Motorising Toy Story Train

JasenJasen Member Posts: 283
edited May 2011 in Building and Techniques
Gday gang :D
I'm curious how to motorise the "Toy Story" train. Obviously it's not through the front engine. I was thinking maybe through the "$" carriage?. Are there any sites/links?

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  • rocaorocao Administrator Posts: 4,288
    Hi Jasen,

    I did a web search for you, and I think this best answers your question:


    FYI, a general question like this that doesn't require intimate Brickset knowledge to answer, and thus would better be posed to the forum at-large -- in this case, under 'Building and techniques'.

    In fact, the following discussions concerning motorizing trains are present there now. They don't mention the Toy Story train in particular, but they have some general advice that can be applied:

    http://www.bricksetforum.com/discussion/409/-motorising-the-maersk
    http://www.bricksetforum.com/discussion/594/anyone-motorised-the-hobby-train-10183
    http://www.bricksetforum.com/discussion/649/10219-maersk-train-light-modification-looking-for-ideas

  • JasenJasen Member Posts: 283
    Yeah Thanks Rocao :D I can't believe (for the first time) I didn't check You Tube. I knew /saw the other threads but didn't see a TS specific. Thanks again :D
  • MinifigsMeMinifigsMe Member Posts: 2,844
    However, that youtube video is using the 9v system. I'm on PF for my other trains, so would like to PF it. I'm hoping to give it a go soon, using either the cargo train 'bits' or the emerald night drive shaft and XL motor.
  • georgebjonesgeorgebjones Member Posts: 224
    I used the 9v motor and replaced the front wheels of the engine with it, it took a little creativity, but I like the solution better. If you have the PF train motor, it is the same size, but you can use the red wheels. The 9v has only the silver shiny ones.
  • JasenJasen Member Posts: 283
    edited May 2011
    Hi Jasen,
    I did a web search for you, and I think this best answers your question
    Did you notice this guy drills holes in his Lego?
    FYI, a general question like this that doesn't require intimate Brickset knowledge to answer, and thus would better be posed to the forum at-large -- in this case, under 'Building and techniques'.
    Sorry Rocao - missed this bit - didn't realise this thread existed - my bad.
    Motorising theother trains is quite easy - the Toy Story is different as the main engine carraige is too small to hold the PF stuff. I'm not into the 9V stuff, doesn't interest me as I already have too many tracks which I got when I bought the 'passenger train' last year. It would be pointless to ditch them all now and hunt for 9V. I cannot justify the cost when just buying a new PF set for the Toy Story train would suffice. But I digress - thanks for your help.
  • JasenJasen Member Posts: 283
    Sorry about the spelling mistakes :D
  • georgebjonesgeorgebjones Member Posts: 224
    The PF train motor that came with the Passenger train would work. Replace the structure up front where the cow catcher attaches, and you are set. You might have to dig in your inventory for some other parts to make it work, but it is a pretty good solution. When I get home, I can take a picture of mine, if I remember and you can use that for inspiration or copy outright if you want. :)
  • georgebjonesgeorgebjones Member Posts: 224
    Looking again, you might even be able to replace the section where the driver wheels are.
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