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  1. Kalahari134

    Modular Building Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    I love the bookshop, and the hotel is a beautiful set. I also like the police station's facade, though I wish that it was full width.
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    Flying Scotsman 4472

    Parked next to it was 4079 Pendennis Castle, a noticeably smaller locomotive, but which bore a notice proclaiming it to be the most powerful passenger locomotive in the country. This was later proven in exchange trials.
  3. Kalahari134

    LEGO Trains 2024

    Which will be a relief to the wheelchair-user in the set.
  4. Kalahari134

    Modular Building Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    I haven't seen the inside of a hospital in years. Most people don't spend much time in them either. So my perception of them comes primarily from films and TV. For example, Mr. Bean going to have a kettle removed from his hand, Hattie Jacques as the strict Matron, and Ken & Alan's wheeze to get a TV into the men's ward to watch the football - all lighthearted fun. On top of which there is the potential for many interesting builds - operating theatres, examination rooms, x-rays etc. Besides, this guy really needs patching up:
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    Coal Train with Garratt Steam Locomotive

    The Garratt design wasn't about water capacity (if water supplies were limited they used tank wagons), it was about power. An NGG13 was preserved at the Schinznacher Baumschulbahn in Switzerland but is now in Wales. European use was fairly limited, it was colonial railways that really needed the sheer muscle the machines had.
  6. Kalahari134

    LEGO Trains 2024

    No, they're pretty generic and forgettable designs. The 0 Series Shinkansen on the other hand was pioneering and is instantly recognisable, just like the orange TGV Sud-Est which LEGO have previously modelled.
  7. Kalahari134

    LEGO #21344 - Orient Express

    How do you account for the battery-sized void in the tender then? Plenty of posters have successfully motorised the set.
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    LEGO #21344 - Orient Express

    If the loco was produced in olive green, I think that it would be pretty recognisable as a Prussian P8. I don't think that's an accident, I suspect that LEGO decided upon that as a prototype before Belmond vetoed the colour. I'd better start researching whether the right parts exist to recolour the loco.
  9. Kalahari134

    LEGO #21344 - Orient Express

    I hate to break it to you, but they're not a charity. Orient Express is very much an active brand, more so now than it was when CIWL ran it. Besides, they've partnered with BNSF and Maersk (though the latter doesn't really operate trains)
  10. Kalahari134

    LEGO #21344 - Orient Express

    Lack of a Belpaire firebox is another difference.
  11. Kalahari134

    [Digital MOC] London Underground Station (was Deep Tube)

    I was amazed when I visited Munich at how shallow the U bahn was. Deeper than our sub-surface lines (which see a lot of daylight), but far removed from the seemingly endless escalators in the UK. I wasn't impressed with the signage though, how on earth does anyone navigate around the Hbf?
  12. Kalahari134

    Modular Building Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    Like this? https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@51.4960705,-0.1763619,2a,75y,355.84h,101.25t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sqYB6x_ZBUFqn4UshYEiyLw!2e0!7i13312!8i6656?entry=ttu
  13. Kalahari134

    Modular Building Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    Is that any different to a green grocer? You go in, you buy vegetables, you leave. Or to take a more recent example the florist that formed a part of Assembly Square. A post office could be the ground floor of a 16w building. I don't like the colour, like others I feel it gives a haunted house vibe rather than museum. Once pictures are released officially I would very much appreciate it if the skilled Photoshoppers on her could render a recolour in dark tan. Olive green worked well in PR, but I can't think of any other use for the colour. Thing is though that in my mind I have a set idea of a natural history museum which is the gothic one in Kensington, so anything that differs will never feel right to me.
  14. Kalahari134

    LEGO #21344 - Orient Express

    The Swiss crocs wouldn't have done, but I do have a second set in its box that I'd been meaning to rebuild as an AE 3/6. Those were used on the route.