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  1. Which sticker? @zephyr1934 sells stickers for custom containers on his BL store, (trainedbricks.com) including a Maersk set.
  2. 2018 Lego Trains

    Or more useful to part out the set :)
  3. New Haven Railroad GP-9

    Nice! But is the red vinyl really that far off from the brick or is it just the photo?
  4. Wow! How do you trasport it? Does the mountain conform to MILS and is done that way? I would love to see photos if any exists. Really well done.
  5. I probably will buy one freight to part out and maybe during an AFOL day.
  6. Waiting for parts!

    interesting, I am not familar with the prototype. Are you working from a plan or a photo?
  7. Long Trains.... Show 'm !

    Physics will get in the way and you wind up having a shorter train. The more curves the train is in at the same time, the harder it is to pull. Or said another way, it is easier to pull a longer train on a straight than a curve, no matter how wide the curve is.
  8. TBRR with full BrickTracks loops

    Yes, and i hear @Stash2Sixx is working on one as well.
  9. 2018 Lego Trains

    I think the real reason LEGO went to rail powered is that battery technology was not good enough in the first place. I am not sure that is true anymore. No worries about the 'rant' :)
  10. Lego Trains getting lighter?

    Longer trains! Better battery life. The SantaFe Superchief cars are quite heavy. Most of the time I can't pull all 5 cars with a single motor. I can pull 5 EN style cars with the aforementioned engine. The weight issue is also a big reason I have not gone to 8w, I like my really long trains (15+ cars). I am in the process of trying to rebuild all my shipping containers to use the corrugated wall panels instead of the 1x2 brick with groove, once LEGO produces them in more colors.
  11. 2018 Lego Trains

    They don't last very long on their site. I think the original boxcar set was a run of 25 and may have sold out in 1 to 2 days before BW. Actually yes they are forced (contractually obligated) to commit to a certain number of sets produced *before* the movie is even created. If TLG balks at it, they may not get the next big Disney production (think Star Wars, etc). Remember the Lone Ranger was produced when Johnny Depp was printing monies for everyone with the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise.
  12. 2018 Lego Trains

    This probably has more to due with the influence Disney pushed on them and if the movie had not been a flop the the line would have sold better. i.e. out of LEGO's control in this one Not sure this isn't a case of them being to conservative in how well it is going to be received. You can also add several of the Ideas sets to this category; Mars Rover and Research Institute come to mind.
  13. 2018 Lego Trains

    I would like to see if any third parties out there would start putting out [more] complete sets. I like BMR's sets but I do 6w so that doesn't really help me. Brickmania seems to have success with selling complete sets, it would be nice if BMR and Brickmania have a love child To get people to jump from the traditional train hobby to LEGO trains, we need high quality (aka Creator Expert level) sets. They can be a bit more expensive because we're pricing against what they know; the traditional train sets. I can see BMR/Brickmania filling this role but I think we need more content. To get people to jump into the train hobby itself, we need less expensive sets (maybe Creator 3in1) that work with and augment the LEGO city sets. Not sure who would do that. Maybe some of the clone brands instead of ripping off LEGO could co-exist nicely? </pipe-dream>
  14. Switch Modification

    Danke Udo! I may now attempt a mod of my double crossover :)
  15. 2018 Lego Trains

    At this point we are glad to see new trains even if there are bank robbers. We can't afford to be picky :(