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  1. Great job. There's certainly something to be said for the simple elegance of the design and your improvements don't look at of place at all.
  2. grimrecka

    2018 Lego Trains

    I've only seen images of the engines, nothing on the carriages, structures or add-ons other then what TheBrickShow has said. If you go to the LEGOtrains subreddit there's a post from today with the images and a link to the video.
  3. grimrecka

    2018 Lego Trains

    Nice catch. When I first saw it the colours felt very familiar but I couldn't work out why. Is the the prototype you were referring too? I can easily see how it could be the inspiration for the set. An interesting thought I just had: All the previous passenger trains have been 3 "units" long, with an engine at each end that also had space passenger seating. However, this one clearly doesn't have any passenger seating in the engine unit. It's unlikely that they will mirror this engine at both ends just to have only a single passenger wagon. So I think that this set is going to be like the horizon express 10233 where you will have to buy two sets to get a "complete" train.
  4. grimrecka

    2018 Lego Trains

    @M_slug357 It was GIMP actually I was aiming for medium green. I can't be certain of the colour, I'm basing it off a video taken with a smart phone of an lcd screen showing another video and it's pretty easy for colours to get distorted in that situation. So it could just be plain ol' bright green, but I'm fairly certain it's medium.
  5. grimrecka

    2018 Lego Trains

    Unfortunately the Harry potter sets contain the wrong kind of Hall (the engine used in the films is an Oltan Hall). From this brickfinder article the three Harry Potter sets are: Aragog with Harry Potter and Ron Weasley Flying Ford Anglia with Weeping Willow Hogwarts Great Hall However, if you look at left of the 2nd image on the page you can see a Hogwarts express from the new Harry potter game, which appears to be a lot more detail in the wheel department (pistons and some semblance of running gear) than any of the previously released sets. Although it's just a video game model, one could hope that if the game is successful and they release new sets next year it might have a similar level of detail. (Also likely when you take into account the improved level of detail in sets like the lone ranger train vs the old Hogwarts expresses) I don't think any of the leaks I've seen contradict the BrickShow video, both it and the video I saw have the same engine colours. I think the discrepancy comes from BrickShow who is probably less attentive to the kind of details us train fans would notice. It looks nothing like 7898 (which has the crocodile like noses) other being "green". I agree that what I saw, to a non-train person, would be considered a recolour of 60052, but it is not the same design. It doesn't use the same cabin cover piece as 60052 or 7939 and is remarkably similar to the image of the real loco I posted earlier with the short, full width nose and forward slanting cabin windows. I did a quick recolour of that train it's actually almost identical now to the lego one: (full size:
  6. grimrecka

    2018 Lego Trains

    I'm not very familiar with euro train's, but having seen the leaked promo video the cargo train seems to be in medium green and has a similar shape to this locomotive:
  7. I agree. The difference in power functions parts is $105 AUD, adjusting the price to much more reasonable $273. If I recalled correctly, this is close to what 42009 originally retailed at. So it Looks like I'll be waiting to get this on the secondary market. Shouldn't be much of a problem though. Say what you want about Brexit, but it's sure benefiting the AUD -> GBP conversion rates. I managed to pick up a 42055 for $240 including shipping from the UK.
  8. The set only has two motors, right. So I think it will work like this: Drivers side switch will toggle between 'Driving Mode', which sends the XL to the wheels and the M to steering, and 'Functions Mode', sending both motors to a second gearbox. The passenger side switch controls this second gearbox. Like you said, in the up position it sends power to the crane rotation and winch. In the video at :55, you can kind of make out the sticker for the down position. The symbol on the right definitely looks like outriggers, the left symbol, although blurry, kind of looks like it represents crane arm elevation. My best guess for the role of the motors is XL: Outriggers/Winch and M: Elevation and rotation.
  9. grimrecka

    HELP! ! !

    Hi, I'm having some difficulties navigating through pages of comments. Clicking on the next/prev page button or a specific page number doesn't doesn't take me to that page. I've had this problem for a couple of months now. I think it may have fixed itself for a day or two a few weeks ago but then it broke again. Basically after clicking to go to a different comments page: The url changes to show the new page number The page scrolls to the top The current page of comments fade out a little bit After a second or two the page flashes But I'm still stuck on the original page. I'm having this problem on all my devices/browsers: Safari 9.1.3 (OS X 10.11.6) Chrome 55.0.2883.95 (OS X 10.11.6) Chrome (Win 10)
  10. Awesome build with a very striking color scheme. It's as if 42042 and 8043 had a child. If this was a real set produced by lego, I'd by it in a heartbeat.
  11. grimrecka

    My new layout 2016

    Nice layout. I noticed you modified some switches so that the track can be placed 8 apart? Is it something you would recommend doing?
  12. I bought 42043 when it came out last year and got 42042 for Christmas and out of the two, 42042 is my favourite. Sure the part count is smaller, but it feels like a more impressive model. Plus it has one of the best gearboxes around.