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Modular Freight Cars (Update)
An update to the Modular Freight Cars (intermodal) that also shows the swivel bogie more in detail.
About this creation
So, we are back with an update to the Modular Freight Cars , which also shows a more in-depth look at the swivel truck mechanism.


Once again, here we have the swivel truck. The round 2x2 flat tile has been colored yellow to easily identify it. This is what the train car sits on. Upon further diagnostics, it was found that an additional 2x2 round plate was needed to be added under the round 2x2 flat tiles to give additional "swivelness" and allow the freight cars to make tighter turns.



Here is a piece by piece breakdown of the swivel truck.



Once again, here is the piece by piece layout of the assembly that is attached to the ends of the cars and envelopes the round 2x2 flat tiles.



And again is the assembly as it appears on the freight cars.



You can see the fright cars and swivel truck set up. The main freight car frame has been removed to show how it all works together.



Here is an underside look. Observe how the train cars simply rest on the round 2x2 flat tiles.



The majority of the swivel truck is removed to show how the round 2x2 flat tile sits.



As you can see, the freight car is able to pivot quite nicely upon the truck.



Here is an updated lead/trailing truck. It now sits flush with the end of the freight car.



A piece by piece breakdown of the lead/trailing truck.



Here are two cars together, sharing the same swivel truck. By simply replacing the trailing truck with a swivel truck, more of the Modular Freight Cars can be added.



*Twitch's Remarks*
Well, I hope that this clears up some of the confusion about how this all works. Included is the updated LDD file. If there are further questions as to how it all fits together, I suggest that you take a look at the LDD file and tear apart the bricks. That should give a better understanding. I know that it has helped me on numerous occasions. Enjoy!


Building instructions
Download building instructions (LEGO Digital Designer)

Comments

 I made it 
  January 5, 2013
Quoting jd davis ok but what if my loco works prefers to not put it's parts in containers but on the flatbed covered with tarps?
Uh, then use tarps and ratchet straps. Ratchet straps ranks slightly behind duct tape and a BFH (Big Friggin Hammer) for universal tools of universal use for everything.
 I like it 
  January 5, 2013
and don't forget Lima Locomotive Works provides the boilers and assorted equipment to Nacho Enterprises' Transportation Division.
 I made it 
  January 5, 2013
Quoting cyberfrank 2010 now you have me thinking about this system, I m sure to experiment with it, as it sure looks gorgeous, I d have to test run it, make sure it reacts well to bumps and curves, it seems secure enough, I finished the depot pics, I ll start the passenger station soon, when it s done, my train related buildings should be done, the power station, and water facility will have openings to let the trains pass in them, but, I see no complications, since they have no curves before entering them, can natcho have a special train division name? I will post the depot, you will be mentionned, if I don t have a name, I ll put natcho, I can always change it afterwards, congrats! and good luck on the field my friend!
As of right now anything that is related to transportation (trains included) falls under the "Logistics of Transportation" department within Nacho Enterprises.
 I like it 
  January 5, 2013
now you have me thinking about this system, I m sure to experiment with it, as it sure looks gorgeous, I d have to test run it, make sure it reacts well to bumps and curves, it seems secure enough, I finished the depot pics, I ll start the passenger station soon, when it s done, my train related buildings should be done, the power station, and water facility will have openings to let the trains pass in them, but, I see no complications, since they have no curves before entering them, can natcho have a special train division name? I will post the depot, you will be mentionned, if I don t have a name, I ll put natcho, I can always change it afterwards, congrats! and good luck on the field my friend!
 I like it 
  January 5, 2013
ok but what if my loco works prefers to not put it's parts in containers but on the flatbed covered with tarps?
 I made it 
  January 5, 2013
Quoting jd davis well what if I wanted to transport a loco frame on these cars but don't have a red box big enough for it and its a little bigger than the depression in these wonderfully designed cars? like a union pacific 4-12-2's frame for example.
Then I would refer you to the 8-Wide Train Car Frame. Those are designed to have their lengths adjusted by adding 8x[X] stud plates. And then create a "red box" that is large enough for the locomotive frame. Remember, it is all about the red box!
 I like it 
  January 5, 2013
well what if I wanted to transport a loco frame on these cars but don't have a red box big enough for it and its a little bigger than the depression in these wonderfully designed cars? like a union pacific 4-12-2's frame for example.
 
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