Playmobil Ideas?

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Hello Brian,

To tell the truth, I had similar thoughts as you to convert some Playmobil part into van...
And a PlaymoFriend did remind me that US vans had vertical timber
Of Course, at the end , we have to keep in mind it should stay a pleasure and we do like we want in our layout....
You are the Chairman ..... :cool:

I like this movie I didn't know.
I like the stage coach cars too...
In fact it seems also that you may consider to build the locomotive too ;)
Very very interesting :giggle:
 

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Here's a closer look at my non-invasive RC conversion using a playmobil RC car module to operate the original motor block:
I was able to raise the pickups by removing the springs, but I can return them if I want it to run on electric track. The only permanent modifications I made were drilling the hole for the power switch under the water tank lid, drilling a hole for each wire (2) of the front light where the light mounts meet the boiler, and drilling a hole inside the light cavity for the LED leads to enter the light box. More information is in the description of the video.
 
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Excellent !!! :clap: :clap: :clap:
Very nice and very good job !
Many thanks to share this
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An exceptionally good idea and you've kept the possibility of track power too.
 

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An exceptionally good idea and you've kept the possibility of track power too.
I'm just gald it works as I don't have electric track and I wanted this train to run. One doesn't have to raise the pick-ups as I have. They can be left down so that it will work on both track and battery. It might be best to turn the receiver power switch to off when using track power, but I'm not sure if that's necessary. Imagine using track power, then applying a little RC power when the track has a poor connection(hoping you don't get too much battery and track power at the same time). I would like to see if the 6914 2.4 ghz playmobil rc car modules can bind to the 5258 2.4 ghz train controller, because the 6914 controller doesn't have the cruise control that the 3670 controller does, and 2.4 ghz is obviously better. If the 6914 module does bind to the 5258 controller, and if the 5258 train controller controls the drive motor of the RC car, then I'd guess the 6914 2.4 ghz receiver/ESC would be a better choice here than the 27 mhz 3670 I've used. If someone reading this has the 5258 controller and a 6914 rc car module, please let me know if they bind and control the cars drive motor. I've purchased the 6914 module twice (for less than $10) to test if they bind and both times the seller came up with an excuse not to send it.


Edit: I found a 6914 for about $6 , and it turns out that it does not bind with the 5258 train or 5258 controller.
 
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Not a good idea to try track AND battery power together...

Just suppose the loco was put into reverse by either method of power, whilst the other was running in forward?
 

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Not a good idea to try track AND battery power together...

Just suppose the loco was put into reverse by either method of power, whilst the other was running in forward?
No different than a good open day on DCC!:giggle:
 

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Not a good idea to try track AND battery power together...

Just suppose the loco was put into reverse by either method of power, whilst the other was running in forward?
At very expensive event?
 

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No different than a good open day on DCC!:giggle:
Or even a Model Railway Show in other Gauges where many of the the Operators are clearly inept at using DCC. Though to be fair some do have it nailed.
 

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Hello,

I had 3 incomplete gondolas and 2 vans without doors ( and slides ),
I thought that nobody would buy one of my incomplete gondolas and I did not want to spend more money to buy missing doors and slides.
( They are rare and start to be expensive )

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So I took the front and rear side of one gondola to make the 3 missing doors for other gondolas ( see green arrow )
Real gondolas which carry sand have 1 yellow door on each side,
which did avoid me to build 2 aditional doors for my Playmobil version.

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Then I took each side of godolas ( red arrow ) in order to make sliding doors

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The floor of gondola can be used to make slides ( see green arrow )


The attach for the hook ( blue arrow ) comes from the bottom of gondola, where door turns.

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These green arrows show that the slide ( from the floor of gondola ) has the right size compared to the side of the van


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So my van has doors and slides. In same color, without painting.

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I still have 2 doors and 2 slides to make for the second van >:)
 

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If you add the little wheels to the upper part of the sliding door, it would cover the hole which is visible when the door is closed. For the sliding door wheels, perhaps you could use the rounded part of the gondola which holds the upper part of the gondola door and add a small flat rectangle to cover the hole in the round part, otherwise you could cut small circles out of another part of the gondola for the sliding door wheels.
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Xav204

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Thank you All

Brian, you are right.
Actually, I still do not know how to get this little wheels with my huge fingers, so your ideas are interesting.
First I finish the doors and slides for the second van.
Then I will manage scrap plastic, not used, that I can take to make wheels....( with several attempts , I guess... )
 

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Hello,

I had 3 incomplete gondolas and 2 vans without doors ( and slides ),
I thought that nobody would buy one of my incomplete gondolas and I did not want to spend more money to buy missing doors and slides.
( They are rare and start to be expensive )

file.php


So I took the front and rear side of one gondola to make the 3 missing doors for other gondolas ( see green arrow )
Real gondolas which carry sand have 1 yellow door on each side,
which did avoid me to build 2 aditional doors for my Playmobil version.

file.php



Then I took each side of godolas ( red arrow ) in order to make sliding doors

file.php


The floor of gondola can be used to make slides ( see green arrow )


The attach for the hook ( blue arrow ) comes from the bottom of gondola, where door turns.

file.php


These green arrows show that the slide ( from the floor of gondola ) has the right size compared to the side of the van


file.php


So my van has doors and slides. In same color, without painting.

file.php


I still have 2 doors and 2 slides to make for the second van >:)
Makes me wonder what I did with the doors from the 2 opens that I converted.
 

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Makes me wonder what I did with the doors from the 2 opens that I converted.
I think you sent them to me. I may have one or two some where if you'd like them back and if I can find them.