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1 hour ago, zephyr1934 said:

Excellent and thank you! I'm not sure if this thread was ever pinned but it was definitely missing and missed.

That might be the case of course, but at least there was another topic that got unpinned recently. Might also have been human error.

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Welcome @Stranky and @Flaming Bricks! Looking forward to seeing your builds. 

Welcome @verybricks! I've been a fan of the Airport Shuttle ever since I discovered it in high school (2005-ish). Luckily got my hands on one a year or two later.

Welcome @BananaBrick01. 6990 is a classic! Love that one! 

 

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Hi!

Like many I got back into Lego during the pandemic. I have been looking at the forums for the past 2 years or so  and decided it time to introduce myself

I had (and still have 7730) since I was young. I have been building my 12v collection up for the past 2 years (spending more than I should :)) and have particularly enjoyed looking at the 12v train post on here.

Recently I have been building from 7777 and have a couple of MOCs in the works... 12v+!

 

 

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Welcome @pfo353. We would love to see your 12v collection and MOCs. Many on this forum enjoy the classic lines of the era.

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Hi everyone,

I'm Matt, from Worcestershire, UK. I've been a reader of the trains section of the forum for about a year, but finally decided to sign up.

I always loved Lego as a kid, and particularly loved it when I got Lego trains for Christmas. I started with the classic 12V passenger train 7745, and then the 12V Cargo train 7735, also adding level crossing, extra points and track, signals, and car transporter depot. All of this was around the time of Lego changing to 9V system, so I combined the above with the Metro station 4554, Metroliner Clubcar, and two of the 9V crocodile locomotives which I converted to 12V operation by purchasing some additional motors from Lego spares. Also some additional wagons from the early 9V era such as the container double stack. I now wish I'd bought more of the club car and container double stack to make longer trains of each.

Until recently I haven't used my Lego for years, but now with a young daughter who is getting interested in Lego I have been inspired to not only get the old Lego back out again, but also to purchase new trains for the first time for around 25 years. I have bought 4 of 60197 to make into 2 train sets, with a few mods such as converting two of the buffet cars into seating cars to have just one buffet per train.

Now looking at how to effectively combine the newer trains with the older 12V stuff that I have. Of course the new can run on the 12V track as it's battery powered, but the old can't run on the new track, so it will need a bit of thinking about, but I am already inspired by some of what I have seen here to have a go at creating some of my own designs of trains and freight wagons

 

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HI to all!
I`m Kostiantyn (Constantin) from Ukraine. I`ve been for a long time fascinating by Lego and trains(but can`t afford some) Fist trains that I saw were 4559 - Cargo Railway(still want even for this time and for me one of the coolest ones) and 4560 (that was in lego magazine and called as "blue arrow") and hobby/factory train Lego 10183 Hobby (we need to make a comeback for this)
Dye to low wages (and war) got not some well with cash and mostly looked for trains and buy cheaper Chinese bootlegs(coz favourite Trainz form creator expert cost a hella-a-lot) so Maersk (Dham so gorgeous diesel-electric hood unit), TGV(or in lego city/world Horizon Express), emerald night (i hope lego will do great with new DTC Hogwarts express(but 2018 one is good one)) and 2020 Crocodile 10277 (by a bootleg and fix the gaps in it coz they are too obvious)
Mostly make some MOCs with Stud.Io and post on BrickLink My stuff on BrickLink
 

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Hi Train Tech!

I'm Tom from Ireland. I'm new to eurobricks, I've lurked very occasionally for years but I'm more active in my local lugs and on flickr.

Never had Lego trains as a kid but I always wanted them. I took the plunge in the summer of 2020 when Argos had a sale on 60197, just to get started with a few parts. I'm not really into collecting sets for the most part, just MOC-building. Now I've got two train MOCs and a third one in the works which I hope to complete in the next couple of weeks.

I'm also getting started building a city in the spare bedroom, but it'll be a long time before I get a chance to lay any track as the plan is for it all to be elevated which obviously is quite part-intensive.

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Well seemingly I joined the forum about a year ago and did not see this pinned, I tend to not share to much about my personal self online. But I am from Florida the hell state.

I've long been a fan of legos, though it is one of my "main hobbies" my interest in it did not start back up till maybe two three years ago? have a small collection of modular buildings, some star wars stuff and a few MOC's of others laying about and of course my current AC-9 Project. I am very un-orthodox with builds and I break a lot of rules as I come from a model making mindset and if i need to modify a piece i probably will or 3d print a custom part, I really like trains and mechanical stuff and when I decided to make my own locomotive I ended up making it a lego instead of jumping into G scale ( and its a bit cheaper to boot, if you know how to source from stuff efficiently like off bricklink or get some black market lego to fill in gaps ).

The community has been more then welcoming and I don't think id have made as much progress if not for the collection of ideas and designs through it, Catch ya'll around.

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Hello Everyone!

I am X_Builds and I have been playing with LEGO trains for as long as I can remember. I have loved trains ever since I was an infant watching Thomas the Tank Engine, I Love Toy Trains, and IRL train documentaries. However, it was the Christmas of 2008 that would change my life for years to come. A few weeks prior, my parents took me to the local LEGO Store to see if I would be interested in anything. My little legs would eventually take me to something that made my jaw drop. In front of me would be my first ever LEGO train, the 7897 RC Passenger Train. 14 Years later, that first set has grown into a collection that my younger self would gawk at. I have only just started to seriously plan out my MOC designs, and I have some big plans for the future. I have been a lurker on this forum for a while now, but I think I am finally ready to start reaching out and meet new people that enjoy this hobby.

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Welcome aboard! That's a great story about finding your first train set, and indeed, having the collection the younger you would die for. Looking forward to seeing your comments and posts in the forum.

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Hello everyone!

I’m Ian, from Spain. Like many other people over here I’ve been lurking around for quite some time, you all inspire me so much! And I think it’s about time I started participating.

I’ve been interested in Lego trains pretty much all my life. My first ever Lego train set was 4837 3 in 1 Mini Train which was gifted to me when I was a kid. By now I only have a handful of the original pieces, but the nostalgia I hold for that tiny plastic toy is immeasurable. It was soon followed by 7597, which provided me with my first train-specific Lego bricks, and by the time I acquired 7939 (We’re talking recent history here folks!) I realized Lego trains just hit different.

I’ve never really experienced a “Dark Age” (I know you guys like to call it that :wink:). Each passing year I wanted to take my Lego trains to the next level. The city trains wouldn’t cut it anymore, and the proper Lego trains they produce like the Horizon Express or the Crocodile Locomotive take forever to be released, so I took to MOCing to fill that niche. The perfect product to bridge that gap was the “Express Train grey blue” from BlueBrixx (TGV Atlantique), an entire train set (No pitiful half train) with realistic proportions and decent detailing. I modified it to match its cousin, Renfe AVE series 100, the first ever Spanish high-speed rail service (A must have!). Currently I have a MOC in the works, Renfe ALVIA series 130, which I’d love to share with you all as soon as I think it’s ready.

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@Ferro-Friki Welcome to Eurobricks and the Train forum. Many of us understand the feelings generated by our first LEGO train set. Glad to hear you've stayed with building all these years. Can't wait to see your Renfe ALVIA class 130. Even work in progress do well here as we can help if you get stuck on something.

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Hello, everyone!
I don't know much about train products and trains!

I was introduced to the train by my creative friends,

and I was fascinated by the heavy and magnificent look of the train!

I want to share and study various ways to access train information.
I want to show you my creations soon!
Thank you!

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