0815Tanaka

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  1. 0815Tanaka

    My annual 12V layout

    Amazing layout! 12v trains are not common in Japan where I live, so I'm envious of an exhibit like this
  2. 0815Tanaka

    [MOC] 12v Crocodile Engine

    @Evans Thank you! That's good idea! The difference in wheel sizes would make the build more realistic than mine
  3. 0815Tanaka

    [MOC] 12v Steam Locomotive

    @PeteM Thanks I wasn't even born in the 80's, but they are more attractive than PF and PU.
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    [MOC] 12v Steam Locomotive

    @LordsofMedieval Thank you! Balance is difficult. Newer parts are also used, but if add too much detail, it's just a modern build. @Darkkostas25 Thanks again
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    [MOC] 12v Steam Locomotive

    @Reker1000000 I'm thinking of getting the original black windows someday. After all it is very expensive! Lights are also attractive But I don't think I will add it. Because I have to change to tender motor (It means buying an expensive middle wheels) and I have to break the shape of the front.
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    [MOC] 12v Crocodile Engine

    @Reker1000000 Thank you! It's hard to get in Japan as well. Only a few of my Twitter followers who have 12v trains (Although there are probably collectors who are not active online). However, in 2016, a commemorative exhibition celebrating the 50th anniversary of LEGO Train was held by enthusiasts at model railroad event, and many classic trains gathered. I started 12v last year, so I haven't participated, there are many collectors in Japan. You can see photos from my followers' blog (https://ameblo.jp/ainchan2019/entry-12495895268.html). By the way, this is very rare, last month the sealed #7735 with the lid off was sold at a local auction (https://page.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/b1067442568) for 127,001 yen (approximately 900 USD). Except for this example, in many cases it is necessary to import from overseas, so it seems that newcomers find it difficult to get involved.
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    [MOC] 12v Crocodile Engine

    @Paperinik77pk I just noticed about that
  8. 0815Tanaka

    [MOC] 12v Crocodile Engine

    @LEGO Train 12 Volts Thank you @BillytheKid I did not know that. I was lucky enough to get a motor that was about the same speed, but I'll try that as well
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    [MOC] 12v Crocodile Engine

    @LordsofMedieval In some areas they were not sold. It was the same in Japan where I live. I think LEGO shouldn't have eliminated the middle wheel in motors after 9v era. @AlmightyArjen It looks great! I've seen your vintage layout WIP videos many times. This is more closer to the original
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    [MOC] 12v Crocodile Engine

    @Vilhelm22 Thank you for the comment! I knew this image, but due to image quality issues, I couldn't see the details. So I designed most of it while looking at pictures of real locomotive.
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    [MOC] 12v Crocodile Engine

    @Darkkostas25 Thank you! Lighting other than ceiling light is needed @Paperinik77pk Thanks again! Wow! I'm so excited to see that @Murdoch17 Great and famous picture! It's so regret that this didn't make it into production. In addition to the door, there are many interesting parts such as the pantograph.
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    [MOC] 12v Crocodile Engine

    Hello. I'd like to introduce my latest 12v train MOC. [MOC] 12v Crocodile Engine by Kento Tanaka, on Flickr Crocodile engine based on SBB Ce 6/8. It is built mainly in reddish brown and dark bluish gray. Using these colors because some parts were not available in the old colors. (However, light gray is the original ) [MOC] 12v Crocodile Engine by Kento Tanaka, on Flickr The chassis reproduces the main model of Hobby Train set #10183. Two motors are used to move either the front or rear connecting rod. It has plenty of traction even without weights. [MOC] 12v Crocodile Engine by Kento Tanaka, on Flickr The roof can be easily removed to allow access to the engineer. [MOC] 12v Crocodile Engine by Kento Tanaka, on Flickr Unfortunately, brown train doors are doesn't exist, so I had to find an alternative. So I assembled most of the sides horizontally and used the jumper plate grooves to make the door. They are all fixed and cannot be opened The center mounted engine is a copy from #7745. This is my Twitter account that I post in Japanese, you can see the video in action from here. Thank you for reading to the end.
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    [MOC] 12v Steam Locomotive

    @Paperinik77pk I really appreciate your comment! Your BR 50 is one of my favorite works
  14. 0815Tanaka

    [MOC] 12v Steam Locomotive

    @LEGO Train 12 Volts Thank you for the comment
  15. 0815Tanaka

    [MOC] 12v Steam Locomotive

    @BillytheKid Amazing Big Boy build! However, there is no gap in the 12v switch track, so if make it too big, the trains will hit each other. So large scale trains are made with PF or PU. @JopieK Thank you! That's right. Too big a train doesn't match my 12v collection. @Toastie Thanks for your comment! Certainly, it is correct to connect them with drawbars. However, since I already have 4 red buffers, I followed the original instructions and did it this way @feuerbergzi@sina.com I really appreciate your comment! One of my favorite 12v trains.