Wiley Old Dog
Russian said:I finally finished my metro this weekend.
It started its life as a standard high speed Lego set, one engine with 2 cars. It's now a metro/subway set, raised to the second floor level above ground (so that HO could pass under it), featuring one cab car and 3 cars following, all of which bend in two places, for maximum flexibility. I've been able to run this train at max speed around the layout without derailing or tipping. You try that with a standard Lego set at full throttle. The secret is flexibility and low height - it's as tall as a standard HO locomotive. Thus it has the same engineering formula as a Formula I racing car - low height and ground clearence for maximum ground contact.
To see the train in action, please view these two video clips. I apologize for the low quality, but what do you expect from a entry level 2003 digital camera?
Notice how the light are woeking and the nice sound it makes
#2 I've started building a depo from Lego (2x2)
#3 Creation in process - planning window spaces, etc.
It sure is nice to see so much traffic on the forum.
Those are some pretty cool legos you have there, very impresive sir, I have been wanting to purchase the Lego Super Chief myself to put up in our Train Room when/if its ever done.. great looking stuff keep at it.