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Wuppertaler Schwebebahn/Wuppertal Suspension Railway

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The suspension railway now has rails and a station!

Thank you for your ongoing support! In the weeks since the last update I received a lot of support from the people of Wuppertal and the city itself. Wuppertal-Marketing started a bet that 10.000 supporters will be achieved by the end of February. I was interviewed by Radio Wuppertal and a ton of newspapers, there even was a feature on TV.

In the meantime, I worked on the suspension and presentation of the model, which is now built into a suspension-railway-station that features lots of mini-figures. I tried to fit in as many of your ideas as possible.


In the next days I will work to make the suspension-railway even better and patiently wait for 10.000 supporters.

Thank you.

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Rear window, Tuffi the elephant and minifigures

In the past few weeks I was overwhelmed by the amount of support received. Not only did I receive tons of support on Twitter and Reddit, the LEGO-Schwebebahn was also featured on the Facebook-page of WDR Bergische Lokalzeit and in articles by Westdeutsche Zeitung and BILD.

While I'm trying to figure out how to fix the suspension of the Schwebebahn and make the whole model hang-able, I tried to implement some of the proposals I received.

  1. LEGO-Ideas User Geogast proposed to use the 1x6x5 Panel (59349) as the rear window which is a much easier and more beautiful way than the original rear window I just overlooked. With the changed window the back of the Model now looks like this:
  2. Many comments asked if Tuffi the elephant (who jumped out of the Schwebebahn in 1950) would be included in the model. I think it simply has to. However, it seems impossible to put one of the available LEGO elephants into the set via Bricklink Studio since none of them is included among the available parts. Despite that, my suggestion is using the baby elephant as seen in set 60302 LEGO City Wildlife Veterinary Rescue Operation: LEGO Elefanten-Minifiguren online kaufen | eBay
  3. Some also asked to make the set more lively, a first step to do so is the introduction of real life inspired Schwebebahn-operators as seen below:


Thank you for your ongoing support, new ideas to better the LEGO-model of the Schwebebahn are always welcome.

Manuel


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