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  • Birthday 11/04/1994

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    Hello, and welcome to my profile page. I have a room full of LEGO town, railway, space, Doctor Who & other assorted sets / MOCs / MODs. I built my town featuring these MODs of sets: Medieval Market Village, Town Plan, Diagon Alley, World City / CITY, and Trains.
    This are all my buildings I own:

    -Old Blacksmiths, now my house with finished bottom floor and staircase.
    -The Tavern / Pub / Bar from has an inside staircase.
    -Ollivander Wand shop is used as Bob's Adventure Supplies.
    -Gringott's is now First Imperial Bank.
    -Borgin & Burkes is my fictional local Ironwood Lego Users Group (Iron-LUG) meeting spot, featuring a Micro-LEGO layout.
    -There is a custom two story Post Office.
    -Town Hall borrowed from the 2008 Town Plan remake.
    -Triple 32x32 base-plate long World City-style train shed

    This all goes along with 61 trains (rolling stock and locomotives) and 6 structures (such as the above station and shed, but with bridges, a water tower, and several other objects)

    Thanks for viewing!!


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  1. Murdoch17

    Space Vehicles: The Cars of Tomorrow

    Most of these builds are slight set MODs, from a period of time when I was getting still getting used to posting on Eurobricks and before. And yes, @Toa_of_Shadow, that is the LU rocket the LEGO group gave away at launch. I was lucky enough to get the astronaut on Founder's Day, and later, in the final days, the rocket via BrickLink.
  2. Murdoch17

    (moc) 9F 2-10-0 Black Prince (Crosti boiler)

    This looks really awesome, I love the look of the unusual boiler at the front end, especially without those smoke lifters! (I also never knew that a 9F ever went without those devices, so I learned something today.) Are you planning on building it in real life?
  3. Murdoch17

    Tutorial: Vintage Passenger Wagon

    Thank you for letting me upload the coach MOD! See here for the LDD file, @Fingolfin: bricksafe link for western train cars
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    Tutorial: Vintage Passenger Wagon

    @Fingolfin I would have to ask the creator of the original model first before uploading the modified LDD file, as it's his work that inspired it... don't want to step on anyone's toes. Is that okay if I upload the LDD file for the model as shown @Pdaitabird?
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    [Poll] What's Your Favorite Modern Space Theme?

    If i could have voted for LEGO Movie's super secret police, I would have. But, instead, I went with Space Police 3, as it inspired me (along with LEGO Movie 1) to create my own theme: Space Police IV, complete with it's own HQ and backstory, as seen in this linked thread. The Super Secret police drop-ship and Bad Cop's space car seemed just Orwellian enough to make it fit into my Space Police-gone-bad backstory. (I've tried to to tie the rise of the corrupt and anti-alien SPIV with the fall of the Black Hole Gang and the clandestine infiltration of the outer fringes of the galaxy with Blacktron 3 in multiple threads.)
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    Tutorial: Vintage Passenger Wagon

    I love your tutorials @Pdaitabird, and I am planning on adding your awesome passenger car design to my fleet, though in my Wild Western layout instead of a British one. In changing the UK-designed passenger car to a USA wild-west baggage car and two coaches, I added a clerestory skylight to each car, and refined the window arrangement, with the end balconies becoming pretty much one piece for simplicity. (The caboose is standard to almost all my Western trains, with the exception of a few cosmetic changes.) In addition, the train cars are now mostly blue to match the steam locomotive which is already 99% done. Anyway, keep on making the tutorials, they are definitely helpful!
  7. Murdoch17

    Ideas for New Train Sets

    I'm personally hoping for a new trains shed (last one was in 2005 and doesn't fit the Emerald Night), train station (last one was 2014), anything that goes line-side with trains. I could take a level crossing (2010 was the last) at this point, I'm kinda desperate for news!
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    Ideas for New Train Sets

    It's an ideas product, so it wouldn't show up there... plus, they wouldn't think to put it out early, it hasn't been designed yet!
  9. Murdoch17

    Ideas for New Train Sets

    Well, that Toronto Rocket Subway 8 wide train made it to 10,000 votes, so cross your fingers for the summer 2020 review results....
  10. Thank you! I've just added a freight train for the engine to pull to the first post... What does everybody think of that?
  11. "...Just about a year ago I set out on the road Seekin' my fame and fortune Lookin' for a pot of gold Thing got bad things got worse I guess you will know the tune Oh! lord stuck in lodi again..." - opening section of the song "Lodi", by Creedence Clearwater Revival This notoriously shady side-wheel steamboat, named Lodi, was named after the city of it's construction in 1869. But unlike the strict city of Lodi, with it's anti-gambling stance, Sunday no-business laws and abstinence from alcohol attitude, this boat thumbs it's nose at those rules, resembling the city in name only. It's a haven for card-sharks, pick pockets, and bootleggers selling "medicinal" snake oil. Why would anyone take a ride on the Lodi, you ask? Well, the only other steamboat plying Rapid River is the Proud Mary stern-wheeler, which takes about a two weeks to get from one end of the river to the other. (not including stop times at towns and villages) The Lodi then has a sweet spot when the competition is out of the way: it's the only other steam boat in town, making it very easy to attract potential customers. The two side-wheel's are connected two each other by a Technic rod, while a Civil War-era American flag goes on the rear flagpole. The front ramp should be held in place by a piece of 4-stud long chain. (not shown) Builder's Notes: This model was created out of my desire to have two different styles of steamboat next to my Eads bridge model at the National Model Railroad Association show this summer in my hometown of St. Louis. Any complaints, comments, or suggestion for future ideas are welcome!
  12. My original, 2014 design of the 9F variety. (which was a chronic bad runner due to the BFBFB wheel arrangement and bad pony truck placement.) V.S. The 2020 redesign in Austerity format, which I can push and let go off and it just runs down the track.... no problem! It's amazing what a new wheel (FBBFB) arrangement can do , right? Anyway, the first post is now updated with real life pictures of the updated model. Feedback would be appreciated!
  13. Thanks for the link @sed6! I grew up in Saint Charles, and used to go over to Alton on the way to the apple picking farms way over in Illinois when I was little. Seeing these grain silos always made me think I was almost there! Have you seen the first post recently, @Man with a hat ? Because it got a whole lot bigger since the last time you saw it! Thanks @Pdaitabird!
  14. Murdoch17

    Refuelling point

    Looks very nice with angled roof, and I love the old school '90's look with the 9v locomotive. We really need a set with something like this in it for fueling diesel engines.
  15. My father's grain elevator is done, and he asked me to post it on the relevant sites. See the first post for more details. Here we see Santa Fe 327 A & B units hooking up to an empty grain hopper train for the long journey back to the line-side farmer co-ops of Kansas, Nebraska, or elsewhere in the grain -growing portions of the country.