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  1. BrickMusher

    will you by 60197-8

    I have already bought two sets of 60197 when they have been on "introducing sale?" by beginning of August. Price was 975 instead of 1399, so for me it was an ok-price.... But my priorities are maybe a little different. I change all my trains to 9V engines, so PU is an interesting new device, but not the main reason for me to buy a set like this. What disappoints me most ist the very limited compability of the PU-App. While the reciver works fine on a quick first test with the included controlunit, the App itself does not work on my Android-Tablet. Had to borough an I-pad to double-check. There the App worked, but it was just normal functions, nothing that was especially exciting. A look to the comments in the G***-Store indicates that I am not the only one with problems like theese. That is really a poor testimonial, way behind other brands that are able to release Apps wich work, and, typically TLC, not state of the art However, the doubled 60197 looks very appealing to me, and I allready started to create an additional car for it. I like it. 60198 is not my cup of tea. I will buy the Loco when i can get it for cheap, but not the complete set if not reduced by 50% or more....
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    Large Layout Questions

    I never had such problems, even with large trains. However, the problems you described might be solved with some research. here the most common problems in order of their observed frequency: Fault: Train runs faster when close to the power-connection, but slows down when the distance becomes bigger Solution: Since conatct-resistance is very high between each of the track-pieces, it is recommended to have power-connections every few meters or so. Keyword: loop wiring system Fault: Train starts fast, but becomes slower when running for a while (within 1-2 minutes). Solution: Hair and dust around motor-axles. By time, a lot of dirt and hair accumulate around the axles. Especially after long term use, it is recommended to open the motor-housing, remove any dirt and lubricate the bearing-points with a plastic compatible grease/oil. Fault: Single/short train runs fast, slows down when adding more trains/motors Solution: Power source. If you run more than two 9V engines on the same power-supply, it just can´t deliver enough current. Change to an other power-source. The original Legocontroller (the black with the yellow turn-thing) can handle up to 1,5A, so you can very easy use an additional power-supply on that controller I have never run PF trains on an exhibition. But a lot of other exhibitors complain about numerous battery-changes. Good luck
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    [MOC] NOHAB Mx & My Roundnoses

    UPDATE http://IMGP0679 (Large) by Brick Musher, auf Flickr A couple of weeks ago, I was asked by @AE bricks about more pictures of my NOHAB inspired Loco´s. Meanwhile I got a new camera, build a photobox and fixed my broken Laptop..... so eventually I like to present one of my newest MOC´s I choose the same livery as TLC used for the new cargo-train 60198. And implemented warm white Duo-LED. When changing direction of driving, the lights automatically switch from white to red. As always, you will find more pics at my flickr-page: IMGP0682 (Large) by Brick Musher, auf Flickr Hope you enjoy. Regards BrickMusher
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    Long Trains.... Show 'm !

    @AE bricks Hi, You can find more pictures of that Loco at my flickr-page. I had some trouble with my computer, and after that was fixed, with my camera. New camera will arrive next week, so i hopefully will be able to add pics of newer MOC´s with that cockpit-piece within the next week. So please feel invited to have a second look to my flickr-page in a couple of day´s So far, I hope you enjoy. Regards BrickMusher
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    My biggest Lego train layout so far...

    What I really like on your Videos is the quality of the video itself. Beside the trains, of course. I would really appreciate a "making-of" video. I mean, you have this slow camera-moving during limelapse, fly-overs, and all this other stuff that makes a video looking so professional. I get allready trouble with the light when taking some non-moving pictures.... What do you do to eliminate the shaking, for example? How do you avoid dark areas and strong shades when filming? Would really really like to see some kind of tutorial. However, I allways enjoy you videos.
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    Name of the fictional Lego train company?

    But it is used worldwide, so "regional" does not really fit! My guess is "Lego Railroad/Railways Transport System" I know about various examples where (real) train companies also run busses and cargo trucks, so why not?
  7. So yes, that's probably about the right assertion... Is it? Think we talk about two different pairs of shoes, don´t we? Fitst thing is selling MOC-Instructions via YT, that was complaint about from the first post in this thread. Now you are talking about generating money with his YT Channel. Well, I have never seen any (of this annoying) commercials when watching jimbricked viedeos. So you allready get payed by YT even when not allowing their commercials? Sorry. I am not so deep in that YT stuff to understand fully. At the moment, I think its a sign of not been only/fully commercial that I have never seen an advertisement @Jimbricked YT-Channel?! Maybe I need some explanation on that?!
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    Unauthorized selling of instructions for MOCs

    No, not really. Think there must be a better way. At least 13019 subscribers that like LEGO like we do, dont know about the "why"..... he only disappears... Don´t think thats a good day for Lego-Fans. Neither in one nor another way
  9. Hmm, I don´t think so..... To state it clearly. I absolutely don´t advocate what you have done! I don´t like commercialization at all, and in particularly not if unauthorized! But: You have 13k subscribers, and I think you make them happy with your videos..... Anyway, thats no excuse, but maybe a good basis to do something more right?! Stating somewhat more obvius that the MOC is not yours and something about the original developer would be a first step IMHO. I think the main problem is way more bigger than only one YT-channel. Youre are not the first doing some infringement, and you wont be the last. Maybe it is time now to start a general discussion about how-to publishing, sharing and using MOC´s files, pictures, instruction or whatever. I am neither good in law-issues, nor are my english-skills sufficient enough to understand ToU or explanations of public licenses without any doubt. But i know that things like GNU exist. However, I have never seen a MOC published under a GNU license. On the other hand, I often find interesting MOC´s or building techniques online wich I use for my own. I have never posted such MOC´s, also because I tried to avoid any infringement. In other words, because I am uncertain how to do it "the right way". So maybe use of public-licenses can be helpfull for both sides? Yes, jimbricked has gotten things into a mess, but can anyone really exspect things will become better whithout changing something? I have not a clue how to do it the right way, but in my opinion, the community should discuss and find a way to act in future. Also to give both, MOC- developers and MOC- rebuilders a little bit mor safety about what is allowd and what needs additional permission/ is not allowed. TLC has stated some Terms of fair play. I think we could do something similar....? Or just use GNU´s? Just my two cents, let me know what you think
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    Unauthorized selling of instructions for MOCs

    did a picture-search on it, didn´t exspect what I fund..... (dont do if you´re under 18 ) Okay, I got your point. Have some "replics" on my own. But I have not shown them yet in public since I dont know whom to credit for the original construction.... So even when a Moccer did not come up with instructions or LDD.files, I think it´s just fair to give him credit if you copy. Make some profit on others work, indeed, is an absolut no-go! I think we all agree on that!
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    Unauthorized selling of instructions for MOCs

    Thank you both for clarification. Don´t want to see a witch-hunt heading to the wrong people. But how can I figure out now who it was and what other AFOL´s work is also affected?
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    Unauthorized selling of instructions for MOCs

    Hmm, when searching on YT as been instructed above, I will find a British AFOL at third place. Don´t think thats the right one?!? Just to be sure that not the wrong guy will be find guilty by readers that will come after us.... Despite that, I really agree that behaviour like this is not very gentlemanlike. On the other hand, I dont understand why somebody buys Lego-Instructions at all? For me, it is always more fun to find an own way by photos than to build from instructions?!? Anyway, really sorry to hear that. I remember a similar issue in a german forum where somebody sold not-his-own-creation-instructions on ebay a while ago..... no idea how this ended...
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    2018 Lego Trains

    Well, the position of the camera is also very high (compare persons in background). I would not wonder if the photos have been taken with one of thoose spy-cameras that are inbuild in glasses/googles. Could be an explanation also for the low-quality..... In Nürnberg it was not allowed to take pictures. Did anyone know if it was the same at the mentioned event in Italy? Found new information that the toyfair was in Russia, not Italy....
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    4512-2 train converted to PF (but it slips)

    I usually use 2 Boat-weights on every Loco (so around 110 gr of extra weight) You placed the battery-box only half over the motor, so I guess nearly half of the pressure will be lead throu the undriven bogie. And rechargeble batterys are sometimes surprisingly lightweight. It also helps to place the motor on the rear end of Loco/waggon due to dynamic load distribution. About the door-issue: Your roof-construction looks somewhat weak, I think that gives to much freeplay to the upper doorrails and make the doors faling of. Try to fix the door-rails as good as possible. On dynamic problems, a short video often helps to explain or detect the problem better than photos can do. Good luck, keep us informed if you find anything ;-) Regards BrickMusher
  15. I guess, because of the whistle?! Was that one ok? Heard they are often broken. But have never seen one on my own....