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  1. Tenderlok

    Miles in L-Gauge

    Sorry, but this is wrong. Track gauge is defined by the inner distance of the rail heads, which is 38 mm for Lego track (6 studs is the distance between the outer edges of the rail bases!). Prototypical standard gauge is 4' 8.5", as you said, but this is equivalent to 1,435 mm. So Lego track has a scale of approx. 1:38.
  2. Tenderlok

    Brick Train Awards 2021

    @BricksMcgee Thanks for the clarification!
  3. Tenderlok

    Brick Train Awards 2021

    Hi out there, Just one question to be sure: Does "region" refer to my place of residence, or to the location where the model's prototype operated? Oh, and another one: Is there a preferred pixel/file size for submitted images? Best regards, Sven
  4. Tenderlok

    [MOC] NS1202

    Utterly beautiful model. All those details are outstanding - look at those bogies! And these slightly angled sides must have been a real pain in the a...!
  5. Tenderlok

    [MOC] DB BR98.3 "Glaskasten" - 12v

    Very nice! By the way: Every time I see one (surprisingly there's quite a few of them running round here) I wonder whether I (1.94 m tall) would fit inside... someday I'll ask an Ape owner if I may try, but I fear I'll have to consult my orthopedist afterwards....
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    [MOC] DB BR98.3 "Glaskasten" - 12v

    Me, too! Do you know the Tempo Hanseat? There's also a Lego model of it: https://www.1000steine.de/de/gemeinschaft/forum/?entry=1&id=363016
  7. Tenderlok

    [MOC] DB BR98.3 "Glaskasten" - 12v

    Hi Davide, a nice little build in the style from a time when things were easier! But to be honest - that Ape (No, not "Monkey"! "Bee"! ) in the background is intriguing me even more...
  8. Tenderlok

    BR 99.23-24 in aprox. 1:22

    Now that's a really BIG thing! Very well done. Is this a render or a picture of a real model? Anyway, I like the tapered rear bunker. While this is a common of German tank engines (to ensure profile clearance in curves), it's rarely seen in models. I hope you don't mind if I mention two issues that may be improved: The boiler diameter is too large in my opinion. A little more than 8 studs should suffice. And of course @monai is right with regard to the wheels. The prototype's 1000 mm diameter translates to 45 mm for the model, which means XXL wheels for the model (43.2 mm). Be careful with the drivetrain layout! To move such a big locomotive, the gears and the motors need to be connected very, very firmly, or it'll take your drivetrain apart. Will there be a black version, too? The prototype never ran in gray, that's just for builder's photos. Edit: Forget what I wrote about the boiler diameter. I just looked it up in my library: The prototype has ~1600 mm outer diameter, which would be pretty exactly 9 studs for the model.
  9. Tenderlok

    What is this part?

    This one, to be precise: https://www.bricklink.com/v2/catalog/catalogitem.page?P=6265#T=C
  10. Tenderlok

    Trained Bricks' custom rods

    Right-click on the icons, not the file names.
  11. Tenderlok

    Trained Bricks' custom rods

    You'll have to right-click on the files, not left. Then choose "save target as".
  12. @Jerzy123 This is a very handsome model (and also a rare and expensive one, I may add). However, though this is a bit of nitpicking, it is not a Mallet in a technical sense. A Mallet has its rear set of drivers mounted in the main frame, only the front engine is designed as a bogie (and a "true" Mallet has also a compound engine with high-pressure cylinders at the rear and low-pressure in front, but nowadays the term "Mallet" is usually applied to simple-expansion locomotives as well). An engine with bogies for both sets of drivers is called "Meyer" (when the distance between front and rear bogie is so short that the firebox has to be mounted above the wheels) or "Kitson-Meyer" (with sufficient space between the bogies for a large, deep firebox). And of course there are Garratt articulateds, and Golwés, and Du Bousquets, and Modified Fairlies... but that's another story. I presume LGB chose the "Mallet" designation for marketing reasons, as this term is more widely known than "Kitson-Meyer"... If you want to go further into the fascinating world of (Kitson)-Meyer articulateds and their relatives, I highly recommend these little books, unfortunately long out of print:
  13. Thanks for your reply! Well, then let's wait what the future will bring...
  14. May I kindly repeat my question from early August? Perhaps @Zerobricks can answer it?
  15. Thanks for your kind words, @Jerzy123 and @SteamSewnEmpire ! As far as I know, LGB once marketed a model (made by Höhne) of the Colombian 2-6-6-2 Kitson Meyer, but not the (relatively unknown) Chilean Locomotive.