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  1. ColletArrow

    [WIP] Merseyrail Class 777 EMU - Stadler Metro

    Of the various options you've considered I think the "2x1 45 degree slope" actually looks the best, since the slope tricks the eye into thinking the curve carries on from the actual curve tiles. The cheese-slope option has now been demoted to second place in my mind That said, I'm prepared to completely change my mind when you share the mock-ups! Looking forward to seeing some real bricks in this thread.
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    [WIP] Merseyrail Class 777 EMU - Stadler Metro

    As soon as I saw the thread title I thought you'd be responsible Overall I think you've hit the shaping and livery pretty spot on. The cab front looks quite tidy, including the tricky fairing shapes around the coupler and the underside corners. My first thought RE "Toblerones" would be a line of 1x2 cheeseslopes |\ - but that wouldn't integrate nicely with the quite pronounced curve of the real thing's bodysides, so I'm not so sure. The other thing I've noticed is your fantastic livery work somewhat disguises the cab door - if it could be set back a tiny amount it might help, but I would expect the cab is a bit full of SNoT to get it to work?
  3. I agree with both of the above comments! You've made some fantastic modifications to an already highly-functional set, and I too would love to see a cable-routing diagram for that bucket. Everything seems to work so well, excellent work!
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    moc Stephensons Rocket

    Excellent! I think the level of detail is just right for this size of model - plenty of interesting things to look at, but not too much or anything out of scale. The passenger wagon looks forms a good match too. Well done!
  5. ColletArrow

    [MOC] 62 - CP 2600

    This loco has some really nice shaping, and crisp decals as usual. It really showcases the level of detail that can be achieved in 8W, fantastic work!
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    6-wide Y-8000 series locotractors

    I really like what you're doing here - it's not often we see a long-wheelbase 0-4-0 shunter in LEGO, but I enjoy the mid-size feel of this loco. It certainly has plenty of colour and character to boot. It's not crucial to have the entire IR receiver exposed, but the more there is the better your signal reception will be. I got away just fine with only half exposed on my 7760-ish shunter, and I expect your open-window cab design will allow for good line of sight from wherever. As long as you point the controller at the train it will probably work fine. As for gears, if they're out of line there's a much higher change of them slipping under high loads. I would heavily recommend using LEGO's various gearbox frame pieces wherever possible - they virtually eliminate the potential for slippage, resulting in better traction. But however you proceed, I'm looking forward to seeing this project completed, it should be a cracking little loco!
  7. ColletArrow

    MOC: GWR 4900 Class 5972 Olton Hall (4-Wide)

    I have no words - she's a stunning display piece. Fantastic work! Right, I'm off to and Bricklink to design, order and build my own, because frankly I need this on my desk...
  8. ColletArrow

    Lego GBC Extending Forks Module

    I fully agree with @UltraViolet's words - the mechanism is so beautifully complex, and just works flawlessly. Very enjoyable to watch everything moving in perfect synchronisation. Fantastic work!
  9. A tidy, smart build packed with efficient and smooth functions - what's not to like? Other than a rather stubby counterweight, I really enjoy how this model looks and works - and has reminded me I need to have a go at building a mini crane myself one day. Excellent work!
  10. This set does look very interesting, doesn't it. I'm already thinking of uses - powered hi-rail vehicles, a Ruston 48DS shunter, and generally much less intrusive power in basically any small loco... It's probably not worth me buying a set until I'm near my bricks again for a decent amount of time, so probably over summer - but for such a useful product at such a reasonable price I don't think I can pass these by. Out of interest, if anyone in the UK has bought them yet, what was shipping/customs like? @Asper, that mini V-52 is a perfect use for these!
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    WIP MOC: ZSSK Class 363 "Pershing", 6W

    That windscreen does match the LEGO part very well doesn't it, even though the angle isn't quite the same. The integration with the cheese-slope nose looks very neat, and I love the colour scheme and corrugated sides. The bufferbeam and roof detail is all superb too, it disguises just how "boxy" the loco is. Excellent work!
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    MOC: Mini-Cargo Train

    A perfect minification, it retains all the character and features of the original, but with some nifty stuff to compress it down. Neat work, and a very unusual layout too!
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    Virginian 2-8-8-8-4 Triplex (Version 4)

    Is that a locomotive in the video, or a very large caterpillar? This model is stupendous in just about every way - size, accuracy, detail and ability to negotiate standard TLG track. The chrome parts and custom decals top it all of nicely. I think the only possible improvement could be working lighting - fantastic work. How long did she take to design and build?
  14. ColletArrow

    DB BR 50 with Kabinentender

    A beautiful rendition of this loco - so many details, but with good clean shapes and lines. Fantastic work!
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    [moc] Bulleid austerity Q1 0-6-0

    An interesting rendition of a Telescopic Breadloaf, with plenty of neat parts usage and underframe detailing. The gaps in the frame come across well too. Judging purely by eye I can't see any obvious difference in driver spacing from the photos, so if there is one it's likely so small that it's negligible in LEGO form.