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If any one owns the emerald night train set, can you use a regular battery box in the tender or do you have to have the rechargeable one?
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PLEASE ANSWER! I'm buying one on monday I want to know that I dont have to spend an extra 40.
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| August 14, 2010, 11:44 am
Well you can test to see if a regular one works when you get it. Try asking on Wikianswers LEGO.
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| August 14, 2010, 11:45 am
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Quoting George G.
PLEASE ANSWER! I'm buying one on monday I want to know that I dont have to spend an extra 40.

I don't know. I do know that David owns that set, so I'll ask him.
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| August 14, 2010, 12:46 pm
Quoting BobaFett 2
Well you can test to see if a regular one works when you get it. Try asking on Wikianswers LEGO.

Thanks. I will try it out and I've asked Wikianswers ;)
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| August 14, 2010, 1:35 pm
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Quoting George G.
PLEASE ANSWER! I'm buying one on monday I want to know that I dont have to spend an extra 40.

You can use it, but you have to make a train car 4 it. You can't put it in the place the Rechargeable Battery Box goes. That help?
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| August 14, 2010, 2:34 pm
Quoting David .
You can use it, but you have to make a train car 4 it. You can't put it in the place the Rechargeable Battery Box goes. That help?

It does thanks. I could build a second tender like on the Flying Scotsman. Or a luggage cart. Thanks again!
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| August 14, 2010, 3:06 pm
You can use a standard battery box, with a bit of simple modification... but no matter what you do, the box will always show over the top of the sides of the coal tender. The alternatvies are to hide it more effectively in the passenger car (which would require large amounts of modification), make your own custom car, or use an old nine-volt train motor (by far my favorite option). The nine-volt option is easier and allows you to adjust the train's speed.
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| August 19, 2010, 8:08 pm
Quoting W Mark
You can use a standard battery box, with a bit of simple modification... but no matter what you do, the box will always show over the top of the sides of the coal tender. The alternatvies are to hide it more effectively in the passenger car (which would require large amounts of modification), make your own custom car, or use an old nine-volt train motor (by far my favorite option). The nine-volt option is easier and allows you to adjust the train's speed.

I managed to get the battery box into the tender by making it three studs lopnger and one brick higher. This looked good but the cable from the ir reciever wasn't quite long enough so the tender came off the track on most corners. I then tried the 9V motor but the wheels just span on the track, it wasn't going anywhere. The only method that seems to work is building a seperate carriage. I built a flat bed truck and put the battery box on as "cargo". There are wires everywhere but hey, at least it moves. Thanks everyone whose commented, it really helped!
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| August 20, 2010, 2:43 am
Quoting George G.
...I then tried the 9V motor but the wheels just span on the track, it wasn't going anywhere...

Hmm... did you remove the rubber bands from the wheels on the engine first?
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| August 20, 2010, 9:19 am
Quoting W Mark
Quoting George G.
...I then tried the 9V motor but the wheels just span on the track, it wasn't going anywhere...

Hmm... did you remove the rubber bands from the wheels on the engine first?

From the big wheels - yes I did and that didn't work. Are you meant to take the rubber bands off the small wheels too because I can't do that.
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| August 21, 2010, 10:28 am
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