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Rail Zeppelin
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In the early 30's this experimental German train powered by a BMW aircraft engine set speed records that would stand for decades. There was talk of putting them into service but one can only imagine the havoc that the 4 bladed propeller would cause when pulling into the station!



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   The 4 blade prop is driven by a 9V motor that takes it's power from the LEGO train motor. The use of the universal joints gives the model a wonderfully realistic sound.



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   Several years ago I ran into someone's CAD rendering of this train. I built this version from that picture.



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   The original had only 2 axels. This one has been "Legoized" with 4. The model is strong and has run for years at public shows without undo care & feeding! It never fails to attract attention and thanks to it's long wheel base can take cornors at full throttle! A *.MPD file is availible on the Bickshelf if you would like to build one too!



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  August 29, 2008
This is very cool. I have been meaning to to something like this, but haven't gotten around to it. I think you've gotten the design down perfectly. Great job!
 
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