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  1. Wi-Charge

    My only concern with this is how it affects organic bodies? A disconcerting sign is that no one in either video is standing directly underneath the "light" during its operation... I'm mostly worried about people with pacemakers, people with metal limb replacement parts, and the select few that adorn tin-foil hats.... Although not having to change or charge the batteries in my trains? That's simply magnificent!!!
  2. 2018 Lego Trains

    My only hope would be that they do the set justice by having the train windows in dark red.
  3. [MOC] AGV High Speed Train

    lol, You didn't do anything wrong! I was just poking a bit of fun at the fact that the bogies use actual hatchets on them...!
  4. [MOC] AGV High Speed Train

    WOWwwww This is amazing!!! My only critique is the hatchet job done on the jacobs bogies... #masterpiece Thank you for sharing!!
  5. 2018 Lego Trains

    How much would people be willing to spend on a Creator Expert version of the Hogwarts Express....? -Around 100 usd, I'd imagine a set similar in size to the EN, -Around 200 to 300 usd, maybe 2 carriages and a loop of track, -Around 400 to 500 usd, 2-3 carriages + track loop + PF 2.0 + Hogsmeade Station (to tie in with the castle set) I'm not a HP fanboy, but am still a sucker for trains!
  6. @Blk69, @LegoMonorailFan, @technic70s, @arator, @Steamdemon It actually makes perfect sense when you think about it: Lego, as a company, is trying to cut off third-party products like S-brick , BuWizz, and PFx Brick, much in the same manner that Apple cut off headphone jacks on their more recent version of iPhone in an effort to coerce consumers to buy directly from them. When you truly think about it, the only reason that Lego started producing the large steam engine wheels (https://brickset.com/sets/containing-design-85489) was to counter the sales of BigBenBrick's (http://www.bigbenbricks.com/index.html) steam driver wheels.
  7. [MOC] Lego BR class 08 diesel shunter

    On my Class 08, I was able to place the receiver at the very back of the hood, right where it meets the cab (which is also 7 studs wide): Class 08 (5) by Nick Jackson, on Flickr But really, it only trades one problem for another. The cab roof is all one piece, but now there's a 2 stud long break in the curvature of the hood.
  8. 2018 Lego Trains

    @ElectroDiva The roof is made out of semicircles of curved track combined with clear wall elements!! I think its one of the best uses of leftover curved rails to date.
  9. 3RD party bendable track

    Maybe they got a bunch of those 7937 train station sets? But even so, there are only 8 of those per set...! Whew, talk about disposable income!
  10. 2018 Lego Trains

    @Digger of Bricks That's a cool obseravtion!! Definitely has potential to be a set because it looks to be part of an action (chase sequence?) set piece. However, I'd hazard a guess that if Lego did make a set based on said sequence, they'd more than likely use the newer rollercoaster track system? The only problem I see is that the train seems to occupy both the top and bottom sides of the track-- either one train at the same time, or two trains going in different directions. How would you build support structures for such a railway, especially the lower portion? Also, if more of the action sequence is inside of the train, versus on top of it or around it, Lego will more likely go for the easier option of recreating the interior portion of the fight. Then, there's the possibility of them showcasing a depot/station where the sequence either begins or ends. But that's just my over-analysis of the scenes in question.
  11. First MOC, first hopper, first LDD...

    Honestly, I'd go for whatever colors you could cheaply assemble the parts for, which are probably black and dark bley. Although, I am personally biased towards blue, light bley, and brown. I'm guessing that green and orange may be the more expensive color variants since they're toward the back oft he lineup? If this is your first rodeo, I recommend setting a budget for yourself-- either per each BrickLink store, or for the project overall. The problem (that I have at least) with ordering from BrickLink is the "kid in a candy store" effect, and then ending up way over-budget. Or worse, designing new projects right on the spot, just because a store had 'x' amounts of such-and-such fascinating part at a (seemingly) reasonable price... Also, try not to slide down the slippery slope of multiple color variants like I have......! Holiday Show (vid 5) by Nick Jackson, on Flickr Good Luck :)
  12. Finally got that copper tape I had mentioned earlier onto some rails this weekend, and here are the results: A short video of a train on a circle r104 curves Live Rail! (2) by Nick Jackson, on Flickr An overview of a prototype r104 switch r104 Switch Detail (1) by Nick Jackson, on Flickr A close-up of electrical connections at the frog r104 Switch Detail (2) by Nick Jackson, on Flickr
  13. 2018 Lego Trains

    It could be like how Lego currently has the AAA battery box (88000) and the LiPo one (8878)-- except this round, the rechargeable box has a built in BT receiver instead of an integrated speed knob... and then the AAA battery box will either still be usable, or it will get an upgrade to help it play well with a new standalone BT receiver.
  14. Loading station for chemicals and chemical plant

    While I love industrial trackside structures such as this, when it comes to chemical plants, my hands down favorite is the Chemical Plant Zone from Sonic the Hedgehog 2. lol
  15. 2018 Lego Trains

    Hahaha yes, that was the hardest question to answer-- "What do I do with all this cable?" Speaking of which, has anyone noticed this circular trend with trains? First there were battery operated trains, then there were rail-powered trains, and now we're back to battery powered trains... by 2025 will we have rail-powered trains again? There's a similar pattern with the electrical connectors for trains-- they started with somewhat large plug-in style connectors, then there were 2x2 plate style connectors, and now with the potential (upgrade?/downgrade?) to the WeDo 2.0 style of connectors, the system's back to the plug-ins... I get that there's a huge drive in pop-culture these days to rehash/reduce/revive/reuse/rewrite/recycle stuff from the 1980's (or older), simply because the kids who grew up with that stuff are now adults that wanna remember the "good ol' days"... but some trends are better left dead&buried...! Sorry to rant a bit...