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About Murdoch17

  • Birthday 11/04/94

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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. BUMP: The Army fort has been remade from this... this, with the updated Fort Legoredo model is next on the build-list. Any thoughts on this update?
  2. The engine has been switched back to the RSD-12 diesel, and new real-life pictures are in the first post!
  3. six month BUMP: I updated the main post in almost every way, with a new freight train (it was actually built in may but I forgot to add it here. ) and a updated tunnel, among other stuff. The trio of engine is all the ones I want to build for my Western layout. The tepees + fort and town are next on the list (in that order), after the parts for four of the carriages seen above arrive (the stagecoach is already built). Sadly, the double-track tunnel may never be constructed... Enjoy!
  4. I just added revised the ldd file and digital screenshots to the main post. Keep your eyes peeled for real life pictures (coming soon)!
  5. How about an enlarged width-wise for the Emerald Night (and other steam locos) set 10027 (Train Shed) from 2003? It was the ONLY train shed released thus far, and we need another one!
  6. UPDATE: Real life pictures added! Above you can see it next to my other already-built Museum of Transportation models.
  7. Team BTTF Jules Verne Time Train MOD

    With regards to the figures, yes, they are custom sticker torsos. The magnetic couplers are sold in different amounts according to how many the seller has. You just have to enter in the amount you want (3) from the store you choose. I generally buy from my own country's stores, (USA) and skip the stores from far away places (Hawaii and Alaska)... you save a lot on shipping and handling / customs by buying in your home country. Also, no I didn't built it, but someone in my local LEGO User Group (LUG) did... it looks pretty awesome! The reason for me not building it is storage space for the extra-big-and-wide model is at a premium. Simply put: it's just to big for my storage system!
  8. Here we can see my newest brick-built model, Frisco 1522 (4-8-2 "Mountain" type) meeting my long-built Southern Pacific 4460 (4-8-4 "Northern" type). Why were they packed up like so, you ask? So I could take them to the Museum of Transportation to photograph them! Here we see the Frisco 1522 on the real mountain type.... ...and the southern Pacific 4460 on the bigger GS-6 Daylight! More close-up pictures of the 1522 model coming this weekend!
  9. Team BTTF Jules Verne Time Train MOD

    I would suggest the second version of the coupler: 91968c01 as the other one you linked to can drag the ground when going up even slight inclines / bumps in table, at least in my experience. The family depends of peach skin or yellow skin: the original BTTF set figures are peach, but yellow is way more common. Which are you going to use?
  10. Thanks! I just added a expanded history of the loco and it's type to the main post, I hope you like it.
  11. Team BTTF Jules Verne Time Train MOD

    This part here ( bricklink link ) is the one you need.
  12. The 4-10-4 (four leading, ten driving, four trailing) "Rainhill" wheel arrangement was so named after the Rainhill Trials of October 1829 in Rainhill, England of which the famous Rocket was the only entrant to complete the Trials. The Rainhill type was designed in 1927 and built in early 1928, though it was originally called the "Gigantic" type, but the planned Centenary of Steam celebration sealed the deal on the naming of the type. (Unfortunately, the plans for the potential celebration were postponed in July 1928 and finally cancelled one day before the Stock Market Crash of 1929.) The steam locomotive prototype of the 4-10-4 Rainhill type was painted a red and gray color-scheme with a black box on the tender and was sold by Baldwin Locomotive Works in 1928 to Brick Railway Systems, but due to teething troubles was nicknamed the Red Devil. The engine worked the trans-continental route on the "Spirit of the West" passenger train from New York to Los Angeles, with the Red Devil or one of it's type worked the portion west from St. Louis to Las Vegas. The original engine (Red Devil number 7597) worked this route from 1930 until being bumped to freight duties in early 1958. The engine then worked freights in diminishing numbers until being sidelined in 1966. The Red Devil was pulled out of the mothballs in 1973 for potential use on the 1976 American Bicentennial train but politics intervened and Texas and Pacific 2-10-4 number 610 got the job instead. After that, the engine's future looked bleak until the "Save the Red Devil" Committee was formed which raised enough money to restore the engine to working order by 1978 and has kept the engine in working order ever since until the Red Devil Incorporated moniker. The 28-stud-long tender should say "Brick Railways Systems" in printed 1 x 1 tiles on both left and right sides, while the cab should have 7957 in the same style of 1 x 1 tiles. The cab of the locomotive should have this print on the 2 x 2 slope brick. In reality, there was no 4-10-4 type of steam locomotive. It was strangely skipped over in the age of steam... none of this wheel arrangement were ever built. The name Devil was chosen because the 4-14-4 type of Soviet Russia was the closest analogy to my loco... except mine works fine, while the Russian one never did much as it spread the track, ruined switches and pulled the freight cars' couplings apart due to it's raw power. The second reason for the name is the other Red Devil, a heavily modified South African 4-8-4 engine with a gas producing combustion system and many modern improvements. That engine worked beautifully, but was sadly mothballed in 2003. Here is the LDD file for the steam loco, if anyone else wants to built it in real bricks like I am planning on doing early next year. Comments, Questions, Complaints, and Suggestions are always welcome!
  13. sorry for the one-year bump, but I thought that this was probably more acceptable than starting a new thread for the same model. I have updated the model from this... to this! What do you guys think?
  14. Thanks. It is a strange one, but I feel drawn to unusual, one-off, or failed types of locos. This type certainly fits the bill of an odd loco! I would also agree about the boiler, but then again, all my 1920's types share this boiler, which was inspired by the Lone Ranger engine. It gives them a sense of the same trademark styling, if you will. I did however, add a second dome to the loco boiler.
  15. I think you might want refresh your internet cache... The station is now red and looks like this: sorry!