Glenn Holland

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  1. How should I rebuild my bogies for bearings?

    Yup: By legoman666 on flickr (Andy). The custom technic brick is 3D printed to house a 156zz bearing. I'm told it also works quite well.
  2. How should I rebuild my bogies for bearings?

    ^ Agree and concur with Matt. Ball bearings have been far superior for any of my train cars, especially the larger and heavier cars. I too have had cars roll towards the edge of tables due to lack of friction.
  3. Building BMR Freight cars

    That was done pretty deliberately. On the real ACF type 27, and most other tank cars, those cross members are pretty thin, as are the running boards. But, if you like a little more structural security, you've presented some good alternatives. :)
  4. Building BMR Freight cars

    We're planning to have more next year, hopefully very soon. This was my initial idea for a replacement. Door rails are far more plentiful, I just haven't gotten around to making a brown boxcar (I actually don't have a boxcar of my own at all) with the door rails instead of the old part. My guess is that it will only look odd because up until now we've ONLY used the handles as ladders. Time for me to build a boxcar I guess
  5. It’s very likely that OcTRAINber will return next year, and very likely with a different challenge.
  6. Hey guys, We’re working on getting everything squared away for judging. I would like to have this done by the end of the weekend, so hopefully the others will be on board for that too. Youre right, we have been overwhelmed with the awesome entries we’ve received. Thanks for making our jobs harder on us. ;) We’ll keep you guys posted. Thanks! Glenn
  7. The Blue Comet

    I'm really glad you finally got around to taking photos of it. It looks awesome. Fantastic job, as always.
  8. [REVIEW OFFER] The LEGO Trains Book

    I actually wrote a review which was posted just yesterday on Brick Model Railroader. I found the book to be great! A rewrite was long overdue sine Jake McKees’s Getting Started With LEGO Trains from so long ago Holger did an amazing job with all the information, pictures, and instructions I’d love to hear other people thoughts as well! Glenn
  9. Locomotives never built in lego

    The S2 is something I have had on my long list for a while. Unfortunately other projects have stepped in and taken up most of my time. But i'll get around to it, sometime.
  10. BBB Medium wheel question

    You can use a combination of Technic bricks to change the spacing. Cale Leiphart did this mock-up: http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?f=306670 As for traction tires, you'll probably have to grind them out yourself by use of a Dremel.
  11. BrickTracks: different curves, PF/9V compatible

    Man. What a thing of beauty. Can't wait for those to come out.
  12. Train Automation - Track Switch Motors

    You just put into words what I had been thinking for the past day. Basically the mechanism would be rotated 90 degrees towards the single track end of the switch. This would push the mechanism farther away from the track, which in turn would allow for greater overhang (I believe). I'm not sure how feasible this would be with the servos you use, but I would be more interested in buying switch motors in this configuration. Glenn
  13. Train Automation - Track Switch Motors

    First off, let me say I really am a fan of this system. I'm definitely interested in trying out a motor or two. I like the remote control feature and it seems to work very well. My only concern is that the assembly seems to sit very high. PennLUG uses very long passenger cars and equipment, which my cause a problem if we were to use these motors. Personally, I am a fan of the classic pole switch, something more like the old 12V buttons or something easily implemented into the Lego system. My idea here is to build an interlocking tower around a group of these switches. Great work so far! -Glenn
  14. BrickTracks: different curves, PF/9V compatible

    I think the full switch kit would be the way to go. I would definitely back for a PF switch kit.
  15. BrickTracks: different curves, PF/9V compatible

    I would definitely prefer the PF only with switches option. I (and PennLUG) have been wanting larger turnouts for our locomotives and cars; we don't like having to move long passenger cars from one track to another by hand. I'd be more interested in backing if there was a possibility of getting these switches from the start.