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  1. Not a dig at all ... Implying I came to a room where there's more knowledgeable than me lol I toyed with the idea of adding a second gun deck but then like you said it veres drastically away from the BSB quite quickly at that point. It's a good looking Lego ship and my fear is it will soon suffer the same fate that my black pearl did ... I will stare at it and stare at it and never be happy then modify it to the point it no longer resembles the set then eventually it will go to the parts bin lol. As it doesn't look like the real ship nor the Lego version. I think I might like a frigate the narrow rear reminds me more of a galleon though. I considered this as the narrow rear reminds me of that style of ship but I feel the ship is not decorative enough to be Spanish lol To both of you : if I went more towards a light frigate I would need to lower the cabin and open the gundeck up correct? or more towards a dutch frigate I would need to lengthen the rear cabin an add gun ports then add a second deck above that correct? Or am I muttling my reference pictures?
  2. Thanks all for the input! @kurigan the original intent of the exercise was to acheive a sleaker rear cabin to look less toy like without completely redoing the look ... I will see about raising the gun line up If you are the smartest in the room, then your in the wrong room - confucius
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    [OKT - SR] Punto Sur Biergarten

    This turned out fantastic!
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    [MOC / WIP] Large train station with shopping center

    Looking good so far!
  5. It was bound to happen ... I have been playing around with the baracuda in LDD trying to figure out how to lower the cabin I managed to lower it two bricks ... Then my brain sent me down a rabbit hole and this was the result ... Im not sure if I should proceed or scrap it at this point ... Thoughts?
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    Keybrick One / Rechargeable battery pack for Powered Up

    The possibility of rechargable PUP.
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    Bit Confused...

    If it's something that you absolutely must know and can not find an answer by searching then create a new topic asking if anyone active knows anything about what your asking then link the old thread in your new topic
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    Keybrick One / Rechargeable battery pack for Powered Up

    I'm intrigued ...
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    (MOC) DSB Litra MZ (I & III)

    Dennis - I've really enjoyed watching (and helping) these come together ... I still think the maroon Litra MZ is my favorite. I can't wait to see it pulling those coaches you've been working on!
  10. Murdoch ... Seeing these for the first time ... Your giving me ideas to use my own adventure parts too This looks great well done in a playful way ... Loved the back story.
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    The Love/Hate stage of a layout/build

    Yes for me it's the ordering and sorting portion ... I'm ok when it comes sorted but when it comes in a giant bag with 500 other parts ...
  12. Those spud shooters are proving effective ... Admiral Larvey will be in touch ...
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    [OL - FB] A Proclamation

    Thanks I built it to be compatible with the brick warriors part as I wanted a functional repeating scene ... It never worked out but the design of the static model was good lol
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    Motorized Class 143

    When I put a L motor in the EN I found the spacing was not ideal. I found the motor would torque and over come the clutch or the bricks. Your motor mounts need reinforcement so that the who structure is stable .. otherwise it will come apart and bind. The other issue I ran into was there was not an perfect mesh solution with the gears/space available. I had to sandwich two bevel gears around a straight gear to get the proper height I needed. I have had no issues with this set up at all dispite the nay sayers telling me it will never work ... I've not tore the engine down the last four years of shows and it still works.