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Tycho Suspended Bridge Train
Clutch Builders - 12. No Gravity.
About this creation
MOCathalon 2013
Group: Clutch Builders
Category: "12. No Gravity."

Tycho Suspended Bridge Train

The Tycho fault line runs for 26k kilometres along the surface of New Odin like a giant scar. This tectonic fault line is New Odinís most seismically active region, with almost daily quakes averaging 5.76 on the adjusted Richter Scale. Straddling the either sides the Tycho are the twin colonies: Minerva and Athena. Due to the off axis spin of New Odin, these two colonies are strategically placed Ė Minerva the closest point towards the sun and Athena on the equator.



The Tycho Suspended bridge (TSB) connects Minerva and Athena allowing people and materials to move between cities quickly without the use of the low orbit transports. The TSB was the colonistís solution to establishing a secure link between colonies during seismic events.







Using Magnetic Levitation principals the Eddy Current generators create a strong enough magnetic field to suspend the entire bridge even during a tectonic shift.






The Hensel V Magnetic Levitation train (HVML) is the transportation work horse of New Odin. The fifth iteration of the cross colony locomotive, the HVML uses the same MagLev technology applied laterally to levitate the train and glide it between destinations. The HVML is equipped with heavy shield against radiation with the majority of passengers and cargo safely stowed in the interior. Radiation insensitive or dangerous materials will be stored.




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Yes. It's a floating bridge AND floating train supported by LEGO Magnets.

Yes. It did happen.



Comments

 I like it 
  March 31, 2013
Wait, is that magnets and Modulex? Well played! Nice work, I too have been playing around with magnets, this presents some interesting solutions.
Si MOCs
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Thoy Bradley
  March 19, 2013
This reminds me of a maglev project I have been working on for around 6 months. An awesome looking model and great functionality. 5 points. Congrats on the perfect score. ~Thoy
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  March 12, 2013
Pure brilliance.
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  March 11, 2013
Simply incredible. The overall look of the build is enough to impress, but the use of the magnets is nothing shy of brilliant. I love the use of the trans-blue pieces, and the landscaping showing the fault line is perfect. Very well done, and good luck in the MA.
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  March 11, 2013
Well technically without gravity, the magnets would push this bridge far, far away... Ok, done overanalyzing. Magnets ftw. 5 points
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  March 11, 2013
Pure genious!!!
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  March 11, 2013
It looks just as good on MOCpages.
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  March 11, 2013
The good Dr. Lee Jones has been working on some concepts with this for a while now. Nice excecution! 5 points ~ Chris.
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  March 11, 2013
Magnets! I still remember when those came out in the 90's. Great concept, beautiful execution. 5 points for you!
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  March 10, 2013
You already know what I think of this. 5 points yo!
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  March 10, 2013
Ingenious idea and an unrivaled design. Excellent!
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  March 10, 2013
Great idea and execution, best use of magnets I've seen :)
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  March 10, 2013
Great job mate! don't forget to add it to the MOCathlon and Clutch builders groups :p this is seriously crazy cool
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  March 10, 2013
Very, very nice. Magnets for the win!
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  March 10, 2013
Wow...this is a stunning take on the category! Great job!
  March 10, 2013
Score = 5
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  March 10, 2013
What the... I mean... how... Now, how awesome is that? You're a genius coming up with these ideas concerning the usage of parts!
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  March 10, 2013
Looks awesome .. Well done !!!
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  March 10, 2013
Wow. Just wow. I never thought of using LEGO magnets like that. Of course, A train like this would be rather easy to sabotage, then, so are normal trains. I love the color scheme! Very ingenius and pulled off well!
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  March 10, 2013
Best use of magnets ever!
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  March 10, 2013
Perplexing. Probably in the future bridges will we supported just like that. It's just cool, that TLG ever employed magnetic parts, but i guess, they underestimated them a bit by themselves. Absolutely amazing build.
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  March 10, 2013
Brilliant!
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  March 10, 2013
This is not fair. This is cheating. I am going to die. Why, why why? Epic build man! I never would have though of this for a build. Ever. (Ok, eventually, but you got there first, K?)
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  March 10, 2013
Nice! Looks futuristic and realistic. Good luck!
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  March 8, 2013
Very nice idea and build -- nice back story as well!
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  March 7, 2013
Hold on, I lost my jaw on the floor.....gotta find it.... This is stunning Simon! The magnet idea is pure genius! I saw this on Flickr! Thanks for including the video, helps a TON! Best of luck, though I doubt that you need it lol. :D
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  March 5, 2013
Great stuff Simon! I am quite inspired to dig out my stack of magnets now...
 
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