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  1. Yes I did, (finally) you got it. I wonder if the use of an alternative battery box has helped? is it possibe that spaing the space for receiver could make easier to model the cab? Sergio
  2. Dear Sven your creation is revealing not only your Lego skillness but also your great railway culture. You go over the normal playful passion for Lego (always necessary) and reach a museum documentation quality. I'm honored to be considered a friend in this cultural passion. with my best regards Sergio Monai
  3. BR05-003

    beautiful realization, as usual from you. I there any technical reason for not using the custom made rods? regards Sergio
  4. thanks for the answers but I wonder if it could be possible to make, by 3d printing, also the switch geometries those guys have done. The last one is a real world switch geometry, is called english switch. many thanks and my best wishes for your activity Sergio
  5. very nice, up to now it has been possible to control the switches only with some modifications, as explained in: http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?f=165803 just for curiosity, do you think it would be possible the switch geometry illustrated above and also in: http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?i=2984829
  6. ETR 1000 Frecciarossa

    Hi my compliments to your interpretation of this train. I don't understand the sterile polemic post of fonderiadigitale, there are plenty of replicas around, how many Big-Boys have been presented? perhaps everybody know who has been the first? and why one should mention him? He has not WORKED for it, he has done it for fun. There are no intellectual properties on modeling trains, we are playing! Sergio
  7. The project for the largest Telescope ever becames a wonderful LEGO model: https://www.eso.org/public/unitedkingdom/announcements/ann14071/?lang enjoy
  8. wunderschoen! in 22.5 garten bahn! I'm sure you know it but for the others, they can see it in action: https://www.tesnolineikata.com/steam-engines as regard the br46 you are right considering your scales, but in L-gauge it should be possible, but not on standard curves. Have you considered the 3d printed wheels recently proposed on this forum too?
  9. mmh intriguing, since it's not the br46 could it be the br45, you love tenderlokomotiven, not the largest but the second one, 6 axes... I cannot wait to see it..
  10. may I suggest a link to Lego Sodor : http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?f=546967 S.
  11. Hi Sven I'm delighted by your cure of prototypical shape, now your small (relatively) shunter is even more wonderful. Is the BuWizz really so better than LEGO original? I mean, not only for the size. I'm happy to hear your next model will have opening doors, (I'm also found of "gestallt" but details are important too) best wishes for the BIG model (the bulgarian?) Sergio and Eros
  12. Torpedo Wagon

    Very nice model, well detailed, as usual in your realizations. The Lego track geometry proves, once more, to be very poor for modeling. Sergio and Eros
  13. How Do I Train? (adapted from a talk)

    well, from the table the 1,2 mm is the maximum depth of flanges not the standard, LEGO are all 3mm tall, but, as I said, the main problem are the tracks, the 1,2mm H0 still runs on their tracks, 3mm LEGO are not running on "scaled" (1:38) tracks (code 200 Gauge1), as you well know. Not to speak about the switches.. cheers Sergio
  14. E656-590

    Hello 12V. really nice, again you propose very attractive techniques to model the details which are the spirit of the locomotives. Also the "not exact" rendering of the frontal gains a lot from your solutions, better than the original prototype.. Sergio and Eros
  15. How Do I Train? (adapted from a talk)

    I agree with you about the comically large LEGO flanges, and therefore to consider it as the "real" diameter to take into account for scale modelling. Nevertheless also doing so you are facing with a lack of choices: the largest BBB wheel is 36mm which is (at 1:38) equal to a real 1368mm diameter wheel. Ok you have a lot of lokos to model but not the large beautiful steam engines everybody likes, for instance the "flying scotsman" which inspired the Emerald night (LNER Class A3 4472 with a 2033mm wheel diameter!). The Emerald is nice to play with and the new wheels are a succes, but the scale is simply ridiculous. Probably the real problem are the tracks, I guess a very large wheel simply doesn't work on standard lego tracks, not only for the curve radius but also for the profile of rails (they are not vignoles). Always speaking of "scale modelling", you should consider the "static" solution, which Tenderlok has so well investigated (see the main page of BBB for confirmation).