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Robert46

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Since we are on this topic, I just chanced upon this:

 

 

Amazing work with the integration between the Tomix automatic railway crossing!

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Since we are on this topic, I just chanced upon this:

 

 

Amazing work with the integration between the Tomix automatic railway crossing!

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This is really amazing!

 

Just too bad that all the cars will stop at the same time, no matter where they are.

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Thing to do is just have a view of a street and hidden ends where the cars loop back. Then have alternating gaps and knots of cars to mimic gaps made from lights. The just get that background of traffic going by all the time! Like the moving bus to make the animation not clash (i.e. Only bus moving) you need to just have constantly moving traffic. Gate is great, but either only one car on the loop or the rest of the cars on the loop stop wherever they are. Could engineer the locations of the cars so if they get stopped at a crossing all the other cars are at appropriate stop points on the streets.

 

My friend said he has sunk a couple hundred dollars into it already and probably a couple hundred more to get a chunk of street done he wants.

 

Jeff

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Since we are on this topic, I just chanced upon this:

 

 

Amazing work with the integration between the Tomix automatic railway crossing!

 

To be really convincing the cars would have to stop before proceeding onto the crossing (legal requirement) and you'd also need some pedestrians rushing across at the last second (typically students engrossed in their smartphones, and ladies of a certain age who think the rules no longer apply to them).

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In the video, The car passengers would have whiplash from the turns on corners!! HaHa! I think the Tomytec Bus system achieves better cornering and the 2 stage gearing works well. Actually an extra stage would make the stop and start less abrupt, but I guess there is limited space on the chassis or circuit board.

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I managed to snap a few pictures. Unfortunately it's on the bottom of a big pile.

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and found some new pictures on the net:

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(this is the same set in a better condition and a motor chassis)

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Is there any other option or similar system to Magnorail?

or anyone have made their own home made version and they can share the list of items to make one (and their experience of course)? Cheers!

 

 

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I’ve not seen one commercially made other than magnorail. There use to be an old car/bus system ages ago but can’t remember manufacturer.

 

just saw a race track with a bunch of nascar cars on a n trak module last weekend. He used a loco running under the track with magnets on the top running in a rf track below the race track. Fun but of course cars stayed in same sequence, but then again they do a lot of that in the real thing.
 

jeff

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