Jeffinslaw

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  1. Jeffinslaw

    [MOC] C&O K4 2-8-4 #2716

    Hey guys! Less than a week left to get your preorder in! Remember, $100 from every purchase of C&O #2716 will go towards Kentucky Steam Heritage to help fund the restoration of the real #2716. Enjoy the video I took! Other videos and pictures can be seen on my Flickr page. Video 1 by Jeffinslaw, on Flickr -Jeffinslaw
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    [MOC] C&O K4 2-8-4 #2716

    Thank you!! The piping took forever to do so I'm glad you like it! Thank you! To answer your question: it does not handle regular LEGO switches or R40 curves. This is due to the XL wheels and their spacing. The engine "can" handle R56 curves but it isn't the greatest due to the XL drivers so I would recommend R72+ curves. With BrickTracks R104 switches coming soon and a special, smaller switch design from BTD coming eventually (between R40 switch and R104 switch), we should be fine. -Jeffinslaw
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    [MOC] C&O K4 2-8-4 #2716

    Preorders go for the month of September. After that, next opportunity to pick one up wouldn’t be until next year sometime. If you’d like to discuss this more, please PM me as I don’t want to hog the thread with sales related questions. -Jeffinslaw
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    [MOC] C&O K4 2-8-4 #2716

    Hey guys! Finished up the brick built version of the engine today. Hope you enjoy the pictures! My model comes in at 90 studs long. I built this in 1:48 scale so parts like the cab and tender are 8w whereas the cylinders and valve gear stick out to about 10-10.5 studs wide. The engine is powered by two LEGO PF L motors in the boiler. The motors have geared up slightly for a little boost of speed. The SBrick controller and custom battery box are housed in the tender. Connecting the two parts of the engine is a custom PF cable with an a pin ATX fan connector. This allows for easy connecting and disconnecting of the engine. Overall the engine performs exceptionally well on wide radius curves such as the R104's pictured. The engine can handle R56 but it doesn't like it. Luckily, my layout features R104+ so I am fine. This was a challenging engine to design as it needed to have the motors in the boiler but also fit within a small footprint as the boiler diameter isn't massive. I also strived to push my abilities and settle for nothing but the best when it came to the design (both structurally as well as detailed) and I think I achieved that goal well. Fireman's Side 1 by Jeffinslaw, on Flickr Fireman's Side 3 by Jeffinslaw, on Flickr Firemen's Side - Engine by Jeffinslaw, on Flickr Engine Front by Jeffinslaw, on Flickr Engineer's Side 2 by Jeffinslaw, on Flickr As always, more on my Flickr page. -Jeffinslaw
  5. Well here we are almost at the end of summer and nothing is available yet. Hoping to hear something in the coming days!
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    [MOC] C&O K4 2-8-4 #2716

    Challengers are down the road but they may not be a full kit... IF there is enough interest, then I would look into it. At the least, instructions are planned for a few versions though. -Jeffinslaw
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    [MOC] C&O K4 2-8-4 #2716

    Thank you! --------------- Today is the day guys! Go ahead and jump on over to bricktraindepot.com and preorder one of the three Berkshires we have designed! -Jeffinslaw
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    [MOC] C&O K4 2-8-4 #2716

    Gas turbine: Cab Unit by Jeffinslaw, on Flickr I plan on doing all three generations. It'll take some time though. A few videos can be arranged! Thank you! Been doing some testing today and finishing up the last little fiddly bits and it will be ready for pictures! -Jeffinslaw
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    [MOC] C&O K4 2-8-4 #2716

    I've got a few things in the work. Things such as something heavy, something refrigerated and express, as well as something turbine. I haven't announced it yet but yes, I will also be doing a giveaway for a free caboose (bricks + instructions) for people who preorder one of the engines. The instructions for the different cabooses will also be on sale later this fall/early winter. Thank you! -Jeffinslaw
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    [MOC] C&O K4 2-8-4 #2716

    Lighting could most certainly be done. I could look into it if more people state during preorder that they would be interested. I could also work with a manufacturer to offer a standalone kit for the model. -Jeffinslaw
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    [MOC] C&O K4 2-8-4 #2716

    Thank you! Appreciate the comment. Thank you! It will be an easy swap for the rear of the tender but the front would require a rebuild since I used a 1xN technic plate. You could omit the magnet/coupler upfront and just make sure this engine is the first in the consist and isn't used as a helper or pusher. Looking at between $1200 to $1300 depending on cost of printing/number of orders. More preorders placed means better prices on everything ordered in bulk which means more savings for everyone. Appreciate the comments! This would look great with a long string of BMR USRA hoppers and BTD AAR hoppers. -Jeffinslaw
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    [MOC] C&O K4 2-8-4 #2716

    Hey guys! I have a new MOC to share. This was a commissioned build that will be turned into a full kit for bricktraindepot.com. Will be doing additional full kits for Nickel Plate #765 and Pere Marquette #1225 as well. Pre-orders for all three kits will open on September 1st! If you purchase the C&O kit, $100 will be donated to Kentucky Steam to help with the restoration of #2716. Anyways, about the engine. The Chesapeake and Ohio Railway's K-4 class were a group of ninety 2-8-4 steam locomotives purchased during and shortly after World War II. Unlike many other railroads in the United States, the C&O chose to nickname this class "Kanawha", after the river in West Virginia, rather than "Berkshire", after the region in New England. During the 1940s, the C&O K-4's were being built to haul heavy freight services and were used mostly for high speed freight and passenger services throughout the north-eastern regions of the United States and part of Ontario, Canada by the Pere Marquette Railway. C&O Class K-4s were one of the few recognizable 2-8-4 (Berkshires) classes in North America along with the Pere Marquette Class N (road numbers 1201-1239), and Nickel Plate Road Class S (road numbers 715-779). Both the PM Class N and NKP Class S were manufactured by the Lima Locomotive Works in Lima, Ohio. NKP 779 was the last standard-gauge Berkshire to be built in the world, and the last steam locomotive built by Lima Locomotive Works. My model features 2x L motors in the boiler with custom battery box in the tender and all specialty wire custom finished, 3D printed XL drivers, BrickTracks wheel in roller bearings, custom side rods by TrainedBricks, and decals by OkBrickWorks. I've finished the physical build and have been doing testing while waiting for OKBrickWorks to print my decals and wheels. Hope you enjoy the renders for now. More pictures will be coming soon! Left Front by Jeffinslaw, on Flickr Right Front by Jeffinslaw, on Flickr Getting close! by Jeffinslaw, on Flickr Additionally, be on the lookout for other train cars from BTD such as the AAR 50 ton hopper in C&O livery as well as an update to our TOFC to include a C&O flat car and some Railway Express Agency trailers. Let me know that you guys think! -Jeffinslaw
  13. What do you mean by "grouped parts logically"? If you're talking about the building pallet, you can organize by BrickLink categories which if you spend ANY amount of time on BL, then it will be incredibly easy to find something or by shape which is like LDD.
  14. Very nicely done! Wish you would move to Studio so you can get some proper renders.
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    1225 North Pole Railroad

    The guy is nuts to think it can be done overnight.