Paperinik77pk

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  1. Paperinik77pk

    [MOC] Crusher 6x6 unmanned combat vehicle

    What a beast!!! I love the way the suspension is adapting to the terrain!!! Great work - thanks for sharing! Davide
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    FS200 Skybird/Seabird

    Very nice little plane, in both variations!!! Ciao! Davide
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    [MOC] English Electric GT3

    Wow!!! Great and "futuristic" (for the time) locomotive - I love these experiments! You gave it a smooth (and sweet - it seems a chocolate snack!!!) body - absolutely stunning work with round bricks!!! Nice buffers! I really love it - it is sincerely something I would like to see in a Museum...pity it's not possible. But you gave it the right credit it deserves!!! Ciao! Davide
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    [MOC] CIE CC1

    Great locomotive - very...unusual!!! I like it a lot!!! Yes, the ladder is a bit big, but the "feeling" of the locomotive is there. It "feels" a simple locomotive to be reproduced, but in reality, looking at the pictures...it's a mess (at least for me). And as usual you got all the details! What a strange beast - I NEED to know more about it! Ciao Hod! Davide
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    MOC - Southern Pacific EMD MP15AC

    Fantastic build - I love the paint scheme of this locomotive!!! Great details and interesting use of alternative batteries! Good work! Davide
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    7740 power functions

    It can be done - with some patience and a bit of wd40/soap/lubricant of some kind. I also modified a 7740 to PF in the past (using original train motor and lights) and it worked fine! My 2 cents on the very nice project: Central third wheel on motorized bogie: On the PF train motor and Technic-based bogies it will work as a fulcrum between the two powered axles, reducing traction. It is quite difficult to have a sort of "suspension" for central wheel like in the old 7865 12v motor, so I tried to remove traction bands and it worked quite fine. Position of battery box : It's always a mess - it should be over the motor to increase traction. Problem occurs when using a PF motor inside the cabin, since it limits the possibility to transmit power to the bogie (the risk is not to respect the internal height). Due to this I came back to the original PF Train motor instead of a more technically interesting solution like an internal motor. A possible solution could be using a 7.4LiPo battery used for drones. Smaller, rechargeable, but it depends on personal taste. It could give the interesting possibility to have two traction bogies, placing motor in the middle and using two cardanic axles (very similar to H0 model trains). Good work, I'm curious to see how it turns out!!! Ciao! Davide p.s. I found some photos of the second conversion (motor PF and real 12v wheels - here all with rubber bands) - you can find them here: https://photos.google.com/album/AF1QipOtQB9uuRU41-NBkJ-5iCYAiahPi0McZsrwp_G0
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    Some dumb PU questions

    I tried the M-Motor on this 1:22.5 locomotive and it works fine (with a 3:1 final gear ratio) - same results as PF M-motor. It's not fast nor extremely powerful - but it can haul three/four small G scale wagons pretty easily on plain track. But it works only using the Tablet/Phone app. No way to use it with standard controller. Even battery, considered the weight of such a big model, is pretty durable. The really good thing with PuP app is that you can emulate smooth acceleration and stops by creating some easy code and add additional controls with a color sensor (it could be useful for your tilting train experiments - for example). It's another way to think and play, even if I prefer the old PF motors, until they are available. Ciao! Davide
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    [MOC] Prinoth ALL - Compact Snow groomer

    Thank you very much for your kind words and suggestions!!! As far as I know the Prinoth ALL came in three distinct body variations: Full closed cab - like the one I presented - it was one-piece body. Flatbed with small cab - like the yellow one you see in the real picture - it has a rear panel with windows immediately behind the seats Canvas top - basically the same as the flatbed, but the cabin has no rear panel. The cabin has an underlying metallic tubular structure, which I believe it was extended for the full lenght of the body in case of Canvas Top and full cab solutions. I think that the only possible "modular" transformation was from Canvas Top to Flatbed , but the rear cab panel should have been added or removed in some way (maybe it was bolted - but I cannot find any information on that) . I prepared a rendering of the flatbed with small closed cabin (and I removed the studs on the roof) And here's the rear view (with a smaller battery box) . Ciao!!! Davide
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    [MOC] NS1202

    Great build, a very massive locomotive full of details and quite complicated to replicate! A zillion of thumbs up!!! Ciao! Davide
  10. Hi, and welcome! An old transformer is normally built in a good way - so it's pretty solid. You can check eventually its output with a multimeter. I tried this thing and it worked for me: I bought a DC 220v to 12v Power supply (a good quality one used for Home Alarms) - and use it on a 9v Lego Controller with a modified 9v-->12v Lego cable. It works fine and it's quite inexpensive. I think I saw this solution here in Eurobricks some years ago. For the transformation of the old model to PuP...well I'd not touch too much the locomotive and use a separate "battery box" wagon. You could build a replica of the original 1134 battery box wagon of the time with some old parts, in these "flavours": black baseplate, red body, blue top, red wheels (best fit in my opinion to the 723) black baseplate, blue body, gray top, red wheels (a bit more modern style from 7720) For the motor you could consider 2 choices: PuP motor with modern train red wheels Old 12v motor working with PuP battery box at a lower voltage (but you will need to modify a PuP cable and it could be a mess) A third possibility could be a bit "tricky" (but aesthetically PERFECT) - to fit old wheels into the PuP motor - but I'm still studying how to do it - I'll keep you updated! Ciao!!! Davide
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    Semaphore Signals

    Very nice!!! I will absolutely try to build them!!!
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    My first Lego trains book

    Hi Claudio, great job!!! I've just bought it and I'm waiting to read it as a kid!!! I've always loved your creations, and this book is really something I want to keep and consult! Thanks for your work! Davide
  13. Hi all! I hope this is the right place (I usually write on Trains forum ) to present a design of a little Italian snow vehicle that I saw many times during my winter holidays. It all started from this MOD of the "B-side" model of 42065 official Lego set: Since we had the luck to see some snow in these days - I wanted to have some fun and created the above pictured snow groomer variant. It works fine, even if the M motors are a bit weak. Then, searching a bit on Internet, I found a lot of interesting snow groomers - and the little one I decided to design in Stud.io. It is simply named "ALL" and the manufacturer is Prinoth, one of the most active producers of snow groomers and tracked vehicles in general (along Leitner, Kassbohrer and many others). Here's a photo directly taken from Prinoth corporate site. As you can see, it is very small and it's a multi-purpose vehicle. As far as I understood reading here and there , it was produced with a small two cylinder, air cooled Fiat engine(the same of the Fiat 126), but it can be equipped also with other motors (always derived from Fiat cars and adapted) - like a 1050cc or 1100cc - I think in this case water cooled. Always from internet - it seems it has a simple mechanical drive, which allows to simple apply brakes to the left or right track, making the vehicle turn. It is a very simple and appreciated mchine, and can be found on sale for around 6/7000 Euros. And here it is , in its favourite environment! Body is as simple and light as possible - with straightforward building and well visible studs on top (80's style!) Battery is inside the rear cab. I used a normal PF battery box, but Buwizz/PuP are welcome aswell. I powered it with two motors instead of one since it was way simpler for me as a solution. I'd like to replicate the original transmission system, but I want to collect some more information on it first. Here's a view of the Technic chassis - each motor powers one track, as in Lego Set 42065. Final gear ratio is 1.667:1 , according to Sariel's online calculator. This gear ratio, with the two more efficient L motors, should make it a bit more fun to drive. The first three "wheels" are inverted Lego train wheels, since I did not like the effect of treaded wheels on all axles. I hope you like it - and l also hope this 2021 can bring better things to all of us! Ciao! Davide
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    BR 98 (Version 2.0)

    Great Emanuele, with those newer parts you gave it a distinct personality!!! It seems at home both on 12v and on PF tracks!!! It is very very nice and I'm glad the wheels are working fine! Ciao! Davide
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    [MOC] Wooden Toy Train + PuP

    Thank you very much, also for the forwarding! :)