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PostPosted: Mon Jul 05, 2010 2:06 pm 
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Pretty please can anyone explain to an idiot (me) how to make "a train model complete with carriages" with a yr 1 child . A train "of the future ."
Please.. would really value some easy ideas as am utterly un artistic. :(
Thank you :D


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 05, 2010 2:10 pm 
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could you use loo roll or kitchen roll tubes for engine and carriage, very aerodynamic, it wouldn;t need wheels as it uses magnetic levitation. Cone for front and back of train (think eurostar)


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 05, 2010 2:15 pm 
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Dont need 'engine'/ driver because it is electronic :)
Cover in whatever kind of wrapping paper your DC chooses - allows for girly bit (sorry if I got this bit wrong! - had feeling you'd mentioned Dc was 'girly' in the other thread)
magnetic 'tracks' made of drinking straws?
Make solar power panels from cardboard covered in tin foil & stick them on the top.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 05, 2010 2:18 pm 
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KB wrote:
Make solar power panels from cardboard covered in tin foil & stick them on the top.


brilliant idea! futuristic and environmentally friendly!


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 05, 2010 2:53 pm 
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I think a train of the future will probably be invisible.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 05, 2010 2:53 pm 
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Thank you :D I just can't think in that way :( definitely not "gifted" in design or craft.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 05, 2010 2:54 pm 
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Amber wrote:
I think a train of the future will probably be invisible.


:lol: :lol:


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 05, 2010 6:29 pm 
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Any other thoughts anyone? :D


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 05, 2010 6:51 pm 
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Look around kitchin/bathroom/recycling bin for interestingly shaped packaging. Plastic milk bottles have loads of aerodynamic curves that are great for fairings and nose cones.and cut up provide sheets of plastic suitable for glueing or stapling in to shapes. A certain squash manufacturer(think Wimbledon) has litre bottles that have what looks like window details on the curved top.
Definitely agree that future trains will be maglev so no need for wheels but aerofoils and tailplanes may be in order.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 05, 2010 6:54 pm 
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how far in the future?

We might not need trains as we can teleport....


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