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Oct
23
comment What is the difference between the two train motors 8866-1 and 88002-1?
Oh, so to power the Emerald Night you didn't use a regular train motor? Interesting.
Oct
22
comment What is the difference between the two train motors 8866-1 and 88002-1?
Great link! Luckily the older motor isn't the REALLY OLD 9V Train version (seems to be a weaker RC Train version that was sold with only one set according to brinklink). All I know is this is very confusing. Even the new train motors are 9 volts, right?
Oct
22
asked What is the difference between the two train motors 8866-1 and 88002-1?
Aug
29
comment How does the remote control on the 9398 4X4 Crawler work?
Nice video! It looks like it's REALLY SLOW.
Aug
27
asked How does the remote control on the 9398 4X4 Crawler work?
Jan
18
comment Is it possible to add the power functions to Western Train Chase?
Oh, and if you do have a dud motor I'm sure Lego will replace it. Not sure how you prove it but give them time and they'll respond to an email.
Jan
18
comment Is it possible to add the power functions to Western Train Chase?
I haven't tried it yet, since, well, I haven't gotten the Toy Story Train yet. But with the Red Cargo Train the weight of the battery box is what gives the train traction. If you notice the wheels of the train motor have a rubber "gasket" that also helps with traction. And the Red Cargo Train is able to pull or push just about anything I put on the tracks. The magnets between cars break apart long before the power of the train gives out. I almost think you have a dud train motor.
Jan
4
comment What is the difference between Shuttle Adventurer (10213) and Shuttle Expedition (10231)
I wrote to the Lego Group about the differences and they sent me the pieces to retrofit my set. Sweet! Thanks Lego!
Jan
2
comment Does the Power Functions IR Remote Control 8885 make a good remote for a car?
What speed is "on"? Can you set the speed for what "on" means for that remote?
Jan
2
comment How do I add a light to the Red Cargo Train?
Nicely done! I did about the same to the train but I didn't raise the height. I had to gut the middle of the train and removed the minifig cabin area to accomidate the extra wires. I also put lights in the front and back. I noticed you must have raised the height of the conveyor belt too since it has to tip up and down to miss the height of the train.
Jan
1
comment How do I know when current sets will retire?
I think the bigger question is why does shop.lego.com remove products from it's index instead of just saying they are not sold anymore. Links at say, technic.lego.com will link to products on shop.lego.com that are not there anymore.
Dec
30
comment Why are there no faces drawn on the black heads?
@daviesgeek Not sure a picture would add anything . . . it's a head piece made out of black pvc instead of yellow pvc with nothing painted on it.
Dec
26
revised Why are there no faces drawn on the black heads?
added 15 characters in body
Dec
26
asked Why are there no faces drawn on the black heads?
Dec
19
comment What are some storage options?
Lots of great options here but this is the one that really made me think. I stacked the small parts like this AND THEN put them in a storage bin as described in other questions.
Dec
19
accepted What are some storage options?
Dec
19
accepted How do I add a light to the Red Cargo Train?
Dec
19
comment How do I add a light to the Red Cargo Train?
Turns out the Red Cargo train has a grey piece that was just a 1 unit brick with an extra stud on one side so it was way different from being an Erling. With 4 black Erling's and gutting the center of the train for wiring my lighted cargo train is complete! Front and back lighting and it is controlled from the other dial on the remote. Thanks.
Dec
19
comment Does the Power Functions IR Remote Control 8885 make a good remote for a car?
Somehow that car base is going for almost $300 on Amazon. Crazy.
Dec
16
asked What IR Codes are the Power Function remotes sending to the receiver?