ColletArrow

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    Trains, Technic, Town and anything else with working functions!

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  1. TRAIN TECH Help, General Questions & Talk to the Staff

    Unfortunately, there isn't that I'm aware of. Only 2 PF parts exist that can reduced the speed; the 'IR Speed Remote Control' 8879 (connected via the receiver 8884) or the 'Rechargeable Battery Box' 8878 (it has a dial on it for some reason). As the latter costs ~£40, whilst the former is only ~£20 AND lets you control the train at a distance, well.
  2. There must be another input, probably hidden in the base, because: a) perpetual motion isn't possible; the energy gained from the ball falling is less than that required to lift it back up, as the height difference is not equal (consider the height required for the balls to roll down the 2 ramps). It's being raised further than it's dropping, so there must be another energy input (I think, based on my understanding of physics). b) the wheel's motion implies it has another power source; it's too smooth and starts/stops to perfectly to be triggered only by the ball. I don't think a wheel powered by the weight of the ball would move that steadily. However something similar would be interesting to build as a GBC, I want to see what you can come up with.
  3. My vehicle and building creations ... updated.

    Now that is nice. I've been wondering for a while how to get mLA's into a minifig-sized front loader, and here's exactly that, done perfectly. Although you did get the greys on the mLA's the wrong way round! I will almost certainly have to try something like this myself. Good work!
  4. Modular Building Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    I think the opposite is true as well; if it turns out it is real, and everyone has been pointing out how fake it obviously is, we'll look a bit silly. Also, I think it's growing on me. It looks to be a good set with a potential storyline and a fair amount of playability.
  5. Welcome to Eurobricks! That's a very nice update; I love the use of the Claas Xerion tyres for this model, as well as all the in-cab controls. Perhaps a Mod should move this to the technic forum, where it will get much more targeted comments. You can check it out here: https://www.eurobricks.com/forum/index.php?/forums/forum/115-lego-technic-mindstorms-model-team/&_fromLogin=1
  6. Overall I don't think any of the sets are bad; just none grab my attention enough to make me purchase them (or they're waaay out of my very low price range).They're all different and fairly unique models for the Technic line, and I appreciate the diversity being brought to the theme. The Mack is beautiful in so many ways. We'll have to see how it performs. Also, I love the fact that as the number on the side of 42076 is '89', so when the panel is used the other way round in the b model it says '68'. Hardly worth mentioning, but pretty clever. And one more observation: quite a lot of red this year...
  7. Modular Building Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    I think that's the watermark of the site the photo is on, it's present on the others on the same page.
  8. Modular Building Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    So no-one knows if it is real or fake. I'm not sure. On the one hand it doesn't seem very TLG, but on the other where else could it have come from? Assuming its real, I'm still in two minds over this. I like the architecture used, and I feel it matches inspiration well. I'm intrigued by all the building styles used in it to get the shapes. However, I'm just not a fan of the prototype to care about it unfortunately, and it looks like it will really juxtapose with the other, earlier sets. Although I do want to see what's on the staircase side.
  9. Hey, as my teachers used to tell us (quite a lot, actually) FAIL = First Attempt In Learning. Another of those pointless acronyms, but I'm sure if you remove the restriction of this being a c-model you could build this into an interesting MOC. I would be interested to see where this goes.
  10. Congratulations to everyone involved. I hadn't seen the entries that weren't posted here on EB, and many of them had me laughing quite loud (especially the metroliner one!) Maybe I should have entered a digital build. On the other hand, I don't think I could have competed with Hod Carrier's monster. Well done to all, a truly unique contest.
  11. [MOC] De-Marco's Vehicles

    Stunning. I may have to build one of these for myself! How many ideas for builds do you have left?
  12. An impressively compact and yet highly functional MOC, with excellent performance. Very well done! How did you manage to hide all the cabling?
  13. My vehicle and building creations ... updated.

    Nice! I like that you managed to center the hydraulic rams, it looks much better. Also, good use of that bucket!
  14. Stephenson's Rocket & LNER J70 MOCS (LDD)

    Welcome to EuroBricks! You've got some lovely models there. I presume that when you say you've modified the rocket to be able to have a face, you realise that the chimney should originate in front of the smokebox rather than on top. It's a pretty good model overall, even if the tender is somewhat large. That J70 looks rather fine too. If you're ever going to build one and run it, you'll either need to remove the center axle or allow it to slide side-to-side, as otherwise it won't get around LEGO curves. I think that due to the restrictions imposed by the skirt it would be easier just to take it off. I love all the interior boiler detail though, well done. Also, don't worry about LDD; it's all I'm using at the moment as I'm quite a way from any real bricks and will be for some time. It's a challenge to only use parts in colours that actually exist though, as there's no easy way of telling without having a bricklink tab up to check constantly!
  15. I love how clean the bodywork is, and how neatly all the pneumatics are integrated. Far neater than some LEGO sets even! Overall a great model. Perhaps you could try to add a seat and some controls in the cab?