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  1. Kalahari134

    LEGO Ideas Discussion

    I'm gutted that the aquarium missed out. I can't see me buying any of these.
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    Modular buildings question, how many?

    You've just dragged up a topic that hadn't been posted in for three years.
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    Lego 10277 - Crocodile Locomotive

    To be paired with this crocodile, wouldn't it have to be Dark Green? I'd love to see train windows back in any colour.
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    Survey: New parts and new colors

    I was thinking more of a pneumatic solenoid valve.
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    Survey: New parts and new colors

    A Powered up pneumatic switch. So that pneumatics can be controlled by a Hub. An S motor for small builds.
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    Fairground Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    I like it but think it would've been better to separate the drop tower and haunted house into two different sets. Just imagine what fun they could've had with motorising animatronics like they did the doors if it was a dedicated haunted house.
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    Fairground Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    It's quite simple. V = 5000 M = 1000 V = 5 I = 1 I = 1 5000+1000+5+1+1 = 6007
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    (moc) British 5AT Advanced Technology Steam Locomotive

    You vastly underestimate just how much steam there is in the UK. On average, there is one tour running every day somewhere in the UK, with several on weekends. Then add in the Jacobite which runs twice a day during the summer and the countless heritage and commercial tourist railways again running daily services. One near me has at least five locos in steam every day during the summer.
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    Modular Building Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    Hardly, all it had was a sign reading "Hotel". No reception, no beds, no lift with scissor gates... It was no more a hotel than DO was a police station.
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    Marker lights on UK/Euro trains

    All UK trains must display a red light on the rear. A traditional paraffin tail lamp looks like this but could be painted white, red or black. Usually only one would be carried, though two would be carried on the Royal Train and on slip coaches: https://c8.alamy.com/comp/F3EBNE/mark-1-railway-carriage-tail-light-F3EBNE.jpg A modern, battery tail light (which flashes to save power) was introduced in the '80s. Some do have red reflectors: https://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/uploads/monthly_10_2012/post-9382-0-52245300-1349223715.jpg Because unfitted freight trains had a habit of separating, goods brake vans used to carry side lamps as well which showed a red light to the rear and a white light ahead so that the driver could look back and check that the train was complete. Again, they could be painted white, red or black depending on the company: https://thumbs.worthpoint.com/zoom/images4/360/0515/17/br-railway-brake-van-side-lamp_360_e156df5e727ba92b61252b2789d037cf.jpg When in a loop or on a slow line adjacent to a main line, the guard would remove one of the filters so that two red and one white light would be seen by any overtaking trains, so that they didn't confuse it for a signal: https://www.oliviastrains.com/wp-content/files_mf/1480973632Brake1Goods2.jpg Modern freight trains are fully fitted so only carry a single modern battery lamp. A shunting locomotive must display a white AND a red light at each end.
  11. Kalahari134

    Winter Village Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    I'd agree that a Town Hall wouldn't be in keeping with the setting. What about a Village Hall though? Just a simple, small building with enough room for a choir to perform.
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    Lego rollercoaster based trains [CRS]

    It's like a rapid transit system, such as that used at Birmingham Airport.
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    Is this part discontinued???

    Finally! No more taking bits from lower floors when dismantling modulars.
  14. Essentially I'd have a physical control panel, a hardware one (whether of the interlocked lever frame that someone made in a thread a few years back or a panel with buttons) and these would output both to signals on the layout (purely for the benefit of viewers) and an output that informs the software when a signal is cleared. In its simplest (but rather expensive) incarnation, this might involve the back of the frame or panel displaying a colour when a route is set and a colour sensor recognising this. In a more complex system, one which may be beyond my electrical expertise but much cheaper than dozens of colour sensors and PUP Hubs, it might be possible to feed the route-setting status directly into the computer through USB devices (I suppose that is what some on here are getting at with their talk of Arduinos).
  15. As someone with an interest in railway signalling, I'd like to see how this could be integrated with a physical control panel. So the trains run themselves obeying the signals set by a human rather than the computer doing everything.