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    Fx Bricks (Michael Gale) announces Fx Track system

    Exactly! I do not understand the logic behind their release order at all. Their most recent update mentions an initial release of a couple different straight tracks and curved tracks, which is awesome! But after the initial release they are moving on to switch tracks? I just don't understand how that makes sense? Given their updates, they have incredible design skills and quality manufacturing partners. Yet they choose to start off by making track, which doesn't really go bad, instead of using their resources to bring back parts that are failing due to age. I understand the desire for more options in the 9v system, but if they truly want to bring it back, the basics need to be addressed first in my opinion.
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    Fx Bricks (Michael Gale) announces Fx Track system

    Does anyone know if they are working on the power aspect of their system? Even just power pickups would be amazing.
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    Fx Bricks (Michael Gale) announces Fx Track system

    This is all great news but I can't help but feel its still the wrong release order. To be clear I love the 9v system and use it as my primary power source for trains. However, it will be hard to invest in more track before the motors are released. The fact is, track doesn't really go bad and motors do. If the motors were released sooner, the track would be worth that much more.
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    Fx Bricks (Michael Gale) announces Fx Track system

    I think this is great news! If this system comes to life I hope the release order is somewhat logical. I believe ME models really messed up by going right for the track first. They talked about a whole system but started off by depending on discontinued motors by the Lego group. Releasing a solid pickup/motor system relatively early on would be a good idea in my opinion. It would give people a reason to buy into the system. Quite frankly we already know how track works, especially if it's identical to what Lego made in the past. Overall I'm definitely excited for more details and the prospect of 9v living on. Unfinished_Projects
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    9v and PU hybrid

    I too would be interested in detailed pictures! Did you make the wheels yourself? Unfinished_Projects
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    Monorail 6991 Motor Help, please

    I second the notion of looking into the wire. They get very brittle with time. I too have yet to see a broken monorail motor. When checking the wire be sure that all connections are clean. Good luck fixing your monorail! Warning it may get expensive if you enjoy it and choose to expand! Unfinished_Projects
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    LDraw Files for Shupp's XXL Train Wheels (Download Link)

    Yes it can allow illegal connections. I have it set up so w, a, s, d on the keyboard controls up left down right. Allows for easy fine tuning of part placement. I have not used flex tubing much yet. I just tried to find it. It seems they have the parts in standard document section rather than in program files. Unfinished_Projects
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    LDraw Files for Shupp's XXL Train Wheels (Download Link)

    Nothing wrong with MLCAD, the instructions for adding Unofficial parts can be found here: http://www.holly-wood.it/mlcad/unofficial1-en.html Unfinished_Projects
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    LDraw Files for Shupp's XXL Train Wheels (Download Link)

    For Studio 2.0 on Windows the process is as follows: 1) Go to Program Files > Studio 2.0 > ldraw 2) Add a folder called Custom Parts 3) Inside Custom Parts add a folder called Parts The final path should be: Program Files > Studio 2.0 > ldraw > Custom Parts > Parts This is where the new .dat files will go 4) In Studio 2.0 there is a drop down option that says Master Parts. Change this to Custom Parts to see added parts Hope this helps Unifinished_Projects
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    LDraw Files for Shupp's XXL Train Wheels (Download Link)

    That would be awesome!!! Thank you! Unfinished_Projects
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    LDraw Files for Shupp's XXL Train Wheels (Download Link)

    You're welcome! Yes, they were originally designed by @Shupp and can be purchased here: https://www.shapeways.com/shops/shupp-s-brick-train-stuff but beware, they are quite pricey. Unfinished_Projects
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    Custom 3d Printed Steam Drivers

    You're welcome, let me know if there is any problems Unfinished_Projects
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    [MOC] Orient Express Thriller!

    Impressive build! I would buy it in a heartbeat so naturally I supported it on Lego Ideas Unfinished_Projects
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    Custom 3d Printed Steam Drivers

    Maybe, but unfortunately I have no clue how to manually manipulate .dat files. I chose to design them from scratch in Solidworks and convert them to .dat @Dampf Stein @supertruper1988 @Minh_Kha_N , I finished the basic XXL wheels and posted them here:
  15. LDraw Files for Shupp's XXL Train Wheels Download links: XXL Flanged and Blind: https://bricktraindepot.com/resources Myself and a few others expressed interest in using Shupp's XXL wheels in digital form, so I decided to give LDraw part creation a try. Instead of designing the part directly into .dat format I used Solidworks to create the wheels, exported them as .stl files, and converted them using a python converter script (https://github.com/HazenBabcock/stl-to-dat). Please note these are not perfect, and may have slight differences from the real product. Included below is a picture of the wheels next to a Big Ben Bricks XL wheel and a Lego L wheel. Since I designed these in Solidworks I can export them in many 3D/CAD formats. So if anyone wants these wheels in a different file type, just let me know. ***UPDATE: First of all, many thanks to @supertruper1988 for hosting these files on Brick Train Depot! Secondly, I have ordered some XXL wheels so I can take my own measurements and make a more precise model. I should have the wheels by mid April and have the new files made soon after. Unfinished_Projects