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  1. Beck

    [MOC/WIP] EH800 JRF

    Thank you! It's really sturdy and works very well. Although, the side decorations sometimes fall off if the bogie is handled roughly, but overall I can recommend this design.
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    [MOC/WIP] EH800 JRF

    @Amoreternum @zephyr1934 Here's a render of the bogie construction:
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    [MOC] REAL BRICKS - PRR class E44

    Here's what I came up with: The final design set apart from the others. I tried to stay as close to your original design as possible.
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    [MOC/WIP] EH800 JRF

    Thanks! Are you referring to "the National Railway" as an organization or as the JNR 489 series train? Glad you like it!
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    [MOC] REAL BRICKS - PRR class E44

    Very very nice train! The decals are fantastic! Out of curiosity where do you obtain bricks living in China? I agree that the trucks are slightly too short. After referencing a scale drawing each axle is 0.5 stud too close together. The distances from the central axle should be 4.5 and 5.5 studs respectively. This is very typical with lego trains. Sometimes it takes me ten iterations to perfect a bogie design. If you could take more pictures of the bogie itself, I'd be glad to design one in LDD for you.
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    [MOC/WIP] EH800 JRF

    Thanks! 70x8 studs is hardly small. I'm also working on an EF64 1000 which will likely be finished sometime in September.
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    [MOC/WIP] EH800 JRF

    Thanks for the info! Its a technic brick 1x2 with two axle holes. I'll make a better render of just the bogie soon. It was very difficult, but it runs flawlessly. I forgot to add that I included three plate 1x2 rounded to secure the 3L bars. Believe it or not, the connection is really strong. It's nice to see another Japanese Railway enthusiast outside of Japan. Thanks!
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    [MOC/WIP] EH800 JRF

    I'm not familiar with that process, could you explain?
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    [MOC/WIP] EH800 JRF

    Absolutely! Anything below 1000mm, such as, Swedish 3ft (891mm) should be 4 stud track. I totally forgot to ask; any ideas on how to paint the wheels? Spray paint vs model paints?
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    [MOC/WIP] EH800 JRF

    Thanks very much! Are you referring to steve5010? The tiles connected with a single 1x1 tile with clip look quite weak. I'm not sure if they were built to look good or to run real train on them. Thanks very much! I have another Japanese train that I'm working on now that also runs on 5 wide track. If I ever get serious about creating more of a layout, I'll probably design my own track and 3d print it. The design is not quite final yet, so stay tuned.
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    [MOC/WIP] EH800 JRF

    Thank you! According to wikipedia the length of the entire train is 25000mm. That scales to 69.4 studs in 1:45. Each Locomotive is 34 studs long with a two stud gap between them. Pictures can be deceiving. I should also mention that the locomotive (#901) pictured in the original post is the preproduction prototype.
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    [MOC/WIP] EH800 JRF

    Hello everyone! Let’s start with some information about the real train. The EH800 was introduced into service in 2014 just before the Hokkaido Shinkansen service commenced in 2016. The line utilizes the Seikan Tunnel, which connects the island of Hokkaido to the mainland (Honshu). For the Shinkansen trains to be able to operate through the tunnel, the electrification was changed from 20kV to 25kV. Therefore, a new freight locomotive was needed to replace the EH500 that could operate at the two voltages. Now here’s the really interesting part; JR has been testing the feasibility of the loading the narrow gauge container cars on to larger standard gauge covered cars allowing for higher speeds through the tunnel. About the design: All bogies are powered by M motors with the option of upgrading three to L motors if more torque is required since the L motor and M motor have nearly identical rpms at 9V (272 vs 275). The fourth M motor cannot be upgraded to an L motor because it is mounted vertically to allow for the battery box (buwizz). The bogies were also designed to run on 3 wide track to better replicate the 3ft 6in (1067mm) gauge. Here's quite a useful technique I discovered for coupler mountings. Alternatively, I could have mounted the coupler and lower frame assembly directly to the bogie; however, I just don’t like how that assembly would look when the bogie is turned. The coupler can be attached to the brown plate with hole, which is connected to the 2x2 bracket inverted in green. The two blue 3L bars are connected to the headlight bricks in black and to a 1x2 plate rounded (#35480) that is hidden from view. I used my old ME models R104 rails in conjunction with the newer Bricktracks R104s to create dual gauge track. What's left: - paint the 3D printed wheels light gray -continue the stripe around the front of the cab Here are some reference images/videos:
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    BuWizz and trains

    Having used Buwizz extensively on many trains, I feel I have accumulated enough experience to answer these questions. When the connection is lost, all motors will come to a stop and you have to reconnect to the buwizz to continue. The connection process takes about 5 seconds. If you put your phone to sleep or open another app, the connection will remain and will only fail if you cut the power to your phone. Sometimes I am able to run my train for ~1.5hr straight without any connectivity problems and other times, bluetooth fails within 10mins. Overall I totally recommend it due to it's size, power output, charge capacity, and rechargeability.
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    [MOC] Mini Crocodile Locomotive

    I checked and they're in LDD extended v4.3.11 (if you search "mini roller skate").
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    Effe's MOC Corner

    Great work @efferman! Having previously tried to build a self erecting tower crane, I can understand how difficult this project must have been. Pretty sure that's a liebherr mk140/110/100. The company appears to be mediaco from France.