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    Swedish Train Engines Extraordinaire

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  1. MOC: Green small locomotive

    Here's a new small green locomotive. I had a stock of parts in green suitable for building a locomotive, such as 13760, 2928, 60592, 60594 and 60414. It is not based on a real prototype, but more on my previous builds. Roof light as recently seen by Holger Matthes. Not powered, bur has fake "motors" behind the green doors.
  2. [MOC] Full set of LEGO ÖBB railjet

    Really nice, very well done.
  3. MOC: Small industrial locomotive

    Yes this is correct, but better using 2*87087 and technical brick 1*2 w 2holes. It gives a more stable design. Or like you show but one more 87087 plus technical brick 1*1. OK? Also I need to mention this is not my original design. But I cannot remember exactly the origin.....
  4. MOC: Small industrial locomotive

    Thanks. Yes offset is just 0,8mm or 1/4 plate thickness. It is built by first putting a technic brick 2,5 studs (20mm) inside door opening. A tile 2*2 is placed at bottom. The door itself is built on a plate 2*2 with "door bricks" out, and eg brick 87087 inside. A plate is attached between 87087 and technical brick. -> 16+3,2mm = 19,2mm. Consequently a 0,8mm offset is achieved. Hope you follow me?
  5. This is a typical small 2axle industrial locomotive which can (could ) be seen shunting waggons in bigger industrial areas in Sweden. It's 7wide, 18studs long and has a 9v train motor.
  6. Cat Train Rail Car

    Simply CATastrophic design
  7. E444-044

    This is a quality build. Nice building techniques and smooth transition from 6 to 7wide near the windscreen. I'll use this as a source of inspiration for a couple of future projects of mine. Tenderlok's suggestion for brickbuilt windscreen was equally interesting, but all respect that you keep your own design.
  8. Ball bearings!

    I will try adding washers as proposed. And perhaps testing more bearings, in case of inconsistent quality, plus add some lubricant. All in all, it's an interesting solution, so it's worth fiddling a little more before drawing any definite conclusions.
  9. Ball bearings!

    I got my lot of 50pcs ball bearings the other day, delivery was correct (no PCB or so...). I started to try them this afternoon. Difference in diameter is just 0,2mm, still it seems difficult to push them in, so I choose to increase hole diam in technic brick to also be 5,0mm. Now it was easy to squeeze them to place. So far so good. When disassembling train wheel sets, I discovered that some train wheels have a "stop" which does not allow the steel axle to go fully through them, while others let the axle protrude a little and locks wheels with a click sound. The later is a must I think, to make this mod work. Finally I put together two sets of axles and wheels to build a bogie. One ran perfect with a minimum of friction, while the other axle had some friction. I have not put on any lubricant yet, but still I was expecting a better result based on the praise read in previous posts. My conclusions so far: - Good potential for making special designs train chassis. Acceptable, but not perfect, performance. - May need some adjustments during installation, and probably some tweaking to run smoothly after assembly.
  10. Stunning !!! Very nice that you choose to build a Swedish engine, that's rather uncommon.
  11. Fantastic!! This is indeed the correct scale, but I too was immediately worried by the heavy weight. Do you plan to run it with only 9v motors? Have you seen Haddock51:s heavy haul ore train? With a rebuilt power source he is able to run 8-10pcs of 9v motors at the same time.
  12. [MOC] BR Class 04

    I like BR class 04, and you've made a good job with your version. Windows 60592 in dark green are not particulary expensive..... so I don't understand your choice for black doors.
  13. Thanks, loco is not powered but it does have a brickbuilt "engine" which is visible through the doors. But I forgot to take a shot of that.....
  14. Thanks for all kind words. A picture of the undercarriage can be found in my Flickr.