BurkusCircus

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    Columbus, Ohio
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    Trains, hockey, trains, OSU football, trains, Ultimate Frisbee, trains, YouTube, trains, collecting hockey jerseys, trains, Legos, trains, and Lego trains.

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  1. BurkusCircus

    2018 Lego Trains

    Wow, that’s.... not great
  2. BurkusCircus

    TBRR with full BrickTracks loops

    Wow. Now for some reason I want to see a picture/video of a circle/oval of LEGO R40, ME Models R56, R72, and R88, and BrickTracks R104 and R120, all inside of one another with trains zipping all around.
  3. BurkusCircus

    MOC - Narrow gauge "squeezed" toy locomotive

    Awwww...... Great build!
  4. BurkusCircus

    2018 Lego Trains

    Maybe they’re trying to incorporate both systems? Have the BT receiver+battery box for when PF2 comes out in a couple years, and current IR receiver for right now?
  5. BurkusCircus

    Lowlug "Seat" gondola

    Looks great, currently trying to recreate the blue version, but with black accents...
  6. BurkusCircus

    Loading station for chemicals and chemical plant

    Looks great! Weren’t we talking about this model in the 2018 Trains thread?
  7. BurkusCircus

    2018 Lego Trains

    One problem though, as much as I love the idea, is that you would need to replace the motor truck on the engine. But other than that this sounds great!
  8. BurkusCircus

    BrickTracks: different curves, PF/9V compatible

    Hey Coaster, just wondering on what your current timeline is for R56, R72, and R88?
  9. BurkusCircus

    2018 Lego Trains

    The thinking is that the action of those steps would create more LEGO Train fans. Also, a man can dream...
  10. BurkusCircus

    2018 Lego Trains

    I think that there is five steps for TLG to take if it wants to boost the train theme: 1: Offer more than two train sets, a station, and a track pack or two. In an ideal world, a European diesel freight set, an American diesel freight set, and a passanger train. For the passenger train, HAVE BOTH AMERICAN AND EUROPEAN TRAINS!!! In addition to this, individual engines and cars. For engines, an American diesel, a European diesel, and electric (either American or European). For cars, one or two each of boxcars, tank cars, hoppers, single intermodal, double intermodal, caboose. Also maybe gondolas, flat cars, and other “play cars”, like dump cars or cranes. In addition, sell individual passenger cars to match the current set. And for track packs, offer x-crosses, grade crossings, switches, more curve radii, and packs with just straights. 2: Make Trains it’s own Theme, not a subtheme of City. They can definitely be cross compatible with City, in fact that’s where I would suggest that they sell stations and other train-related buildings in. This can have some big plublicity as it would be the first new non-liscenced theme since Friends. 3: DOORS ON EVERYTHING!! Engines, passenger cars, boxcars, intermodal containers, stations, other buildings, cabooses (cabeese?), all get doors! This offers play value to kiddos and realism to AFOLs. 4: Have individual engines without PF, a la Horizon Express, but sell a “Train PF” (motor, battery box, and IR receiver) set for maybe $15-20 and the PF controller for $10. This will reduce cost of th engines and make starter sets a bit more desirable since they would have it all built in. This allows makes it easier for the 9V folks. 5: No complete restockings. Have the sets replaced randomly year to year, instead of the fixed 3 years. Are you the bottom set in your category (Sets, Engines, Cars, other)? You get replaced! This keeps collectors on the edge of their seats hoping the set they want but can’t get doesn’t get discontinued. These steps are what pretty much every LEGO Train fan wants, and would boost the market and selection for trains. So TLG is never going to do it.
  11. BurkusCircus

    Does Horizon Express X2 require more than one PF engine.

    Wow, that looks great! How do you transport the central car (cars?)
  12. BurkusCircus

    BrickTracks: different curves, PF/9V compatible

    Or Coaster, what you could (and imho should) do is get the ball rolling outside of Europe like Canada, the US, Australia, Japan, etc and then expand to European countries like the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and France in one of the above-mentioned ways. Also you can access Swiss and British customers right away as well due to the fact that neither is in the EU. I realize that this will cut out a large number of potential buyers, but I don’t really see a (legal) way to do access them without having the price skyrocket... Apologies if this in anyway offends our European friends!
  13. BurkusCircus

    2018 Lego Trains

    I am getting really excited about this year’s trains, especially the frieght! A green engine would be great! And a siding too!
  14. BurkusCircus

    BrickTracks: different curves, PF/9V compatible

    I agree with this, as I’ll need R56 and R72 way before I need R120 or higher, if I ever do need those higher radii.
  15. BurkusCircus

    Santa Fe Super Chief MOC

    Wow. Everything I could have said has been already. Simply beautiful! I actually agree on the side portholes, those add nice texture!