Paperinik77pk

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  1. Paperinik77pk

    [MOC] - Old trams in 1:32 scale

    Hi all, looking at my old Ldraw projects I found a very easy Tram design, made by Basic bricks (dated 2012). It was an idea for a Christmas "rail thing" to be run under the tree, and it was never developed. Luckily I could import it in Stud.io and work on it. I kept the Lego Basic shape, since it has the simplicity I need for outside operation in the garden. The original design was based on the Milan Tram - series 600 and 700, which had two axles. The 1500 series used two bogies and were much longer. I recalculated the scale in 1:32, keeping the width and adapting the lenght of chassis and body, It's realy really basic, and has a really generic tram shape, which allows different "styles". This one above has a roof top structure for advertising like old Milan green trams (the top part is white, since light green parts are really too expensive). One positive thing is that I can paint it as I like, add or remove details. This one above is colored some Genova-Casella trains ) And here's the "exploded" view. Power Functions, PuP, 9v old motors - it can be moved by any motor with proper gearing. Then, after some work on the small version, I wanted some more...and created the bogie version: Which is similar and shares the same simplicity of the smaller version. It only required a bit of redesign for the chassis : Bogies are the most strange part - they do not use turntables and they are monolithic. They turn thanks to the round bricks sliding inside the square hole in the chassis. It's a design I've thought some time ago for 1:22.5 scale trains, but I thought it could nicely fit here. The rear bogie (Red) is powered, but in case more power or traction is needed (e.g. a "mountain" tramway), both bogies can be motorized. The battery box is hosted in a small chassis that can slide inside the chassis and can be locked in place. The black bottom cover can be removed, the yellow supports can be folded inside and the battery will slide out of the chassis. (note: I modified the folding parts reducing them from 4 to 2 - I did not recreate the rendering since it took 20 minutes!!! ) Again, colors and details can be added or removed to slightly change the aspect of the tram : The idea is to run them in my garden, as a "forest" tramway, like I've seen in some Youtube videos There's possibility for some interior lights, and the front window is free for a micro camera. I hope you like it! Ciao! Davide
  2. Paperinik77pk

    LEGO 40th anniversary classic train

    I think you're absolutely right - It is for sure a shelf queen <good old days mode ON> ...and it'll remain like that, since there's no more the idea to recreate a train "family" with different locomotives, wagons, accessories and so on <good old days mode OFF>
  3. Paperinik77pk

    Is 8w or 9w closer to minifigure scale?

    I'd say 8-wide for the body (which means 9-wide including all details like rods, ladders...and so on). Train is larger than the track, wheels can be decently covered by fake suspensions, there's room inside for some mechanics and SNOT tricks!
  4. Paperinik77pk

    Bahnbetriebswerk NeuKirche.

    It's ...simply...GORGEOUS!!!
  5. Paperinik77pk

    LEGO 40th anniversary classic train

    The 7810 is a very simple and nice set from the 80's I like it a lot, it was my second locomotive back in the day). Not the most iconic one, but in my opinion one of the easiest to be proposed as an "anniversary model" today. I try to explain my thought: It is a single locomotive. A 7710 is surely more iconic, but it's a bigger set too. It's quite inexpensive to build with modern parts (apart the red 6x16 base). It has no double-colored doors and 99% of the parts are still available or can be easily replaced (like the 2x2 black windows). it was without motor, so it can be built easily with three axles. This is something that cannot be done with an unmodified PF/PuP motor - moreover it is black and not fitting the original "chassis color" of the 7810. It has no connecting rods (like the 7760, for example) There's one more thing...the possibility to motorize it are not changed too much in 40 years. Back in the day, I could put a 4,5v battery motor or a 12v motor in it. Now we have no more 12v or 9v motors picking up their power from the track. So we are stuck on battery power (PF or Pup). There's no room inside the locomotive for it. So...it needs again a battery box wagon ! Very nostalgic!!!
  6. Paperinik77pk

    Refuelling point

    Simple and effective!!! I see a nice 12v red friend in the background!
  7. It's a really great (in any possible sense ) building!!! I love the flag!!!
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    [MOC] DB BR50 (KabinTender) 12v in 7777 style

    The terrible thing is that I used normal PF switches for testing the bogies, and OBVIOUSLY everything went fine, since the switch control is really low and thin. When I tried the locomotive at full speed on a 12v switch...well I don't know if the "crash tests" can be applied to locomotives...but that was the final result!!! Fortunately, I had the four 2x1x2 black windows from an 7810, so I needed to buy only the two front windows and two pairs of big wheels - therefore it was not a terrible waste of money I'm glad you like the KabinTender too! It's odd, but sooooooo distinctive compared to the standard one Ciao! Davide
  9. Paperinik77pk

    [MOC] DB BR50 (KabinTender) 12v in 7777 style

    Yes, confirmed! The fact it is made of used bricks gives an idea of old stuff, even if well cleaned and mantained Thanks! Thank you - I'm really glad to hear this - It is the exact feeling I wanted to recreate Thank you!!!
  10. Paperinik77pk

    [MOC] "Feldbahn" System - Toy Train

    Thanks!!!
  11. After a big steamer like the BR50, I wanted to design something smaller, yet with some 7750 parts. I therefore tried to recreate the first locomotive I bought when I was interested in "N" scale. It was part of a Fleischmann freight starter set. The locomotive is the medium size BR53.3 (nothing to spare with the enormous BR53 with condensation Tender) It is a pretty simple locomotive to build, the two front wheels and the medium ones create a bogie, the third one is fixed to the chassis. Also the tender is pretty basic Hope you like it! Ciao! Davide
  12. Hi all! After the projects, it was time for some real building. I am in "12v phase" so I concentrated on the BR50 I draw during Christmas Holidays: Since there are many expensive parts, I used what I already had at home. I ordered the two front 1x1x2 windows and a pair of big wheels. Here's the final result: It is similar to che project, but it's quite different in some parts: - Front bogie was redesigned completely - while perfectly working from turning radius point of view, its overhang made the locomotive to hit the 12v switch remote control! Now the lower part is turning according to bogie, the buffer turns too. - Chassis is higher, in order to accomodate some details (by the way, the BR50 had small wheels so I needed to increase the space between the wheels and the body. - Flexible Pneumatic tubes instead of black "antennas" to reproduce side pipes (I found this solution more...7777-ish) - Cabin is half stud lower and has a longer roof to cover part of Tender. - Some details are different, and were thought directly "on the run" - Tender is a bit longer, the one I designed was wrongly shaped. Bogies worked fine with the central ladder, but I did not remember the motor has rubber bands on it (and they get stuck on the ladders). - The connection between the thender and the locomotive is using a very very vintage part from the 60s - 12v Motor is now in the rear part of the Tender, since the unpowered bogie was easier to modify in order to accomodate the fixed bar coupling. ...and now some photos: In general, it was built thanks to some incomplete spare sets: a 7715 (doors, two red buffers, boiler parts and some wheels) , a 7810 (two windows, red ladders and black parts) and a 7710 (black parts, some plates...). It was a real fun to build it!!! I hope you like it!!! Ciao! Davide
  13. Paperinik77pk

    [MOC] ČD 242 class WIP

    It's really cute - you got all the main details - so it seems very close to the original one. I completely agree with Holger - I love those headlights!!!
  14. Paperinik77pk

    LEGO Trans Europ Express VT 11.5.

    Great train (I love the TEE) , and very nice pictures with neutral backround! And, since you also are a new member, welcome aboard!!! Ciao! Davide
  15. Paperinik77pk

    [MOC] Caltrain C-50-9 Caboose

    Very nice caboose - I like lot the roof solution!