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Tag: Train

Bicycle Upgraded with Train Horns Sure to Clear the Way

Bicycle Upgraded with Train Horns Sure to Clear the Way
Ever find yourself on your bike, only to be cut off by some jerk who doesn’t think bikes belong on the road? Or maybe you’re slowed down by some peds hogging the bike path. While you could try and ring your little bicycle bell or squeeze your meek little horn, you’re much more likely to get their attention with the horns they use on a train or an 18-wheeler.

Bullet Train Chopsticks Speed Food into Your Mouth at 200MPH

Bullet Train Chopsticks Speed Food into Your Mouth at 200MPH
Do you like to pick up your food with chopsticks? Me too. Heck, if I could eat soup and the milk at the bottom of my cereal bowl with them, I would. Sure, they’re’ probably not as efficient as forks, but they’re a lot more fun for exercising your manual dexterity while you chow down on your Tempura veggies and Godzilla rolls.

China Working on High-Speed Train That Can Hit 310 MPH… on Rails

China Working on High-Speed Train That Can Hit 310 MPH… on Rails
The fastest train that I’ve been in is Taiwan’s High Speed Rail and it went about 190 mph. That’s pretty fast for a land-based vehicle if you ask me. You can basically get from one end of the island to the other in about 90 minutes.

Crystal LEGO Holiday Trains: Toys for the 1%

Crystal LEGO Holiday Trains: Toys for the 1%
Christmas is right around the corner so you had better start shopping. While most of us will be content with various LEGO sets under the tree that are free from glitter and gold, that won’t cut it with the 1%.

Tokyo Subway Gets Lightsaber Handrails

Tokyo Subway Gets Lightsaber Handrails
Tokyo is crazy about Star Wars. We knew that much already, but now they have gone and made the handrails in their subway cars look like lightsabers, in honor of the Blu-Ray release of the Star Wars saga.

Man Mods Windows to Automatically Close When Trains Pass

Man Mods Windows to Automatically Close When Trains Pass
My family and I just recently moved to a new house in a subdivision that’s also still relatively new. Every morning, we would wake up to the noise of trucks passing by to deliver construction materials to the other homes that were still being built.

Train Casemod is Off the Rails

Train Casemod is Off the Rails
Over the years, I’ve written about a wide variety of computer casemods based on vehicles ranging from cars, to motorcycles, to tanks, to spaceships. But this is the first mod I’ve seen with a computer built into a train.

Japanese Maglev Train to Run at 313 MPH!

Japanese Maglev Train to Run at 313 MPH!
The crazy cats in Japan have all sorts of cool gear that we will never see in the US. One of the coolest technological accomplishments in my book is the high-speed bullet trains that can cruise at up to 150 MPH today.

Ground-Effect Trains Floats on Air

Ground-Effect Trains Floats on Air
I think the coolest method of transportation in Asia and parts of Europe are the crazy fast bullet trains that blaze around those countries. Researchers in Japan are working on a new method of transportation that may one day replace those trains and go even faster.

Sushi Train Restaurant and Game: Sushinkansen

Sushi Train Restaurant and Game: Sushinkansen
Compared to all the other Japanese gadgets we’ve seen, the Sushi Train Restaurant and Game is only mildly Japanese – i.e. not so weird. It’s a literal take on the popular conveyor belt sushi restaurants, which are also known as – wait for it – sushi trains.

Tiny Arcade Cabinets for O-Scale Model Railroads, O-My.

Tiny Arcade Cabinets for O-Scale Model Railroads, O-My.
Now I haven’t played with model trains since I was a kid, but when I saw these miniature arcade cabinets for model railroaders, I had to give them a mention. J & C Studios makes these teeny, tiny retro arcade machine models built to O-Scale proportions. 

Train Tracks + Vinyl Tracks = Sound Chaser

Train Tracks + Vinyl Tracks = Sound Chaser
This cool interactive art piece gives new life to old vinyl records. Created by designer/musician Yuri Suzuki, in collaboration with mechanical engineer Yaroslav Tenzer, the Sound Chaser uses chopped up curved slices of vinyl records and turns them into a custom musical track for a set of miniature trains to follow.

Capsule Train Will Let You Ride in a Mini Fortress of Solitude

Capsule Train Will Let You Ride in a Mini Fortress of Solitude
This “capsule train” concept will give each person their own little train compartment fiefdom to rule on their way to work. Their are individual capsules that fit one person, or larger 4-person capsules. The concept was designed by Hamit Kanuni Kuralkan from Melbourne, Australia.

LEGO Sushi Looks Stacky and Scrumptious

LEGO Sushi Looks Stacky and Scrumptious
Too bad this Lego sushi is inedible, because it looks oddly delicious! I love the wasabi- that’s got to be a specialty color. I must be in serious need of a snack because I actually drooled a little bit when I saw these pictures.

Trains That Pick You Up Without Stopping

Trains That Pick You Up Without Stopping
This is a concept for Singapore’s Metro Rail Line so that trains can pick people up without ever stopping. That sounds impossible, right? The idea is that people who want to board the train get into a smaller car that piggybacks onto the moving train as it passes through the station.

Alarm Clock Lets You Know When the Train is Coming

Alarm Clock Lets You Know When the Train is Coming
Here’s another strange gadget out of Japan. This helps you keep track of when trains are coming to your nearby station. In order to keep you on schedule, Yumekobo’s Yamanote Alarm Clock gives you a visual indication of the train schedule on its clock face.