Projects & Stuff – Feb. 2010

Written by TJ on February 11th, 2010

TexLUG’s display at the Healthy Baby and Child Expo in Houston was a good success (see more info and pics here). Our modular tables (based on the MichLUG design) made their debut and worked quite well.



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It was very nice to have a flat, level surface (roughly matching LEGO dimensions) to set our stuff on.



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Finally… I have taken photos of my train work :-) I’ve been messing around with two things. The first is an 8-wide bogie for freight cars.



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I did a lot of test runs at the HBCE show, and the fatal flaw in the design is that the outsides of the bogie fall off. Their attachment to the inner frame is a little weak, and that’s something I’ll revise.



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My other train work has been on a compact, powered bogie. This design will be useful to make a powered (using LEGO’s Power Functions parts) boxcar or perhaps a tender for a steam engine.



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It’s problem is that the whole assembly torques to one side when running. This presents a problem when running through switches. I’ll work on debugging this design.

I’m making the switch to using PF trains and getting away from the old 9V system. One of my old 9V motors died recently, and it’s just the push I needed to move to PF. Aside from that, I’m really attracted to making PF trains because I get to design and build the drive systems. That’s Technic-related stuff and that’s what I enjoy.



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And finally we have Project X.



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More about that later :-)

1 Comments so far ↓

  1. Oct
    29
    7:03
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    Building Materials

    My son is just starting to get into LEGO and therefore so am I. You have some great ideas on this site. Keep it coming.

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