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    LEGO Train Track Incline Info and Answers!
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    LEGO Train Track Incline Info and Answers!

    October 19, 2019


    Hey Folks! Welcome to this video, this is
    the Info video regarding the inclines including the curve that was on the incline. A few people
    have asked about it. The basic build of this was taken from an
    idea from Mardisgrasman23 for the main slope but I’ll show you that in a minute. As always
    the builds that I do aren’t necessarily the perfect ideal builds I’d like, I build with
    the parts I have, the elements that I have and just try and get something to work and
    do what it needs to do at the time. So, this is not the last, final version of inclines
    and curved inclines etc. This is just what I did in order to get the video to work and
    in order to get a train from the ground to the magazine shelf on the coffee table. So, without further ado let’s have a look
    at how it’s all done. So here is a slightly closer look at the incline.
    As you can see it does slope and the pieces that the track is connected to is sloped as
    well. This is possible because I have rockers under here. Here’s one that’s taken off of
    the track and you can see these rockers here, these just allow the top plate to slope to
    the right angle and it just means that the bottom plate can stay on the ground. I’ll
    put a link to Mardisgrasman23’s video on that because he’s the one who came up with it and
    tested it originally on YouTube so, it’s his idea in operation here and it works rather
    well. I don’t know whether I’ll keep doing this
    it’s not the sturdiest and it’s not very scalable I suppose, it’s a bit tricky to put together
    but it certainly works and it does the job, and it did the job really, really well in
    the latest video. So now on to the curve. So this is the curved slope. Here you have
    the normal Power Function curve going on in the inside, the inner curve. On the outside
    though there is a power function curve and also a bit of flexible track in between each
    curve, and that’s how I get the wider turning circle. This, though, doesn’t actually stick on the
    pillars it’s actually lies on top of it which isn’t the best but it’s the only way it would
    really stay. It also if you look under here, take this piece off. I’ve got these two by
    two tiles with the studs in. That helps to keep the track in place and also it helps
    with a slight camber so that when the train’s going around it it is actually leaning into
    the curve rather than just being flat. It can help to catch on the track as well. It’s
    not the greatest solution, I’ll try and work on something a bit better but it works, that’s
    the thing it does actually do the job. So that’s the curve, the gradient on it is actually,
    Shantanu asked the question on my original Slope and Bridge video, the gradient is actually
    one brick for each piece of track. Which is actually fairly severe but the trains just
    about manage to handle it so it does the job and it gets the height I need it to without
    needing to use too much track. The pillars underneath the curved pieces of
    track, they don’t have rockers on them they are just plain bricks on plates basically
    with more plates supporting them. There’s nothing special about these I was basically
    running out of pieces to build the railway with so, these are the supports for the track.
    They’re pretty simple to make and they kept the curves up, the slope up and worked wonderfully. So there you go, that’s the quick look at
    the inclines, the curved incline as well. As you can see the curved slope is not that
    pretty but it does the job on the video you can see the Heavy-Haul Train and the Blue
    Cargo Train pull, well, it was twelve cars they were pulling around those corners so
    even though it’s a bit, it’s not the smoothest of corner it still does the job. Those engines
    of course have two motors in them so they can pull a bit more. I hope you’ve enjoyed this video, click like,
    click the thumbs up if you have, subscribe if you haven’t already and I’ll see you in
    the next video. Bye!

    Why are train rails banked? | Make Science Fun
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    Why are train rails banked? | Make Science Fun

    October 16, 2019


    G’day! Jacob from Make Science Fun. Here I
    am in Shizuoka, Japan. I’m at a rail line crossing and i’m really interested by
    this crossing. Morning! I’m loving the angle that the track is on. What it does
    is it helps exert a force, as the train comes along it’s going in a circle,
    so it’s undergoing circular motion and it’s accelerating that way, towards the
    centre of the circle. Now to accelerate it that way you need a force you need
    something pushing it and so by having the train at a bank that actually helps
    push the train towards the centre of the circle and the train’s able to go a bit
    faster! Let’s check it out when the train comes! This has been Jacob from Make Science Fun, I’ll see you guys later! Japan! Okay here comes my train now, I’m
    going on this train Here it comes! Ooh what a rocketship. Maybe I’m not going on that train…

    High-speed Rail in Canada
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    High-speed Rail in Canada

    October 13, 2019


    Hi Youtube, This is Geekteen2.
    I’m going to talk about high-speed rail. Right now, Canada doesn’t have any high-speed rail
    lines. It’s the only country of G8 without high-speed rail. I think that Canada should
    use high-speed rail, like the other members of G8.
    According to the European Union, high-speed rail is passenger rail that operates at least
    200 kilometers per hour on upgraded track and at least 200 kilometers per hour on upgraded
    track and at least 250 kilometers hour on new track.
    They travel fastest on specific tracks with few curves and no at-grade crossings. This
    is often faster than any other passenger rail except maglev.
    High-speed trains move much faster than speed limits for cars. Their maximum speed is often
    slower than passenger jets, but travel times can possibly be shorter for shorter distances.
    Train stations are often located in city centers, while airports are often located outside cities.
    Train stations aren’t often required to check baggage for security, unlike airports.
    Another advantage of high-speed rail over air travel is that it often runs on electricity
    from overhead lines, as aircrafts generally burn gasoline. Rail travel is also a very
    efficient way of transportation. The safety of HSR is often better than both car and aircraft,
    especially when it’s on dedicated tracks. The main disadvantage of HSR over air travel
    is that it’s more expensive. Here’s a chart that shows how many high-speed
    rail lines are in each G8 country. I added the most populated countries China and India,
    and Spain which is a large user of HSR, even though they’re not part of G8. China has the
    most, with France in second. This graph shows the total length of high-speed
    rail in each of those countries. This includes both track in operation, and track under construction.
    China now has the longest length, with Spain in second.
    Canada has a low population density. This makes it hard to find areas that are suitable
    for high-speed rail. There have been 2 proposed HSR lines in Canada;
    One would be in Ontario and Quebec. It would go from Windsor, to London, to Toronto, to
    Ottawa, to Montreal, and then finally to Quebec city.
    The other proposed HSR line would be in Alberta. It would go from Calgary, to Red Deer, to
    Edmonton. A few international lines have been discussed
    by polititians, with little progress. One is from Vancouver to Seattle, to improve Amtrak
    Cascades. I’m in support of this line, and I think that it should be extended farther,
    if successful. There are many people driving or flying from
    Portland to Seattle, or the other way around, which makes this a good route for high-speed
    rail. It could then go to San Francisco, to link to the high-speed rail line in California,
    which is already being planned. That line would be far from now. There could also be
    an international line in Eastern Canada and United states.
    In my previous video, I talked about a high-speed rail line in BC, going from Vancouver to Whistler.
    But this line is unrealistic, as high-speed rail is likely to be too expensive for the
    area. That video is no longer public. I still think that there should be a passenger
    rail service going from Vancouver to Whistler available alongside the Rocky Mountaineer,
    that’s both faster and cheaper. But it would have to be slower than high-speed rail. A
    more appropriate option would be diesel-electric multiple unit, preferably running on biodiesel,
    which produces far fewer greenhouse gas emmissions. In 2009, EKOS research associates asked many
    Canadians a survey on their opinions on high-speed rail development in Canada.
    80 percent of them supported HSR, 62 percent of them strongly supported it, and only 6
    percent were against it. High-speed rail started in Japan in 1964,
    and Europe first used it in 1967. Now it’s time for Canada to adapt it.
    I’ve decided to allow video responses without my approval to this and all my other political
    videos, to allow people to express their opinions on the subject.

    A Happier Morning in the Paris Metro
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    A Happier Morning in the Paris Metro

    October 13, 2019


    Hello Paris How are you ? I know, it’s very cold, people are not smiling in Paris so I would like to wake everybody up. The point is you dance, we have fun, we enjoy Paris. Let’s do it !! That’s it! Thank you! Where are you from ? From Quebec. In Paris, we have fun! Thank you Paris. God bless you and “Vive la France” !

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    How To Install A Monorail Track Lighting System

    October 12, 2019


    Hi I’m Colby with Del Mar Fans and Lighting
    and I’m here to show you how to install a flexible track lighting system. You will need
    the following tools, wire strippers, battery drill, tape measure, and a plumb bob. Turn
    off the power at the circuit breaker box before you begin. The first step in designing a track
    system is to determine a shape that will compliment your space. We’ve decided on an S curving
    shape to add a softer architectural feel to our kitchen and bar area. Once you’ve determined
    the shape, you want to come up with a simple drawing and that drawing will act as a guide
    through the process. Next, we’re going to determine our fixture placement and for this
    bar we’ve chosen to keep our fixtures about one third of the way from the inside of the
    bar and that’s about seven and a half inches and then we’re also going to frame out the
    shape of the track system using this masking tape and we’re going to use the seven and
    a half inches of where the fixtures are going to go as the center line of our track. So
    the full curve of the track won’t exceed fifteen inches. So these pendants will be on the center
    line of this track system. So come along and watch how we do this. Now that we’ve identified
    where all of our pendants are going to be hung, and we’ve also used our electronic plumb
    bob to determine exactly where the junction box in the ceiling will be in the actual layout
    of the track system, we can now begin to shape this flexible track system within our frame.
    We’re getting close to finishing the shaping of the rail and we’ve identified that the
    rail isn’t long enough. So luckily we purchased an additional piece of rail just in case.
    We’ve also identified that the end of the rail ends on a curve and the ends of the rails
    are always a lot more difficult to bend into the perfect shape so we’re going to cut this
    rail on a straight part of the track and then shape and form this other rail that we’ve
    purchased to finish the shaping of the track. After using a hacksaw to cut the rail, we
    want to use a file, a nail file, or any sort of steel file to just clean up the edge so
    that the end caps will fit in here. After cutting the track system, we went ahead and
    taped down the first piece of track so that it would stay in place and then we put a slight
    bend on this piece and made sure that the curving part fell right over the final pendant
    location and we’re just going to go ahead and cut this piece and finalize our track
    shaping. So now that we’ve finalized cutting and shaping of the rail system, we’re going
    to connect the two pieces of track with these connective conductors and that will finalize
    the shaping and cutting of our rail system. Next, we’re going to use the laser plumb bob
    to determine where to put our holes in the ceiling for our rigid standoff mounts. You
    want to keep the standoffs about thirty to thirty six inches away from each other on
    the track and what I like to do is I like to start off with the first one right on the
    other side of the last pendant. Next we’re going to use our plumb bob to determine where
    our standoff mounts should be in the ceiling based on our track system layout and the plumb
    bob will give us the exact location in the ceiling that the track is laid out on here
    and I like to start with a standoff close to the last pendant and then work my way down
    and your standoff should be about thirty to thirty six inches apart from each other through
    the whole distance of the track. So now that our plumb bob is in place, and our mark is
    on the ceiling, we want to use a sharpie marker to mark this, but we also want to use a stud
    finder to determine if we’re going to have to use an anchor or if we’re going to actually
    drill the mounts directly into a stud. Next I’m going to use my battery drill to drill
    a small pilot hole where we marked the ceiling. Now based on whether there is a stud in the
    ceiling or not, we’re going to set our anchors and for this one there was not a stud in the
    ceiling, although for my next one there was a stud in the ceiling so I won’t be using
    an anchor, I’ll just be drilling the mount directly into the stud. Next, we’re going
    to mount the base of the transformer to the junction box and then we’re going to wire
    the transformer and then secure the transformer to the junction box. For this next part, we’re
    going to lift the whole track system up and secure it to the mounts and to the transformer.
    I’ve always found it very helpful to have someone assist you with lifting the track
    system up so it doesn’t bend. Next, we’re going to determine how high we want to hang
    the pendants over the bar and for this eating and sitting bar, you determine the pendants
    will be about thirty inches from the bar so that they’re high enough so that there’s not
    an obstruction of view, so what I’ll do is I’ll measure the distance and then subtract
    thirty and that’s how I’ll cut the cord for the pendant. Next, we’re going to re-splice
    our connector onto our newly cut cord. With these coax cables it can be a little tricky.
    So first you want to undo the old cable by loosening both allan keys and then make sure
    there’s no plastic ends in there and then we take this piece here, make sure the piece
    is nice and straight, slide it in, and then squeeze and you push it in all the way to
    the end, until you see the piece come through the little visible hole there and then you
    tighten this piece first, tell that’s snug, go one more round, and then before you tighten
    this just kind of reform that outer coaxial sheathing there and then tighten this one.
    This one you only want to tighten just snug and then we connect it to our connector on
    the track. So that was how you install a flexible track lighting system. So leave a comment
    below and let us know what you think. Thanks for joining me here at Del Mar Fans & Lighting.
    Bye.

    Freight Train | Mother Goose Club Playhouse Kids Song
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    Freight Train | Mother Goose Club Playhouse Kids Song

    October 11, 2019


    [music plays] Mother Goose Club Playhouse Freight Train [train crossing bells] [music plays] [music plays] Clickety-clack, clickety-clack, what’s that coming down the track? A freight train! Freight train coming down the track, chugga chugga chugga. Clickety-clack, clickety-clack, what’s that coming down the track? A steam engine! Steam engine coming down the track, chugga chugga chugga. Clickety-clack, clickety-clack, what’s that coming down the track? A box car! Box car coming down the track, chugga chugga chugga. Coming and going and rolling down the track. Coming and going and rolling down the track. [music plays] Clickety-clack, clickety-clack, what’s that coming down the track? A flat car! Flat car coming down the track, chugga chugga chugga. Clickety-clack, clickety-clack, what’s that coming down the track? A tank car! Tank car coming down the track, chugga chugga chugga. Clickety-clack, clickety-clack what’s that coming down the track? A caboose car! Caboose car coming down the track, chugga chugga chugga. Coming and going and rolling down the track. Coming and going and rolling down the track. [music plays] Clickety-clack, clickety-clack, what’s that coming down the track? A freight train! Freight train coming down the track, chugga chugga chugga. Freight train coming down the track, chugga chugga chugga. Freight train coming down the track, chugga chugga chugga. Freight train coming down the track, chugga chugga chugga. [music plays] Mother Goose Club Playhouse [music plays]

    Worlds most smallest train I Smallest passanger train I সবচেয়ে ছোট ট্রেন
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    Worlds most smallest train I Smallest passanger train I সবচেয়ে ছোট ট্রেন

    October 10, 2019


    Hello friends today, I’ll let you know the discovery of the first train and also take you to familiar with different types of train Let’s have a look History of rail transport started in 6th century to the Ancient Greece. The First train seen in the year of 1804 Trevithick’s pioneering engine was of the train and capacity was 2.5 tones of Iron Material and can hold 70 people to the distance of 10 miles Here we have the smallest passanger train.An small sizes of train line has set up to drive the train over it. Many tourist is visited the place to enjoy the awsome smallest train train journey. When someone seat on the train its seems a man like a gaint cz its smaller than the rider. It’s now located to the Australia, canad and some other country. These types of train demanded by the advanture types of park. Train journey is favorite for all and can Enjoying the beauty of the side of the park. a couple of year back we seen a train like bus and its like a passanger train can carry up to 4 people per train. its maximum speed up to 30 km per hour. The highgest speed train can speed up to 603 km/hr and its hydraulic controling system is designed to control the speed as first as the operator needed. Another double decker trains located in austraillia and its having dozens of container. Unbelibable carrying capacity of these types of train that you not ever seen. We have also a amazing two different types of sky train that runs closed truck on a lifted box guider and whil guider supported to the rail. The train manufacturer gaze that it can give the safe tranportation to the people. This train maximu running speed is 70 km per hour. Lets have a look to the future train conception. Future generation can expect the model of the train will lunch at the year of 2050

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    The Fruit Train – Learning for Kids

    September 24, 2019


    (toot toot train sounds) (toot toot train sounds) (toot toot train sounds) Here comes the fruit train! (toot toot train sounds) (toot toot train sounds) Apple Orange Banana Strawberry Grapes Pear Pineapple Lemon Watermelon Raspberries Blueberries Bye yummy fruit train!