paulmaglev

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  1. China SL7 Aisa Express

    Your title has a typo. It says 'Aisa' when it should say 'Asia.'
  2. I tried to clear out non-essentials in my closet this evening and stumbled across some beanie babies, which harbored only faint sentimental values, but then I wondered what happened to collectible minifigures from Lego. Did they crash like the beanie babies or are they still going strong in the Lego Community? I haven't bothered to check on the minifigures for eons (there's too many to keep track of for my taste).
  3. This is going to sound stupid, but I wanted to get this question off my chest. Is there website that allows users to compare the market trends of individual Lego sets and how many units of each set get bought/sold? Sure, BrickLink can tell you how many copies of a set are sold and their average value for a certain period, but I wanted to know if there was a site that could provide a bigger picture. I feel asking this would be easier than asking which sets people like one at a time, only to have random responses that statistically do not represent overall trends.
  4. How to Make a Poll

    Oh. Well now I know, thank you.
  5. How to Make a Poll

    Ya, this interface looks nothing like the current interface for posting new threads (circa 2017). Can we please have another update to this thread? I cannot find the 'poll button' in the submission posting interface to save my life (and the search function in my web browser can't find it either).
  6. Smaller Steam Locomotive Boilers

    Thanks for the input everyone.
  7. Smaller Steam Locomotive Boilers

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  8. I was thinking of building a locomotive with a boiler that is 3 studs in diameter. Part #30360 fits the bill nicely, but I cannot think of a part that will fill the middle gap. Do you have any ideas on how to do that, or is there another part that is 3 studs in diameter that does the same job better? Fig. 1 Part 30360 was produced by The Lego Group between 1999 and 2012.
  9. Using a 9v battery box

    This will work nicely with some of my potential plans. My question is: how long will the battery last?
  10. Train Projects on Lego Ideas

    This concept is the closest to the 10k milestone I could find on ideas.lego.com: https://ideas.lego.com/projects/bed30d39-3d63-4638-b482-0a5b5c166ec3 This one will really tickle the fancy of some of the locals back home.
  11. Train Projects on Lego Ideas

    Well if anyone's interested, try to give this one as much support as possible, since it is one of the closest to the 10,000 vote milestone of all the railroad-themed ideas on the website at the moment. https://ideas.lego.com/projects/2375c639-1a65-4a29-a58b-445808b15753
  12. There is a portion of SR85 in California where the UP rails runs adjacent to the freeway, but you would not know it unless you used google maps on the satellite image settings. If my memory's correct, nobody's really seen it because there's a huge wall used as a sound barrier on both sides as it snakes its way to a local cement plant.
  13. Getting an Emerald Night in 2017

    I would beg to differ. In order to really assess which of the original two options posited are most worthwhile to you, Vilhelm22, (buying the set or just ordering the individual parts) AFOL like us must do what I painstakingly did for another Lego train set: set up a spreadsheet to quantify exactly how much each option costs (I suspect some sets are cheaper when bought complete while some are otherwise, but its all at the mercy of market forces and Bricklink does not tally all of that up for you). In my experience, I calculated the cost of getting the individual parts for set 10015 on Excel, and wound up realizing after a long, hot, summer afternoon that it cost more to get the individual parts than it did to buy the whole set brand new, regardless of color palette choices. I wish I could easily say you can do whatever you want (and technically you certainly still can), but if your budget for non-essentials is limited as it is for most of us, then the best option might be the one that burns the smallest hole in your wallet.
  14. 9-Volt Motor Substitutes

  15. 9-Volt Motor Substitutes

    'ME-Models' markets metal tracks that substitute Lego's official 9-volt track, and 4D-Brix reproduces 9-volt monorail substitute parts (including track, motors, plus battery packs) as well, so why has nobody stepped up to the plate and tried to recreate/mass produce motorized 9-volt train bogies/trucks (serial number 590/70358)? A mint one currently goes for as much as 70 USD and used ones go for almost 40 USD, which is ridiculous since that's enough money to buy me food for a week.