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non LEGO high speed train tracks

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non LEGO high speed train tracks

Post by shieldzee1 on Sat 19 Mar 2011, 8:13 am

today i was checking out my LEGO youtube channel when i found this video of a high speed track what is not LEGO brand but still works with the same track LEGO makes

I have try to find were it is made but its all in french.

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Re: non LEGO high speed train tracks

Post by Captain Zuloo on Sun 20 Mar 2011, 3:44 am

Interesting. That layout certainly makes use of 9v track, but those curves, I don't think are 9v at all. The train really zips around the layout. Good find, that train looks pretty damn sweet running around those wide curves, especially with banked track. Great find there, I shall do some research.

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Post by Bodville on Sun 20 Mar 2011, 12:57 pm

Looks like the boys from FreeLUG built themselves some custom track. They have been pumping big volts into the 9volt train motors for some time. Just listen to the sound they make. I wonder how many minutes you get from the motors before they burn out?

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Post by brickie on Mon 21 Mar 2011, 1:26 am

Bodville

You are correct. It was FreeLUG.

A translation of the page can be found @

http://babelfish.yahoo.com/translate_url?doit=done&tt=url&intl=1&fr=bf-res&trurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.freelug.org%2Farticle.php3%3Fid_article%3D1177&lp=fr_en&btnTrUrl=Translate

I couldn't find any mention of the modification to the track.

Is it Lego track?

In the video it appears to be metal rails clipped on somehow - very interesting.

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Re: non LEGO high speed train tracks

Post by Bodville on Mon 21 Mar 2011, 12:24 pm

These are self-made tracks by D. Huot.
They are designed to connect to regular Lego 9volt. Apparently they could only get their trains up to 30 kph before having to slow down for the tight Lego corners, so they made these.
Very cool.


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