Roadmonkeytj

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    Meanwhile in Acropolis

    Very well done indeed I'm sure the supplies will do well to fix the damage.
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    Switching Puzzle

    Update: The track plan, signal tower and custom rolling stock... Still working on the switcher and getting the bricks together lol
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    Track maintenance help...

    Nice score... And nice posing!
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    Emerald Night MOD

    So as promised I finally got some pictures of it on a layout. But first some back story. The EN was released during my dark period and I had no idea it existed till early this year. I was fortunate enough that a coworker was getting out of Lego's and got one for a decent price. So I dug out an oval of track and much to my dismay the engine ran horribly or simply derailed. It was a good looking engine so I pulled the PF and made it a static model. A month went by and I had decided I will make this train run come Brickworld Ft Wayne. I tried the motorized tender option but did not like the look. So I ripped the thing apart and put her on a diet all the center section came out and a L motor went in. A custom "gearbox" needed assembled. I rebuilt it 13 times before I found a solution I was both happy with overall speed and torque, also that didn't blow apart after an hour of running lol. The front trucks have been reworked to not derail and @zephyr1934 worked with me to get his custom rods and valve gear running good. After many hours on the test oval I felt she was ready for the show. Once at the show I soon discovered she hates switches... So much help was needed getting her on the main off the siding. Then I found she hates uneven track lol so I did some more reworking and that solved most of the wheel slip (the front and rear boogies would lift the drive wheels) allowing the front to pivot seemed to resolve most of this. So it ran around our Lugs layout and ran into the first issue (my train was the first steam train to ever run on this layout) the rods hit the station platform! So we moved it a stud and a half back and it was good but then it came to the elevated section. It ran up the hill (fairly steep) without issue but once at the elevated station its canopy hit the light guards then the rods the platform. So it was committed to a siding as the elevated would take too much rework. Fortunately another steam display was willing to let her stretch her legs. First we ran it with the stock car that came with the set ... then we hooked her up to a rake of coal. (I won't mention his name as I'm not sure if he's OK with being mentioned but I'm sure many of you know him... Hats off to you sir) It was great to see her run and my boys loved watching it run! Again thanks to all! I am working with a light company to light the firebox and the rear tender. Now to work on my Lug to increase track clearance for steam lol. Update: as she currently sits. Added brickstuffs custom lighting. Replaced the original pf lights with LEDs' installed flickering fire in the firebox and a rear lamp on the tender.
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    Emerald Night MOD

    It really seems like a whole new engine with your rods and valve gear. And I'm glad you approve! The Lug is relatively new and we are still in talks about "standard design" for colab layouts. Plus it had always been one guy who managed the trains with no steam on the rails. So it worked for his stock and standard Lego stock.
  6. Maybe not persay ship rations from the stewie... But maybe more mainland recipes that were popular during the time ... Like Hasenpfeffer ... Which I do have an excellent recipe for if your interested...
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    [COR-FB] The Rover Privateer

    Very appreciative... Thank you!
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    [SR - FB1 Oct] Komodo Dragon II

    I think he was referring to the dock blowing up... That story left it questionable to his well being lol
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    [COR-FB] The Rover Privateer

    So in this pic is the loose end just brought back up to the plate clamps after you tighten it? Do you tie the original string to the bushing or just clamp it in the bushing when you start stringing?
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    [WTC] Blackbird

    Or a link to an Ldd file with a sail in it.... Hint hint nudge nudge wink wink. Lol
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    [OL-FB] Brig la Sentinelle

    I really love the stern slope... Tons of good details... The dancing ember was quite the ship and you added her details quite well.
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    [SR - FB1 Oct] Komodo Dragon II

    That's a fearsome sight on the water!
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    The Tables Turned

    My my the scandal! Nice builds!
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    [WTC] Blackbird

    @Drunknok @Mesabi A fine ship the WTC has acquired @LM71Blackbird While the class debate is unsettling she is a fine class 7,6,7,6 .... Ship lol One of these days You will have to break down your sail treatment for me... I tried a bit on Rahab's Gambit and it looks impressive but I was unhappy with my square sails so I left them off lol. @Legostone @Bregir As far as the rules clarifications. I think what is there worked for a while. I think adding three pictures to each example would help if available. 1) Waterline model/ brick built hull 2) Prefab hulls 3)Real world example. I think having these three reference photos (if not in the table then a link to a larger thread with more examples of that class) would help to clear alot of the confusion. I myself have struggled with the Clarifications. I'm not suggesting a rewrite of the class I think they work quite well, just the reference materials. I definitely think a couple real world examples with Lego examples if available would clear alot of the error.
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    [SR - FB] Drowned Rat

    Well now I know what to do with those little sails I have lol. Great little ship... Not too much I can say that hasn't been said already. I really love the lantern use!
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    Settlement: The Sereen Cay

    And Stella is called the wife beater but yet I have never accosted the wife while drinking LMAO... Live dangerously my friends!
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    [MOC] Train Cam Snow Plow

    Very nice indeed! Although now you have to put mining scenes inside the tunnels and light them lol! I would love to see the track plan for the larger layout it was running on. I'm sure the plow looked right at home on the winter layout lol!
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    LEGO Gmbh Spielwaren Köf

    Very nice thanks to both of you!
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    COR-FB] Official yacht Amiable

    Enough gold for a corish man not a eslondian lol
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    Settlement: The Sereen Cay

    I think I need a bottle sent stateside! @Fraunces this is quite well done in deed... Make sure to licence your buildings separate... Looks to be the good start to a Hamlet!
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    COR-FB] Official yacht Amiable

    Quite a nice little bucket you got yourself there! The right amount of gold to be privately owned! Love the cabin door!
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    Celebrations in the "Two Crabs Pub"

    Nice little pub scene!
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    [SR - FB2 - OCT 618] Tortuga's City Hall

    Very nice little beach house love the presentation!
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    [COR-FB] The Rover Privateer

    I really like the rigging on this (wish for black string as well). Any chance we could get a how to instructions for the way you rigged this?
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    Working Rudder Design

    It really makes for a neat motion