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  1. CrispyBassist

    Lego 10277 - Crocodile Locomotive

    I heard someone recently call them "electric garrats", which is quite correct
  2. CrispyBassist

    Are smaller flanges possible on larger radius tracks?

    The flanges play a large role in switches too. If I'm not mistaken, the wheels are flange-bearing across the gaps in the frog, which is a technology the real railroads use too, even to the point of eliminating flangeway gaps in some frogs: Lift Frog by Matt Csenge, on Flickr Some variety in wheel sizes could be useful though. Like you said, locomotives have larger wheels than freight cars, autoracks have smaller wheels than typical freight cars, I'm sure there's more variation as well.
  3. CrispyBassist

    Building BMR Freight cars

    Just wanted to share with y'all another load I recently put together for the BMR flat car: Turtle Creek Central Flatcar by Matt Csenge, on Flickr I've had the aero tubes set aside for this for a while, though I've mostly seen corrugated pipe loads on bulkhead flats or gondolas. Perhaps they're being shipped to the construction site for some kind of Hyper-circuit thing ;-)
  4. CrispyBassist

    train wheel question

    Yup, I've done it before too. Both of the trains in this video use train motors with large wheels:
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    [MOC] Santa Fe EMD F7A Warbonnet #315

    Thats exciting to hear! I'm thinking this will look good in black, white, and orange ?
  6. CrispyBassist

    Straight rail 3228

    Since the two rails are different lengths, the other wheel had a longer distance to travel in the curve. If both wheels are spinning at the same speed, one must slip in order for both to arrive at the end of the curve at the same time (easily visualized by trying to roll a cylinder in a circle). The same thing happens in real railroading, though the solution is typically to use slightly conical wheels, so that the radius of the wheel can adjust slightly to the curves.
  7. CrispyBassist

    [WIP] Hungarian Railways Lencse-005

    Would a Power UP box fit in the cab? That would let you eliminate the IR receiver entirely, it's just hard to tell if the new cable connections would fit in the cab.
  8. CrispyBassist

    Building BMR Freight cars

    Again, thanks for the heads-up! Just ordered 200 as well. Maybe all of us ordering as many as possible will clue Lego in that it's a high-demand piece...
  9. CrispyBassist

    [MOD] Lego 8 stud wide 60052

    Now it looks a lot more like one of these:
  10. CrispyBassist

    Building BMR Freight cars

    On that note, time to build more boxcars before Cale re-drains the world of this valuable resource!
  11. CrispyBassist

    Custom Train Wheels Combined Topic

    Big Ben Bricks does that size of wheel, though it's not exactly the same style (see Flanged Train Wheel 17.6mm). If that doesn't suit it, painting would probably work. It would only be the tread of the wheel that would wear off, might not be too noticeable...
  12. CrispyBassist

    BrickTracks: R104 Switch Kickstarter is LIVE!

    You either need a new credit card, or a new wife ?
  13. CrispyBassist

    BBÖ ET10 / ÖBB 4041 railcar

    Yup! Pretty sure I can tell them all. Seriously, great job there.
  14. CrispyBassist

    BBÖ ET10 / ÖBB 4041 railcar

    Wow, this is gorgeous! I'm very interested in this pantograph, it looks like the parts are much more common, whereas my current design uses 16 Minifig pirate hooks each, which are getting expensive...
  15. CrispyBassist

    New Haven Railroad GP-9

    I finally found the box my PF remote was hiding in and was able to test the Brickstuff Power Functions adapter v2 that I built into this loco: Headlight Test by Matt Csenge, on Flickr I've got it on the red input and the motors on the blue, so I can control them independently if I wish. So far I'm very happy with the way it works!