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.
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! :)
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.
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!