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About Murdoch17

  • 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. Thanks all I really appreciate the feedback! I took someone on Facebook's idea and removed the odd-looking yellow boiler bands, and added the words "HOGWARTS RAILWAYS" to the tender, while the engine number (5972) has been moved to the cab walls, all in printed black 1 x 1 tiles. I hope everyone likes it, because these changes have been added to the first post in the updated pictures and text. This model will remain digital until the new Harry Potter sets come out and the (hopefully) printed curved tiles / 4 x 4 dish are made available to buy on Bricklink... if they are not printed, I will modify the design to remove them. At the same time when I order this, I will also upgrade my 2-10-0 9F freight loco and re-wheel my Emerald Night. (That loco had sadly lost it's driving wheels to another loco in the name of progress, but it will rise again!)
  2. Thrice upon a Time, in a city called Hill Valley California, there was a time machine made out of a Delorean sports car. But this is not about that device and it's many adventures, but a special steam engine that could also travel in time. It was known as... THE TIME TRAIN (co-staring "Doc" Emmett Brown and his wife Clara) More pictures coming soon!
  3. Since the new 2018 Hogwarts Express is lacking in realism, (lackluster pistons and two wheel coaches?) I decided to revised my custom version with ideas from the set, including (hopefully printed) 1x4 curve tiles with Hogwarts Castle printed on them. The locomotive is a heavily modified version of LDDModelmaker's Black 5 model with some parts from set 79111, Constitution Train Chase. The tender features a three wheeled bogie design modified from the one in Anthony Sava's ALCO MRS-1. The middle axle moves side to side, as to allow going through switches and curves without issue. The numbers 5 9 7 2 go on the sides of the cab, while HOGWARTS RAILWAYS goes on the tender in printed black 1 x 1 tiles. The boiler should featured a printed 4 x 4 dish as the front. The inside of the cab features two gauges and the firebox. In this false-color image, the red parts slide, the blue ones stay put to allow for the loco to go around curves and switches. (BTW: There are parts underneath that keep the sliding bogie from falling out.) The baggage / coach car is known as a combine. NOTE: All the doors can open on each of the cars. three regular BR mark I coaches The guard coach is a car that features a place for the conductor to rest and count tickets. On this train, the coaches are empty inside so the compartments are only fictional. The train is currently made up of five cars that are slightly different than the actual British Railway MK I coaches used in the films. The Hogwarts Express is usually made up of four corridor passenger coaches, although sometimes a special fifth coach is attached with an open floor plan. Also, the end car is not accurate to the films, but is what I prefer to the alternative: a gangway leading nowhere with no red light on the end. In-universe / Film History for the Hogwarts Express: Leaving from Kings Cross' Platform 9 & 3/4 to Hogsmeade Station at exactly 9 AM, the Hogwarts Express carries students (and sometimes faculty) to and from Hogwarts' School of Witchcraft & Wizardry in the Harry Potter series of books and movies. It has been seen in every Harry Potter film, from it's first appearance in the beginning of Philosophers Stone to it's (so far) last at the end of Deathly Hallows. (part two) The Hogwarts Express is usually only in the film for a short while, and it is generally a pleasant journey from Kings Cross to Hogsmeade, although Harry Potter, Ron Weasley and a certain Flying Ford Anglia might beg to differ! As usual, comments, questions, suggestions, and complaints are always welcome!
  4. Most of the Back To The Future time train should arrive today (has arrived) with the rest coming later this week. Consider this a teaser of things to come!
  5. Slight bump: I remade the first post to show off the updated shed, which now has dark bluish grey pillars to hid the roof-connection holes.Compare the new one above to the older one below:
  6. (slight) BUMP: First post updated with new pictures and revised text.
  7. Thanks @dr_spock! Sadly, the shay isn't going to happen right now.... budget only allows for so much so fast. Maybe it will be built someday, but not for now.
  8. The shed will have old brown wall panel sections due to reddish brown being a bit scarce, so it will have a mottled effect. The shay just isn't happening right now @ColletArrow, as the BTTF time train was ordered yesterday. It came down to which was cheaper, and the time train won that battle. Thanks @icemorons! If you want to see my entire western layout and it's town model's progress, it's in this topic here.
  9. Thank you! If you look at the main post again, you'll see the real-world skull rock mine and train shed while The Back To The Future time train should be done in real bricks by June 1st. (This is an older pic, as the flux capacitor is upside down on accident and some 8-wide were changed to 6 studs wide.)
  10. Thanks! Here it is integrated into my proposed western layout: Only the frontier town (saloon, barber shop, sheriff's office, and bank), Army Fort, NA tepees, locomotive shed, and BTTF time train are all that is left to build in real life for this Wild West layout.
  11. BUMP: Main post EDIT 5/9/18: Added newer pictures, revised the text, and changed some parts of the model's file to fit into a 10 wide space. This train now can fit on my Eads bridge, go through my Western mine, and inside my train shed with room to spare.
  12. This railway shed was inspired by Shaun Baseby (or @lightningtiger here on Eurobricks) and his smaller farm shed from 2014. He designed the basic Technic frame on this shed, and I ran with it to create this wooden western-style steam locomotive shed. This shed is 4 1/4 tracks long with a total of 68 studs from back wall to entrance to the building, along with a 10 stud wide entrance for stream locomotives. The shed features a cow skull on the front above the entrance, just to give it that wild west flair. The rear wall of the shed. The roof of the shed is not removable, but it can fold open a bit on clips. With this view you can see how the Technic frame supports the roof. Here is the scene with the three steam locos stationed at the Fort Legoredo area depot The shed will normally hold my 4-6-0 and 4-4-0 steam locomotives, with the smaller 4-2-4 sitting on a third track outside the shed as shown. That's the BTTF time train on the fourth track, in the way back. Comments, Suggestions and Complaints are always welcome!
  13. Thanks, and I added a couple crazier experiments to the top floor, as their is no basement to add them too. I also changed around the car, I hope you don't mind... Thank you! NOTE: The first post is now updated with new pictures of the revised car and modified house.... I hope you all enjoy it!
  14. Slight BUMP: The gantry crane has been added to the Factory in the first post, as well as updated pictures of the GE diesel loco and auto haulers. I have procured about half of the factory's tan parts and brown windows with the rest costing around $220 from Brick-Link. The road and rail vehicles (GE 44 tonner and two loaded auto-racks) are to be built later this year. (as funds allow!)
  15. Thanks, I was going for a Adventurers vibe, so it's close enough! No time like the present @PeteM! Thank you! Thanks @icemorons, the slightly lackluster set is a great starting point for a better model... you never know how it will look until you try, either in LDD or real life! Speaking of LEGO Digital Designer, this is my next Western project after the US Army fort: a geared two-truck type locomotive called a "Shay". These engine's could only go about 20 MPH at top speed, and were very steady on rough track, hauling trains up grades that would stall any other steamer type. The 1 x 1 tiles on either side of the coal bunker are supposed to be printed with the number "4". The Shay type only has pistons on one side, with the other side being kinda sparsely decorated. NOTE: The design of the original Shay I redid into my version was by Stephan Pakbaz over on Flickr, as seen here. (His LDD file allowed me to build my version) These three steam locomotives are my as-built Wild Western-style engines as of May 2018. The red 4-6-0 is the passenger express, the green 4-2-4 is for the US military, while the yellow 4-4-0 is a freight hauler. The blue shay will haul silver ore from the mine.