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About Murdoch17

  • Birthday 11/04/94

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    Hello, and welcome to my profile page. I have a room full of LEGO town, railway, space, Doctor Who & other assorted sets / MOCs / MODs. I built my town featuring these MODs of sets: Medieval Market Village, Town Plan, Diagon Alley, World City / CITY, and Trains.
    This are all my buildings I own:

    -Old Blacksmiths, now my house with finished bottom floor and staircase.
    -The Tavern / Pub / Bar from has an inside staircase.
    -Ollivander Wand shop is used as Bob's Adventure Supplies.
    -Gringott's is now First Imperial Bank.
    -Borgin & Burkes is my fictional local Ironwood Lego Users Group (Iron-LUG) meeting spot, featuring a Micro-LEGO layout.
    -There is a custom two story Post Office.
    -Town Hall borrowed from the 2008 Town Plan remake.
    -Triple 32x32 base-plate long World City-style train shed

    This all goes along with 61 trains (rolling stock and locomotives) and 6 structures (such as the above station and shed, but with bridges, a water tower, and several other objects)

    Thanks for viewing!!


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  1. "Clang, clang, clang, went the trolley..." - Judy Garland's "Trolley song" in the famous film "Meet me in Saint Louis!" Updated to included new pics and new ldd file. Real life pictures should be coming next week, if not the one after that.
  2. Thank you for liking the model! The lack of stairs is intentional, as regular CITY sets don't have them, and i'm going for an semi-official vibe with my town. Also, the double seats are in fact benches, but they can be used for one figure only on each bench... brick built benches are an option, but they can't be much bigger as their is very limited space. I also added a ramp to the freight depot's street side, for ADA (American's with Disabilities Act) compliance. This way your figures can roll up the ramp, through the big door and into the waiting room right next door. Plus loading freight is much easier now!
  3. Thank you! I just updated the screenshots into real-life pictures in the first post. What do you guys think?
  4. Here is my third design of the St. Louis bridge. (commonly known as the Eads bridge because of it's designer, James B. Eads.) It uses Indiana Jones roller-coaster ramps for the arches, which looks pretty cool. The bridge is eleven tracks total in length, (or 13 if you count the ones that would connect to lay on the table edge) and 10 bricks high from base to track. (this means about seven brick of clearance between arch top and floor, so some ships could pass through!) Also, I need to start designing a support system to get this to mid-table height so I can run it between regular tables at train shows. First, a little background info from Wikipedia (which is also where this picture came from): "The Eads Bridge is a combined road and railway bridge over the Mississippi River at St. Louis, connecting St. Louis and East St. Louis, Illinois. The bridge is named for its designer and builder, James B. Eads. When completed in 1874, the Eads Bridge was the longest arch bridge in the world, with an overall length of 6,442 feet (1,964 m). The ribbed steel arch spans were considered daring, as was the use of steel as a primary structural material: it was the first such use of true steel in a major bridge project. The Eads Bridge, which became an iconic image of the city of St. Louis, from the time of its erection until 1965 when the Gateway Arch was constructed, is still in use. The bridge crosses the St. Louis riverfront between Laclede's Landing, to the north, and the grounds of the Gateway Arch, to the south. Today the road deck has been restored, allowing vehicular and pedestrian traffic to cross the river. The St. Louis MetroLink light rail line has used the rail deck since 1993." This is a rough representation, as it is missing a lot, (I.E. no car deck, single track instead of double, and a bunch of parts missing to make the tunnel under downtown and the East St Louis ramp approach.) It comes down to three 3-track sections of actual bridge, and two two-track approaches. I know the real deal doesn't have spaces in the brickwork between the spans, but I had to reduced the brick count somewhere and it should make it lighter too, plus it makes it more appealing. (to me at least) Here is the modular component, of which I would put three of the big sections together, plus two of the smaller modules on the extreme ends to make the abutments. Road vehicles could pass through the smaller arches, just like in the real world. I would buy this model in stages sometime around summer of this year, with it hopefully being built in time for the annual October train show. The LDD file is available in this link here. As usual, comments, questions, and complaints are always welcome!
  5. This car MOD was inspired by the flying car named Lola from the Marvel set number 76077. (Iron Man: Detroit Steel Strikes) The color has been changed from red to yellow, though blue, red, and black are possible colors that can be built instead of yellow. I removed the flying car convertible wheels and replaced the printed front grille with actual grille tiles. I also added a licence plate, rear bumper, and side mirrors. The car can seat one mini-figure, and the cabin features opening side doors. LDD file coming for this model as soon as MOCpages is back online. Comments, Question, and Complaints are always welcome!
  6. Thanks! It's right up there with the seaplane in set 31064 (island adventures) for best 2017 set in my opinion. (I modified the set in this thread here to be a representation of the Island Hopper seaplane.) That's what I thought too! If they ever make a Cruella DeVille fig, I'll make this in red instead of white to match her car! Thank you!
  7. Real life pictures added as promised!
  8. If anyone has wondered how I get my trains to and fro all over the place, here is my secret: cardboard paper boxes. Fourteen (14) of them from all different places and companies. I tried asking for the empty ones at the Office Max / Office Depot stores, but they can't sell or give them away due to some corporate policy. I had been getting them from my dad's work, and more recently, different offices I have been to / worked at. They are them cut-down by Xacto knife and hot glued back together with opening lid and section dividers, which allows for me to store trains a number of different combinations. Most of the passenger cars are 24 studs long, with 1 studs of overhang over each coupler. However, the Spirit of Legoredo is an older 28 stud long design, and most steam locos are longer than 30 studs. Nevertheless, I have maximized space whenever possible. Below you will see several variations on these boxes, and maybe they will help you with your train storage problems. The left-to-right method The all-over-the-place method The front and back method Their are many more (around 11) boxes, but most fit into these three types.
  9. (sorry for the slight bump. Another bump is coming soon when the real pictures are posted.... probably late next week or earlier) I ordered the station's last bit of parts yesterday, and to celebrate I am uploading this slightly older picture of the station with a bunch of 1920's car and my Emerald Express passenger train. The station as it is in the picture isn't up to date with what I'm building, but the changes are relatively minor aesthetic ones to the roof. You can see the final version of the station (and get the LDD file for it) by itself in the main post above.
  10. Thanks @Rotundus I will admit that 8 wide is useful, but it's really just not my style.... I only use anything bigger than 6 wide for very wide loads, and don't plan on making any 8 wide engines anytime soon. Although, i must confess to owning a five-year-old 7 stud wide British Railways 9F steam loco (a 2-10-0 decapod). It was designed by Scot Nick as well, as a matter of fact!
  11. This model was inspired by set 70912, (Arkham Asylum) from the LEGO Batman Movie theme. Whereas that set is only the front facade of the building, this model features two opening rear quarter sections to reveal the interior details. The front of the building features a statue of the same design as set 70914, (Dol Gulder Battle) from the Hobbit theme. You can find that statue here as the printing on the figure is not in LDD. Also on the front of the building is space for 16 printed letter tiles (eight per row) to spell out the name of the mansion. The rear of the mansion features rows of windows and a stone fireplace flue on the left side. The model consists of three sections: the front half, the left quarter and the right quarter. Each section is connected to the next via two hinges, or in the case of the quarter sections in reference to each other, via a small Technic pin with stud. This pin locks the building shut but allows for it to easily open up again. The front half of the building features a drawing room on the left side of the picture, a living room on the opposite side, and the bedroom on the upper floor, which also has access to the balcony above the main entrance. The spaces below the stairs are currently unused, but I thought about putting a small kitchen down there, or possibly a small vault for extra money / family heirlooms. The left quarter features the fireplace mantle and flue, plus one half of the dining room on the ground floor. The right quarter has the other half of the ground floor dining room, a couch in the living room and a wardrobe in the bedroom. This model is completely build-able in real life in it's current form. However, I don't think i'll be building this one anytime soon in real life (too expensive right now!) but I thought instead wasting the design to languish forever on my computer, I though I'd give away the LDD file for free at this link here.
  12. This car was originally a 7 wide model made by ScotNick, (as seen here) and was about half as long as the 48 studs long, 8 studs wide behemoth you see here. The Technic frame holds things together nicely, with the top plates being held on by pins with studs on the end. This type of depressed center flatcar would normally hold turbine components or entire airplane bodies, but for my purposes it holds Lord Sam Sinister's car with barely any room to spare. Why, you may ask? I don't know, it just seemed like a good idea at the time. NOTE: The automobile is inspired by this build which was in turn a modified version of set 70911, (Arctic Roller) This model is Sam Sinister's largest ride to date. Why it needs to ride on this flatcar is anyone's guess! Sam Sinister's car fits, but only just barely. their is still a 1/2 stud overhang because of the fenders on either side. As you can see, the 8 wide model dwarfs the 34 stud long official 6 stud wide Lego depressed center flatcar part by about 14 studs. The freight car by itself without the automobile. Two figures (sans tall hats) can fit side-by-side in the car, and their is space in the opening trunk for a briefcase. The model lacks the spring loaded shooters of the original 70911 set, and replaces them with the car's grille. The LDD file for both flat car and automobile is here. Comments, Questions, Complaints and Suggestions are always welcome!
  13. This Victorian model's garage isn't wide enough for the new 70911-style car to fit through, so I widened it and lengthened it to fit the elongated model. All in all, it should be done in real life by the middle of this month... newer pictures will follow when that happens. (By the way: it's hard to believe this model was built two years ago! Man how quickly time flies!)