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#1 TheBrickster

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Posted 22 February 2010 - 04:12 AM

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From the old grey 6x6 train roof sections found in the 12V era, to the smooth ornate boiler pieces used in the Emerald Express, there's been an abundance of different types of roof pieces offered by LEGO.  When it comes to your boxcars, cabooses, and other rooved train wagons, do you have a favorite roof-related element?  Do you prefer a simpler approach entirely by utilizing standard plates and tiles?  Or for a more sophisticated design, do you find yourself combining different roof pieces to make your custom train wagon tops?

Share your thoughts when it comes to choosing your Favorite Train Roof Element.

#2 vgo

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Posted 22 February 2010 - 11:19 AM

I use many different parts depending on the type of train/wagon/locomotive I'm working on.

For oldschool 12V style I use these and 33 degree slopes.
For 9V style I use this and this.
For others it varies, but I really like these, but they are difficult to get in light gray. :(

EDIT: BTW the plural is roofs. ;)

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#3 Captain Zuloo

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Posted 22 February 2010 - 11:56 AM

I was personally really pleased with the slope parts on top of the 10194 cars. I think coming in black and grey, they provide an excellent solution to some nice, clean roof shapes.

View Postvgo, on Feb 22 2010, 09:19 PM, said:

EDIT: BTW the plural is roofs. ;)
Nope, it can be either. :wink:

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#4 Matt Dawson

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Posted 22 February 2010 - 03:39 PM

For my bogie shunter, I used a 6x6 black plate with 4 2x3s in black to make a raised section (like putting a 4x6 on the 6x6).

I had a Hogwarts Express set (seen in the bottom left of Brickster's pic), so my brakevan uses those.

BTW, "Rooves" is the older of the plural words but rarely used these days.

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#5 Rick

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Posted 22 February 2010 - 06:55 PM

View PostMatt Dawson, on Feb 22 2010, 03:39 PM, said:

"Rooves" is the older of the plural words but rarely used these days.
First thing I looked up as well. Looks like TheBrickster is a real 'classic'  :wink:

#6 TheBrickster

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Posted 22 February 2010 - 08:16 PM

View PostMatt Dawson, on Feb 22 2010, 07:39 AM, said:

BTW, "Rooves" is the older of the plural words but rarely used these days.

View PostRick, on Feb 22 2010, 10:55 AM, said:

First thing I looked up as well. Looks like TheBrickster is a real 'classic'  :wink:
Like the classic 2x2 windows that I used in my Santa Fe Western Train.  Great - I've dated myself again.

This is the one time that I'd like to claim it was just a typo. :laugh:

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Posted 24 February 2010 - 04:24 AM

I thought this was going to be your favorite train part, which mine would be the new buffer, but ok  :grin:

I would say my favorite is the dark green roofing used on the Emerald Night  :wub:

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Posted 24 February 2010 - 08:51 PM

For my trains, I like to use plain old tiles or curved 1x3 bricks.
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