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Steam Monorail
If I say "monorail", I'm sure, you imagine a fast, streamlined vehicle, which trasports millions of people among the skyscrapers! But no! It's a steam monorail! Dirty, slow and very, very old! Despite or because of these facts, I hope you like it! :)
About this creation

At first I show you the track.

It looks simple, but it has to be strong and stable, because the train's centre of gravity is in a high position. Of course the technic pieces are the best for it! The blue 2L pins are necessary. If we use only the small pins (with stud on one of its ends) the system part of the track can leave the technic part easily.



The video:


Maybe you remember my RC STS crane. The temperature was +1°C in that video, in this video it was +42°C! The bridge and the other things under the track contains approx 1000 bricks! On the last Malug meeting we made a bridge building competition and after that we got the bricks. What a cool thing, without them, the train destroyed the track. And an advice: if you build a monorail, don't make the video in a rock-garden. Find a flat and horizontal table, and your life will be very comfortable! :D (to make the scenes with the bridge took more than 4 hours, I had to rebuild the whole track after every failed record)

























The next pictures show the inner things.





Both of the wheels of the passenger wagon are powered by the M motor. The long axle brings the power under the battery box to the far wheel.



I found out the method I used, while I was building my RC Mercedes Citaro. The main feature of this method is that the model has an only-technic module inside, and it is covered by system elements and walls. The inside modul is completely independent, it can work perfectly without the system parts. In my Mercedes I used this only at the driving mechanism. The main advantage of the construction is the stability. The technic pins and liftarms (built in three directions) are strong enough against the forces caused by motors and gear ratio (and crashes…).





Unfortunately I haven't got a wheel with technic axle hole, but I found an other solution! :)









Comments

 I like it 
  November 2, 2014
That's fantastic! Well done! 5/5
 I made it 
  November 2, 2014
Thank you! I'm really happy, that both of you like it! :)
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  November 1, 2014
Absolute genius! From the crazy concept of a steam monorail mash-up to the engineering. I couldn't work out how those Technic parts gripped the rail to drive the train. Then you showed that it's down with tyres. A simple solution but ingenious! The rails look great, especially the curves and I like the stands/connectors for the rails that you've designed. On top of this the whole thing loos great fun to play with. Excellent.
 I like it 
  October 31, 2014
It looks great. Very detailed. It's just perfect! :)
 I like it 
  August 27, 2014
Quoting Gabor Horvath Hi! Thanks for your comment on my monorail!
Thanks for the info. I search MOCpages and Flickr for the most innovative monorail creations.
  August 20, 2014
Is there a dining car? :)
 I like it 
  August 20, 2014
Very ingenious design, but it doesn't exactly seem to be "chugging along" there, even my monorail can probably outrun it.
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  August 3, 2014
Very ingenious! And I really really love the video!
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  July 26, 2014
Wow! This is really awesome! Brilliant work! And I love the you used a steam engine.
 I made it 
  July 24, 2014
Thanks Matt! :)
 I like it 
  July 21, 2014
Nice job! You've packed some very cleverly engineered functionality into a very tight package.
 I made it 
  July 21, 2014
Thanks for your comments! I appreciate all of them! :) I'm glad you like my video! Som parts of the making were a real challenge! @That guy you saw earlier: I used 75 1x2 bricks for the half circle.
 I like it 
  July 21, 2014
Very clever, so much stuff in such a small model. Great job! :-))
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  July 20, 2014
This is just awesome. Bit of steampunk, bit of cute old LEGO sets :-)
 I like it 
  July 20, 2014
This is absolutely brilliant and very original. I enjoyed every second of this cute video, and it looks quite realistic with the slow steamer-speed.
 I like it 
  July 20, 2014
Completely delightful! I really enjoyed this.
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  July 19, 2014
Love it! The video is brilliant - made me smile :) The train is fantastic and I love the motorization. How did you make the curved track?
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  July 19, 2014
wow! the loco looked good enough, I never thought you d make it run, this system is brilliant! you can curve the tracks, and it runs smoothly, you have a nice backyard by the way, the lizard looked cool!
 I like it 
  July 19, 2014
Very clever. An impressive MOC and a fantastic concept. Great job.
 I like it 
  July 19, 2014
Absolutely delightful! I'm also jealous that you live where you can plant all your succulents outside too! I used to have many varieties when I lived in California, I miss them! :)
 I like it 
  July 19, 2014
This is so awesome! Very cute video, too. I watched it twice. I am awed at how you were able to make that system go all around your yard. Great work! 5/5! :-)
 I like it 
  July 19, 2014
This is fantastic! I like the video very much. The underlying technical construction is very clever. But also it looks like a real train, there are so many nice details. Great!
 I like it 
  July 19, 2014
Very cool and realistic work. Lovely video as well. Lovely!
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  July 19, 2014
Utálom ezt mondani de jó a cucc :) Great,imaginativ MOC.
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  July 19, 2014
Wow my friend, that's an awesome model and really cool idea :) I really like the amount of detail and techniques you added. Excellent!
 I like it 
  July 19, 2014
Fantastic job!
 I like it 
  July 19, 2014
Hi Gabor! Fantastic work all around it's completely genius work! Congratulation for that! The video is awesome with a lots of funny moment like cartoon movies with great background music!
 
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