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A compact train door mechanism solution for 7-8 wide trains, it is still a work in progress.

Wondering what is the most convenient way to activate it, share your thoughts! 

 

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Very nice indeed.  And not too much (literal) overhead to contend with, so has some actual practical uses in reasonably-scaled builds!  :classic:

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Thanks everyone!

About the activation mechanism, it is really a dilemma for me because using motors will require solid connection between wagons, same with pneumatics, so Im thinking the best way would be via a knob or a lever on top of the wagon.

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5 hours ago, Nashnet said:

How to huddle it up by motor?

Your another video is already a perfect solution

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i5P8pfBZeiw

 

Have a motor in your locomotive and make a drivetrain through every wagon with u-joints, there is a youtube video of something similar.

About the second one, I got very disappointed with 8 studs wide trains, even though it seems a perfect fit for the rail width but each wagon is very big and long, rendering the curved tracks useless 

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On 3/23/2020 at 9:02 PM, Stoffer70 said:

Esben Kolind has made 2 differrent clever dor solutions. 

 

https://youtu.be/z5uKFGeTtNg

https://youtu.be/ocMY8vsZux8

https://youtu.be/2s4yFDAOhHA

 

Actually seeing these mechanisms a few years ago made me try come up with a better solution because this mechanism has both a high floor, wide doors and the cheese slope gap, the idea is to come up with something as compact as possible. 

Im not a train builder so I don't know if you guys pay attention to such details.. 

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