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  1. ColletArrow

    Bloxley, an O-guage homage

    Fantastic work - you can't go wrong with an Inglenook shunting puzzle, and you've translated it into LEGO very nicely, with plenty of wonderful little cameos. I'm intrigued by the mechanics of this: have you built it on a "traditional" baseboard of some form? How does the fiddle yard work? This is certainly making some gears start turning in my head! I'm a bit too deep into a OO layout to start a LEGO one right now, but one day...
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    [MOC] Four wheel open wagons

    For such a simple wagon, these are incredibly beautiful! The parts usage is excellent, and the overall effect is of a scale model from a distance. Fantastic work! Given their similarity to British designs I might have to steal this...
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    [MOC} CIE E428 Shunter in 12v

    That somehow looks better in 12v-style than if it was built in modern style! It's a very unique-looking loco, especially with the wheel arrangement, but you've pulled it off expertly. Fantastic work, well done!
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    Think very big, 125 for 7 1/4 gauge

    That's a fantastic idea, and executed very well! I'm assuming the parts are 3D printed? Could you fill it with normal-size LEGO bricks for cargo? I've only recently started in the hobby of model engineering but I'm now wondering how I'd go about making my own I'd love to see a full 7 1/4" train if you pull it off!
  5. Congratulations winners! I'm really happy to see that the top three fill all three core categories, at least in my eyes - great functions, great looks, and great WIP stories! Well done to all contestants who entered as well as those who didn't quite make it, I've really enjoyed logging on and watching everyone's projects come together and it's the participation that makes a competition. I hope to be able to join in one day when I regain my collection! And of course massive thanks to Jim and Milan for organising as efficiently as always! I'm glad these contests exist, they're one of the main reasons I regularly check this forum, so long may they continue.
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    2-8-8-4 AC-9 "yellowstone"

    What a locomotive! The middle picture is taken from enough of a distance it's barely detectable as LEGO, just a fantastic model! Of course the rods and decals help a lot with that, they prefectly enhance the model - and the lighting is the icing on the cake, it stands out beautifully. I'm already looking forward to your pictures and video!
  7. 9: 10 7: 6 19: 4 16: 3 11: 2 24: 1 I only really lurk in the Technic forum, but I have very much enjoyed this contest and loved watching everyon'e entries progress. I kept in mind which WIP threads I'd enjoyed following and would regularly check up on the most when I was casting my votes. That said, everyone has produced fantastic models, as usual!
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    [MOC] IFI ammonia train

    That's very smart! It's neat to see a whole train presented, rather than just a loco or wagon. I think the tankers are my favourite of the set, they look simple but have a beautifully clean shape. The barrier wagons and loco both have a good level of detail for their size. The loco especially stands out in it's livery, I always quite like that scheme! Good work overall, I can't wait to see them running through whatever space you build for them.
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    [MOC] Subaru Outback

    I love both the concept and the execution! I think that this sort of amusing, small build is exactly what Circuit Cubes should be used for! I don't know, the French tried it too; two to be exact, only they drove in a straight line and had a big barrier between them to push boats up a hill... Source and details:
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    [MOC] GWR Olton Hall (Hogwarts Castle)

    She's another beauty, stunning work! I do enjoy pretty much anything GWR though so I might be biased The sliding coupling is ingenious, I've seen similar systems on OO gauge models but your implemenation here looks neat. The cylinder shaping is fantastic too. Have you built a cab interior? I am surprised that you chose to use CircuitCubes for power, and by the sounds of it just one motor, for such a large loco. How much pulling power does she have?
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    [MOC] Irish Rail 29000 class commuter

    What an introduction! All of the lines look so clean, I especially love the angles on the face. Excellent work!
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    LEGO Trains 2022

    Very nice redesign @JayCal! The only thing it's missing is space to include the functional headlights I think one of the reasons I like it is it isn't the high-speed angled-front design we've seen for the past three trains now - it's about time we got a more flat-fronted commuter design...
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    Tumblehome tips

    Looks good! The only thing that came to my mind is replacing the 1x2 brackets with the older 1x4 variant - that would halve the number of studs visible on the outside since you could fill the gap between them with tiles. I'd also suggest that for strength you offset as many joints as possible, although with the 3-stud windows you'll be continuosuly slipping in and out of sync so it shouldn't matter too much. Overall it's a nifty idea I might have to try on a coach I've got built currently. I'm looking forward to seeing what you do with it!
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    A series of trains from a Lego Railway!

    Fantastic work! The valvegear in motion just looks mesmerising, and there's so much intricate, fascinating detail to take in even when it's static... I wouldn't know where to start with a build like this! You're building some beautiful engines here - I'm looking forward to seeing more!
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    LEGO Trains 2022

    As others have said, there's quite a lot to like here. If I remember correctly it's the first cargo set (at least for a long while) to come with no significant trackside structure, other than the end-loading ramp which is pretty minimal. The large amount of straight track is welcome too. The reach-stacker looks fantastic, one of the most realistic ones we've seen and with good real-world colour scheme. Regarding the train itself, as a European I think the loco is great although I'd use a more muted colour scheme myself. The wagons each look great on their own, but together none of them seem to be in scale with the others which makes it feel a bit off overall. Overall I'm looking forward to seeing more of this set!