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  1. Hickernator

    LEGO Ideas Discussion

    I just wanted to write a quick post to say thank you to everyone who supported the Miracle Express. I am honestly grateful for all of your support. Reaching 10,000 votes is no easy task. It requires the time and effort that you'd give to a full time job and after the year long campaign/promoting of the idea, I am actually exhausted! So honestly, from the bottom of my heart, thank you so much for all your support this past year. It truly means a lot to me and I wish you all well and much success! :)
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    LEGO Ideas Discussion

    There's still time then Congrats again adwind. I really do think your set has a good chance of getting through. It's such an iconic family film and would really fit in well with the modulars.
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    Train Projects on Lego Ideas

    I hope you don't mind if I add my Queen Miracle Express to the pool? Queen The Miracle Express Miracle Express MkII by Adam Hickey, on Flickr You can watch it in motion here Brickthru
  4. Hi everyone! I've just made this assortment of builds depicting the sort of village fete that I used to go to when I was younger. It has various things, from plate smashing and a Punch and Judy Show to a pantomime performance of St. George and the Dragon! Let me know what you think of it! St. George vs The Dragon by Adam Hickey, on Flickr Punch and Judy! by Adam Hickey, on Flickr Plate Smashing by Adam Hickey, on Flickr The Medieval Fayre by Adam Hickey, on Flickr Here Comes the Dragon! by Adam Hickey, on Flickr
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    MOC | Queen - The Miracle Express

    Been a while, but I've got a lot of new photos of my updated train which I wanted to share. Perhaps the biggest update is that it is now compatible with Power Functions! Took a long time to figure out. I've never really built with technic/motors before so it was a BIG learning curve, one which I had to compress over a 3 day weekend (with little to no sleep). Miracle Express MkII by Adam Hickey, on Flickr The MARK II Miracle Express. Compared to MARK I, this one is able to move around curves. It is also slightly chunkier than the original version, so that I could put the battery box and XL motor inside the main locomotive. The Miracle Express by Adam Hickey, on Flickr I'm now going to figure out how to add the third axle back onto the tender without making it derail. Going to be a challenge but will be more authentic to the original! One more pic The Miracle Express by Adam Hickey, on Flickr Let me know what you all think!
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    [MOC] Cheese Shop

    Awesome build! Must admit, the first thing that sprang to mind was the Monty Python Cheese Shop Sketch I do think you should add some little detail behind the buildings, like a dustbin or something.
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    LEGO Ideas Discussion

    I'm really glad that the Pirate Bay reached 10,000 supporters and I hope Lego does consider turning it into a set. Hopefully the price will be justifiable.
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    'Brickthru' | A Short Film

    Hey all! So some of you may be aware that I made a Lego Miracle Express which I have put up on Lego Ideas and has received a lot of positive feedback. I have since made a little short film featuring the train after I managed to fit it with power functions and I wanted to share it with you. https://youtu.be/ge-MR09udYU Queen were kind enough to give me permission to use their music for the film. It was so much fun to make and was almost like filming an episode of Thomas the Tank Engine It also reminded me of making Lego films when I was 10/11 on the Lego Studios Movie Maker. I enjoyed placing the scenery in different places to create perspective. Let me know what you think of the movie! Thanks! Hickernator
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    Power Functions Troubleshooting

    I never knew that! Really fascinating! Must now try to locate some of those frictionless ones.
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    Power Functions Troubleshooting

    After much trial and error, I have finally figured out the problem. It was actually quite simple too! I was using the wrong technic pins to connect the train wheels to the pistons. I was using standard black pins whereas I should have been using those grey smaller pins. Runs perfectly now!
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    Power Functions Troubleshooting

    I've given it another go and it's still jamming What I've done is I kept all the wheels on the left hand side at 12, then on the right hand side I changed them to 3 or 9 to see whether it was because it needed to be clockwise or anti-clockwise. Neither solution helped. I've also been wondering whether it is due to weight because when I push the train along with my hand, the wheels with rods do turn, albeit quite stiffly. I'm also wondering whether the connections are too stiff or whether the rod is too long or even if I need to add a second motor to give it more power (though I'm not too sure about this as my model is no bigger than the emerald night.) As mentioned before, the train runs perfectly fine without the rods attached. The wheels spin correctly and it can turn corners well. I've configured the motor arrangement as such: Battery Box in main engine IR Receiver in cab XL motor in tender, connected to one pair of driving wheels (one wheel either side an axle) - not sure if this could be the issue?
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    Power Functions Troubleshooting

    Yep - I am using 4 drive wheels, 2 of which are blind drivers. 1 and 3 have a flange. I am using a 12 hole technic beam and connecting all the wheels to it. Even if I connect just 3 or 2, it still sticks.
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    Power Functions Troubleshooting

    Thanks! Seems to be the only option - seen that people have done that for the Hogwarts Express. Will give it a go
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    Power Functions Troubleshooting

    I've just done some more testing with the motor. The train is running perfectly without the piston rods. As soon as I attach them, the gears begin to jam. Very confused
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    Power Functions Troubleshooting

    Hi everyone! I was wondering if someone could help troubleshoot a problem for me. I am trying to add power functions to my steam train. Without the motor (both medium and XL) the train runs perfectly fine along rails. I goes around corners with no trouble and the gears run smoothly. The pistons turn properly and are quartered. As soon as I add a motor (following the instructions of the Emerald Night for gear configuration) the gears will jam automatically. I take the motor out and push the train along and it runs fine. As soon as I reconnect the motor, the gears just jam immediately. I am unsure whether I am doing something wrong. If anyone can give some advice I would be most grateful! Thank you :) Hickernator