LEGO cars are cool , but unfortunately they're mostly standing idle. That needed to change! So I've built an automated road for my LEGO cars. Now the cars can drive without any built in motors. This makes it suitable to connect any LEGO car available which was one of my wishes when I started this project. It took quite some tweaking to make the ride smooth and stable.
It's 2.4 meter long and 1 meter wide.
The underground infrastructure of the LEGO Automated Road. This LEGO 9 volt train pulls the vehicles on the deck above.
How does the road cope with long trucks like the 3221 LEGO Semi?
Test Drive Wide load 4203 Excavator transport. Is the system capable of pulling a trailer with excavator?
Painting the roads asphalt color. Several layers were painted to create a nice and solid color..
Featuring: The yellow 75909 McLaren P1 and The red 75908 Ferrari 458 Italia GT2
Driving two large trucks at the same time. One is the 60060 Auto transporter, the other is a custom build TV truck. The TV trucks weighs around 600grams, which is very heavy for a lego truck of that size.
Take the slow drive with the octan truck!
The road consists of two equal MDF boards. 244x122 cm. Unnecessary space is cut out and with 5x5 cm beams, the head space for the train is created.
Here the track is layed out to see what is possible. After fixing the rails to board with small screws, the saw path is drawn by pencil using a LEGO technic brick.
Dots are drawn which are afterwards connected to each other to create a perfect centered line.
Check if cars can pass each other at the 'almost crash in to each other' location.
Here the two lanes are the closest together to create a small section of two way traffic.
The markings proven to be harder to create as you might think.
The original Road plan. The final result differs a bit. Changing lanes was one of my wishes but was not possible for esthetic reasons.