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    Lego; the Mayan calendar; Python programming language; trains and railroading; cats.


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  1. ivanlan9

    LB&SCR E2 Class Tank Engine ("Railway Series" Thomas)

    @Tenderlok Yes! Thank you! @zephyr1934 is right, that's good work. I'm no fan of steam, but this build is both charming and clever. Great fun! And yes, please, get yourself a Flickr account. Even I have one! It's not used, but it's there if I need it.
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    Octrainber 2021 and lots of coke

    Be still, my beating heart. I love this scene: the engine, the wagon, and the minimal but dead-on scenery. Close enough to perfect. Metta, Ivan
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    LB&SCR E2 Class Tank Engine ("Railway Series" Thomas)

    I have an ad blocker, but have it turned off for Eurobricks. I also don't have external content blocked (that would put a serious dent in browsing!). I see lots of others' external content with no issues at all. In other places, I will often see a blank spot but with text that says, "View this content on Twitter," which gives me a link to click on. But I've never seen that with Eurobricks. ... I do Facebook but not Twitter. I can try searching there, I suppose, as long as I don't have to sign up. ... Your username is "The Lego Railway Series"? Metta, Ivan
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    LB&SCR E2 Class Tank Engine ("Railway Series" Thomas)

    And there are no links to twitter. How come others can see images to discuss them, but for me there's nothing: no links, no images, no text saying, "Go to X and search for Y," only blanks. Metta, Ivan
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    PBKA Thalys WIP

    Holger. Everyone loves your book. Metta, Ivan
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    [MOC] Lego DB V60 - in 12v style

    Please! Not my kneecaps! Metta, Ivan (computer geek since the 60s)
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    Two little brothers

    Yes, please participate! These are both charming, and they meet the criteria. Very admirable critters. I like the yellow & grey one best myself, but I think the British Racing Green one may be most prototypical. If you have the bricks you should build one in real brick. Very nice. Metta, Ivan
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    My OcTRAINber - Now with MOCs

    @Hod Carrier Agreed, simply amazing. You've got the "eentsy-beentsy" category all sewed up. Metta, Ivan
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    OcTRAINber 2021 WiP: Coke Quenching Locomotive

    Sweet! That's a kind of loco I thought about making for OcTRAINber--and gave up on as not able to be built satisfactorily in 6-wide. I like yours anyway, @Tenderlok. Metta, Ivan
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    TRAIN TECH Help, General Questions & Talk to the Staff

    Here's a link to a National Geographic article about Lego and its previous rejection of AFOLs. Trains, as well as Jamie, are mentioned: https://www.nationalgeographic.com/culture/article/adult-legos?cmpid=org=ngp::mc=crm-email::src=ngp::cmp=editorial::add=Compass_20211009::rid=D0535FB13342F855875E7D57E8239B15 Metta, Ivan
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    OcTRAINber 2021 - WIP story

    Rubber band drive? Shades of the old Athearn Hustler! I used to have one, but only ran it a few times, as (contrary to what it says in this article: https://hotraincollector.com/the-iconic-athearn-hustler/ ) its ONLY speed was about 300 scale MPH. It *leapt* off the tracks. Metta, Ivan
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    The Great Pumpkin - fuel tank & loading facility

    Most amusing! Good on you! Metta, Ivan
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    Trains in 4-Wide

    The little red VT95 is cute as a button. Metta, Ivan
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    LEGO Trains 2021

    Well, this may get me doxxed, but oh, well. I've bought a couple of the BlueBrixx engines, because it was easier than downloading their instructions and building with Real True Lego. I won't be doing that again, however. The fit was poor to middlin', and the "silver" was the kind of silver or grey made by melting down leftover modling scraps, which looks terrible. I'll be going back to the download-their-free-instructions route. It's slower, but safer, that way. If I want tanks or other military kits, COBI has terrific kits--and the clutch and colors are superb. If only they made trains. Metta, Ivan