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    [MOD] Modern engines

    So I finally laid eyes personally on the 10219 Maersk Train set when a LUG member brought the unpowered unit to our last show. Now while it's a great looking set ... I'm not fond of Diesel ... let alone modern equipment(anything after the 50's that's not steam) ... However saying that, I saw some real potential in this model. There seems to be an army of these rolling around my part of the country with CSX paint on them and I said what the hell I love the motor detailing for a "B" unit and our local yard rarely runs single units (aside from the yard dog) So I borrowed the instructions and assembled it in LDD. Then I took to the task of verifying if the parts are available in CSX livery. Turns out they all were. The only parts I changed were the seat detail in the cab. The side 6x12 plate for a full stud plate to mount the car tiles to. And instead of the 2x4 tile that had the stripe decal on it I changed that (on both sides) to 2x3 blue tile and 1x2 yellow tile. All of the parts are available in the New livery although I have not priced this yet It will be built in brick in 2019 sometime. I plan to use the PU hub and motor so I also swapped a 2x4 tile into where the IR sensor would have mounted. So without further adieu here is my recolor.
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    [MOD] Modern engines

    I honestly couldn't say as I was specifically looking for blue or dark blue. Most of the parts are pretty common I don't see why you couldn't do that livery but it would just be a matter of checking parts avalibility Vs the parts list.
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    [MOD] Modern engines

    I did not check the availability of all yellow... You thinking chesie paint?...
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    [MOD] Modern engines

    I intend to keep the mock motor in the "towed unit" but the other unit I pulled the motor for the powered up hub and replaced one of the trucks with the train motor.
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    Are the Creator Expert trains finished?

    I think trains in general are marketed (lately it seems) towards targeted audience in hopes for better sales. As where others are wide audience sales.
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    Changing the polarity of Powered Up train motors

    Is this powered from both ports on 1 hub or do you need to place 2 hubs and sync them to one remote?... Or are you installing a splice and running off 1 port?
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    Sea Rats: Sign-up and Discussion, ERA II

    @Vedauwoo Welcome back yard scoundrel... Pop into the Sea Rats pm if you have any questions... There's a few familiar members left from ERA 1 and a few new since your absence. Outside of your ships being drydocked you should be able to jump right in
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    Gold smelting factory

    Very well thought out Bart! I may borrow a few techniques I spy in this!
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    Waiting in the wasteland

    Excellent camp scene... I was curious how you would accomplish this ...
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    [MCTC: Salida Este] Textile Factory

    These are my absolute favorites of the whole build. I love belt driven machines and you've executed them both quite well
  11. I don't know much more to say then what has been ... Are the tower roofs removable
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    [MOC] Indiana Harbor Belt 0-8-0

    I think the way you tackled the suspension and all the little details is amazing on this one!
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    convert 9v to power functions

    I can say this... The 9 v is great for response and control but your limited in trains running and parts upkeep. Pf is nice for its no fuss electrical but it's frustrating to run in a city layout due to line of sight. I personally would wait for PU. Which I would have told you is a waste two weeks ago. I got to play with the control and it's the way to go line of sight isn't an issue and it's so much easier to control speed on this. Mind you they have a long way to go its a good move for Lego.
  14. I think that was I wish they would hire some maintenance around here haha
  15. I know I've seen it done so I know it's possible but I was wondering if anyone else has done it. Basically I was planning on using only one side of it to make a 0-4-2 switcher but it's super short and the valve gear needs to be where the front wheel is(if left in the stock motor space) my question is do you think this would cause diminished pulling power to the extent it won't pull short cars?
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    Question ... Pf motor drive single axle

    Originally was thinking the pf motorized truck ...
  17. Great ships indeed great presentation as well I love slot of aspects... You mentioned custom decals in ldd/bluerender did I miss these or did you exclude them?
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    [MOC] Indiana Harbor Belt 0-8-0

    Oh this makes me want one too!
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    Question ... Pf motor drive single axle

    Thanks good to know!
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    Guybrush (Monkey Island 4 - Adventure Outfit)

    Some clever parts usage here!
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    Pirates - underwater

    This is amazing... I love the extra details like the school of sharks and the mermen. The posing of the plant life is great as well as the other figure posing... There's tons for the eyes to see!
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    HMS Argonaut, 38 gun frigate, WIP

    Looking great... The improvements do her justice! May I suggest swapping the white windows for yellow now that the stripe is beige ...
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    [SR - FB] Tanner

    Any more would have cluttered the space. I think you did it just enough... Or are you talking presentation in the form of a base?