Train Surfing by the Train Rider

Preformed by a German known as "the trainrider". Before he died from leukemia, he enjoyed the last year of his life by surfing on trains. Included Germany's fastest Highspeed train ICE with a top speed of 330 km/h(!) No one did that before. So, there's a lot of video on the youtubes about him faking his death... It's possible someone is trying to claim the fame - or he really did fake it for a variety of reasons... In any case, it's still quite an amazing feat - but he did it, now you don't have to :p

Topic by trebuchet03 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


How to train a dog?

Hey guys, can you tell how I could train my dog? Thanks!

Question by TN777 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Shadowbox Train Scene

So I used to be really into Model Trains. I'm fascinated by miniature scenes. I've been toying with an idea for some time that I need input on. I want to make a scene inside of a shadowbox. I plan on using the N scale/gauge for this. The basic idea is to take a shadowbox about 12" square or so and top-down-view diorama in it. I'd like to incorporate a stream and maybe a small building or something. I'll sacrifice a few box cars and maybe a Loco for this too. Any ideas or input on what to add? or anything else for that matter?

Topic by blivesay 11 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Jedi Training Center

I live on a lake and want to put in some fun stuff for fun and training.  Free stuff is a plus...budget is $50 or so.  Must be able to take out of the water in the fall. First idea I had was to anchor some of those (closed) blue 50 gallon barrels so that people could try and stand on them and fight each other.  I haven't tested this out yet...they may be just too unstable.  I also have to figure out how to tie and anchor them to a cinder block on the bottom of the lake so they can just stay there and float.  Any ideas? Other things....log rolling....diy diving board....let your imagination go.  i haven't found any pics or sites on the internet on this topic, so any ideas appreciated. Thanks!

Topic by juliantrezise 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


I already tried to change but to no avail

I train leg until the muscles completely fatigued with a load of weight I can handle, only the other day I do not feel pain, and they say not feel pain when pq is the training did not help anything, I just feel the calf, but the back and I do not feel the quadriceps, help me, what I do to feel the pain the other day? I already tried to change but to no avail

Topic by bilalnaqvi92 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


Lionel 2046 Engine

I have a Lionel 2046 engine  It has three windows. It is Heat Stamped on one side and Rubber Stamped on the other side. Does anyone have any idea what year this engine was manufactured? Thank you.

Question by EdwardA4 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


Japan to get 217 mph train

The Shinkansen trains in Japan were already plenty speedy at 188 mph (300 kph), but now they're going to be upgraded to 217 mph (350 kph). I rode the train a few times a while ago and totally loved it. The countryside flew by as you tucked into a bento box. It was great and it was so comfortable.Here in California there's a proposition on the upcoming ballot to pass a bond so that we can have a high-speed rail that takes you from SF to LA in 2.5 hours. I don't have a lot of reasons to go to LA, but when I do it would be nice to avoid playing the airport game (everyone loses!) or the driving game (slow down for the car crashes!). To finally get a high-speed train would be a dream.Going metric would be nice, too. 350 kph sounds much better than 217 mph. Link

Topic by fungus amungus 10 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Can anybody tell me how to train a puppy? Answered

Question by TN777 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Lionel Trains. How to tell what year they were made? Answered

I inherited a Lionel Train set but can't determine when it was made. The Locomotive has 027 on a Metal plate on the bottom and 2026 on the side. I'm trying to determine what they might be worth. Has several cars and a tender for the Locomotive. One car is a Baby Ruth Box Car. Has Tracks but no Transformer to test it out. Any Lionel Train buffs out there that can help?

Question by keydogstony 9 years ago  |  last reply 7 months ago


What can I do with a train table that my kids have outgrown?

We have a train table similar to this http://www.amazon.com/Melissa-Doug-Deluxe-Wooden-Multi-Activity/dp/B000O62UAI/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&s;=toys-and-games&qid;=1259456647&sr;=8-5 except our drawers are on the other ends.  We no longer use it for a train table.  My kids end up piling stuff on top of it in a heap.  The green top is actually 2 long, very sturdy boards.  I saw this https://www.instructables.com/id/Convert-a-Train-Table-to-a-Constuction-Zone-Table/, but that's still basically the same thing and my youngest is a 7yo girl.  The table takes up too much space in our apartment so I would like to convert it into something smaller and more useful.  Any ideas?

Question by maryshe 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


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.

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.

Question by silverknight1944 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


LED challenge: How to build an LED circuit that feeds off of a Lionel train track (2-18 VAC) at a reasonable price.?

 I am working on a shelf-train that will circle my son's room. I want to add lights to the boxcars using LED, which means the power would come from the tracks. That means AC power, variable from 0 to 18 VAC, with 5-6VAC the average use power. What is the best way to do it? Should the power be rectified? And how do you deal with the variable power source?  I also plan to control the transformer with an arduino. Bonus points for any advice there! Thanks

Question by dmeierhofer 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Extreme Multi-Use in Bangkok

When there's not much space, use it for more than one thing.Yarrrr... train video

Topic by fungus amungus 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


. iam thinking to make electromagnet but i dont know how to make.tell me wether it works or not?

I am thinking to make a maglev train . but it is tooo expensive to buy magnets .so tell me how to make it with electromagnet?

Question by harishankar007 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Maglev Train using Electromagnets

I have made a simple maglev train, using Electromagnets. It uses repulsion. and everything is working....except Propulsion. How can I propel it? I can remake the project if required.

Topic by NHarmonia 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


H0 Scale Train Repair?

I have old train from Marklin Hobby 2905 set  When i turn on train PSU i can hear relay working but train doesnt move (motor doesnt work)  I have tested motor with multimeter and it beeps (coils are ok) and when i tested electromagnet it also beeps Can somebody show me how to repair it?

Question by Cekpi7 4 years ago  |  last reply 1 year ago


Non-stop Train Prototype

A train that doesn't ever stop or slow down? Sounds ridiculous (ly efficient). This design is a pretty interesting take on the concept, though liability issues and real-world feasibility will probably keep this from ever making it past the drawing board.Link

Topic by joshf 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Building ideas for a onstage train? Answered

My high school is doing Hello Dolly and if possiblelwould like a train to be brought on stage, does anyone have ideas on how to do that? I have a couple but I'm having trouble bring all of it to one idea. I had an idea you can make hand turnable axles and gears for the wheels, other stuff for the smokestack, I was thinking maybe corflute for the body, but its really just chaos in my head right now. Any suggestions?  It needs to be fairly lightweight.  It would be nice to have workable wheels  And not a real smokestack obviously but the appearance of smoke and a whistle Maybe a back platform if at all possible that Dolly could jump on... Our stage is small. It has no special things about it and its roughly 20 by 30 feet. There are two backstage wings that are really just small hallways that let out into the audience, and those are about 20 feet long.  Our plays are all financed by the drama teacher herself so the less expensive the better as well.  If nothing comes up thats ok too. We have an alternative that can be used.

Question by zlanier21 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Building a home-training program?

Sup all! I'm really interested in becoming a modern ninja, so I googled it a bit. In order to be an urban ninja, I will have to learn parkour and the highlighted of the traditional 18 ninja skills, others will be useless.(Horsemanship? It's Urban Ninjutu, in a city...) Check wikipedia here for more info. unarmed combat sword techniques stick and staff techniques throwing weapons techniques pyrotechnics and explosives disguise and impersonation stealth and entering methods water training tactics espionage escaping and concealment meteorology geography I need to find a good book/DVD series that will teach me traditional Ninjutsu, thus will teach me all of the listed skills. I want to focus mainly on unarmed combat, followed by stick, staff and sword techniques and weapon throwing. The rest is stealth, to sneak into places without being detected. That should make me a basic ninja. Finally, after I'll know these, I will study the less important skills - the italic skills.  What I ask for help is, to give me a good DVD or a book that will teach me either parkour or Taijutsu(unarmed combat). These are the things I want the most, explained before. I prefer the course to be free, like an online study course.

Question by netbus 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Does anyone have a plan (or an idea!) on how to build a wooden ride on train?

 I have zero woodwork training (other than school) but want a new pet project.  I've found a couple of plans for toy trains, but I want something my son can sit in preferably, or on.  He's only 7 months old so I'm starting slowly... :)

Question by cafedelish 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Help train my dog?

My Mom is looking for help training our 5-year-old schnoodleour dog barks and won't stop when people visit or walk past our house (visitors are rewarding bad behaviour)she now barks and snaps at dogs she has previously associated withDoes anyone know anything we could try? Thanks.

Question by threecheersfornick 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


how to house train a doxie?

I have had doxies (weiner dogs) for about 10 years now...I have adopted a couple that had bad habits.  Of course they were too old to try and housebreak by the time I got a hold of them.  I have a doggie door, so they have free will to come and go.  Presently we have 2 girls, one is very polite and will get up at night in the snow and go outside.  The other is a couch potato, she will use my carpet if it is 80 degrees outside in the spring.  I adopted her when she was 2 years old.  She does not urinate in the living room anymore, but she does the other thing and also in my kitchen.  I cannot crate her.  Any suggestions?

Question by jeanuhlik 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Machine shop training course.

I am thinking of running machine shop training courses in the UK for those interested in learning how to really use lathes and other big shop equipment. The idea is subject to insurance company permission etc. but I wanted to gauge if there was any potential interest from people here (obviously only those based in the UK, unless you really want to commute) I'd expect costs to be something like 50 GBP per day + materials, and no more than two or three people per session, keeping the ratio of machines to people as 1:1. We'll probably try and do "group projects" as well as bring your own. The idea of group projects is that every ones gets to make more than one of something, to get techniques sorted out, and then we combine everyones work into assemblies - collaboration at its finest. Steve

Topic by steveastrouk 9 years ago


Biofuel bus-train-road

The Guided Busway Essentially, this is like a railway for buses- a narrow concrete "road" open only to modified buses, following the path of an old railway to link commuter destinations together. Supporters say it's more practical than a rail link (as buses can drive straight off the end into town roads), opponents say the concept is flawed and that building a traditional railway would be cheaper. The buses are apparently "100% biofuel powered", though I'm having a hard time finding out exactly where those biofuels come from. The future of transportation, or greenwashed white elephant? Update 30-03-2010: I thought I should update this in light of bassman's comments, and because of something I wrote last October: "the busway is due to open in a few weeks (so by our bureaucracy time, make that spring 2010)" Well, it's spring 2010 and this morning on the train to work I finally saw a bus on the busway.  It was marked "not in service" and was populated by half a dozen men in high-vis jackets, so I assume it was a test run of some sort, but at least there is life on it.  Maybe I'll be able to post more about it before 2011?

Topic by PKM 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Dried eyes throughout the house.

Time to give the world another lesson in proper comedy. BIG TRAIN (Posted on behalf of a member still handicapped by an inability to post topics.)

Topic by Kiteman 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


how do i teach my cat to use the toilet?

Question by 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Whats in a LOCOMOTIVE Balloon Smokestack?

Is it just a screen spark arrestor?  Ive been seeking unsuccessfully for a cutaway diagram.

Topic by Toga_Dan 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


could someone post a model railroading related instructable please?

It is things like track planning for Ho scale and landscaping.

Question by daman38 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Has anyone got/or can find pictures of a model railway based on Leicester?

Has i can't find any inspiration/ideas anywhere

Question by NuclearGreyhound 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Model Train Track detector Updated twin-t model train track detector circuit parts list?

Model Train Track detector Does anyone know what the parts are for this updated twin-t model train track detector circuit? See Fig. 5-5 in "Easy to build Electronics Projects for Model Railroaders"I checked twice with the publisher for the missing parts list in the article but never got a reply. C1 - ?? , C2 -??, D1-D6 - ??, D7 - ?? Q1,Q2 - TIP 142 R1 - ??, R2 - ??,R3 - ?? Thanks, AB

Question by brownart 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


how do would you make a toy smoke ? Answered

I know some older toys would blow a small puff of smoke like trains and robots is there a way to do that on a small scale ?

Question by Triclaw 4 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


knex contest

I was curious if any one was going to do a knex contest or something.                  thanx

Topic by lukas rider 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Modeling assistance required? Answered

Does anybody have any suggestions on either making or, as a last resort, buying a scale model of this? http://users.powernet.co.uk/hamilton/bgpix/G42belgrave.jpg

Question by memyselfand1 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


information on how to train your dog

Question by A Wright 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


How do I make a pulley system to lift a model train display table, while keeping the table horizontal? Answered

My son wants to be able to permanently keep his model train layout fully made up, but we have no space in the house.  I was thinking of making a model display table for in the garage but need a way to easily lift it into the roof space for storing.  The table would need to be kept horizontal while lifted otherwise the trains would fall off the tracks.  I hope the table to be approx. 10' x 6' and presumably lifted from a minimum of 8 points (4 corners + 2 on each long side)

Question by andy_0306uk 8 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


how 150-300VAC 50-60Hz 0.15A adapter work on 110~120VDC?

In India local trains are using DC to power up lights and fans inside the bogies.sum bogeys have power socket to charge mobile or laptops.but that socket is powered by  110~120VDC .is that possible. AC adapters can work DC

Question by vina1991 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


How do I train for a marathon? Answered

How do I train for a marathon or half-marathon? Nutrition? Schedule? After successfully completing a marathon, what about maintenance so I can run next year's marathon?

Question by guerrilla 9 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


A Little Detail Awareness Training For Ya

You know the drill, find the five differences. Click here for the interactive version

Topic by fungus amungus 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


Train Pets... Where to Sneeze or Vomit.

Pets, like kids, learn where to pee n poo.  Basic courtousy and hygiene. To what degree this is training, or instinct, I dont know.   Once in a blue moon, a pet vomts, coughs up hairballs, just about anywhere in the house,  or sneezes in one's face. Since these things are much less frequent, training to do em in the litter box, or into a hanky is less likely to take. Kids eventually learn where to go when nauseous, why not so with dogs, cats, etc. Any idea of how to acheive this higher level of consideration?

Topic by Toga_Dan 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


how do you train a toy breed puppy to not pull on the leash?

Question by 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


how can i potty train my cat, tinky winky?

Question by 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


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.

Topic by Kairah 9 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


Scat-Mat for a cat, made from scratch -- suggestions? Answered

I'm looking to make one of these myself. Any suggestions as to the power supplied to the conductive surface?Obviously, I want low enough power to not hurt my cat, but enough for her to choose not to sleep on the couch anymore!Thanks!

Question by Zibodiz 9 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


Railbiking. Anyone built one?

I heard an interview today with author William Least Heat-Moon.  In his latest book, he meets a man who has built an outrigger bicycle he calls a "Railcycle", which he uses to ride on disused railroad tracks all over the world. Curious, I did some searching, and found a number of places on the web where people are talking about this, but they all seem outdated. Bentley Railbikes Railbike Tours Homebuilt Railbike Has anyone else heard of this practice?  Do you know of anyone currently making and riding such contraptions?  Do you have one of your own?

Topic by yoyology 8 years ago  |  last reply 1 year ago


Does anyone have advice on potty training a dog fast?

I have a almost 1 year old dog who is a dachshund and i need help potty training him anyone know how to potty train a dog??? if you do please help.i posted a pic of him his cuteness is the only thing keeping him alive

Question by nebih 8 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


how to program innokek training collar after replacing batteries?

Question by 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago



Has anybody ever trained a french lavender bush into an unusual form, once the bottom part has gotten woody?

We were too timid with our pruning and now, 3 years later, well... you know how they get. I'm wondering if there's an attractive way to work with it. I don't like the mindset of throwing away and replacing plants. I get attached!!! Thanks!?

Question by sugarego 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


What kind of motor for backyard railroad?

I am looking into making a backyard railroad. I was wondering what kind of motor and power supply and where to get it. In addition does anyone have any ideas in motor speed control and mounting it thanks! I love instructables.

Question by undftdking 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


How do you train a dog to avoid porcupines?

One hunting group's web site publicized training workshops featuring a caged live porcupine to teach dogs to avoid porcupines. Porky quills are my biggest fear to letting a dog go off leash. I would like to know what the technique is for training a dog so that it doesn't learn the hard way to avoid porkies.

Question by Mr_Liss 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago