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  1. I have been working on exactly this. It has taken a back seat to other things from my business such as instructions and getting injection molded accessories for custom minifigures done but the custom power pickup wheel sets will be next. I discussed this with Michael Gale last year at BrickWorld and he thought it was great as it provides another option and doesn't clash with his product. If you want to see more.
  2. Jeffinslaw

    Anyone having BMR order issues?

    The "team" is now just a one man operation and like other shop owners, including myself, work full time. However, 6-8 weeks without any correspondence is pretty rough...
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    [MOC] Nickel Plate Road S-2 2-8-4 763

    Thank you! I believe the dual IR receivers was due to them not being the V2 IR receivers. The V2 IR receivers can withstand the higher current draw of the two L motors. I personally don't use the IR receivers as I prefer the Sbrick. - Jeffery
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    [MOC] Nickel Plate Road S-2 2-8-4 763

    The difference shouldn't be that noticeable. I've been using the opposing L motors in a few engines of my own with zero issues. - Jeffery
  5. Can you host them on Imgur? That picture is maybe 100 pixels by 60 pixels.
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    [moc] ATSF 4-6-4 #3460 Blue Goose

    That's pretty well done! Proportions look pretty good. Unfortunately, I think the coloring is pretty far off... the top half of the engine was not a grey color like you have. Looks almost like a "grey goose" I'd encourage you to re-do the top half in a closer matched color. This engine is on my list to do as a personal build so I'm happy to see someone has attempted it. As for the hose bending in studio: it has gotten better. With the large amount of clips you have on the model, it makes it easier as it allows you to rotate and move nodes in the hose using arrow keys and WASD, respectively.
  7. Oh come on. Ugh. Maybe we'll have them by the end of the year :(
  8. About a week away from deliveries being started. Any updates on this?
  9. Do we have any updates on designs for ballasting the switches? -Jeff
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    Bluebrick Layout Software

    Looks like an interesting rabbit hole to go down this afternoon! I do think this ends on it being a 32bit application issue though. -Jeff
  11. Jeffinslaw

    Bluebrick Layout Software

    Thank you for that bit of information. Sadly, didn't work for me. Apple has killed support for 32 bit applications as of recent so BlueBrick still won't run. If interested, here is the error dump I get when trying to run in 64bit mode: WARNING: The Carbon driver has not been ported to 64bits, and very few parts of Windows.Forms will work properly, or at all ================================================================= Native Crash Reporting ================================================================= Got a segv while executing native code. This usually indicates a fatal error in the mono runtime or one of the native libraries used by your application. ================================================================= ================================================================= Native stacktrace: ================================================================= 0x100a52679 - /Library/Frameworks/Mono.framework/Versions/6.12.0/bin/mono-sgen64 : mono_dump_native_crash_info 0x1009ea40e - /Library/Frameworks/Mono.framework/Versions/6.12.0/bin/mono-sgen64 : mono_handle_native_crash 0x100a4c7f6 - /Library/Frameworks/Mono.framework/Versions/6.12.0/bin/mono-sgen64 : altstack_handle_and_restore 0x7ff8133697f5 - /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/SkyLight.framework/Versions/A/SkyLight : SLDisplayBounds 0x110e923e8 - Unknown 0x109974a46 - Unknown 0x100947352 - /Library/Frameworks/Mono.framework/Versions/6.12.0/bin/mono-sgen64 : mono_jit_runtime_invoke 0x100b587e2 - /Library/Frameworks/Mono.framework/Versions/6.12.0/bin/mono-sgen64 : mono_runtime_try_invoke 0x100b57408 - /Library/Frameworks/Mono.framework/Versions/6.12.0/bin/mono-sgen64 : mono_runtime_class_init_full 0x10093ed5c - /Library/Frameworks/Mono.framework/Versions/6.12.0/bin/mono-sgen64 : mono_jit_compile_method_inner 0x1009428aa - /Library/Frameworks/Mono.framework/Versions/6.12.0/bin/mono-sgen64 : mono_jit_compile_method_with_opt 0x1009ecf2e - /Library/Frameworks/Mono.framework/Versions/6.12.0/bin/mono-sgen64 : common_call_trampoline 0x1009ec970 - /Library/Frameworks/Mono.framework/Versions/6.12.0/bin/mono-sgen64 : mono_magic_trampoline 0x10994b393 - Unknown 0x1105b9b9b - Unknown 0x110611a37 - Unknown 0x1105bec83 - Unknown ================================================================= Telemetry Dumper: ================================================================= Pkilling 0x12980137984x from 0x8605434560x Entering thread summarizer pause from 0x8605434560x Finished thread summarizer pause from 0x8605434560x. Failed to create breadcrumb file (null)/crash_hash_0xcd8634fb8 Waiting for dumping threads to resume ================================================================= External Debugger Dump: ================================================================= ================================================================= Basic Fault Address Reporting ================================================================= Memory around native instruction pointer (0x7ff8133697f5):0x7ff8133697e5 89 fb 48 8b 05 0a 6b bc 3c 0f 10 00 0f 10 48 10 ..H...k.<.....H. 0x7ff8133697f5 0f 11 4f 10 0f 11 07 89 f7 48 89 de e8 58 3b fa ..O......H...X;. 0x7ff813369805 ff 48 89 d8 48 83 c4 08 5b 5d c3 55 48 89 e5 53 .H..H...[].UH..S 0x7ff813369815 48 83 ec 28 48 8b 05 b8 76 bb 3c 48 8b 00 48 89 H..(H...v.<H..H. ================================================================= Managed Stacktrace: ================================================================= at <unknown> <0xffffffff> at System.Windows.Forms.XplatUICarbon:CGDisplayBounds <0x000b7> at System.Windows.Forms.XplatUICarbon:get_WorkingArea <0x00072> at System.Windows.Forms.XplatUICarbon:get_VirtualScreen <0x00043> at System.Windows.Forms.XplatUI:get_VirtualScreen <0x00048> at System.Windows.Forms.Screen:.cctor <0x0017a> at System.Object:runtime_invoke_void <0x000a5> at <unknown> <0xffffffff> at System.Windows.Forms.Form:get_CreateParams <0x0062a> at System.Windows.Forms.Control:UpdateBounds <0x00096> at System.Windows.Forms.Control:SetBoundsCore <0x002b2> at System.Windows.Forms.Form:SetBoundsCore <0x0018a> at System.Windows.Forms.Control:SetBounds <0x00187> at System.Windows.Forms.Control:ScaleControl <0x000ca> at System.Windows.Forms.ScrollableControl:ScaleControl <0x00052> at System.Windows.Forms.Form:ScaleControl <0x00052> at System.Windows.Forms.Control:Scale <0x0020b> at System.Windows.Forms.ContainerControl:PerformAutoScale <0x001ba> at System.Windows.Forms.ContainerControl:PerformAutoScale <0x00042> at System.Windows.Forms.ContainerControl:PerformDelayedAutoScale <0x0004a> at System.Windows.Forms.ContainerControl:PerformDelayedAutoScale <0x000a2> at System.Windows.Forms.Control:ResumeLayout <0x001ba> at BlueBrick.SplashScreen:InitializeComponent <0x0039a> at BlueBrick.SplashScreen:.ctor <0x0004a> at BlueBrick.SplashScreen:.ctor <0x0006a> at BlueBrick.Program:Main <0x000a2> at <Module>:runtime_invoke_void_object <0x000b0> ================================================================= zsh: abort mono64 BlueBrick.exe -Jeff
  12. I've been working on a DIY power pickup that I plan on offering on my site. Based on the design shown by another member here. DIY Power Pickups by Jeffinslaw, on Flickr Should have them available very soon. - Jeff
  13. Not sure if Michael Gale is looking but having an issue ordering from his site... getting a message stating: "This order can’t be shipped to the address you entered. Review your address to ensure that all fields have been entered correctly and try again." Have ordered from him in the past so idk what's up. -Jeff
  14. Alright... it's the middle of January, when do we get to start preordering?? :D
  15. Looks like prices were posted incorrectly. The smart bogie was expected to be priced around $100. Michael Gale never specified a price for the switches but said it would be “much less than $100.” - Jeff