The little engine that could climb a 20 degree hill

I modified this little train to be able to get up 20 degree hills. The whole movie is filmed in 360 degrees, so spin the camera around and find the Unikitty.


FowlerBricks

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  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 17,708
    Powerful little beast. I like the (not so) subliminal advertising of your books!
  • ArpieArpie UKMember Posts: 28
    How are you achieving the climb?  It looks like the train accelerates greatly before hitting the ramp but it could just be conservation of the momentum of coming down the other side?
  • bartneckbartneck Member Posts: 38
    The power comes from three motors and two battery packs. To get over the steep humps the bogies need to be raised. And lots of fine tuning.
  • PaperballparkPaperballpark UKMember Posts: 3,421
    I always wondered if it'd be possible to do a cog railway. Obviously you could, but would it work?
  • Baby_YodaBaby_Yoda The world's backsideMember Posts: 1,216
    @SumoLego is going to have a field day with this.
    Switchfoot55
  • CyberdragonCyberdragon Maryland, U.S.AMember Posts: 372
    edited September 2018
    I always wondered if it'd be possible to do a cog railway. Obviously you could, but would it work?
    I thought the monorail system was a cog railway.

    Oh you meant IRL. Yes there are real gear railways. There's a famous gear driven mountain railway (I'll have to google it).
  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 2,444
    edited September 2018
    ^ This one? https://www.thecog.com/

    I’d give @Paperballpark the benefit of the doubt and assume he has heard of real cog railways :) I like the idea of a LEGO one (that isn’t a monorail).
  • datsunrobbiedatsunrobbie West Haven , CTMember Posts: 1,449
    edited September 2018
    GeoTrax track is the same width as the Lego track in #7199. I never tried making a Lego locomotive to go on it, but I did make a few cars for the GeoTrax locomotives to drag around the last time I had the GeoTrax set up.
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 11,861
    Baby_Yoda said:
    @SumoLego is going to have a field day with this.
    Actually, other than the super-boss lounge chair near the windows, clean houses make for boring observations.  Give me a good photo of a basement, LEGO room or garage - that's what makes me happy.
    Switchfoot55Baby_Yoda
  • haakonohaakono Member Posts: 62
    I always wondered if it'd be possible to do a cog railway. Obviously you could, but would it work?
    I thought the monorail system was a cog railway.

    Oh you meant IRL. Yes there are real gear railways. There's a famous gear driven mountain railway (I'll have to google it).
    While Mt Washington has its charm, I think the Pike's Peak narrow gauge cog railway may be what you had in mind? 
    https://www.pikes-peak.com/attractions/pikes-peak-cog-railway/
  • HugeYellowBrickHugeYellowBrick At my PCMember Posts: 485
    Or Snowdon Mountain Railway. https://snowdonrailway.co.uk/
    Cyberdragon
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