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    BrickTracks: different curves, PF/9V compatible

    Superb!! Thanks
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    2018 Lego Trains

    This!! Can’t wait 😊
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    German BR 03

    Brilliant design!
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    LEGO 60198 Cargo Train in LDD

    Whilst being super impressive (can’t believe you were able to do that from one or two pictures!!) you’ve effectively done Lepin’s job for them - wouldn’t be surprised if they launched it before LEGO.....
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    2018 Lego Trains

    Not sure I agree... Two thoughts. 1) Can't see the reciever anywhere 2) Lego might build it in a way to allow for the old receiver / power box. Dunno, really hoping the receiver is gone, so maybe I'm just seeing what I want...
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    2018 Lego Trains

    1000th reply. Just because :)
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    2018 Lego Trains

    Agreed. Plus don’t forget the cost of research, testing, certification, new part mounds, production runs etc etc. The old IR piece was probably a cash cow with all the sets it’s been in, these new bits need to recoupe the investment, especially as they are first out (before being included in any Technic)
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    New Haven Railroad GP-9

    Stunning! Clever techniques with the 5 wide battery box
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    (MOC) - The 60163 - Tornado

    Many thanks :) Thank you. Sorry for the delay as I've been away. Hopefully this will help: The Yellow Technic, Liftarm 1 x 3 Thick gives it horizontal movement, crucially at two different points. If I didn't have the yellow liftarm and connected the light blue to the purple you can derail the bogie quite easily - The front bogie needs to turn as well as shift horizontally left or right when it goes around corners. The purple Plate, Modified 3 x 2 with Hole gives me studs to secure to the bogie, and I purposely added as many bricks as possible to the bogie to give it as much weight as I could. The light blue Technic, Axle and Pin Connector Perpendicular 3L with 2 Pin Holes gives the vertical movement and is secured on an 4L axle with stop and two yellow Technic Bush 1/2 Smooth to stop any horizontal movement. I built it in this way to create the required distance between the driving wheels and front bogie. The two 'Aqua' plates are really a single 4 stud wide plate, but that obscured the view. This is here to secure the wheel assembly and to limit the downward vertical movement when picking up the engine. Let me know if you have any other questions
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    Homemade Road Plates

    Love the cobblestones, great work!
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    (MOC) - The 60163 - Tornado

    Thank you. Haha, just had a browse and you are right! He's not doing badly though, 8.5k supporters! Many thanks, mine too :) You've built some fabulous engines btw! Cracking work Thank you! Hopefully this works? https://www.flickr.com/photos/59826571@N07/albums/72157666836562328/with/27004508588/ Think I messed up the permissions somehow. Many thanks!
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    (MOC) - The 60163 - Tornado

    Many thanks - and thanks for the help promoting! Thanks and wow! I hope to visit the real loco soon, at least as soon as the weather warms up Many thanks!
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    [MOC] Cavity Corner

    Saw in on instagram and thought it was amazing, bigger pictures make it look even more impressive! The contrast is brilliant, and I never would have thought of combining those two colours. Great job. Building techniques are superb as is the attention to detail. The only point I would change, I wouldn't include the tree. Maybe a small fountain instead. The colour and the tree distracts rather than complements (in my humble opinion) - Small point because overall it's brilliant
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    (MOC) - The 60163 - Tornado

    "In 1972, a crack commando unit was sent to prison by a military court for a crime they didn't commit. These men promptly escaped from a maximum security stockade to the Los Angeles underground. Today, still wanted by the government, they survive as soldiers of fortune. If you have a problem, if...." No wait, that's not what I meant!! In 1990 a group of people came together to share an extraordinary ambition – to construct a brand new Peppercorn A1 Pacific. They formed The A1 Steam Locomotive Trust and after nineteen years of incredible effort that locomotive, No. 60163 Tornado, moved under its own power for the first time in 2008. - https://www.a1steam.com Having created my first MOC (link), I was keen to improve. Mostly the running performance (the pistons never worked that well), the look of the engine, the carriage, its ability through switches and the playability.... so, basically everything. Looking for inspiration on the 'net I came across 60163 in her blue livery and loved it. I had found my Emerald nights' partner steam train. 3 years later, I'm very happy to present my Blue Tornado! Full Flickr album here - Link The dual axles for the smooth running of the pistons isn't very realistic compared to the original, but this was a trade off between usability (kid proofing), smooth running and accuracy. 7 Wide for the train and carriage allows for so much more detail and usable space, but presents some tricky issues. The white lines are thin modelling stickers the rest is all genuine lego, with no modifications. Only two parts aren't in current production (in the right colours) the 6L grey axle and 'Roof tile 2x1x2' in blue. I liked the challenge of production parts only, and the lower BL cost, even though the proportions are now off. Design details: The driver wheels are inset by about 1/2 a plate into the body to make them appear bigger than they are. It also allows for a lower centre of gravity to make sure it doesn't derail at full speed around corners! The second picture also shows how I kept the top 'rail' stable whilst maintaining the colour scheme. The two single black studs on the left side are '1x1 with hole' with a 'Technic, Axle Pin 3L with Friction Ridges Lengthwise and 1L Axle' through the whole section. 3 3x2 black tiles were removed, along with the whole 'boiler' and roof of the cab (it's all one assembly). Front and rear bogies have vertical and lateral movement for non flat lego track. Couple of Youtube videos: (Part 1 (below) and Part 2) Finally I've added it to LEGO ideas. More in the hope of trying to get another Creator Expert train out of LEGO or to show that there is still love for trains in general. It'd be great to get your support :) https://ideas.lego.com/projects/fc675426-9e80-4c8b-bab3-b99be6983312
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    2018 Lego Trains

    I smiled when I read this as I don’t think LEGO could ever win.. Sets in the past we have criticised due to having only one carriage, multiple times, and now putting two in, again they face criticism! 😂 (I really like this forum where we can discuss and have different opinions and it never gets nasty! Good job everyone!) Personally I think they have it correct. As the majority of the ‘normal’ day to day passenger trains don’t have a front and rear engine, they have front and 6+ carriages. Agreed, the cross country or epically fast trains have the sleek nose and rear to match, (ie TVG), but this to me, looks more like a train that 80% of kids would recognise, taking them to school, beach etc