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    Lego 12v layout 5

    Small but well playable!!! The 7730 is always a nice sight!!! Nice nice nice!
  2. Very very nice train, its retro-futuristic look is awesome!!!
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    LEGO Trains 2022

    I'd modify the "no" in "Maybe better not" Jokes apart - I think it "could" be suitable but only for bigger scales. It could be reeeally interesting in automated buildings like cranes, level crossings and so on... Ciao! Davide
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    LEGO Trains 2022

    My 2 cents on the PuP app, after some experiments: Predefined settings are nice for immediate use, but after some choo choo and puff puff and screech and "Batmaaaaan" - these become boring even for kids. The interesting thing about the App is the fact you can create your own control program - so for example you can set different predefined speeds (0,25,50,75,100%), you can emulate acceleration and slowdown to a stop...speaking of trains, obviously, movements and actions are more or less always the same. The possibility to program the outputs of the PuP hubs gave me one nice feeling of "the LOGO Turtle" (I'm getting old, damn!) and I like PuP for this reason. It can be educative. It can go far beyond the choo choo. It can be used also for side tracks accessories, like for example, a crane loading different materials according to wagon color. It can be used to stop the train and open its doors, wait and this way the PuP is really really nice.'re always limited by the number of ports of the small and big hubs. In some cases, the mounting position of the big hub with Technic holes could compromise the access to the ports, limiting even more the possibility to expand functionalities. What I'd change: Small AAA Batteries of the small hub are too weak and do not last so much - I would like to have, for example , a LIPO battery - based solution with USB recharging port like many many Lego "clones" are offering (with PF connections). Less space for batteries, more space for two additional ports. Then, I would like also small motors like Circuit Cubes - these could be nice for secondary functions and eventually smaller models. As a solution, PuP HAS potential, but it must be addressed in some way by TLG.
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    LEGO Trains 2022

    Ciao Thorsten! I've not tried yet, since I initially kept only one motorized "head", and then changed the PuP motor with a 9v one (removing all batteries weight), to run the train on the small track I have in my mountain's house. But I've to try it, since the new garden scale locomotive will have two motors - so I've to choose if PuP or PF!
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    LEGO Trains 2022

    New sets, to me , are sincerely uninspiring - apart the Crocodile, the TGV, the Emerald night - which were a bit more "serious". I bought two 60197 to have a spare PuP box and one more wagon to have a "complete" set. Built them last week and...sincerely: That yellow nose is too big, too strange, too ugly, too long compared to the front bogie. Wagons are always the same model of 10 years ago, but this time the choice of colors is nice! The train does not transmit any "satisfaction" when you see it running around. You are not WAITING for it to point its nose towards you...any time you see it passing,you find some ungraceful proportions. And I cannot even transform it in something else, since bricks are basically non-existent. It has already been said - these are "hit and run" toys. There's no train system behind them, no possibility to expand them, apart for tracks.
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    7777 sticker sheet

    Sincerely it sounds new also to me! I am now wondering which stickers it should reproduce, since as far as I remember 7777 models use already available stickers or printed bricks. I have seen the DB 7777 around, I created one also by myself, but then I preferred to use generic DB ones. In some cases I used the stickers of the official Lego model providing the main parts in the MOC (e.g. 7750 for big steamers with big wheels)
  9. Good point! The inspiration for tipper wagons colors did come from old 60s sets, indeed! For the 7720 - it's lovely in orange! Speaking of 241/242 - here's the original... ...and a recolored, modified one: The 7750 is really nice, its color reminds me the central stripe of some Amtrack trains! Ciao! Davide
  10. I recovered in the meantime some old drawings in Ldraw and reshaped them a bit using 7720 in different flavours! The black one is probably the most expensive 7720 that can be built, but it can cost a lot more with a 12v red motor! It was re-colored to look alike the first DB diesels, like the V20. Yellow one features the 4,5v yellow motor - to recall a MOW train (pulling for example the 7814 crane). Actually, the 7760-like blue one existed for a few weeks, before i dismantled it to build my SW10 replica in 12V (one of my first posts here in EB). The blue 7720 was then built in XXL format in one of my first experiments in big scale trains. But a workhorse like the 7720 wants some wagons to pull,'s some 7777 wagons: I add here one of my first drawings in Ldraw (2010). It's a 7720 in Edelweiss paint scheme (inspired by an old Marklin H0 model): Here's the 7810 Christmas Edition! and a more recent project, for Circuit Cubes motors, a revamped 723 (once it was 12v!): Green is indeed athe most correct color for many locomotives pity it was scarcely used in the past ! That 7740 is awesome!!! Ciao! Davide
  11. Ooooh very nice and - I'd say - appropriate color for the 7720!!! I did not consider green color since I'm always thinking at the colors/parts available in the 80s (it's a sick thing of mine , i know). Nice job!!! I like it!!! Ciao! Davide
  12. I always wanted to recreate a 7740 in Lufthansa Express livery, but yellow/white doors were a showstopper for me! Here some ideas I thought in many many years... Red 7760 is a classic, 7725 is nice in all colors (also in Rainbow consist!), 7810 and 7710...I'll leave them as they are, but 7810 could be a nice Christmas Train. 7720 can be built in 7760s blue disguise, or in yellow. Black is elegant but 2x2 windows are expensive. 7735 locomotive can virtually be in any color (it depends on "grille" bricks). Ciao! Davide
  13. That "hill" made of green bricks!!! It's something I've always wanted to do (and never tried - but it's absolutely good!) GREEEEEEAT!
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    Trains in 4-Wide

    Very nice 4- wide locomotives I see here from @idlemarvel and @XG BC !!! Motorization is not impossible in 4-wide, but small motors are needed and here the CircuitCubes motors are really useful. They can work with 3,7v batteries, but a bit of soldering and cable management may be required
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    Lisbon Tram - do you like it?

    I like it a lot!!! The Lisbon tram has always fascinated me, with its bright colors! Supported! Ciao! Davide
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    [MOC] Voralberg's Clockwork Locomotive - Syberia

    Being a fan of: Syberia games Trains built in Technic style and parts Clockwork locomotives made in Lego ... I cannot stop myself from looking at this beauty! Great shot in the snow - very...appropriate, I'd say. Maybe a Lego Friends customized minifig could complete the set as Kate Walker! Please go on with the other cars to make the full train - it surely will be a great shelf queen. Ciao! Davide p.s. Frontpage well deserved!!!
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    [MOC] Goldorak - UFO Robo Grendizer

    This is AWESOME!!! I love evey bit (stud!) of it You absolutely won the challenge! If I can make a request...please try Daitarn III (Daitān 3) with the two variants of Mach Patrol Ciao! Davide
  18. I saw it in Youtube some days ago - it's an astonishing model, immediately recognizable! Great work! Ciao! Davide
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    [MOC] Onward Into The Sierras

    I just saw this one with my daughter (she's here with me now) - our compliments for this fantastic small theme! We like a lot how you rendered the wagons! Ciao! Davide
  20. Funny and ... different! I like it a lot The timing/gearing is really well done! Great! Ciao! Davide
  21. Great first MOC - impressive crane and fuctions!!! Keep up the good work! Ciao! Davie
  22. Spectacular Caddy! It looks perfect, and immediately gives that "smooth ride" sensation! Surely the front page is really really well deserved!!! Ciao! Davide
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    Question for 12v train motor lubrication tips!

    WD40 was my first choice many many years ago...and I can say it's good for cleaning motors, but aggressive on plastic.So if you have dirty gears (also because maybe some previous owners tried some lubrication too), WD40 will help to clean them. On old 4,5v motors, once they are clean, I use a drop of sewing machine oil or lately, a grease like Tamiya's one, which is the best in my opinion (after all, also Miini 4WDs have plastic gears). Same on 12v, but I had to open them...and It's not an easy task. Oce opened, 12v motors will reveal also very dirty wheel bearings, which are full of dust, hair...and so on). The sewing machine oil tends to be a bit messy, so I limited its use on windup motors only, using the key hole (I never opened one, but it seems there's no need).😀
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    Trains in 4-Wide

    Aaah what a little, nice puffing machine!!! I like it a lot!!!
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    Lego 12v Layout #4

    It's always a joy to see old 12v stuff running!!! Great video! Ciao! Davide