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  1. LEGO 60197 Passenger Train

    I think it looks fantastic for a City train. Now I'm genuinely annoyed I spent hundreds of squids on building a 50s-era train and village display...
  2. 2018 Lego Trains

    Both much better than the leaked promo images. The passenger train looks good (lack of doors aside) and the colours are really vibrant; the freight train set overall is well designed has lots of play value. Lesson to be learned by some. ;o) However, I will be buying the Hogwarts Express and modding and de-Harry Pottering it to fit in my 50s village layout (alongside a modded Constitution with EN-style carriages).
  3. 2018 Lego Trains

    In the developed world in 2009, plenty of people had smartphones and most had a PC and internet access at home. As for the financial crisis, TLG never noticed. Its revenue grew stronger: https://www.statista.com/statistics/282870/lego-group-revenue/ The passenger cars were easy to part out on Bricklink for a few years. Less so now as the windows get rarer. One I did recently set me back £65. Like the man from TLG said, people don't go for the trains so much.
  4. 2018 Lego Trains

    I never said they wouldn't do it because they've done it before. The simple fact that they've done it more than once and I linked to the several versions was enough to show that I know TLG is happy to hit repeat. My point was in response to a comment which suggested TLG would want to do HE, as if they never had before. I'd take a HE, though I'd remove the HP features. I've just seen zero evidence it's coming again. Though I'd much prefer a mid-blue Class A4.
  5. 2018 Lego Trains

    Indeed. Which is why they've already done it several times. https://brickset.com/sets?query=hogwarts express In the absence of any firm evidence, this is all speculation and wishful thinking. An oblique reference to "tables and chairs" is a pretty small straw to clutch at.
  6. [MOC] Train Station (50s style)

    Ah yes, I forgot about a dormer - a regular feature of traditional British train stations. And somewhere to hang a clock!
  7. [MOC] Train Station (50s style)

    Yup, the back is open to allow play or display of the internal detail, in the tradition of the Winter Village series. Click 3D view at the following link: https://studio.bricklink.com/v2/build/model.page?idModel=32026
  8. [MOC] Lego BR class 08 diesel shunter

    I guess this is going to get a whole lot easier with PF 2.0 and its combined battery and receiver. I've stopped work on my own 08 pending the introduction of the new system. I want - sorry, my boy wants - as compact a unit as possible with a working cab for a minifig. I guess the only way we're going to get an official Lego shunter is if they do a Star Wars one. I wouldn't put it past them.
  9. [MOC] Train Station (50s style)

    Alternate version with basic platform extensions.
  10. [MOC] Train Station (50s style)

    Funny you should say that. MOC'ing it up in LDD right now so it can take my two EN-style cars.
  11. An addition to the cannon. I'll be buying the parts to build this soon. You can see it at my BrickLink Stud.io page (link in signature), and if you download or view in 3D you will see the internal details through the open back for play/display - Winter Village style. Scaled to fit my short-form EN-style carriages (24-stud plate; also available at my Stud.io page, with other content including more train stuff) which are hauled by a modified PF'd Constitution engine. Suggestions for improvements welcome.
  12. 2018 Lego Trains

    The Lego Star Wars virus is so virulent it's now in my trains feed.... :(
  13. [MOC] Space Shuttle orbiter (mini)

    I did post an earlier version but it crashed and burned (if you'll forgive the distasteful pun...). Gave up on that programme ages ago. It's a cross between an echo chamber for the same ideas over and over and over and over again, a depository for terrible excuses for models which somehow attract dozens if not hundreds of votes, and a bragging place for people who build 20,000 piece sets which are never going to be approved. I won't go back until they exercise some form of editorial control over all submissions.
  14. [MOC] Space Shuttle orbiter (mini)

    Now properly rendered.
  15. [MOC] Lotus/Caterham 7 (mini)

    A Lotus/Caterham 7, inspired by MOCs seen elsewhere. I think a minifig can be squeezed into the cockpit but I haven't built it yet. LDD file at my Bricksafe page.