind.

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you could just buy some center rails and add them to the powerfunctions/9v rails the curve radius is the same

Hope i helped

XGBC

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@LegoMonorailFan I could see that working if you modified the track and fitted modified 0 gauge fishplates to the sleepers and threaded rail through them. Someone did something similar to make their own custom radius track.

Doing overhead centenary would probably be a lot easier though (less parts to modify).

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That's possible, but not simple.

The contacs must be higher then the rails, but the contacts not be higher than the rails.

That' a bit difficult in case of switches, where the rails cross the track.

 

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