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Why was the monorail system discontinued?

According to https://forum.brickset.com/discussion/comment/57906/#Comment_57906 : The reason LEGO has stopped making monorail is threefold, One, the motors and track molds ran out and would be very ...
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Why was monorail offered the way it was?

Why design the core monorail hardware this way? This is hard to answer without a degree of speculation, but I assume that the core reason behind the decision to design the monorail this way likely ...
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Why was monorail offered the way it was?

Not really an answer, just a small point of fact..... There were actually 4 Monorail Trains planned, a Futuron Space-Themed one, a Unitron Space-Themed one, the ever pleasant Airport Shuttle Town-...
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Website with layout plans for LEGO Duplo trains?

I'm not aware of any sites that are dedicated to DUPLO train layouts, but there are certainly interesting layout ideas out there. For example, this was included in set 2932: There are also loads of ...
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Monorail Switch Internals

I have found the linked .doc file by using the Wayback Machine, consider making a donation to their awesome service if this has saved you time and/or money :) But in order to reduce load on their ...
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How can I build a brick-built monorail track?

Have a look at this youtube channel: MasaoHidaka The Track is made up with standard bricks and he managed to create nice curves and even switches. The switches are quite part intensive though.
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Website with layout plans for LEGO Duplo trains?

Meta: old thread, but one of the top google search results. so here my 5 cents. https://www.duplo-schienen.de/lego-duplo-schienen-bauanleitungen.html German Website, has 40 setup plans (linked above) ...
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How can I build a brick-built monorail track?

There's an article about this topic in the November 2018 issue of HispaBrick magazine. In addition to a nice interview with the designer (Masao Hidaka), the article shows off some of the techniques ...
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Why was monorail offered the way it was?

There were more than 5 monorails planned actually. The fifth one was a Wild West themed one. It used the same track but had a different motor. I’m surprised that it gets overlooked since an image was ...
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