lego3057

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  1. lego3057

    Controlling switches with geekservos?

    Hello For Lego powered switches, there are a lot of different building solutions, and that one in the video is the one I use and find to be the best (using also powewred functions and "The Brick Automation Project". This is the original video (2) HOWTO LEGO Train Motorized Points Switch - YouTube
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    LEGO #21344 - Orient Express

    Why not try 43093 replacing the 1L bar and the 1x1 plate?
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    LEGO #21344 - Orient Express

    Looks good. I would probably motorize that with 2 train motors under the tender.
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    LEGO #21344 - Orient Express

    If the gears fit on a design software (with collisions ON), it should be "reliable". The problem is prolonged use under over stressed conditions.
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    LEGO #21344 - Orient Express

    Green is better. Now about the price: 10133 BNSF 40$-67$(with inflation someone said). 407 bricks. If you compare with OE train you get more than 300$.
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    LEGO #21344 - Orient Express

    If they pay anything. The publicity factor could be enough. Does anyone know these values? How many sets are produced? What is the percentage for the designers? This set was so far from the original that the author was actually paid only for having the idea of building an OE train in Lego.
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    LEGO #21344 - Orient Express

    Hello I think the cars are quite proportional (except for the lengh of course). The width was around 2,800 meters, so the problem is they are actually 9wide scale (if 9wide=3 meters). It´s because of that they look very well with the krocodile 10277 wich was 8/9 wide in lenght/hight, althout 7 wide wide.
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    LEGO #21344 - Orient Express

    The next BIG DEAL will be someone that does the obvious thing: transform the 2 out of scale cars in one well done scaled car and mod the lokomotive into something also more scale-like, and also easily motorisable. In both cases, that means, basically, make them longer.
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    LEGO #21344 - Orient Express

    Hello My favorite non-lego is Bluebrixx (the only one I have). They only have Lego bricks (with only one exception: a small ring to connect bricks tube-tube, which is rather usefull). Some are new colors, and the quality is rather good, at less than half the price.
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    LEGO #21344 - Orient Express

    In one of the movies in Youtube, it becomes very clear that the problems are in the wheels assemble of the loko (same problem with EN). The author uses a 9v motor (metal track) under the tender, which hardly works while the loko is in front of the train. When he took it out, the train "flies". It´s really a big difference. On the other end, I think that 2 vertical motors in the loko could be a good solution, too. (with 2 old medium motors it will work for sure)
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    LEGO #21344 - Orient Express

    That´s what I think.
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    LEGO #21344 - Orient Express

    Hello Yes that´s what I mean. There´s also another Lego train that could be useful for comparison: the 71044 disney train.
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    LEGO #21344 - Orient Express

    The PU was made for around 1kg trains and that´s it.
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    LEGO #21344 - Orient Express

    I used SetSpeed in BAP (BrickAutomationProject) controlling software. I thought it would maintain the same train speed regardless the battery level. This doesn´t happen, which is a bit disapointing.