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  1. Carefree_Dude

    modular 1880's railroad station - 71044 inspired MOC

    I love your addition of the big covered area, The arches fit really well with the building. I'm not sure how I feel about the canopy though; I don't think it matches the architecture of the building itself very well. Would it be possible to do a glass panel canopy? Or would that not fit with the time period that you are trying to meet? Also your station itself is just really wonderful. Despite it having a similar facade to the disney station, It feels like a completely different building; so far to the point that if you had them sitting right next to each other they would still look very different.
  2. This setup is for a Union Pacific Big Boy; the largest steam engine. The real life train can exceed 80 mph, and There is actually 4 XL motors total, with a second dual motor setup that will drive a second set of wheels. For now I'm using two lithium battery boxes, but will eventually replace with a non lego power solution. I want to be able to pull 50+ train cars with this thing; I know it can be done. The gearing I chose here is to try and have a faster train without losing too much torque. I also want it to be able to go up inclines. I see the concerns about using the smaller gears and how they may break. I had done a previous Big Boy setup that used only two XL motors, one for each set of drive wheels, and it didn't go terribly fast due to the gearing, and its load was limited. Also it had issues with uneven track where only one set of wheels would be on the track, cutting its overall power in half. I have added suspension into this new model to help fix this issue.
  3. This is for a train I'm building. I may be able to move the motors slightly in order to use the full thickness gears, but I'm very limited for space overall. The CV joint is necessary to make the suspension work. Preliminary test haven't shown any issues, but I've only been able to run a partially built train with no cars.
  4. In a project i'm working on, I have a gear connected to a motor; between the gear and motor i need a brick and 2 small bushings. Ideally, to have an axle fully into the motor, I would need a 3.5 length axle. Sadly these do not exist; So, which is better: -Use a 3 length and only have the axle half entered into the motor -Physically cut an axel or two (maybe a 7 length in half?) in order to get the length i need. I'm fairly against modifying parts, but I fear only having half a stud worth of axel in the motor may damage something, especially since it is an XL motor. If cutting an axel is the best use here, what is the best way to cut one? For those interested, this right here is my use case.
  5. Carefree_Dude

    Do Big Ben wheels need added traction?

    I'm not against using other wheels, I just can't justify spending $140 on wheels for a single train.
  6. Carefree_Dude

    Do Big Ben wheels need added traction?

    My plan is to put them on a union pacific big boy; is a fairly heavy engine, I decided to put 4 XL motors inside the boiler.
  7. I'm interested in getting some big Ben XL drivers for a project, but notice they lack o rings. Do they need anything added for traction, or are they fine naked?
  8. Carefree_Dude

    Improving the 71044 Disney Train (WIP and Idea thread)

    @zephyr1934, I love your work. Do you have any issues with the cylinders being weak, only attached by two studs? If so, I have a possible solution; rather than using the modified plate with the technic pin on the bottom, use plates that have the technic holes so you can have a plate going straight across connected to both cylinders. You can just have a grey technic pin in the bottom of it.
  9. Carefree_Dude

    Train Barge

    Now you'll need to build a train car haul that big boat; and then an even bigger boat to haul that train!
  10. Carefree_Dude

    Improving the 71044 Disney Train (WIP and Idea thread)

    Hey, I got the parts I need for the Lilly Belle today. Well most of the parts, i forgot to order parts for more seats but the train car is officially larger now! Sorry for the bad images, i'll take some better ones later. Anyways the build is basically exactly the same as the original car in the set, but extended by 8 studs. I'm considering making it longer though; I got enough parts to go all the way to 40 studs.
  11. Carefree_Dude

    lighting a Santa Fe 10020

    I managed to fit the PF battery box, PF IR receiver, part of the engine, the light, and both crew members back there. Keep on trying, i'm sure you'll figure something out. getting past these issues is part of the fun.
  12. Carefree_Dude

    lighting a Santa Fe 10020

    I did this more than 10 years ago, so my memory is a bit fuzzy. looking at another pic, it appears i removed one of the lights. Anyways, the second PF light is tucked away inside the train somewhere. Im sure you can figure out a way to make things work
  13. Carefree_Dude

    lighting a Santa Fe 10020

    Yes, actually. I did something similar in my Powerfunctions mod.
  14. Carefree_Dude

    ZELDA - Breath of the Wild

    I'm imagining the entirety of the BotW map built in this scale. it would be massive, but so beautiful. Also be like miillions of bricks
  15. I'd be shocked if they go with 8 wide going further. I feel that this is a one time thing, or a very rare thing at least. I feel almost everything going forward will be 6 wide due to cost and playability.