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    The Round House
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    Train, Castle, Technic


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  1. Well I'm all for a nice set of XL Boxpok. You know I have a WM Challenger to fix at some point. Thanks so much for your work with these. It's stuff like this that pushed the LEGO train hobby to new heights. Cale
  2. Thanks Holger. The 7777 idea book is a wonderful topic, It still influences many of us train builders today. More than one Nate Brill and myself have drawn inspiration from it of PennLUG projects. So I'm sure we will be doing a article on it at some point and I'll feel your Brickset one in mind. When we started Brick Model Railroader, I wanted to keep it simple at first and just concentrate on providing good articles on LEGO trains for the community. So instructions were not a focus we wanted to pursue yet. But I se there is a demand out there and as we want to continue to grow BMR, instructions are something we will be looking at. Cale
  3. As we have time and the opportunity we would certainly be open to revisiting some of the articles from RAILBRICKS. The LEGO hobby advances continually, and there is plenty of new information that could be added/updated to some of the original RB pieces. Things like the Reverse Engineering Challenge are dependent on a volunteer willing to take on that task. Ben Coifman handled that role for RAILBRICKS, I have not talked to him yet, but If he is willing we would certainly welcome him to reprise that role for BMR. Thank you for the suggestions, we will look into them as we are always interested in adding to and improving what we do. Cale
  4. BMR Boxcar 003 by Cale Leiphart, on Flickr BMR has a successful first week! Today, January 6th 2017, marks our first official week at Brick Model Railroader. And we have to say that the response so far has been awesome! We can’t thank you readers enough. It is for you and the LEGO® train community that we wanted to start BMR. You have all been wonderfully supportive of us as we get this project off the ground. In our first week of BMR being online we’ve had 5,500 views to our site, 64 registered users, 15 published articles, and 275 likes to our Facebook page. And this is only just the start. We look forward to growing and serving the LEGO train hobby for a long time to come. But in the meantime, to celebrate our first week we have something special for you, our readers. RAILBRICKS Issue 12 front cover RAILBRICKS Magaizine now available for download through Brick Model Railroader RAILBRICKS was a LEGO® train fan magazine produced from 2008 to 2014. 15 issues were produced in total. Several of the staff here at BMR were contributors to RAILBRICKS. While we were all sad to see the magazine fade away, we are proud of the issues produced, and the legacy that the magazine left behind. Without RAILBRICKS, BMR may not even be here today. The RAILBRICKS issues themselves still hold up amazingly well and contain a treasure trove of information for the LEGO train hobbyist. So we are very pleased that we can now offer the entire run of RAILBRICKS magazine, through Brick Model Railroader, free for download. Download RAILBRICKS Magazine So thank you for reading Brick Model Railroader. We hope you like what we’re doing and will keep coming back. We will continue to be a LEGO train news and hobby resource, and we will continue to keep growing and serving the hobby for many years to come. Visit Brick Model Railroader Cale Leiphart
  5. Should be taken care of now. Cale We have some new articles up on Brick Model Railroader. Check them out. And we have more that we are working on. Cale
  6. Thank you. We are working on adding contributors from outside the US. We want to cover LEGO trains from all around the world. Cale I would be open to hosting the RB issues on Brick Model Railroader. But the decision ultimately is up to Jeramy Spurgeon who own the RailBricks name and properties. We will look into it though. Cale
  7. We wanted to start simple at first, and get things off the ground before we consider hosting instructions or other additions. Our main focus was providing valuable articles and getting momentum going. But hosting instructions is something we are open to considering for the future. We know there is a demand out there for it. But rather than rush into it, if we do branch into hosting instructions, we want to make sure we're ready, and that we could do it right. Many people have asked about the boxcar, and we're thrilled that so many fans like it and want one of their own. We have talked about making Boxcar available in some way in the future. We would certainly love to see it running on club layouts and on fan's home layouts. It would make a great ambassador for us. We could even have regular updates on BMR boxcar sightings. We're still discussing the when and how. However we're just getting this site started and doing that has been our main focus. But we do have plans for the car, so just be patient. And thank you. Cale Your tack geometry article would be a great addition to the site. Cale
  8. Thank you. We hope we can serve the LEGO train hobby well in BailBricks' absence. Cale
  9. Yeah, sorry about the confusion with sign in. It's a word press quirk. We'll have to update our FAQ to include how to. Thanks Matt. The more great articles we can add the better. Cale Hosting LDD files and or instructions is something we are open to in the future. But for now we wanted to keep it simple and get the ball rolling. We would like to make the Boxcar available in some way though. We would certainly love to see it running on club layouts and on fan's home layouts. Maybe even have regular updates on BMR boxcar sightings. But of course we've been busy just getting things going, so that will still need to wait a bit. But we'll be working on it. And thank you. Cale Thank you. We're glad you like it so far. Cale
  10. I would like to invite the members of Eurobricks to check out our new web site.brickmodelrailroader.comBrick Model Railroader is a project I've been working on with a few friends. What is it exactly?Brick Model Railroader is a LEGO® Train Hobby, online news and information resource. We want to provide train fans with articles on LEGO Train news, building techniques, layout planning and operating practices, LEGO train events, building inspiration, and highlight the best LEGO Train creations from around the globe, and the builders behind them.We're just getting started, but I hope you'll like what we have so far and want to keep coming back. And we welcome any suggestions on what we can improve, or add to better serve the LEGO Train Hobby. Cale Leiphart BMR Driver 07.1ai by Cale Leiphart, on Flickr BMR Boxcar 001 by Cale Leiphart, on Flickr
  11. These are all very excellent models. Great work. Cale
  12. A very impressive layout with lots of detail. You guys pulled of a great layout. Cale
  13. Here are my own photos from the show. The roundhouse at night. IMG_6378a by Cale Leiphart, on Flickr The wash rack with my N&W A class getting a good cleaning. IMG_6368a by Cale Leiphart, on Flickr The plan. Brickworld 2016 Penn Tex Layout Final Draft by Cale Leiphart, on Flickr Tony's American Freedom Train locomotive on the PennLUG turntable. IMG_6577 by Cale Leiphart, on Flickr My B&O Mikado making it's last run on the layout before heading off to it's new home. IMG_6272 by Cale Leiphart, on Flickr It was an exhausting show but also super awesome! Tony, Steve and Ed from TBRR are great friends and we at PennLUG are honored to have collaborated with them again this year for Brickworld. Both Texas and PennLUG work hard to step up our game each year and this years layout was the best. I'm proud to say this was one of the best LEGO train layouts I've ever been a part of. Trains! Cale