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  1. That's a boat not a loco.
  2. Dav1d

    Factory Train 10183 Instructions

    I find this link useful. http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?f=328898 It shows the 'steps' more clearly - it is easier to identify the parts especially the black ones.
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    Mega Construx "Train Heist"

    Playmobil stopped doing trains a few years ago.
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    Are the Creator Expert trains finished?

    I've been looking back at the 12V trains and have come to the conclusion that "add-on" sets don't do very well. The only people that will buy them are those that already have a train set. With for example the police theme, you can buy a small police set, you don't need to have bought a police station to add to it.
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    Duplo Trains discussion

    I deliberately decided not to include the licenced themes - "All the Duplo Trains that run on track, excluding licenced themes & Dacta but including the Intelli-train". I could add a new Bricklist for them later.
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    Duplo Trains discussion

    I have just got my first DUPLO train and have just added a Bricklist of 'All the DUPLO Trains'. It is in www.Brickset.com - enter any Duplo train set number and select 'Bricklists' at the bottom - or https://brickset.com/sets/list-26191 It is not just a list but contains information on each set and how the theme has developed. I have also written a few on 'normal' LEGO trains. As I'm not an expert, please have a look and let me know if there are any omissions or corrections required. Thanks.
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    Narrow Guage Track Help

    There is LEGO narrow gauge curved track - https://www.bricklink.com/v2/catalog/catalogitem.page?P=85976#T=P They also made up and down ramps. They appeared in 7199 The temple of doom, 7065 Alien mother ship, 6857 The dynamic duo funhouse escape - in grey & black. Unfortunately they didn't produce points.
  8. I'm sure the older boxes of straights & curves did not come with any instructions.
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    Program to make rail layout?

    I'm still using TrackDesigner http://members.home.nl/john.hielema/tracks/td.htm . maybe it's dated but I find it very good and I've added extra parts.
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    PF tracks/switch not lining up?

    Here it is in TrackDesigner - using 9V track - which has the same geometry. It will work with just 2 curves and 2 straights and a pair of points.
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    [MOD/MOC] 60197 Train

    Here is my completed version of 60197 - with windows in the first and last carriage and a longer middle carriage. It has a 9V motor but is shown on plastic track.
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    [MOD/MOC] 60197 Train

    I am still using the 9V system, so one end carriage will have a 9V motor and the other (shown) has a brick built bogie using the original wheels and decorative sides. I will probably extend the centre carriage to be 28 rather than 24 studs long (as the centre carriage(s) look too short in comparison to the ends.
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    [MOD/MOC] 60197 Train

    Here is my version of 60167 using part of the buffet coach and a few spare bricks. The photo is not very clear - from the rear there is a 1x1 'blue' brick, 2x2 window, 1x2 'blue' brick and buffet sticker, three 2x2 windows, etc...
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    new lego train plan

    I find a train can go up hill with not too much difficulty - but the trouble is going down hill and having a curve at the bottom - the train will come off the track if it's going too fast.
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    Planning 12v Layout for LUG display

    I realised the with above circuit - that a single signal on it's own is not very useful - you just need to turn the power off. You really need two or more signals on the same circuit. Everyone says how good the 12V system was but the 9V system where switching the points cut off the power was a better method of control - you could easily stop trains in sidings or passing loops. I suppose the PF & P-UP are probably better as they control the train rather than the track.