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LEGO TRAINS
Emerald Night Driving Problem
Many people seem to have problems with the driving system of the Emerald Night (10194). I think most of these problems are related to just one thing; The shifted angle between the left and the right rod. On page 50 and 51 of the first instruction book you can see that there should be a shifting of 90 degrees in angle between the rods. When you apply a shifting of 0 or 180 degrees the train will not run smoothly.

See this PDF document for reference.
Emerald Night Aandrijf Probleem
Veel mensen hebben problemen met het aandrijfsysteem van de Emerald Night (10194). Ik denk dat de meeste problemen gerelateerd zijn aan één ding; De hoekverschuiving tussen de linker en de rechter aandrijfas. Op pagina 50 en 51 van het eerste instructieboek kun je zien dat er een 90 graden verschuiving zou moeten worden toegepast tussen de aandrijfassen. Wanneer daar 0 of 180 graden wordt toegepast loopt de trein niet soepel.

Zie dit PDF document als referentie.
As a little kid I was always fascinated by trains. When travelling by car with my parents I was always looking if I saw a train. In particular I like the Dutch Railway (NS) stock, because of their specific colors (yellow/blue for passengers and yellow/grey for locs and red/white for cargo locs). That's the reason why I started to build some of these stock in Lego. Here you will find an overview of my projects so far. (Here are other LEGO projects) A few years ago I began to collect the old Lego trains. A detailed description of my collection with pictures you will find at the bottom of this page.

Multiple Building Instructions
Building Instructions of my projects are available on CD-Rom.
Please state in your email which BI you would like to recieve!
  1. Koploper
  2. Koploer Martinair
  3. Mat '64 (stoptrein)
  4. Benelux
  5. DD-IRM
  6. ICE
  7. Loc 1200 + Lime
  8. Loc 2300 + ACTS
  9. Loc 1600 + DDM
Pricing is as follows (more B.I. makes it cheaper per CD):
  1. B.I. € 7,-
  2. B.I. € 13,-
  3. B.I. € 17,-
  4. B.I. € 21,-
  5. B.I. € 24,-
  6. B.I. € 26,-
  7. B.I. € 28,-
  8. B.I. € 30,-
  9. B.I. € 32,-
Shipping costs are not included and depend on how much CD's you buy.
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Trains for sale
The trains in the projects are for sale. Delivery time will be approximately 2 months, dependent on what I already have and the availability of the parts. Parts will be used quality, from new parts is optional for extra costs. All trains come with BI on CD.
Payment will be 50% on order start and 50% when the train is ready.
Pricing (Shipping costs excluded) With direction sensitive lighting
Mat '64 (stoptrein) 2 wagons € 300,- E-mail me Click for larger image
DD-IRM 3 wagons € 325,- Not possible
Loc 1200 + Lime 1 loc + 4 wagons € 325,- E-mail me
ICE 3 wagons € 325,- E-mail me
Loc 2300 + ACTS 1 loc + 2 wagons € 325,- E-mail me Click for larger image
Benelux 1 loc + 3 wagons € 325,- E-mail me
Koploper 3 wagons € 300,- € 375,-
Loc 1600 + DDM 1 loc + 3 wagons € 325,- E-mail me
Direction sensitive lighting-module € 20,-
Price values indicative! For latest values E-mail me for an offer!
For ordering and questions mail me!

Project DD-IRM
My first project was a DD-IRM, a double-deck passenger train. I started this project by building the front in a computerprogram called ML-Cad, which uses LDraw as a brick data-base. More info on these programs you will find through the Ldraw-link on my links page. In this program I could see that it would all fit like I had it in mind. One of the problems I had to solve was how to put in the 9V trainmotor, because it didn't fit under the two-level baseplate. I have invented a way to put in the motor between two wagons whitout the need of extra space between them. After that I started to collect the bricks I still needed on Ebay and Bricklink. Some difficult parts to get were the windows because I needed so much and the yellow baseplates with the lowered level. In a later stadium I have sold these train to someone in the USA. I've build a new one, but that's a V-IRM (6 coaches).
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Project 1200 loc
My second project was a 1200 locomotive. I started this project by building the complete engine in ML-Cad. Then I collected the needed bricks on Bricklink. The only problem was to find some suitable yellow bars for the doors. I found the sollution in buying the little technic racing car 8207 and cutting the yellow tube in 4 parts.
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Project ICE
My third project was an ICE. This project was started by building the complete train in ML-Cad. In this train I also used the special way of mounting the motor like in the DD-IRM. I collected the needed bricks on Bricklink. The white doors were a hard to find item.
Later I added some coaches and I replaced the black wheels with the grey ones.
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Project 2300 loc / ACTS
This was my first project of a complete cargo train. First I designed a cargo loc from the 2300 series.
Then I designed some ACTS-wagons. ACTS stands for Advanced Container Transport System and is in the Netherlands mainly used for the transport of waste. Containers can be rotated 45° so the truck can grab the container and slide it easily on itself without the use of a crane. It was pretty difficult to put all the technic in such little space.

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Project Benelux
I have lived for one year in Leuven, Belgium and when I was traveling from Belgium to the Netherlands or vice versa it was almost everytime a Benelux-train. It has dutch coaches and a belgian loc which can change between the different power supplies on the different tracks. It also has a steering-stand.
I decided to design one in Lego. I had some difficulties in making the front slope of the loc look right. The red/yellow doors are manipulated with yellow stickers.
To everyone who has bought the CD with BI of these train (On or before Legoworld 2003):
I discovered that there was a problem with the connection between the loc and the coaches in curved track. I solved this problem by redesigning the bottom piece of the loc. BI of the redesign can be downloaded here.


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Project Koploper
This was actually the very first Lego train project I started with. But I could not get the head of the train look right, so I put a hold on it for some time. Later on I had some experience with the other train projects and I treid a second time. This time I managed to get the front look right and even got the frontdoors to work the real way! To everyone who has bought the CD with BI of these train (On or before Legoworld 2003):
I discovered that there was a problem with the connection between two trains of this type in curved track, in the long run it loses the front doors. I solved this problem by redesigning the bottom piece of the front and putting an extra magnet in between when coupling two trains together. BI of the redesign can be downloaded here.

In the summer of 2005 I have bought a book with many pictures of dutch trains. In there I found a picture of one of the first Koplopers with liveries which was of Martinair. I decided to build it in Lego.

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Project DDM + Loc 1600


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Project Lime-transport
A new cargo-train. I made the 1200 loc 2 studs longer for a better look.

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Project Legoworld 2003
For Legoworld 2003 I tried to build a PC/PLC controlled traintrack. I have a PLC (Programmable Logic Controller) from Jetter which can communicate with a PC. So I could visualize the actual status of the track on the PC.
There were a few problems in designing the whole project;
First I needed to build an interface, because the PLC outputs are 24 VDC and the Lego electric system is 9 VDC.
Second I had to find out how to actuate the switch-points and then I would have to find out how to read back the train positions.

The first problem could be solved quickly by using a relay-interface for the outputs. An additional advantage of this choice was that I could use the three parallel speedregulators not only for supplying the trains but also for the supply for the switch-point actuators.
The second problem was solved in building an actuator around a 9 VDC technic motor and in using the Mindstorms touch-sensor for reading back the trainpositions. By using these sensors I could continue to use 24 VDC for the PLC inputs.
The switching time of the actuator is about 1 second!! It does not matter how long you activate the motor because the belt can slip over the beltwheel once the point has switched to the other track.
In my project I had to actuate 13 pairs of switch-points and there were 31 sensor-points. The biggest problem was to get all the motors and sensors for the project. Unfortunately the sensors came by mail the day after LW2003 ended... So I could only automate the starts and stops on the station. All other things, like managing the trains on the sidetrack, I had to do by hand, although on the PC ofcourse, because all the switch-points were automated through the PLC.
On the fourth picture you can see the interfaceboard I made.

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Lego 9 VDC switch-point actuator
(You could use a rubber O-ring 30x3 mm in stead of the (hard-to-find) red rubber belts)
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Lego train sensor
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Collection Overview

Click for larger image 130 Coal transport
hand
Click for larger image 134 Crane wagon
hand
Click for larger image 171 Loc with cargo wagons
original hand/build 12V
Click for larger image Locomotive from set 182
with 131 passenger coach
and custom wagons
original 4,5V/build 12V
Click for larger image Locomotive from set 182
with wagons from set 725
original hand/build 12V
Click for larger image 723 Loc; My first train set
12V
Click for larger image 724 Cargo train
12V
Click for larger image 725 Steam loc with tender
and cargo wagons
12V
Click for larger image 725 Steam loc with tender
and multiple cargo wagons
12V
Click for larger image 727 Diesel loc
Still without stickers
Rare windows!
12V
Click for larger image 7710 Steam loc with passenger coaches
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Click for larger image 7727 Steam loc with cargo
12V
Click for larger image 7735 Diesel loc with cargo wagons
original 12V/build 9V
Click for larger image 7740 Intercity
original 12V/build 9V
Click for larger image 7745 TGV
12V
Click for larger image 7817 Crane wagon
7813 Shell wagon
7839 (2x) Auto transport
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Click for larger image 4536 (2x) Bulk cargo wagon
4543 (2x) Flat wagon
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Click for larger image 7839 Autotransport
I own two of these sets
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