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  1. The Metroliner rebuild

    Was this supposed to be a joke?
  2. 12v UP SW10 set prototype recreation

    There may have been exceptions like: The first time I saw this brick was christmas 1991 when I built my Metroliner 4558. Bricklink seems to agree: Overall I think that your version seems to be spot on. To me it looks as if they reworked this one multiple times until they ended up with set 4564. That was also the first set that had those modified 1x2 bricks in yellow.
  3. 2017 Lego Trains

    Whatever they may come up with chances are that it will be disappointing. What I'd like to see is a set like 7722 or 7735 that has the battery in the boxcar. That way they should be able to make a train that uses a decent amount of actual bricks but doesn't cost too much. A simple but well designed starter set. We also need a decent new train station. I strongly disliked the most recent one. Horrible design. Horrible colours. Horrible selection of bricks and pieces. 4554 was such a great set and I don't see why they can't release another brick built station, when the modular buildings seem to do very well. Meh, the LEGO shelfes at our local stores are shrinking more and more. I'm thinking that their current way of handeling things will sooner or later bite them in their behind. Again. Such a shame.
  4. Fans gegessen? Wer macht denn sowas?
  5. 9v track power problems - advice needed

    Buying a multimeter would be a good idea, actually. You can get a basic one for less than $5 shipped from China: http://www.ebay.com/itm/LCD-Digital-Voltmeter-Ammeter-Ohmmeter-Multimeter-Amp-Volt-AC-DC-Tester-Meter-/382133490665?var=&hash=item58f8ee53e9:m:mxpHCOwaOjaihXVvbNpGlvg Mine was a little more but I use it all the time. Totally worth it.
  6. Does the surface look a little dull compared to real LEGO track pieces? Almost looks as if the mold needs to be polished. Design on the other hand seems to be spot on. Great job. Really stoked about these.
  7. That's for a quarter of a circle, right? Looking forward to seeing pictures of the first samples.
  8. The only thing that I'm worried about is that the guard rails on the turnout look a bit fragile, since there's no support from below. Maybe that's why TLC didn't build their switches like that. What if trains keep smashing into the guard rails at a higher than normal speed? Anyway, please don't do hollow studs.
  9. You can take it off completely and just use a regular servo or solenoid.
  10. This. Also, those who ballast their tracks are a minority and they could just as well modify the tiles slightly, if it's that important to them. The reason why I want these and nothing else is that I want them to blend in.
  11. I still feel that you should hype up those curves before silently starting another Kickstarter even if that means that you may have to delay the Kickstarter for a few weeks. You need to get people's attention, if you want it to succeed this time around. Also, I'm sure you are aware that many are fed up with ME Models because of their supposedly less than stellar communication. There are a few Scott Hoffmeyers on Twitter but none of them seem to be you. Maybe you could use the platform for quick updates. There doesn't seem to be anything on YouTube, either. Maybe you should see, if someone with a lot of subscribers wants to show off your curves and let everyone know about Brick Tracks. Or send a few samples to some of the larger LUGs like 1000Steine.de and ask them whether or not they are interested in doing a review. They did it for the 3D printed monorail stuff, so I don't see why they wouldn't want to work with you. If you do use Facebook, then please share your updates elsewhere as well since many (myself included) can't stand Zuckerberg and thus don't use any of his products. I have no doubts that you're doing a fantastic job and that you're very busy at the moment. I'm just a little worried, so please don't take this as an insult. As I said before: For me it's either your track pieces or nothing. And FDM 3D printing doesn't seem to be a good long term solution. (Thinking of Thomas Sanladerer's strength test videos and a few comments by Angus at Maker's Muse.)
  12. I'm in Germany and I really want BrickTracks to succeed. I also like most of the 4DBrix designs and I wish them well but I don't think that 3D printing is the way to go. Imo, they should start with getting a mold for straight monorail tracks made and reinvest the profits from those sales in more molds. As the old saying goes: Buy nice or buy twice.
  13. My Bad Experience with ME Models Curves

    Hi Ludo, coaser doesn't seem to have a site just yet, but here are a few links for you. The original thread: http://www.eurobricks.com/forum/index.php?/forums/topic/105999-custom-9v-tracks/ The more up to date one(s): http://www.eurobricks.com/forum/index.php?/forums/topic/140877-bricktracks-different-curves-pf9v-compatible/ http://www.eurobricks.com/forum/index.php?/forums/topic/147246-bricktracks-double-crossover/#comment-2755980 There are quite a few pictures of 3D printed prototypes in there but coaster said that the goal is to get them molded properly. He also said that he would put a logo on each stud so that they look more like real LEGO and don't stick out as much. What we've seen so far looks very promising, imo.
  14. My Bad Experience with ME Models Curves

    Not sure why they seem to keep ignoring you. For me it's either your tracks and switches or nothing.
  15. These look fantastic. Btw, I think it might be a good idea to translate your campaign into different languages since the last one did cause some confusion. I can help with German.