legotownlinz

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  1. 2018 Lego Trains

    Please show the pic.
  2. 2018 Lego Trains

    Did you find the blurry images and video that were already linked in this thread a few days ago or better ones?
  3. 2018 Lego Trains

    That would be nice, but if they do not change it, I'm also fine. Better the old desing than nothing.
  4. 2018 Lego Trains

    I like the new 60051 much better than the old 7897. The new one has a more elegant design.
  5. BrickTracks: different curves, PF/9V compatible

    Hmm, I don't foresee large investments in technology that is dead for many years. If I had 9V trains, I would rather convert them to PF than buying metal tracks. For home layouts, PF has so many advantages over 9V. Charging batteries is annoying when running trains the whole day, for example at exhibitions, in such case the 9V system is perfect. But sales for exhibition layout is insignificant and will never justify molds.
  6. BrickTracks: different curves, PF/9V compatible

    First of all, thank you for all the time and money you spent on producing high quality Lego-compatible tracks. I will certainly buy some of your products because I want to use more than the five types of tracks offered by Lego and your tracks are superior to competing 3D printed tracks. Regarding product strategy, I would ask you to stay down to earth. How many people need R200 curves? Imho virtually zero, nobody has the space to use them. Don't make the mistake to assume people in this forum represent the needs of the average customer. The average customer wants to replace the flexible tracks of a double track oval's outer track with solid curved tracks. The R56 PF curve is the one and only product that will sell in high quantities and should be top priority. Like all the other people contributing to this thread I’m looking forward to molded tracks and switches. But injection molds are too expensive to compete with 3D printed stuff in such a niche market. It would be a real pity if your business fails because of wrong product decisions induced by fan discussions. When you develop the next product, check if it is useful for the average 10 year old Lego fan. If not, drop the idea and work on something else. Once you have made lots of money with the R56 tracks, it’s fine to do R200 curves and exotic switches. But until then, focus on products that appeal to a large number of people, not only those who run very large Lego layouts at exhibitions. To me building a Lego world means to recreate the spirit of a scene, not rebuilding it to scale. The latter works much better with H0 or N model trains. Lego worlds are rarely realistic and they don’t have to be to look great. Neither the curved tracks.
  7. 2018 Lego Trains

    By biggest wish for 2018 is a return of the double crossover 7996 or the crossing 4519. Are there any rumors on new tracks, other than re-packing of the existing straight and curved tracks?
  8. Hello from Austria

    I should mention that there are some issues with the Wiener Linien sets one should be aware of before buying them. The tramway (Straßenbahn E1) and the underground train U6 are not as stable as original Lego models. I used glue for a few parts, otherwise playing with them is annoying when they break apart whenever you touch them. The tramway (Straßenbahn E1) is not compatible with switches, it gets stuck on the guide rails. I'm just fixing the issue by milling off a few parts with a CNC machine. The short bus and the other Silberpfeil-underground (old version, there's a new one, too) are fine.
  9. Hello from Austria

    Hello Everybody! My name is Peter, I am from Austria. My favourite Lego themes are Modular Buildings, City Trains and trains from the Wiener Linien. I also collect City sets if they integrate well with the Modular Buildings.
  10. 2018 Lego Trains

    I read this thread regularly because I love all the speculations about new products. Of course one could argue it is pointless to do so, but it's fun. Imho the leaked images are real though they do not show the final product. That's quite obvious because everything except the engines is missing. No one knows how old the leaked images are, they might show a draft from months ago. I wonder why the new cargo engine was described as "like 60052, but green". Either the design has changed between the leaked images and the final product, or the set description is not accurate at all. These two engines are entirely different, one is European, the other one US style. They have nothing in common except they are both cargo engines.