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Thomas Duplo-9Volt conversion

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Thomas Duplo-9Volt conversion

Post by astoriabluelegos on Wed Jun 11, 2008 7:33 pm

Hey, I know we may consider ourselves "Too old" for Thomas, but the fact is a lot of kids LOVE him. So when I started building my modular portable 9V LEGO train layout, I thought it would be neat to have some Thomas trains to run for kids. So far converting Duplo to 9V works pretty good but does present some challenges, so I started by making a "trouble some truck" and a generic freight car. I thought you guys might be slightly interested in seeing them so here they are:








Comments, questions, rude remarks, all appreciated! Smile Blue Arc
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Post by Rook on Thu Jun 12, 2008 3:39 pm

Small children and electric wires, that's cool.
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Post by Comrade Faie on Thu Jun 12, 2008 5:17 pm

I used to love Thomas, I have a billion models of him and his friends. I like the idea, it looks pretty good so far. Good luck! Fordo Yo!

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Post by DarthPineapple on Thu Jun 12, 2008 6:19 pm

I like the idea aswell, so it's basically putting duplo bricks on the Lego train system?
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Post by astoriabluelegos on Thu Jun 12, 2008 7:25 pm

DarthPineapple wrote:I like the idea aswell, so it's basically putting duplo bricks on the Lego train system?

Yep, it is atually a LOT harder then it sounds, Duplo has a slightly different dimension system for connecting, which sometimes creates problems. Smile Blue Arc
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Post by Uberlag on Thu Jun 12, 2008 8:03 pm

Astoria, out of curiousity, do you buy DUPLO on a regular basis?
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Post by astoriabluelegos on Thu Jun 12, 2008 8:10 pm

Uberlag wrote:Astoria, out of curiousity, do you buy DUPLO on a regular basis?

I DON'T HAVE A PROBLEM! Razz Haha no, I only buy them when stores put them on clearence, I can't bring myself to buy them regularly when I could instead buy battlepacks, etc... Wink Blue Arc
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Post by -Aki- on Thu Jun 12, 2008 8:22 pm

I like this! Can we have a video of this thing in action?
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Post by astoriabluelegos on Thu Jun 12, 2008 8:27 pm

Aki-kundu wrote:I like this! Can we have a video of this thing in action?

SURE! But lets wait until I've got one of the Locomotives done. Wink Blue Arc
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