Roadmonkeytj

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  1. The crew of Odin's Scorn is no ordinary pirate crew. And thanks! Thanks the flag actually took some trial and error. Glad you like the encampment! Thanks mate! I'll have to take a snapshot of the back side of the foliage for you. The quarters was kinda tricky It started as the rear of Odin's Scorn then I had to make the interior and transfer the once inner support to the outside lol. I can't claim the campfire as original as I've seen it used with a different set of parts before. Edit: Heres how I did it … I like to make "stalks" to the plant
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    Sea Rats: Sign-up and Discussion, ERA II

    Always forget about that ship lol
  3. Will do I'll licence it by end of day! @Capt Wolf property is licenced small artisan
  4. @Capt Wolf What does the settlement need more of small commerce, artisan, or culture lol?
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    Sea Rats: Sign-up and Discussion, ERA II

    It looks like the hat from the Juniors Sets
  6. A Mysterious Stranger: Before the ships had set sail the Octopus had delivered a sealed missive with a strange messenger aboard that insisted to speak directly to Mason himself. Once in the Captains Quarters he preceded to make himself comfortable much to the discomfort of Captain Mason. Before he could speak up about this being his ship the stranger reached in to his coat through his beard and pulled out the missive. it was sealed with the rising phoenix. He read through the letter as the stranger sat in silence. Once finished The stranger spoke up and said “ye best be gettin round a few good men now Captain … I’ll wait here for ye return”. As much as this angered Mason the stranger was right … he had little time before the Other ships the letter spoke of would arrive. So the Mason set off in secret and rounded up a few good and trusted men. One of those included one of the cooks. He met with the men in the forward hold and explained that this was going to be a mission of the upmost secrecy and that they should tell no one accept himself and the stranger that came aboard from the Octopus. At this he dismissed the men. Mason Quietly escorted the Chosen leader of the mission to his Bunk and instructed him to dress in plain clothes. Then took him to the stranger. Once in the cabin the Stranger addressed him without looking at him at first. “LT Donley Harris I presume”, the stranger said. “How do you know me stranger?” Donley replied. “Tis not important how I know thee, what tis important is the task at hand” retorted the stranger As he turned to face Donley, Donley realized he had never seen this man before but had heard the tales in the taverns of him. The stranger explained that the men would be ferried to the near by Mud Island and given two months supply. They were to Set up Camp and make contact with the Natives Chief. He was to present him a flint lock pistol with the phoenix engraved on the butt. At this the Chief would work with him in any endeavor he needed. He was instructed that there will be a resupply vessel in a few months time and that before it arrives he should be working with the Chief. At this he handed Donley another missive from his bearded chest. He instructed him to not open it until he could no longer see the ships mast on the horizon. The men had all changed into Plain clothes and were allowed to take their most valued belongings with them. When the time was right they were rowed to the Island and dropped off with supplies. The men worked quickly to make Camp they assembled a flagstaff to signal to the ships that camp was made. The Rats colors were hoisted high as the cook began to get a fire around. OoC: this is a second story Arc within the same story Game Masters please treat this as such - the only people on the main story that know of this mission are The Phoenix, Captain Mason, The Stranger, and the Crew members that had gone ashore. The Rowers only know that they dropped men and supplies off … thank you. Additional Pictures:
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    Emerald Night MOD

    Im not sure that's right though since the 16 tooth and 24 tooth are a driving and driven not a following gear. Unless my math is off I'm getting 1.251:1
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    [SR-FB] Vengeful Arrow

    Thanks... This was me pushing myself to try other methods ... Still needs improvement but I think it will work better on a larger ship
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    [SR-FB] Vengeful Arrow

    A new ship has been commissioned for trade … why so many guns you ask? well the seas are full of pirates these days and you can never protect your cargo too much. Thanks for viewing Comments and Criticisms welcome
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    Sea Rats: Sign-up and Discussion, ERA II

    Include the road, licence it in a sea rat settlement as an artisan so you get the bonus licence it as rum
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    Introducing BoBS Cards!

    I think a settlement bonus for hosting the games would be a better option... Economic boost for improvements during game maybe for a year (retro active for the two prior years hosts of course)
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    Emerald Night MOD

    this is its current set up … oddly its similar to the original gearing lol but this is giving me a decent speed and good torque. the gears off the motor can not be substituted for a regular 12 tooth gear as they sandwich the 16 tooth to allow it to sit lower and not bind. the red is the driving axel. if you want I can put together the version in the picture (previous revision). it had more torque but I felt it was too slow
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    Sea Rats: Sign-up and Discussion, ERA II

    @TomSkippy welcome aboard you scurvy rat! Looking forward to seeing your builds. I loved the intro of your fig! @Kwatchi can we get him added to the discussion thread?
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    Emerald Night MOD

    My issue with the xl motor is it takes the entire cab... And I wanted to maintain the firebox and figs. Unless I widen the boiler it would not fit In there either. Yea we have been talking about creating some "building standards" for the trains to better fit together at shows. It began with tunnel talks as we want to add elevation and hills to the layout in the future. With the custom rods I need 2 studs beyond the sleepers. (currently the only trains that ran on it were 6w diesel/electrics) with no previous overhang the buildings had been set very close to the straights
  15. Bru-Haha is proud to be here in Weelond for the fine festivities. We have developed a special Fall Brew just for the festivities and it has seemed to be a hit with the locals! Even the Master of Ceremonies was spotted ordering him a Stein! So while your enjoying the festivities that Weelond has to offer make sure to look for our mascot and stop by the booth and get you a stein of your own! BruHaha bringing fine beverages to you! Legal Disclaimer: Bru-Haha is a privately owned and operated company and is not a subsidiary of any kind. Furthermore Bru-Haha does not advocate or encourage the abuse of alcoholic beverages. Please drink responsibly and with moderation. Bru-Haha is only internded for semi responsible adults over the age of 12. Please do not drink and horse. If you have places to be please use a knowledgeable horse that has good sense of direction. Also please be careful when crossing the street after drinking as there may be drunken horsers out there. OOC: this was a fun build and I also was inspired to include an episode from the fest below. Comments and Criticism welcomed! Meanwhile across the street:
  16. Laura.. Glad to make you cry happy tears lol thanks for the comment!
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    Emerald Night MOD

    Oh yes... I think I may have to build some hoppers now lol. That's the driver and the fireman lol I couldn't fit a full engine crew so I included the two main lol. Quite honestly I don't know the exact ratio. I can give you what gears contact which if you want to calculate. My method was assemble a box and test... Will it pull five cars on a tight loop at decent speed? If not then rebuild... There were three versions after the one I'm using but They did not preform the way I wanted so I went back to this.
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    [SR-FB1] - Oct '618 - Mya

    @Kwatchi Your welcome for inspiration lol! The ship turned out great and I like the sound of the yellow skull lol As far as LDD. I can't draw unless I use a trackball mouse. (Old habits from AutoCAD) the click and drag is very helpful with the camera for me. @LM71Blackbird Thanks I never knew about the shift key either! Lol
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    The Naval Licensing and Prize Court

    Good Sirs I address you today to request a simple upgrade to a ship in my fleet. The Drunken Monkey has been a good sailing vessel and I would like to continue to use her however her range is a largely limiting factor to the rest of her fleets success. It is at this that I am requesting an upgrade from her current status as a C2 to a C3. When she was first built it was said she is on the large end for a class 2. I request the court commune and inform me of what upgrades need be done to satisfy this change or if such change is simply impossible at this time.
  20. Wow the flag works quite well! I'm hoping those gaps are for working doors lol!
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    WW1 Light Track Laying Train WDLR [MOC]

    Once finished I think instead of the plate behind the build if you printed off the historical pictures and glued to some cardstock that would make an impressive little display!
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    [SR-FB] Rahab's Gambit

    Thanks glad it's a hit!
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    [SR-FB] Rahab's Gambit

    Before you begin the basic design of the hull is not mine. I watched a time lapse video on MOC Bricks youtube channel and decided I wanted a ship of this fashion. I tried to stay true to the basic design but I had to make major changes both to account for 1) LDD does not like the placement of certain bricks and 2) My ship is considerably shorter and 3)The shrouds are not string rigged as they had done in the video. Also a special Thanks to @kaiju for not only the name of the ship but the push to finish three ships before next turn. The figure head kept rendering improperly so here's a snapshot: This render was done before it was named and I felt the figurehead was not befitting the name so I changed it to the above snapshot instead I do plan to build this in actual brick although it will be several months before I order the brick as I have three trains I need to get build before December lol. I'm not sure yet if I will be able to keep the Teal but I'm hoping! Comments and Criticism welcomed!
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    Switching Puzzle

    @Hod Carrier Thanks I'll have a look at it tomorrow! @MusicaRibelle So would leaving the magnets off and just using the buffers be better? I was thinking a somewhat easy solve ... Just a couple colors of boxcars, a switcher, a tanker, and a hopper. Something that can be done in less than five min
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    [BTSC] BoBS Tournament Soccer Cup 618

    Great games congrats to all!