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Kairah's Knex Train V01 [T.N.K.I.T. Entry]

Here is my entry for the T.N.K.I.T. A huge K'nex locomotive. Including whistles, seats, a passengers cabin, drivers cabin and a (moving) cloud of steam coming from the top! It uses the Trekker engine and rides on the old rollercoaster track.



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knex akbar8 months ago
where did you get that motor?
You'll find what your looking for here.
WOW i just saw this and BAM its amazing
relly a budiful train but can you maby give us a few more details of the train cus i'm building him but can't see al the parts clearly
Still my favorite instructable of all time.
Same here :)
You have a talent. With your talent you can be very sucessful throughout your life. This talent shows you're a very imaginative knex builder. And now you have built a large realistic locomotive. You did a great job and I was wanting to take a moment to say "Congratulations!" on your outstanding accomplishment. Your friends and family should be proud of you, and is probably admiring your knex special abilities. You did a great job on this train, and you're one of the world's most SPECTACULAR knex-ers of all time. I give you a "5 star" rating. Excellent job!
I think Ive said so before, but this is one of my favorite knex creations of all time.
Agreed. It's pretty boss.
mdman103 years ago
That is so awesome it does have instructions right cause i am soooo building one
Randomguy654 years ago
You are like the BEST knexer IN THE WORLD!!!!! NICE JOB!!!
Kairah (author)  Randomguy654 years ago
Cheers! :)
we in holland are just so good :P
yeah we are the best!
Randomguy654 years ago
I just got an Idea. Enter this in next years Knexpert Contest! (but make it bigger and better than it is) :-)
He's a bit too old for that....
I just checked the age..........
Kairah (author) 4 years ago
 I have just added some pics of the engine part (yeah I still had it). Now everyone can make this :)
Tornado964 years ago
:-O
Subscribed
:-O
Mr. Muggle4 years ago
WOW, after seeing this I subscribed immediately, but you should post this as a video man, forum topics get far less views.
Kairah (author)  Mr. Muggle4 years ago
 Thanks for subscribing :) I could have posted it as video, but then I cant show the pictures as well I think...
You can post a slideshow, they can have videos. :-)
no problem, I just wanna share this thing with the world, because it's AWESOME
Seleziona4 years ago
this is just amazing!
Really, really smashing job. By far the best entry yet! Great job on the video as well. By far your best build. My only suggestion would be to try to figure out a way to add those pistons on the wheels on the engine. Otherwise, fantastic build, great job, high fives all around! You should make an instructable too.
Kairah (author)  I_am_Canadian5 years ago
I might post instructions for a basic train, the wheels, motor part and such. But I have my doubts if anyone would make it. I didn't add any pistons because each wheel had to be able to turn left or right. If the wheels had been fixed the train could only make much larger turns (too large for my room).

Me TOO

smilee Kairah5 years ago
I would make it!
Ah, didn't forsee that. Great work then!
Randomguy654 years ago
OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
DJ Radio4 years ago
This was so amazing, why didn't you make anything for round 2?
Kairah (author)  DJ Radio4 years ago
Well... I didn't have enough time (with school and work).

Thanks for all the nice comments! :)
Lowney4 years ago
WOW
Hiyadudez5 years ago
OH MY GOD! THAT IS AAMMAAZZIINNGG!!!!!
OH MY GOD! THAT IS AAMMAAZZIINNGG!!!!!
OH MY GOD! THAT IS AAMMAAZZIINNGG!!!!!

IM SORRY, ITS JUST SO AMAZING I HAD TO SAY THIS AMAZING THING WAS AMAZING 3 TIMES... :)
Kairah (author)  Hiyadudez5 years ago
Lol thanks. :P
Where did you get the track?  And where can I get it? 
Plz  reply
Kairah (author)  FeverSoccer4 years ago
 I bought mine here
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Its the same track as used in the old rollercoaster and big ball machine.
Does that website ship to the USA?
Kairah (author)  Shadowman394 years ago
They say:

The shops in this website can be used to order k'nex and kid k'nex sets and parts for shipping to all countries worldwide, other than USA and Canada.

If you are based in USA or Canada, we would recommend purchasing via the k'nex shop at www.knex.com

So yea... You could try to ask them directly if you really need some special part that knex.com doesnt have. Someone (in the USA) from the knex forum ordered parts from them before.
OK, thanks!
Your welcomee
skate314 years ago
its amazing !!!
i tried making one but it doesn't look that good 
thats just amazing! congrats on the win well deservied
Owenmon5 years ago
Wow! No wonder why you got first!
DRADIS5 years ago
That's pretty sweet. I especially love the smoke, but the whole rail system is cool too. The attention to detail is MINDBLOWING
knexguy5 years ago
Hot damn.
sprout_less5 years ago
good job this is awesome just a question did you get all your knex off ebay
Kairah (author)  sprout_less5 years ago
No, only some special parts like the black rods, black connectors and some orange connectors. The rest of my knex I bought off marktplaats (dutch website).
Skreetsha5 years ago
Triple post, sorry again ;) Does it have any added functions?
Kairah (author)  Skreetsha5 years ago
The added functions are: - Smoke that moves when the train makes a turn. - Steering wheel (also rotates like the smoke) - Rear whistle - Front whistle It is very reliable now. The train used to shake a lot so I had to improve the small cars (if you call it like that) under the chassis several times. It is a modular design, you can take out the engine part from the locomotive. Or remove the small cars from beneath the loco/passenger's cabin. And it doesn't bend ;)
Skreetsha5 years ago
Sorry for the double post, but is it reliable? Does the chassis bend or break often, i mean?
Skreetsha5 years ago
Sorry for the other guys, but this beats the hell out of every entry posted 'till now. You definitly put in some work :D Nice job, and i agree with IAC, you should post it ;)
smilee5 years ago
Awesome! love how you made the smoke!
Looks great man best entry yet. Great job.
Shadowman395 years ago
Wow, that's awesome! You did a very good job on making it realistic.
Kairah (author)  Shadowman395 years ago
Thank you!
jollex5 years ago
That is so awesome!
Kairah (author)  jollex5 years ago
Thanks!
DJ Radio5 years ago
You have way too many parts. I love how realistic the smoke is!
Kairah (author)  DJ Radio5 years ago
I have loads more. :P
knex mad5 years ago
wooooow you will definatley be through the only thing i could say is wrong would be the things on the wheels