Pirates Blog Editor
  • Content Count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

1 Follower

About Roadmonkeytj

  • Rank
    Enthusiastic News Monkey
  • Birthday 07/10/1985

Spam Prevention

  • What is favorite LEGO theme? (we need this info to prevent spam)
  • Which LEGO set did you recently purchase or build?
    Interactive Inglenook Switching Puzzle

Contact Methods

  • Website URL

Profile Information

  • Gender
  • Location
    Northeastern Indiana
  • Interests
    Legos of course


  • Country

Recent Profile Visitors

2273 profile views
  1. Roadmonkeytj

    Lego Train Suspension

    You could always (gasp) paint the pins with a black paint pen. I'm liking the idea of suspension but wonder what is the actual advantage. Regardless of it's advantage its cool.
  2. Roadmonkeytj

    The Naval Licensing and Prize Court

    Small sloop and amethyst were taken care of by you in pm already! As long the check cleared lol
  3. Roadmonkeytj

    Working Hopper

    Thanks! Lego did ... They had a gear mounted to the side in an ideas book with the old crown gear. I believe it's posted in this thread if I recall. My first edition posted earlier was based off this idea book with revised updated parts. I'm actually thinking of using it as a gbc ... At least the first car design. Not sure if the latest will hold balls but it will dump 1x1s just fine ... I'm working on a conveyor system to make it look as if mine Jenny's are dumping then going back and refilling for a layout.
  4. Roadmonkeytj

    (moc) The Century - WIP

    This is what I've found ... Front and rear trucks need at least 1 plate of travel up and down to allow the driver's to adhere to the rails. I found that even the slightest angle in the track (half plate even) would allow the drive wheels to lift off enough (still technically touching) to cause violent wheel slip and essentially stranding your engine while under load without a push.
  5. Roadmonkeytj

    Never Been So Humiliated Before!

    Loving the story thus far
  6. Roadmonkeytj

    [HELP] Controlling Train Layout

    I created a custom controller for my decoupling yard ... Is that how your doing it?
  7. Roadmonkeytj

    [HELP] Controlling Train Layout

    Will that work with the powered up or does it have to be 9v track
  8. Roadmonkeytj

    [HELP] Controlling Train Layout

    I have seen his work and grealy admire it ... However I've never done anything with Arduino. I'm hoping for a Lego solution if possible as well.
  9. So I figured I would post this here to get advice from you guys that do this all the time. I'm wanting to to animate part of a train layout. The plan is to have ore tippers come out from the mine and dump 1x1 rounds into a hopper outside. The hopper would have a false bottom that hauls the bricks back into the mine. The tippers are geared to tip and right on their own by running over a gear tile. But I'm unsure on the filling. I've done alot of reading and I'm honestly confused at what to use. I want to have the train stop and fill each tipper then the tipper shut off. Would EV3, mindstorms, rsx ... Honestly what's the easiest to work with. (I have no robotics equipment currently)
  10. Hope your right ... Currently it's atrocious to work in lol
  11. Roadmonkeytj

    (moc) The Century - WIP

    So you can still set up the custom control if you connect both hubs to the app.
  12. Roadmonkeytj

    (moc) The Century - WIP

    To give you this. I have a L motor in my EN. (Lego used the XL) I made a custom gear box with technic. It pulls a 20 car rake of coal hoppers loaded with 1x1 rounds no issues. If you gear it properly I have no doubt it will work fine. Perhaps two m motors on the same gear drive pointing opposite directions in the boiler ... I will try to get a reference photo ... I know it's been done with two l motors. Alternative I know several of the PENNLUG guys run two xl motors in the tender with each powering it's own truck ... Tender slides on over and captures the motor from turning
  13. Roadmonkeytj

    (moc) The Century - WIP

    Build it in LDD then convert it to to add the final parts (including BBB wheels; you have to load the mlcad files to the custom parts folder) I've found if you know what the parts called on BL it's searchable ... I still prefer LDD for ease of use ... The camera control alone plus the library
  14. Roadmonkeytj

    71044 Disney Train and Station

    FYI no phone needed for PU