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How to overcome a roller coaster track gap of a length of 1 or 2?

Here's what I came up with: The key element I used is the hose nozzle (60849): I opted not to use hinges to try to create as rigid of a connection as I could. Here's the build: This seemed to work ...
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Lego track switch doesn't close properly

Warning: LEGO pieces were harmed for this answer How the switch works So, how does it work then? Well, let's open it up! The back plate is held into place by 14 pins. We'll carefully pry it open ...
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How to overcome a roller coaster track gap of a length of 1 or 2?

Thanks for all your contributions that helped me a lot and gave me very good pointers. Here is my final solution I will use: I'll use Pneumatic T Piece First Version (T Bar) on Hinge Bricks 1 x 2 Base ...
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Is there any difference in the power, wheel, and track technology between 2018 trains and 2022 trains?

Most of essential bits are the same and used in all 4 sets: Train motor Straight track Track switch Driving wheels attached to motor The only difference is in wheel used for cars. Instead of using ...
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How create a custom Roller Coaster? Where I can get the track pieces?

You can buy tracks directly from LEGO. You go to LEGO service web page and follow steps below: Click on BRICKS & PIECES just below the banner Then BUY BRICKS Provide your age and location (please ...
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Is the Lego Duplo Track System being discontinued?

It hasn't been officially announced yet, but there are at least four large LEGO DUPLO train sets coming this summer. This includes two extension train track packs with straight tracks, curved tracks, ...
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How does The LEGO Group view 3D printed parts?

They would obviously prefer it if you bought the parts from them. If it's for personal use, not many people will know, and TLG probably don't want to spend much time (and money) on it, if they find ...
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Looking for older conducting train tracks

Such place indeed exist and it is called Bricklink, a website dedicated to trading LEGO items. It has extensive history and great catalog of LEGO items found on the internet. Prices and quality are, ...
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Electric train set not working - even though the light is on

The speed regulator light being on is a good start. It looks like you have things set up correctly as far as I can tell. The first step is to identify which part is having issues. All of these parts ...
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What part in LEGO digital designer can be used for a tank track?

The caterpillar track and belt are both fixed length pieces. I would recommend the more versatile #57518 'Technic, Link Tread Wide with Two Pin Holes'. The part can be used to make a track as long as ...
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Software to do Duplo train track layout?

You can use RailModeller Express or RailModeller Pro on macOS. Both feature LEGO tracks (regular and Duplo): http://www.railmodeller.com/libraries.html
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How to overcome a roller coaster track gap of a length of 1 or 2?

Roller-coaster tracks are using rails in common LEGO measurement of 3.18mm. Also referred as bar. There are plenty of other elements having bars of this size. I don't have exact solution, but you ...
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Choosing scale for train models: what scale is "L-gauge"?

TLDR: Scale for train MOC is a personal preference based on the needs. Longer version: There is a lot of personal preferences here. Like, how do you decide if the LEGO track geometry should ...
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Do Duplo trains fit Megablock train tracks?

Short answer: No Long answer: Nooooooo Size comparison of the trains: The Duplo train does not fit: The Duplo train does not fit: However: some of you may be thinking of the old Duplo Road pieces, ...
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Choosing scale for train models: what scale is "L-gauge"?

It looks like the best practice is to adjust the proportions to the constraints imposed by the media. For example, the closest LEGO rendition of a modern high-speed train, the 10233 Horizon Express ...
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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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What kind of track is the Emerald Night set compatible with?

The set is from the "RC / Power Functions Era", so it's meant to be compatible with those tracks. Luckily for you those are the only tracks for sale in ordinary stores today. As the answer to that ...
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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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Electric train set not working - even though the light is on

If there is a suspicion that the metal surfaces have developed dust and grime or any other insulating layer, a solution would be to give the tracks a Brasso (or other metal polish) wipe and quick ...
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Best set to build a tracked vehicle?

All 3 of the sets you listed actually use the same type of tracks, they are Technic, Link Tread Wide with Two Pin Holes #57518. In my opinion this type would be your best option for driving a robot ...
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How create a custom Roller Coaster? Where I can get the track pieces?

There's already a good answer for where to get the track pieces, so I'll tackle the reset. Also, since I don't have any brick, what set of random blocks, for the support structure, is better? If ...
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12V LEGO train tracks splinter

While I can't speak of the handling of these parts, the possibility of receiving official replacement parts from TLG is surely zero. That leaves us only the second-hand market, which fortunately ...
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How to connect chain links in LDD to make tank tracks

This issue is one of LDD's most prominent shortcomings. Unlike other CAD software, the simplifications that LDD makes in exchange for ease-of-use restrict some creations from being assembled with any ...
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Software to do Duplo train track layout?

mayTracks - Lego Duplo Track Creator A bit late - but there is an app for Windows and/or MAC to create DUPLO tracks with most known DUPLO bricks. I tested it and it works nice. In minutes and with a ...
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Software to do Duplo train track layout?

Thanks for mentioning our macOS apps! You can also use our free app RailModeller Express for LEGO Duplo trains: http://www.railmodeller.com/express-edition-en.html For iPads please check our new iOS ...
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Lego track switch doesn't close properly

Okay, this post is closing in 2 years old, but I have found it looking for a solution to my problem, so others may find it too. I found out two important things: You don't need to cut or drill the ...
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Choosing scale for train models: what scale is "L-gauge"?

One thing with real trains is that the rail spacing is surprisingly narrow for the carriage width - and, as you've found, length. You'll need to run the wheels on bogies to get round any curves if you ...
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Choosing scale for train models: what scale is "L-gauge"?

The new 76405 - Hogwarts Express Collectors Edition breaks from compatibility and goes for a 7 rather than 6 stud gauge, which gives them more room to build out a more accurate scaled carriage with: ...
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Choosing scale for train models: what scale is "L-gauge"?

I'm thinking the Ravenglass & Eskdale railway of narrow 15" = 2 heads of 7•5" each, so like narrow Lego track with 2 studs between as minifigure heads have 1 stud. But then normal 4 ...
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