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  1. How much more...? ouch
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    Powered Up - A tear down...

    @Mr Hobbles Do the new L & xL motors operate with continuous drive or bang-bang when connected to the PuP hub? This is critical information for future custom trains...!
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    Side rod/ valve gear advice.

    Wrong motors, and I don’t think 88008 is an equivalent choice per se. 45303 acts natively more like a servo motor. I’m talking about the new L & xL motors that come in sets 42099 and 42100.
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    Side rod/ valve gear advice.

    Those exist, but are not individually for sale yet. They’ll probably be absurdly priced when they do become available though.
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    Train 60198

    Bricklink...? Maybe EBay...?
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    Side rod/ valve gear advice.

    @Modeltrainman I agree with @dr_spock . If the light on the box flashes orange, that means the battteries are too low for operation. If the light is flashing white, that means that it is either out of range, trying to pair, or receiving interference. Hope this helps!
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    Side rod/ valve gear advice.

    @Modeltrainman Yes, that sounds about right. Just make sure that the piston housing swings clear of your leading wheels, and you should be good to go! Oh, and feel free to post some pics of your progress so that others might chime in with some of their tips & tricks!
  8. On the bright side, the supplier wanted to ensure that each piece arrived safely...! Although I’m sure there was a slight uptick in S&H...
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    Side rod/ valve gear advice.

    @Modeltrainman if anything, the piston housing for the siderods should be attached to whatever part of the frame that your driving wheels are...
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    2019 LEGO Trains - 70424

    @dr_spock True, but that doesn’t necessarily mean TLG will charge less per piece though...
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    Custom Train Wheels Combined Topic

    Has anyone seen the new offerings over at Big Ben Bricks...? Some new colors and new parts are available!!!! Have a look over at big ben bricks
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    2019 LEGO Trains - 70424

    Finally!! Up close pictures of the new wheels & wheel holsters... My Pros: - Individual wheel/axle combo makes for easy replacement if damaged or missing -Independent wheels *should* allow for better cornering on tight r40 curves -Assuming axles are bar sized, wheels have potential usage in different styles of bogies, as well as outside of trains altogether -Wheel holsters now have a 2x3 plates’ worth of anti-studs on the underside -Potential for new color options, if utilized outside of train sets My Cons: -Plastic on plastic will lead to higher friction and more chaff produced, so longer & heavier cars will have a tough time -Older versions of wheels & holsters will increase in price & scarcity -If axles are not bar sized...! -Weird stopper/ collar bit on the backside of the axles which seems unnecessary -Potentially easier for wheels to arrive/become damaged -If recolors & external usage don’t occur with +/- a year But those are just my thoughts...
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    TRAIN TECH Help, General Questions & Talk to the Staff

    Maybe a banner with more modern train sets...?
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    Curved Train Switches

    Why don’t we name names? I’m of the notion that we should create an... offender registry...! Of sorts. This way, we can give the multitude of newcommers a crucial nudge in the right direction... away from such pesky clone brands.