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  1. Hi all, after a bit of inactivity I found something simple but interesting. Again, it's a model of a small railcar, produced by Japanese Tomytech and identified with JI3 code. It is part of a full collection of narrow gauge railway vehicles , working on the so-called "Nekoya Line". I really did not succeed to understand if this Line is a real railway or a fantasy one, but I really like the idea and its toyish look. What I can understand is that the JI3 represents a 762mm gauge vehicle. Therefore, I started to design it recycling the chassis design of my old yellow locomotive , running on G gauge track (and adapting it a bit). A new, flatter motor was designed in order to save space and allow for some simple interior details. It is only 2wd, since coupling rods are not fitted. Final gear ratio can be customized, depending on the track conditions and steepness. One or two rubber bands on traction wheels could avoid wheel slipping. Medium motor could be used, but only on flat railways. L motor is stronger, and surely more suitable to a less flat terrain I sincerely did not even make the effort to fit the XL motor, since it is a small vehicle and it won't pull heavy loads. Here I used the Powered Up version, but the motor unit can be adapted to use Power Functions motors too. Chassis is pretty flat and simple, I added fake suspensions and two reservoirs to have some details and refine the design a bit. And here it is , in a pretty different color schema and pulling its small wagon. In this case I did not use the usual Marklin G scale chassis for wagons, so the little trailer features normal axles with black Lego XL wheels. As you can see it's SIMILAR to the Tomitech model, but different in many details, such as doors, radiator grille, roof, ladders...and so on. It seems a small pig to me! Coupling is made by a fixed bar between railcar and wagon. I use to build an "Y" junction to reverse trains, so detaching the wagon won't be a real need. A "standard" (for my railway ) coupling allows to attach a normal G scale wagon to the small trailer, but it's better not to overload the whole vehicle to save the small AAA batteries. The single headlight in the front and the single tail light allow to use only one PuP or PF set of lights on the railcar. However, under the roof, a small battery can take place in order to activate leds on headlight and tail light ...and to illuminate the whole interior for a "by night" or "bad weather" experience! As you can see...this time there are some passengers, which are a bit smaller than Miniland ones, but more or less built in the same way. One specific difference from the Tomytech model is the fact that the railcar has only one door on one side, due to the presence of the battery, Therefore also the ladder is asymmetric. The wagon has one door per side, as the prototype. Doors are something I wanted to try from some time. These doors are folding ones, simple to build and giving some life to the railcar. And I'd say that's all for this time!!! Ciao! Davide
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    7755 review

    I received this one as a Christmas present...locomotive and instructions still here nowadays...but I do not have a clue about its box!!! And the older 7810 is complete with everything. It's a mistery!!! It's a pleasure to see such a clean set. Nice review - I really appreciate the effort you are putting in describing 12v world with your work! Ciao! Davide
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    [MOC] Budd Metroliner

    Really, really well designed and truly iconic!!! I love the way you used the 2x3 train windows in horizontal position!!! Great idea and I'd say really faithful to the prototype! Ciao! Davide
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    [MOC/MOD] June's Cargo Train. (10219 in Friends Style)

    Oooooooh this is a great train!!! I tried in the past to make a "Lego Friends locomotive" for my daughter too, but there were too few parts and I quit the idea moving to a more conventional color combination. Good Idea and very nice realization! Ciao! Davide
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    [MOC] ÖBB 399.04 in 1:22,5

    Lovely locomotive, and great valve gear implementation!!! Really really nice! Ciao! Davide
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    FS E.550 and Vnx806.200 in 1:87 scale

    Thanks Emanuele!!! You're always kind! Thank you!!! It's the first time I try to make a small display (first time EVER with simulated snow) and your appreciation is really welcome!
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    FS E.550 and Vnx806.200 in 1:87 scale

    Thanks! Rubber bands are a good idea on small Lego wheels, I used also thermo-retracting rubber tube for electronic to increase traction (as in the Fiat 500 Draisina from past OcTRAINber).
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    FS E.550 and Vnx806.200 in 1:87 scale

    Thanks ! Yes, main purpose was to create a display-only small model of that snowplow, which I particularly like for personal reasons. It's true - It is a challenging scale, and has some potential , but won't be usable until mixed with custom parts or existing H0 stuff for DIY. Small Lego wheels are nice, but are not able to roll smoothly and not so usable with technic axles. H0 axles can be used together with small ball bearings, but traction is a goal I've not yet achieved... ...I'm still working on it - but my first experiment of "direct drive" on wheels was not successful.
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    [MOC] 12v Crocodile Engine

    Greetings for the main page!!! Well deserved! Ciao! Davide
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    [MOC] 12v Steam Locomotive

    Thanks, thanks, thanks!
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    <moc> NZGR Rogers 2-4-2 #92

    Very very nice locomotive - it gives the same "simplicity" feeling of the prototype! And being narrow gauge, I like it even more!!!! Ciao! Davide
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    FS E.550 and Vnx806.200 in 1:87 scale

    Thanks sir!!! Yes it was something I wanted to try (the snowy one in particular!!!) Thanks!!! It is a bit bigger in comparison to the rolling stock, but making it static was a bit boring! Ciao! Davide
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    [MOC] 12v Crocodile Engine

    OOOOH YES! Beautiful. I am trying too (in digital designs) the SNOT technique for front windows in "gray era" Mocs...thanks to your Crocodile I have proof that in real life results are very nice!!! Great machine!!! Davide
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    Do you tend to stick to your nationality?

    Oh well...this is a kind of doubt that can be easily wiped out! Basically, you're free to appreciate whatever you like, independently from its nationality (and many many other variables, too!). If someone gets offended by your appreciation or your taste , in this case thinking that you cannot like a locomotive, train that was created in his/her country...this means that the person you're speaking to is RIDICULOUSLY narrow-minded and must not be considered at all (especially when he/she's doing this from beyond a computer keyboard) - it's a loss of time... Let people speak ,build what you like best - and what makes you happy!!! Building and designing LEGO is an hobby and must be taken as such! By the way...that locomotive is really, really a mix of styles - starting from its name!!! Ciao! Davide
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    [ocTRAINber MOC] St. Boniface Golf Club Foot Bridge

    Original, unusual, "seasonal", detailed, funny: it's LOVELY! That jumping golf cart is pure fun! Great entry!!! Davide