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  1. monai

    DB118 & Blauer Enzian

    Hi Emanuele Many compliments for the MOC it deserves the frontpage and, also if I'm focused on boiling affairs, it's really charming. I agree with the overhead line enthusiasm but I realize that is not easy to make, above all in the curves. Sergio
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    Shell Chemical Plant

    Really well done, a very nice rendering. Let me wish you a great 2021 too, not only better than 2020 it would bee too easy.. :-) Sergio and eros
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    BR 99.23-24 in aprox. 1:22

    So you write on the spreadsheet that the gauge is 45mm, why have you reduce it to L-gauge 38mm? if you look in front of your model the too narrow gauge will pop up immediately, also the leading wheels should upscale. The rendering is very very nice but the contrast in scales is somehow disturbing. For the XXL LDRAW files try regards
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    BR 99.23-24 in aprox. 1:22

    Very well designed, BUT you cannot use 2 different scales, one for the gauge and one for the locomotive body, in this way the overall look is disharmonious. The right scale should be 1:26 and the wheel diameter 38mm, this means you should use the XL wheels (if you use the 1:22 scale you should get the XXL size) and this is visible in your blueprint too, are the hidden side wheels bigger? Let me congratulate for your wonderful dioramas in flickr (are the really built or only digitally designed?) All in all a very nice idea for a wonderful locomotive. Best wishes for the project
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    BR18 201 Germany Express

    Really a nice rendering, very well built. There are only one thing you could improve: the tender is too low, if you look at the real engine the roof of the cabin is at the same level of the tender top, this is a very easy thing to do, one or two more black plates in the upper section of the tender. I understand that the gap between the lok and the tender is necessary to negotiate the curves. Unfortunately in the Lego train world there are no wheels of the right dimensions, and the comparison between the HO model and the Lego one is merciless. You have chosen the worst locomotive in this sense, with 2300mm (from the 61.002 predecessor) these are the largest in this locomotive era. many congratulations indeed
  6. monai

    [MOC] Boston and Albany D1a 4-6-6t

    Many thanks Coal Fired I already knew this site, nice but I was looking for something more technical, what sounds strange to me are the weigths of the different sectors of the loko: 180000 pounds for the entire driving section (with the boiler full of water) and 110000 for the trailing one, also taking into account the 5000 gals of water and 6 tons of coal it means the empty tender would weight more than 24 tons! There are no accesible detailed plans for this loko and is a pity because it would be the heaviest locotender ever.. anyway your model catched its spirit (but think about larger driving wheels) regards Sergio
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    [MOC] Boston and Albany D1a 4-6-6t

    Many thanks Sven, the book is very interesting but the informations are very basic indeed. It seems as this lokotender were a ghost, only minimal descriptions and numbers in a small table..I would still debate about the total weight which looks very high above all for the tender.
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    [MOC] Boston and Albany D1a 4-6-6t

    could you give us the bibliography reference of this book? it is very difficult to find something about this Loko. many thanks
  9. Ah Michael Ende! in italian it was "Jim Bottone", I didn't know the Augsburger Puppenkiste, very nice.. Sergio
  10. wow wonderful movements, the music remember me an old german song, it is the same as in this video (you should already know it) very nice indeed, for the rolling stock have you considered the marklin LEGO base? Gruss Sergio
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    [MOC] Boston and Albany D1a 4-6-6t

    Wow the swinging is large but is, let's say, harmonic, not disturbing. I wonder if using a train motor instead of L one (the first and second driving axis are separated quite exactly by 7 studs) would be simpler. I love the rendering of the inclined firebox; you know you have realized a loco I was thinking about since longtime, now it will be difficult to emulate you.. regards
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    [MOC] Boston and Albany D1a 4-6-6t

    Really wonderful realization, you should only look for a larger wheels set (new BBB XXL?), the LEGO wheels are not in scale for this locotender. Do you have some more information about this locomotive? n the literature is very difficult to find something, it is claimed to be the world's heaviest locotender ever, but it is a bit strange because they say the tender weights about 41 tons, a bit hard to believe.. How have you solved the LEGO tight curve problem? the tender should swing a lot from the boogies. many congratulations Sergio and Eros
  13. monai

    Are smaller flanges possible on larger radius tracks?

    The flanges in LEGO are ridicolously high, they need to be so high because of the poor geometry of the rails and the points, they are conceived for children not for railways model, if you want something more realistic you should foreseen a change in rails system too, take a look at: but it's a LOT of work! perhaps changing the scale and using G scale rails would help, see:
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    Steam Train Boilers- ideas anyone

    Wow perhaps the heaviest tank engine ever.. Interesting the way you'll use for the bunker bogey anyway what about the Cylinder Half 3 x 6 x 6 with 1 x 2 Cutout bricklink 87926
  15. The tank engines you cited are really nice, the Krupp one looks as the typical prussian silouette, it remember me the BR95 or the TkZ sand lokos, but it is a standar gauge so you have less room for details.. the Kleinbahn Leer-Aurich-Wittmund is very cute and it has something of this last Eritrean one. What about the Harz BR99 7242-3? it has the "Kuhnsche Schleife" too isn't it? Gruss Sergio