0815Tanaka

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  1. 0815Tanaka

    [MOC] 12v German Crocodile E194 178-0

    #7866 and the station shown in the back of the video are also new collections. https://x.com/0815tanaka_lego/status/1711620043497406896?s=20 This is a video of running the 10 locomotives I owned as of October. Now I have 12 The track was changed from double track to single track. [Idea Book #7777 MOD] 12v Train Station by Kento Tanaka, on Flickr [Idea Book #7777 MOD] 12v Train Station by Kento Tanaka, on Flickr 12v station based on Idea Book #7777. Large old gray plates in good condition are expensive so there is no platform on the other side [Idea Book #7777 MOD] 12v Train Station by Kento Tanaka, on Flickr Illuminated by 4 light bricks. In the photo, it is a little dark because it is lit at 9v.
  2. Hello. Long time no see. It's been about a year since I last posted an update to my collection. This time I’d like to introduce my first MOC of 2024. [MOC] 12v German Crocodile E194 178-0 by Kento Tanaka, on Flickr [MOC] 12v German Crocodile E194 178-0 by Kento Tanaka, on Flickr This is a locomotive that I became interested in after seeing @Paperinik77pk's post. The best feature is that it is powered by two 12v Technic motors. LEGO Group's Köf Ⅱ by Kento Tanaka, on Flickr Latest MOC is a retry of the Köf II, which used the same motor but didn't have enough power. https://x.com/0815tanaka_lego/status/1756876699558608945?s=20 First, look at the running. The running speed in the video is the maximum speed. [MOC] 12v German Crocodile E194 178-0 by Kento Tanaka, on Flickr [MOC] 12v German Crocodile E194 178-0 by Kento Tanaka, on Flickr The biggest factor was being able to secure space to gear down. Initially, I designed it with a gear ratio of 3:5, but I couldn't get enough power, so I changed it to 1:9. It runs very well and can pull seven 6x28 base wagons in the range I tested it with. But it's much slower than a normal motor. [MOC] 12v German Crocodile E194 178-0 by Kento Tanaka, on Flickr When mounting a minifigure, change the legs to avoid the axle. The original locomotive was owned by Barbara Pirch, so it uses an Ice Planet series head. [MOC] 12v German Crocodile E194 178-0 by Kento Tanaka, on Flickr The nose moves in the same way as #4551. [MOC] 12v German Crocodile E194 178-0 by Kento Tanaka, on Flickr Line up with my previous work Swiss Crocodile. I am very happy that I was able to recreate the two crocodiles in 12v Thank you for reading to the end.
  3. 0815Tanaka

    [MOD] 12v Train Collection Update

    @Feuer Zug Thank you! I'm planning to post new MOCs and collections next month.
  4. 0815Tanaka

    [MOC] 12v Crocodile Engine

    @wannes_dn Thank you!
  5. 0815Tanaka

    [MOC] 12v Steam Locomotive

    @RoTrainLover @Toastie HAHA, It's OK I'll share the Studio file of this MOC. (https://www.dropbox.com/scl/fi/dabqnzwdai4vnj7op3qw3/MOC-12v-Steam-Locomotive.io?rlkey=snhisdus7p9j4l23nleb02ep4&dl=0) @GunnersGarrison Looks good It's amazing how the firebox lights up. Steam using ice cream pieces is also good!
  6. Hello. I would like to introduce you to my updated collection [MOD] 12v Train Collection Update by Kento Tanaka, on Flickr With the release of the Collector's Edition Hogwarts Express #76405, I realized could get the new type red train doors (part number %43967, %42819) in new condition and cheaper than old ones. So I decided to make another #7820. The one I made this time is pictured on the right. [MOD] 12v Train Collection Update by Kento Tanaka, on Flickr The interior has also been changed this time. Two yellow bicycles used by postal workers for delivery are loaded. These were also revived in last year's City sets and became available cheaply. [MOC/MOD] 12v Train Collection by Kento Tanaka, on Flickr By the way, the interior of the left one, which I mentioned in the previous post, is like this. [MOD] 12v Train Collection Update by Kento Tanaka, on Flickr Also, I didn't have a station that matched the gray era, so I extended the #7745 station by 24 studs and installed 2 lamp posts. I love that 80's electrical cables are easy to adjust and distribute. The wiring is hidden under the platform. Personally, I like this smaller station than the big stations #7822 and #7824. I take two videos with these new collections. I placed the camera in front of the s-shaped curve to capture the movement of the wheels of the crocodile engine. I’m very satisfied with the way these two #7820 are running The lamp post at the station also looks great in a dimly lit room. Thank you for reading to the end.
  7. 0815Tanaka

    [MOC/MOD] 12v Train Collection

    @LEGO Train 12 Volts Thank you! I don't want to think about how it cost @Paperinik77pk Thanks again! Luckily, the height of curved slopes were aligned. @GoHabsGo Of course! The book consists mostly of pictures, so even if you can't read German you can still enjoy the content. Camera scan of Google translate app was very useful when I reading the sentences.
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    [MOC/MOD] 12v Train Collection

    @Darkkostas25 Thank you! I think that too, 12v train certainly saw its decline at the same time as it met its best era. Products were renewed after 1985, but I feel sad that it is the end. I would like to see a world line where 12v trains continue until 1995 and release another set of passenger train and freight train each. @HoMa I appreciate your comment! I'm glad you liked the mods on the set. That you sensed the spirit of the gray era from my builds is nothing short of a compliment to me. Thanks once again! @Feuer Zug @GoHabsGo Thank you for the comment @Andy Glascott Thanks! I think the condition is the most important point in my collection, so I'm very happy that you noticed. New bricks are used as much as possible expect for expensive train parts from 80's.
  9. 0815Tanaka

    [MOC/MOD] 12v Train Collection

    Hello. This week I received the another 12v train set that purchased at eBay. My collection has grown a lot in these year and half, so I'd like to share it all in this post [MOC/MOD] 12v Train Collection by Kento Tanaka, on Flickr It all started with this #7865 I bought at BrickLink to build this steam locomotive. [MOC/MOD] 12v Train Collection by Kento Tanaka, on Flickr This little tank engine is my first 12v train MOC. Coloring is based on the blue locomotive in the Torben Plagporg's prototype. (in the photo with large scale trains on the bottom row, it was in the upper left) Inspired by the #7727 and #7730 locomotives, I mixed the two together. [MOC/MOD] 12v Train Collection by Kento Tanaka, on Flickr BR Class 08 MOC made with the second motor I got. 12v system with easy rod installation was perfect for this popular diesel shunter. This build is an entry for the Brick Train Awards 2022. [MOC/MOD] 12v Train Collection by Kento Tanaka, on Flickr There is a connecter behind these two MOCs. [MOC/MOD] 12v Train Collection by Kento Tanaka, on Flickr The connector work together #7821 with 9v motor. [MOC/MOD] 12v Train Collection by Kento Tanaka, on Flickr When I didn't have 12v tracks, I saw @AlmightyArjen's video (https://youtu.be/JjK31O5h1Hc) and learned that 12v motor could run on the 9v track already had. Luckily I have a broken 9v motor so decided to take it out and use it as a power supply. I seldom run it on 9v track now, but I'm keeping it in case I ever use it to power for lights etc. [MOC/MOD] 12v Train Collection by Kento Tanaka, on Flickr This electronic locomotive is based on @HoMa's build. [MOC/MOD] 12v Train Collection by Kento Tanaka, on Flickr Made with an old type 12v motor. [MOC/MOD] 12v Train Collection by Kento Tanaka, on Flickr I already posted about this Köf Ⅱ ([MOC] LEGO Group's Köf Ⅱ - LEGO Train Tech - Eurobricks Forums) using 12v technic motor, so check it out here. [MOC/MOD] 12v Train Collection by Kento Tanaka, on Flickr [MOC/MOD] 12v Train Collection by Kento Tanaka, on Flickr [MOC/MOD] 12v Train Collection by Kento Tanaka, on Flickr [MOC/MOD] 12v Train Collection by Kento Tanaka, on Flickr Each of these small locomotives pulls a set or modified wagons. My favorite is the three #7816 reproduced using shell printed bricks [MOC] 12v Steam Locomotive by Kento Tanaka, on Flickr There is a post about this (https://www.eurobricks.com/forum/index.php?/forums/topic/192393-moc-12v-steam-locomotive/) as well as Köf Ⅱ. [MOC/MOD] 12v Train Collection by Kento Tanaka, on Flickr I recently built two carriages for this locomotive based on @HoMa's Silberlinge. BR 23 which was used as reference for making this MOC, was also modified as Wendezüge after the end of 60's, and actually pulled Silberlinge. I thought these carriages would suit it well. [MOC/MOD] 12v Train Collection by Kento Tanaka, on Flickr The one with yellow line is 1st class and there are private compartments. In the real, there are 2nd class seats in same car but there is no space, so I divided them. LEGO Eisenbahnwelt written by Holger Matthes by Kento Tanaka, on Flickr Instructions for Silberlinge with a steering post can be found in the LEGO Eisenbahnwelt released in November 2022. I made by looking at this book, but the pearl light gray grill bricks and old dark gray curve slopes are very expensive, so I replaced it with the light gray and dark bluish gray respectively. [MOC] 12v Crocodile Engine by Kento Tanaka, on Flickr There is a post about this. (https://www.eurobricks.com/forum/index.php?/forums/topic/192590-moc-12v-crocodile-engine/) I want to build dark green SBB carriages for this engine someday. [MOC/MOD] 12v Train Collection by Kento Tanaka, on Flickr Below is a collection of sets. However, I don't own most of original sets, and in many cases I bought parts from BrickLink and build them from scratch. Depending on the availability of parts, I changing the assembly method and enjoying modifying it, so there are many differences from original set. In #7725, I've added a seat the space behind the weight on the first car. [MOC/MOD] 12v Train Collection by Kento Tanaka, on Flickr And gangway connection for all cars. Also, by making the middle wheel of the dummy motor slidable using 2×4 tile it will run more smoothly. These modifications apply to all my builds. [MOC/MOD] 12v Train Collection by Kento Tanaka, on Flickr #7740 is my most favorite 12v train set. I thought it would be difficult to get the red weights in good condition, so I put black one inside the engine. [MOC/MOD] 12v Train Collection by Kento Tanaka, on Flickr Dining car already exists in #7745, so I wanted to make something different. That's why I installed the bar counter shown in the picture. Manager making cocktails The only secret using yellowed macaronis in place that can't be seen from outside. [MOC/MOD] 12v Train Collection by Kento Tanaka, on Flickr #7745 is the 12v train set that arrived this week as mentioned at the beginning. This high speed train from Germany is in very good condition and runs well. [MOC/MOD] 12v Train Collection by Kento Tanaka, on Flickr The kitchen of the dining car has been remodeled. I felt that the 2×4 light gray brick in the original set weren't enough. [MOC/MOD] 12v Train Collection by Kento Tanaka, on Flickr Lined up the old and new TGV. You can see the evolution of parts in 28 years. Thalys PBA is a PF train MOC with a modified coloring of #10233 and 2 studs longer base. However, I think the actual model is Sud-Est, not Thalys. Very well done for 80's build with no orange parts and limited variety. [MOC/MOD] 12v Train Collection by Kento Tanaka, on Flickr #7755 is a diesel locomotive of shape commonly found in Europe. I changed the step from normal plate to modified plate with bar. [MOC/MOD] 12v Train Collection by Kento Tanaka, on Flickr Black weights are installed inside for the same reason as #7740 above. Engineer can no longer stand up, so I put a gray seat instead. [MOC/MOD] 12v Train Collection by Kento Tanaka, on Flickr In #7820, I changed the 6×6 slopes of the roof because some original 3×4 slopes are yellowed, sparse and doesn't look good. [MOC/MOD] 12v Train Collection by Kento Tanaka, on Flickr The luggage inside has changed greatly from two pallets and yellow desk. There are many letters in the yellow box. (maybe carrying BrickLink orders... ) I'd like at least one more #7820. That's all for my 12v train collection. I also have two-lap of oval tracks and #7856 to 59, two each of #7860 and #7864. It's been a very long post, but thank you for reading to the end.
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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.
  13. 0815Tanaka

    [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
  14. 0815Tanaka

    [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.
  15. 0815Tanaka

    [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.