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  1. Hey, guys. Just now saw this thread and realized that someone mentioned my model of Thomas: Thomas by ScotNick1, on Flickr There was a time when I thought it would be great if Lego produced Thomas, but now I think there just isn't enough demand for it. There is a good number of other Thomas' out there as well (and even other characters). Best thing I can suggest anyone is building your own version as I don|t expect Lego to offer Thomas anytime soon. Here are some other good versions by various builders: LEGO RWS Thomas UPDATE by WideSquareFilms, on Flickr Thomas by Andrew Walker, on Flickr Thomas the Tank Engine by Ben Rogers, on Flickr Lego Thomas the Tank Engine by JD Graham, on Flickr Also there's Ryan, who built an entire Sodor Layout with many characters from the TV-series: If anyone is interested in more Thomas related creations take a look at this flickr group of which I'm the admin.
  2. Sorry to bump this old thread of mine! It has been a long time I since I started this topic and I haven't been very active here lately, but I thought you might be interested in what I've built so far as I've now collected most of the parts. Atlantic wip by ScotNick1, on Flickr I'll still do some changes, the tender is still missing some parts. I'm quite happy with the engine now, will use stickers to cover the splashers a little bit though.
  3. Noooo! Why did I built your frames in LDD for myself just recently, just that you now make them available? Hah, guess you showed me Still thanks for sharing, will definitely try to make use of them
  4. Getting into the Lego train Hobby is a good step forward - however you should keep in mind that your wallet might not think the same! Regarding Power Functions VS 9V - it's correct that 9V can be quite expensive, but keep in mind that for each PF train you need about 55 bugs for an engine just for the PF components (sonsisting of PF receiver, PF Battery Box and PF Train motor). And if you ride your trains often you need to buy the batteries as well. Or you go the more expensive way and use Lego's rechargeable battery box which will set you back for about 100 bugs for (!!) each engine. So even if a 9V motor costs like 40 bugs - it might still be cheaper depending on what you plan to do. Keep in mind though that powering steam engines isn't easy with 9V on one side and it sometimes is a pain to find enough room for all the Power Functions components on the other side, especially if you build a small shunter. Right now I have a mix of both - 9v and PF - and I myself aren't quite sure which is better. Those are some points you should consider when deciding which track to go (pun intended ). Hope it helps!
  5. Haha thanks, I knew you'd like it Thanks! I have enough windows to build two of the MK I coaches and an extra brake coach. The narrower windows are from this door and are fixed by part 2412. I'll put one of the rilled tiles under and one above the window (upside down) but LDD won't let me do it The 'Annie and Clarabel' models are loosely based on these coaches of Midland Railway origigin Regarding the colours and availability - I designed them to be built in real life, so all the parts exist in dark orange. I'm already collecting parts, but it takes some time as I have to make orders from multiple shops
  6. Sorry guys, I think it has been a bad routine from me not answering for so long, but my studies keep me busy. I promise I'm going to answer immediately this time. Regarding your question, I hope it's not too late, so here's a pic of how it is done. Also regarding my models, I have some news. I've been working and working recently, so I might show you some real life models this year, rather than just "silly" renders But I still have some renders to show, and I hope you like them! Now I'll start with the oldest, which I actually have built in bricks, but didn't come around taking pictures bogie bolster wagon by ScotNick1, on Flickr Next is a redo of the Flying Scotsman I've already shown you in this thread - but some requested to change the model to BBB XL drivers, and here's the result LNER A3 with BBB XL wheels by ScotNick1, on Flickr My next model is an Austrian electric engine which you undoubtedly have seen if you visited Austria at some point - really they are all around! helos made a Railjet version which he presented here and Lego Train 12 Volts mad his own version which can be seen here. Soon I took my inspiration from those models and built my own in LDD - only getting to the result that I wasn't happy with Lego's motor side plates and the whole underframe - so I changed it every now and then and recently got an acceptable result which you can now see Siemens ES64U2 - ÖBB Taurus by ScotNick1, on Flickr My just recently designed and newest creation is a BR MK I CK Corridor Composite Coach - which was a result of less hours than I expected - only the underframe has to be changed at some point. BR MK I CK Composite Coach by ScotNick1, on Flickr Right now I'm also collecting bricks to build those two coaches for the engine I've already presented here Hope you like it, even though I haven't shown much in real bricks to this day - collecting bricks is much harder than I thought Cheers, Nick
  7. As far as I know the inserted metal rail for the ME 9V rails is just slightly wider than the plastic track itself - as a result it would allow contact on the side as well, but at this point only ME knows...
  8. Well, you are not quite right about modelling to scale - there are compromises you have to make, especially when modelling (or should I better say - trying to model) with Lego. If you compare the Model Railway scales H0 (used in Europe, US, Asia,...) and 00 (used in the UK) you'll see that they use the same track system / gauge but HO engines are scaled to 1:87 and 00 1:72. If you put engines from both scales next to each other it looks like the following 66's - comparison between HO & OO by Brian Considine, on Flickr 66's - comparison between HO & OO by Brian Considine, on Flickr They use the same gauge but a different scale - but I wouldn't want to say one is a toy and the other one is a model, they are both models. What I want to say - using Lego's track doesn't necessarily mean you have to use a specific scale. Cheers, ScotNick
  9. So I'll just let this picture speak. I know there are other recolours, but I didn't expect the flower part in dark green - or is this normal green? And is the green circled one an existing part? I don't know any part that looks like this (especially the top stud).
  10. Wow, I really love the collection of trams you've built yourself together! One can really feel the work that has gone into the TMK 101, it's a top notch build! However, living in Vienna, I still like the Viennese trams the most The first one of the Viennese trams is called "M" and the 244 one is called "D" (244 is just a number, all the type D trams have different ID-numbers) I really like your designs, they are quite detailed and instantly recognizable! I myself tried my hands on 2 Viennese Trams, I hope you don't mind if I post them here Are you planning to build more trams? Because I'm hoping to see more from you soon P.S.: If you need any info on the trams in Vienna you can drop me a message (I also have the E1 as an LDD file from pics I made of the real model).
  11. *blowing dust off the thread* Oh, time to update this thread again! Now I'm sure many of you have seen my latest creation, if not here's the thread: http://www.eurobrick...opic=137890&hl= Regarding the Flying Scotsman you're totally right, but the real problem is still that the wheels are too small. I know it needs to be longer as well, but right now my goal is to make an Emerald Night mod that doesn't have to look too realistic. Also I upgraded it with a tender (with battery box and receiver in there, PF XL motor in the engine) close to the one Bricktrix and Michael Gale are using, but with the frame a little bit different. Now some WIP pics of other models im working on The Ajax And class 4041 engne of the Austrian Federl Railways And my updated 1400 class Now I still need those [insert swearword here] stickers before I can say the model is finished Hope you like those, I'll open a thread when they're done
  12. Ohh, now I forgot to answer the last comments, sorry guys!!! Hmm, cutting is the ideal way to get them But they're just a compromise until I get myself some 3d printed ones. Haha, yeah! But I'm still not sure if that livery ever existed I also wanted to note that I built my tank car - a British Railways 14 Ton Tank Wagon BR 14 Ton Tank Wagon by ScotNick1, on Flickr Now it's already starting to look like a real train, I sadly don't have a pic with all my trucks right now, but it will grow anyway so I'll update it when I have more trucks
  13. Hmmm, I wonder if said Nether Train would be like the already existing maincraft railcar, or if it would even have the narrow gauge rails? Narrow gauge rails would be great to have again!
  14. I think he's right. It seems like Lego's mold for the large train wheels includes 3 wheels - two flanged and one blind driver. Although I don't have an explanation for that and it seems weird, there's much evidence that this is the case. For example Lego included a red blind driver in the toy story train although the engine didn't need them. The instructions of the Emerald Night showed one set of those wheels (flanged - blind - flanged) disguised as one part (with one part number) as can be seen here: It seems as if Lego themselves doesn't know how to put it. Funnily enough the instructions of the Toy Story Train had just the flanged wheel shown as piece 4584104 (and it didn't include the blind driver in the instructions, although it was physically included) and the Constitution Train had the same pic shown in the instructions as the Emerald Night also with the same part number. I myself am happy to see a new train but I won't buy it. Although I don't like the design very much and the price/piece ratio isn't very good I'm sure it has a lot of playability and kids will love it. A good thing about the train is that it seems to be possible to add Power Functions - the normal train motor as the front bogie, the receiver in the cab and the battery box in the tender.
  15. Great model you got there! I only saw that it had 9V motors when investigating your model, so great work on the covering for that!