Redimus

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  1. Redimus

    [MOC] 2-4-2 Locomotive

    That's really smart. Is it free lance, or based on a real prototype?
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    Are the Creator Expert trains finished?

    That's a real problem (for AFOLS at least), but I'm not sure it's that much of the problem with kids, because the full trainsets provide enough track for the needs of the average kid once you have a couple (especially if you get a couple of freight sets). What I'm thinking is remove the necessity of having to have track at all, if the kid wants a train they can pull along the floor (like how the latest Hogwarts express is designed) they can, if they want to add it to track they already have, they can do that too.
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    Are the Creator Expert trains finished?

    Perhaps the solution is to do away with the perception of having to have the track. The Harry potter train can run on Lego rails, but it's perfectly fine as a pull along the floor train too. Maybe we need more sets like that, then those who already have track or chose to start buying it, can use it on the track, those who don't, never feel the the need to buy stuff they don't want or can't afford. Also, while stand alone rolling stock is a none starter, there's nothing stopping Lego making sets that can be applied to rail uses (they kind of already do with stuff like the freight transfer sets. They could do a 'transit station', with a small tram, but no track, which can (if you want) have the track added and be used as an actual railway station (I notice they've not released a railway station with this round of train sets).
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    Are the Creator Expert trains finished?

    That is a much more expensive set which is expected to sell less sets in the first place, and is made, in part because they created some new parts and are trying to get as much use out of them as possible to pay for the new moldings. There's been half a dozen rollercoster sets in different themes and price ranges over the last year, plus creative uses of some of the pieces like the Speed Champions set that used 2 curved coaster rails as an arch over the track.
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    Studded battery box cover

    That's a really cool idea!
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    Chances of an Emerald Night re-release?

    Oh, it started as a mod... then I got a little carried away! I wanted to do a GWR/BR green version too, but there are way too many bits that don't exist in the right colours which would necessitate a very big redesign. (Sadly only the loco and the Pullmans are mine, everything else was built by the various members of the LNUR, and it is all amazing).
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    A product that somebody should invent

    Again, why go to the extra expense of track that can replicate realistic trigonometry, they limit yourself to extremely flawed official Lego points?
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    A product that somebody should invent

    Honestly, why would you bother using normal track if you were using that system? If it wasn't for the minor issue of working with all Lego trains ever, I'd actually advocate a larger 'standard' gauge and narrow gauge set ups.
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    Chances of an Emerald Night re-release?

    I need to get off my butt and do some proper galleries of them. I recently joined the LNUR AFOL group, and will take full advantage of their layout for photos of my stock next chance I get! :P It's a really simple built actually (unlike the rest of the coach!), hopefully this render'll do for you. That's 2 1x2x2 clear panels (I'd use 1x4x2 if it existed in clear), a redish brown 1x4 plate and 4 1x1 clear bricks (to represent the sliding upper pains most British steam era coaches in the UK had).
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    A product that somebody should invent

    The obvious solution would be to make sleeper tiles similar to the 12v days that can be attached to normal model railway rail. Then you could have relatively easy to make points, flexi-track, the whole lot.
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    Are the Creator Expert trains finished?

    The British 00 (same track, but 4mm to the ft instead of 3.5mm to the ft) seems to be going from strength to strength, with several smaller companies chipping in too. There will always be something of a market for toy trains, kids love playing with trains. But they are expensive, and there are so many other things to distract kids with these days, so Lego will probably (hopefully) keeping doing the 2-3 sets over 4/5 years, but nothing more.
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    Chances of an Emerald Night re-release?

    I think the best thing to do for the budding train fan is to look for already available instructions, such as Sava's ones, or do what I did and download one of Murdoch17's many freely available designs and modify them to your needs (I totally understand how daunting it is trying to design your first loco from scratch). It's my intention to do the same as Tony for my British outline locos and rolling stock (see photo bellow) at some point too (you when time permits me to actually finish the instructions).It's always gonna be an expensive option, but honesty, considering the price EN goes for, not that much more expensive (especially if you have pieces already). As for the windows, I brick built my Pullman windows, and I've seen people add the curved corners and other frame detail on standard windows, maybe one of the custom sticker places could have a standard set of train window stickers (if one of them doesn't already)?
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    Chances of an Emerald Night re-release?

    As someone who's got both, even though it has no real connection to my particular train interests, the Maersk is lightyears ahead of Emerald Night. It is a fantastic set that shows you can get a good compromise between realism and playability. I think comparing EN to the modulars is unfair, the modulars are designed by people clearly passionate about making Lego buildings, and are mostly very impressive and full of details that make sense. EN looks like it was designed by someone who didn't give a toss about trains, and had no idea how to power them. It has random colours sticking out in places that make no sense (the brown under the running board for instance) the tender (like all Lego tenders) is such an obvious afterthought I suspect they considered not even releasing the set with it (come on guys, at least make it the same width as the loco it's connected to!) and someone needs to explain to Lego that having a battery box sticking out of the tender is never a satisfactory solution to powering a loco. TL;DR The Modulars are a range of consistently good high quality fun Lego builds. EN is not. I find the chances of any of the creator trains being re-released is very low too. EDIT: While not perfect, I'd say the most recent Hogwarts Express was a step in the right direction. For the first time ever, it looked like the designer of a Lego steam loco had seen a photo of the real thing (and it didn't take much to bring it up to a standard I was happy with... and then I completely rebuilt it from the track up because I have a problem, lol). Maybe instead on insisting on niche creator sets, we should be encouraging Lego to bring out trains connected to popular franchises, because they sell better.
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    Brick built bogie details

    That is also an issue, lol. There is a part of me that would love to go 8w, but then that part will start to crave 9w and before we know it, I'll need a second set of tracks for each loco, lol
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    Brick built bogie details

    We're sued to dodgy track gauges over here, 00 gauge uses the same track as H0 gauge, but is 4mm to the ft instead of 3.5mm. Part of the reason I stick to 7 wide (other than it's an interesting challenge working in odd stud lengths) is to keep everything roughly in scale with everything I already have, including a couple of 8 wide European bits. I've already gone from 6 wide to 7 wide, but at the time I didn't have much that would look out of place with the wider standard, I have several locos that are very dear to me that would look odd if run with 8 wide traction and rolling stock now. On your solution, do the wheels fit behind the brackets?