Thursday, October 3, 2013

Week TechVideo, 2013 #40 - Custom Tracks

From time to time, fans has come with different proposals to build their one tracks, out of small LEGO elements (always lots of them).

Most recently jorgeopesi (Jorge Garcia Reyes) came with his own proposal.

Although it doesn't use just LEGO Technic elements (see the bars), it seems a very nice solution and the frictionless half pins make it very flexible.
A highly partcount intensive design, though!...


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Ricardo Oliveira said...

This is a very nice idea! Aesthetically pleasant and friction wise very nice!

The only minus I find is the lack of precision, when mounting the pins in the bars. I mean, there is no fixed point where the pins should stop.

The video could show some gear connection to the tracks. Or isn't it compatible with any?

Fernando Correia said...

@Ricardo Oliveira

That seems indeed a drawback.
As far as I understood these are only compatible with old gears (remember the Gears sets?), like Jorge has used in his Komatsu bulldozer.

Jorge said...

First of all I am a big purist, I think the 3mm rigid hoses are Technic elements :) and you're right they serve only to the old gears which I like much more than the modern, for their variety of sizes and because they are narrower. I always look for narrower and proporcionate tracks and finally got this and also you can do them much more wide (snow vehicles) and even yellow. Thank you for post here my idea.

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