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  1. An idea I have had about the curved (4-stud-wide) monorail tiles, is they can be made such that they will fit between the rails of LEGO's curved train tracks. It will be like having dual-gauge track. Likewise, they would have stud sockets positioned such that they will snap onto the sleepers. Also, make longer-radius monorail tiles to go with ME curve track. Question: How to have the monorail enter and leave the track? Or transition through points?
  2. Could the rails be made with clips on the bottom that snap into the grooves of 1x2 Grill Tiles? When said tiles are attached to studs, there is probably not much for any clips to grip.
  3. How about a non-sloping adapter piece? The idea is, a raised monorail track that transitions from stanchions to, say, a hilltop, would benefit from this, using your monorail tiles on the higher ground, and connected to LEGO monorail track on either end.
  4. When I sold LEGO bricks on Bricklink, I reused the baggies from LEGO sets, and sealed them with a bag sealer from Uline. The "strange bags" are most likely the same as those in the thread Zux linked.
  5. ME would not need to make motors. Just use Power Functions. All that would be needed, is a pickup to provide power to the motors. Since PF only needs a steady supply of 9 volts, the track would serve merely as a power source. No speed regulator needed. Instead, you would only need an adapter, to step down and convert the 120V AC (or whatever voltage your house gets from the power co.) to 9V DC. An adapter that you may have saved from a defunct appliance may work, but most likely will not handle the current demand (most put out less than 1 Amp), and will burn out, causing a serious train delay.
  6. Crush, Texas 2.0!
  7. I meant Fall, which will be starting on September 22. If there were also leaves in dark red, orange and yellow, building a fall scene would come naturally. I did not think of poinsettias. If I did, I would have been more specific, to avoid the Fall/Christmas confusion
  8. And it's almost that time of year!
  9. Build a micro Galaxy Explorer.
  10. Put a note in your PAB cups. There it will be when you bring them for refills. Or put the note in your wallet before you go.
  11. Put a bit of Dry Ice in every bin/bag, so as it sublimes, it will fill the container with CO2 and asphyxiate the bugs. Dry ice can be had at Fred Meyer (a grocery/hypermarket chain in the Pac NW); don't know about anyplace else that carries it.
  12. When I see something being packed in well, I think of the Scientific Method Of Maximum LEGO Density that I employ when I do the Pick-A-Brick thing. Packing 'em like Pick-A-Brick! Sardines have nothing on this.
  13. The Uncanny Valley of the LEGO world. Ick!
  14. I had occasionally played with LEGO and non-LEGO stuff together since kidhood. Usually incorporating materials like wood, cardboard, paper, and, in 2 cases, part of a tree (screwed to a board so it can stand up).