dylanfarrow

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    My Halloween Village

    superb!!!!
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    [MOC] Winter Chalet.. Help me!

    Supported. Great effort
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    My Latest Layout

    brilliant work!
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    71044 Disney Train and Station

    Good luck!
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    Freezer St station Layout

    It was fantastic! Throughly enjoyed your display - Thanks for bringing it along. Nephew liked it too
  6. Amazing ideas. This project is indeed something else!!!
  7. This is amazing. Great work @Cosmik42, can't wait to try!
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    BrickTracks: different curves, PF/9V compatible

    @coaster how long do you think it would take to ship to UK? I’m only here till the 27th. Do you think they’ll make it? I know shipping to Aus is much more :/ edit: R 56s
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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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    [MOC] Lego Ghost Train ride

    Brilliant. Congrats on such an amazing model!
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    [WIP] Light up all Modulars with LEDs

    Outstanding!! Great photography thanks for the tips on wire size, managed to get some 0.04 and it is perfect. Tiles properly click into place and you can’t see a thing. Quick question. What lead you to put in ‘lights’ within each floor, eg lights over the counters in the Diner, instead of putting the lights into the ceiling of the floor above? I’d like to keep it as clean as yours is, and keep the playability of the sets Also are you wiring your leds in parallel or series? Love the clean power at the back of the Diner.
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    Alternative Diner

    That’s the best thing about LEGO, if it doesn’t work for you, you can change it 😀 Impressive! It completely changes the atmosphere and feel of the building and fits in well for your scene of buildings.
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    [WIP] Light up all Modulars with LEDs

    Great to see you back, and nice skills again
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    [WIP] Light up all Modulars with LEDs

    Old topic I know, but I’d love to see anymore progress? It looks stunning so far and much cleaner than the led kits you can buy. Excellent work
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    BrickTracks: different curves, PF/9V compatible

    Ahh thanks for info
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    BrickTracks: R104 Switch Kickstarter is LIVE!

    Superb! Backed and promoting where I can 😀
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    BrickTracks: different curves, PF/9V compatible

    @coaster Jang is from YouTube. 1m + followers and a huge train fan. Unsure if he uses custom parts though. https://www.youtube.com/user/LEGOJANG
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    BrickTracks: different curves, PF/9V compatible

    Backed! P.S This should have it's own thread :) @coasterHave you sent to Jang? We need some more backers :)
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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 :)