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  1. Yes, I did. I was so excited and fully forget the rule on Ideas: only Lego parts can be used. Most sites/places the Big Ben Wheels are accepted, but on Ideas it isn't. After I realized it , contacted with the support, and asked to remove the project. I am so sad especially because she received 500 suppots in five days, so she would have made it to 10000. Very sorry...
  2. She is on ideas now. Please support if You like ! :)
  3. Thank You! Train projects don't receive many votes on ideas, but maybe it's worth to try. Should I try it? Opinions?
  4. Thanks for the appreciative words, I'm very happy about! I'll try to raise the cab's roof with 1 or 2 plates. Sadly not possible to make the tender lower because of the the AA battery box (it's really big).
  5. Hello I like to share the result of Spark Industries' new side project. The company produces modern locos and cars, but wants to salute the old times. So designed a steam engine with enthusiasm and love. She is a 4-6-4 Hudson type loco: There wasn't a particular real loco for modelling, but the main shape based on Canadian Pacific 2816 and Union Pacific 844. She looks best on bigger turning radius, but deals with the standart lego curve and switch. The built width is 7..8 studs. The loco is 54 long, and with the tender it's 83. The Big Ben Bricks' XL wheels fitted mostly for the desired scale. Some curiosity: The steam valve is a built in little pneumatic cylinder. PF cable used for pipeline imitation: The handrails on the boiler's two side made of the very old technic flex system's inner cable. Electric side: 2 PF train motor 1 PF L motor 1 PF IR receiver (v2) 1 PF battery box 1 PF extension cable (50cm) 1 PF polarity switch The tender contains all the PF elements, except the L motor and the extension cable. Two train motors are attached to one output of the IR receiver (of course, one of them with the polarity switch). The L motor is in the loco, connected to the other IR receiver out. That way, it's possibble to start the loco with full voltage, the big wheels slipping, and then turn on the main drivers in the tender. Some more pics: Hope You like it!
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  7. Thanks for the kind words, I am so happy, as all my concepts came back as comment. @LEGO Train 12 Volts yes I tried, but the rotation transfered to the other side of the cane (and the winch) by technic axles, and the longest is 32 stud. Using more axles results in a bigger center (winch) section, but I wanted to remain in city scale, so rejected this. Other option was to skip the lifting potential from the road or the green cargo area, but I wanted all two :) @Vilhelm22Sorry, it's built brick by brick, so no LDD was made. Technical details: There are 3 m motors, conected to 2 pf ir receiver (one receiver out isn't used). Each motor drive one function directly. Motor A: Moving the superstructure. After a clutch, there is a worm gear-24 tooth downgearing. It's provides enough torque to move the heavy structure, with proper slow speed. The real driver is a 8 tooth little gear conected to the long rack. The problem was the size. Driving the thing's one side was not sufficient, the driven side 'overtaken' the other, and the crane was falling... So, it was necessary to bring the driving to the other side, with one of the long axles. The two sides must be synchronous, for that the better solution was to bring the rotation with high rpm, and downgearing it on the other side too. Motor B: Moving the center section. The clutch gear drives two 24 tooth gears (1:1), so the rotation's direction and speed is the same. The two lower axles with many-many worm gears moves the center section with the help of two little racks. Motor C: After a 12:24(clutch) downgearing rotates the 4th long axle. In the center section there is an other downgearing to slower the winch's speed. It's a 8:24. Essential to use here the red 8 tooth gear, because of the sliding ability.
  8. Hi! When I saw the 60052 set first time, I knew that must build a bigger, motorized version. Hopefully it will be part of a bigger cargo area in my (planned) layout. Operates with IR remotes and 3 m motors. All motors are protected by clutch gears. Easy battery access: Loading small cargo: ...and handling heavy: Pallet area: And a little office: Working hard: And some detalis: Made a little video to see it in work:
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    SPARK Industries

    I enjoy much better to create fictional models (lego - infinite imaginations may comes real) than modelling real ones, and I really glad You like it. I found one more image to share, which shows almost all model created in the first year of my train journey: Hope the next year will be as good as the first was :)
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    SPARK Industries

    Hello! Firstly, thanks for the kind words, I didn't want to thumb up the topic with this. After months of work, we finished the new Spark Industries engine.That was the most time and money consuming project so far. Named: Moonlight DEN36 A robust diesel engine to pull heavy cargo trains. She rolls on 6 axles: 2 free and 4 driven. Working headlights, and ventilating on the top. Basic build info: - 7 wide, and 50 long - about 1300 pieces, 1190g (with batteries) - rigid chassis, built with technic parts - one motor for driving, in the middle of the loco - detailed cabin - two 3 axle bogies (2-2 driven) Electric side: - 1 battery box (AAA) (located at the tail) - 1 V2 PF infra receiver - 1 RC Buggy motor for driving (using the faster 'output') - downgeared (20/12) - infra 'A' port - 1 PF m motor for driving the two vents (on the top of the engine) - operated with the 'B' out of the infra - 2 PF led - headlight - works together with the m motor - 1 PF extension cable (20cm) Some pictures: ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hope You like it !
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    SPARK Industries

    New double hopper car from Spark Industries. Named Moonlight CAH-36. Contains about 900 parts. With working function: ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- You can open and close the cargo doors with this technic gear-wheel : And the first tests: Hope you like it!
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    SPARK Industries

    Hi New refrigator car from Spark Industries. Maersk line addition :)
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    SPARK Industries

    Hi, dear lego train fans! We are working hard at Spark Industries, so I want to show the new engine's (almost finished) plans: Powered by 1 rc buggy motor. Working head and tail light. The real built is in 'chassis only' stage, but ready for the first test runs. Wish her good luck ! :)
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    SPARK Industries

    After the holiday, the Starlight PA48 passenger car's prototype is finished at Spark Industries. Some basic info: - 6 studs wide and 86 long - 3 segment - 4 bogie: 2 articulated and 2 standart - it can roll on all real lego tracks - 2 openable door (middle segment) - 6 passengers - 1250 parts In action with Starlight ENE24 (hunltc layout): Hope You like! You can support it on ideas :)
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    SPARK Industries

    Still missing some parts (difficult to buy in Hungary) from the passenger car, so I built a tanker car till the finishing. So: Spark Industries presents: Moonlight CAF24 heavy tanker. The goal was to build a relative simple, big tanker, with classic Lego lines. Achieved? Let's see: ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Info: - 320 parts - 6w, 28 long - two different color scheme planned - uploaded to 'ideas' like the othetr products