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svofski

Parametric Tram/Metro Coach With Articulated Doors

by svofski Apr 16, 2019
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This looks awesome!

What is the incompatibility with Ikea/Brio? Is it only the lack of magnets, or is this due to wheel size/wheel spacing/car width?

Actually I found a previous prototype print and made a quick and dirty "adapter" for an Ikea platform by making 4 holes in its floor. It looks similar to those wooden NYC subway trains. A bit top-heavy, but functional. Picture attached.

Thanks for the quick answer and the picture! This looks functional except that it is too long to attach to other cars.

Since you kindly provided the OpenSCAD source code, I'm definitely going to remix your design to make it Brio/Lillabo compatible (but don't expect this to happen too soon...).

Cool! I would love to see that.

The wheels are print in place, which is convenient, but they tend to print not very round ;)

Also the wheel size is different. To run this model on the wooden tracks, I think it would be a better idea to make an adapter to attach the car body to an Ikea bogie. That would make it a good runner easily.

Awesome! Simple and effective.