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