CaL

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  1. If you have come so far as to start cutting tracks and switches, why don’t you just take a look at 3-D printed track pieces??? For Europe I can recommend TrixBrix.eu, if you are from the US take a look at the offerings of 4DBrix.com.
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    [HELP] Buying RC Train Track

    3D printed tracks: TrxBrix.eu or 4Dbrix. Tracks from injection molds: brickTracks
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    4564 loco with PF and on the cheap

    Hi, go and buy a buwizz battery, which includes already a Bluetooth receiver. And it’s only 3 instead of 4 bricks high.
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    CP 2600 - Portugal

    What a beautiful engine!!!
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    ColletArrow's old MOC thread

    Fantastic builds! Only thing left to do: Buy yourself a Buwizz. It will be really a relief, not cramming the IR receiver anymore into a space limited tank engine ;)
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    [MOC] Narrow Gauge & 9V

    Hi, I remembered, that the German builder Reinhard “Ben” Beneke once made some power pickups. Maybe his solution does help? Here is the link to his Brickshelf-archive: http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?i=5465030 regards carsten
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    Adding a change in elevation to a layout

    Hi, I know it is not exactly, what you are looking for, but TrixBrix.eu offers sets to elevate your tracks. And Duncan from Dunksterbricks.com made a nice video about it which you find at his YouTube channel.
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    FS 207 - Badoni / Breuer type IV

    Hi, maybe a buwizz battery box would fit? It runs on Bluetooth and does not need an extra space consuming receiver. A similar option could be the PFx brick. Ciao CaL
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    MOC - Narrow gauge "squeezed" toy locomotive

    A very nice little machine! You may buy Lego compatible narrow gauge track from: 1) trixbrix.eu 2) 4Dbrix.com Ciao CaL
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    Bulk Train Track

    And also take a look at 4Dbrix from the USA. They also have a European shop on Bricklink. I was quite surprised by the quality TrixBrix achieved and already own two triple switches :) And as far as I understood Bricktracks.com does produce MOLDED curves in different diameters, which should have an even better look than 3D-printed ones...
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    Type E Coupler for LEGO Trains

    I was just wondering why not just simply revive the old magnets as 3d-printed parts?
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    Office Christmas Train

    Hi from Hamburg, Germany! From my experience, the 9V transformer has enough power to run 2 train motors on the same track. The problem is the weakness of the motors themselves, especially in comparison to the old 12 V motors... I would also isolate the track layout into two halves. It is easiest done, if you leave a 1 stud gap between 2 track sections. And don´t forget to reconnect the track sections mechanically with two plates 1x3 at the outer sides of the rails and two 2x3 plates in the section between the rails ;) regards CaL
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    Some help for lifted track design

    Dear Jim, I already ordered tracks from trixBrix and was quite surprised what is possible today with 3D-printing! Yesterday I recieved my second delivery from TrixBrix and it does include the incline package. I bought it after I saw the Video Review from Duncan on his YouTube channel DunksterBricks: Feel free to take a look at it! Regards CaL
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    [MOC] Amtrak P42DC

    Hi bummelsp4449, very nice job! Just a tip conecerning the issue with leaving a gap for the eye of the PF receiver: Why don´t you use a buwizz to power your loco? I just a week ago used it to re-power my 12V TEE-engine from set 7740. The issues of the infrared eye are gone using buwizz because it works with bluetooth. Similar concpest are Sbrick and the upcoming PFxbrick? Kind regards CaL
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    Help with fence for train line

    Hi, I would mount them on hinge plates, part number 2429 and 2430. Regards CaL