Sunday, March 17, 2013
LEGO 4-wide narrow train prototype underway
I tested it, and it has sufficient speed for my tastes, and seems like it works decently well. However, I don't think I'm going to stick with this design. I think my biggest issue with it is that the width with side plates actually comes to 5 lugs, rather than 4. I want to try to do just 4, at least once, even if I then revert to something wider.
I've already come up with another engine with bevel gear drive to both axles and a vertically-oriented motor arrangement. I'm now experimenting with different passenger car lengths and figuring out where to put the IR receiver in a sample train to make it fully RC. I could probably live with it being *not* RC controlled, but if I can go the whole way, why not? I already have the battery box issue figured out. I'll share pics of the new setup once I make more progress with it!