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I am building a 1/6th scale working tilt train and I am want to use small air bag suspension to make it tilt on corners. Answered

The real tilt train only tilts 5 degrees each side of level for cornering but it uses a different method of controlling the tilt which may be too difficult in 1/6th scale so that is why I was thinking of the airbags as they are also on the real train. I am also looking at putting a video camera in the loco cabs with monitors in each carriage just like the real ones.


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12 years ago

Maybe some kind of electromagnet system would be simpler. You could custom size and wind magnets to fit your application. Then use the repulsion attraction effects of the magnets to create a tilt mechanism. It's just a thought . I'm not into trains ,and have never done it...