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There's a thread here establishing that regular LEGO trains arguably fit onto Duplo track, but have trouble with underbelly clearance.

What about the opposite? Will a Duplo train fit onto six-stud gauge LEGO track?

To be clear, I am excluding control and power functions - I'm asking if a Duplo train will fit on the tracks and roll freely without derailing.

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For this experiment we're using the wheeled Duplo push and go motor block and red cabin from Set #10874.

The wheel width of the motor is the same width as a non motor base.

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So, for this train to stay on the six stud track, the wheels need to sit either on the inside of the tracks or the outside of the tracks.

As the last picture shows, the wheels float on top of the tracks, which allows the train to slip off.

If this red train represents the standard width of most Duplo trains, then we can conclude that a Duplo train will not fit on a six-stud gauge LEGO track and roll freely without derailing.

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    It is wonderful to see duct tape and a metal ruler being useful for LEGO's. – chicks Jan 28 at 20:05

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