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  1. ritztoys

    [GBC] Cardan Lift

    @torso Thanks for your creation.....I've made it so it serves itself, no need for other GBC's.
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    Bluebrick Layout Software

    This feature evaded me until I became aware of the layers, took several tries....Anyway a fantastic program! This program is really helpful especially when you decide to change your show layout. This helps to not disturb the home place by laying out my display all over the house, (insert Wife not happy) So much easier on my laptop computer!
  3. I know this Virus is a serious thing (especially those in China) hoping all those folks associated with building/molding your products are okay and get back to work soon, I'm holding out for your products as they are the best out there.
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    [MOC] Guardian

    As you have shown in the past(way past) your creations as well as this one just take my breath away! I'm still showing your Red High Speed Train and your magnificent Central Train Station in my display during Brickworld Conventions, always getting compliments, which I then direct those people to you. Keep making these great creations.....
  5. Those look very nice....., can hardly wait to get my hands on a least one full set! (or two or three) lol
  6. @coaster Your new switches look very, very nice. I'm hoping to purchase some sets before March 2020 and expand my display layout! (Brickworld Convention)
  7. I received an email from Esther today, so sad, may he rest in peace. Wonderful person, he now sits next to our creator......
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    Switching Puzzle

    @Roadmonkeytj I was glad to be able to help, now that you refined your design, I'll be saving this for future rail yard additions to my display too.
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    [MOC] Diorama - Campolide 80s Train Station

    Can you share where your friend got BI for this great looking work train? btw your Train station is flawless, better in LEGO than real life!
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    Decoupler Air Operated (works)

    Apparently the 'quote' feature isn't working for me today....I'll try to answer your questions though. Yes, the 11L axle would push the plates off the bottom, either due to the cylinder throw being too long or the short mechanical build to support this cylinder(ie. longer mechanical build to support the distance moved) Support on the ends of the axle would help, but you still need to match the 'throw' of the cylinder so the assembly wouldn't tear itself apart.(since you can't control very well the position of a pneumatic cylinder, either full "on" or full "off" ) Using a base plate would help too, use same answer as above. Using multiple plates would help in strength of whole assembly, although the 'swing' of the cylinder could catch on passing rolling stock/locomotives with low hanging parts, if placed too close to tracks. You might be able to use a longer axle away from tracks with proper support and strength. If you use a shorter arm to rotate the axle, you might have to match a cylinder with a short throw or change gear ratio. The 'throw' will depend on which double-acting cylinder style you pick, not a whole lot to pick from for what you are wanting to do.The small one should work instead of the one I used, but this will work!
  11. Thanks @coaster I'm busy adding bearings to all these beautiful axles in my hands & onto my rolling stock, thanks!
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    Decoupler Air Operated (works)

    @Roadmonkeytj Sorry took so long to test....... I found the lowest of plates under the 'driving axle' would separate at full cylinder extension during it's movement. I would try an additional plate layer to hold the dual 1x2 plates that support the 1x2 brick w/two holes, that support this axle. Also I didn't have a good selection of pneumatic cylinders, so I used the ol' square based one to test. Picking the correct "throw" of a cylinder would help in it not tearing everything apart, during it's operation.
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    Decoupler Air Operated (works)

    Looks to be a good idea for locking the boogies, now how to easily separate the 'cars' with this locking device combined? ( H.O.G. ie. Hand of Grab? ) I would think that somehow "pulling" a car/coach/rolling stock would separate in the wrong place due to the varying strength of the magnets. I do have all these parts, what parts are you concerned with in either success or failure? I'm parts shopping today @ my friends LEGO reseller store, I'll construct later today to test.....
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    [MOC] Southern Pacific 4-10-2

    @zephyr1934 I thought about that very idea!(of course after seeing Dr_spock's loco testing bed) With the way @Jeffinslaw designed the frame, there is plenty of room for a gear on one of the axles. That would drive all the wheels and valve gear too. @Jeffinslaw designed the boiler in a new way for me(inside supporting structure) that taught me some new LEGO building lessons. I will never knock or criticize the 'lonely headlight brick' again, it's my new friend! Also thank-you for your help and suggestions, your custom rods are awesome!
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    [MOC] Southern Pacific 4-10-2

    @Jeffinslaw I wanted to let you know your locomotive is approved by my Minifig Engineer, he's really happy!