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  1. Awesome, so glad it's back! I don't have anything to submit this year, but if you need another NA judge, I'll volunteer
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    [MOC] ICC Bay Window Caboose

    Hello all! It's been a while since I've posted, I haven't had much to share. I've been working on this caboose for a few months now and working on instruction booklets for it to be on Brick Train Depot. It's 1:48 scale, but with an extra stud added in length to allow better interior (a must have for cabooses). I've modeled five roads for this, all with road specific details. I'll only be sharing the Southern Pacific one as it's the only one I have built in brick. Decal artwork is by me and printed by the ever wonderful OKBrickWorks
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    PFX brick Sound with Trains

    Sorry to bump an old thread, but is there any update on this software update? I’ve been looking forward to it the first time I read it, and haven’t seen the update live yet, or I just haven’t seen it on the website.
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    [MOC] 36' Steel sided caboose

    Thanks guys for all the kind words. It's all rigid hose
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    [MOC] 36' Steel sided caboose

    Here’s my most recent creation, although very basic. It’s a 36’ steel sided caboose. Not much history is known with this specific livery, and can only be seen on a few real examples. It comes with a full interior and hopefully lighting as well in the future. I had fun with this caboose and figuring out what livery to choose. Link to one of the prototypes.
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    [MOC] Frisco #1501 (4-8-2 Mountain Type)

    There's one last thing I had up my sleeve for this model, and I wanted to wait until the Brick Train Awards is almost over to post it. I added crew talk to my model on top of the bell/whistle sounds. I really wanted to do something that I haven't seen that many people do with their model, which is crew talk. I had a buddy of mine record sound bites for it, and although it really isn't accurate (as most steamers didn't have a radio) but I feel like it just makes the model feel more alive.
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    Lego Ideas 90th Anniversary Fan Vote

    I think everyone is taking this vote wayyyy too personally. It's just a single 18+ set, and probably will stay as a single set. As for the whole Bionicle debate, I know that it's a lot of voter's childhoods, but so is castle/pirates/trains/etc. We shouldn't try to diminish people's opinion on something based off of whether they do like something or they don't. Do I think the probability of LEGO pulling out old Bionicle molds if it does win is high? No, no I don't. It'd probably just be a regular LEGO set. But I do know that it is adored by many, some because of memes, some because of their childhood. I'd be happy with whatever wins, I'd prefer trains, but a single person can't choose.
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    LEGO 10294 Titanic Discussion

    I honestly wouldn't mind if they included the iceberg. Was it a tragedy? Sure, it was. But it's not gonna offend me if they include the iceberg.
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    LEGO Creator 2021 - Rumors, Speculation, and Discussion

    Is it another football/soccer stadium, or another sport?? And an 18+ Titanic?/ That'll be huge.
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    [MOC] Frisco #1501 (4-8-2 Mountain Type)

    Thanks! The rope for the bell is a detail that I feel that goes unnoticed when it comes to modelling, it really helps tie models together.
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    [MOC] Frisco #1501 (4-8-2 Mountain Type)

    Well, this update took quicker than I thought. The model is pretty much done, I'm waiting one one last brick order, rods order (unless I change up the rods again ) and one last decal order. I'd say I'm pretty satisfied with this model. The little details like the rope for the bell, minifig hands on hoses, etc all just tie it together for me. I may re-do the motor to do a dual motor setup, but that's way down the line. I'm not touching this until next year. The valve gear isn't perfect setup isn't perfect, but it gets the job done.
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    [MOC] Frisco #1501 (4-8-2 Mountain Type)

    Thank you! I will definitely look at that piece, and I've also seen this technique which uses sauce pans and is in-between 1 stud and 2 studs wide. They seem to curve a bit when stacked, but nothing a bit of sandpaper cant fix. Thank you!
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    [MOC] Frisco #1501 (4-8-2 Mountain Type)

    Well it's a New Year, which means it's time for a new update. I wasn't sure if it was okay to make a new topic or bump this one, so I'm going to bump this one just to be safe. The locomotive has been rebuilt (again) from the wheelbase up. It looks prototypically accurate, from the smokebox door to the roof, and the firebox. The boxpok wheels are temporary though, as the original wheels are currently getting white-walls. I'm also waiting for replacement decals for the tender. the only thing that I'm personally not happy with is how far the pistons are set out, so I'll be playing around with a proper design for those as well as trying out valve gear really soon. I may also find a new design for the air tanks on the side of the locomotive, as they are very fragile, as well as the connection they use to the locomotive (currently just two studs). I'll be back in a few months for another update
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    Flawed - Mouldking 12001 Qinghai–Tibet Railway Train

    This is amazing. Can these be purchased individually, and are they compatible with PF?
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    Flawed - Mouldking 12001 Qinghai–Tibet Railway Train

    If they somehow made a PF-compatible smoke unit it may be a purchase for me. That's the only thing I want.