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    2018 Lego Trains

    Well there's a really easy answer to that point about the Holiday Train attracting more types of fans, isn't there: a Creator Expert Hogwart's Express that is at the same level of design quality as the Emerald Night, with an alternative decals set, and designed to take the new power functions. People like me who have no interest in Harry Potter can still buy it and use the second sticker set. Everyone's happy. Shame they just brought out tht rather poorly designed HW which didn't even use the train window piece...
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    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...
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    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).
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
  7. 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.
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    [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!
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    [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
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    [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.
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    [MOC] Train Station (50s style)

    Alternate version with basic platform extensions.
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    [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.
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    2018 Lego Trains

    The Lego Star Wars virus is so virulent it's now in my trains feed.... :(
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    [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.
  15. My new and improved Space Shuttle orbiter MOC with landing gear. LDD file available on my Bricksafe page.
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    [MOC] Space Shuttle orbiter (mini)

    Now properly rendered.
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    [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.
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    [MOC] Ferrari SF70H vs. Mercedes W08 (2017 F1 cars)

    *throws away his own sorry excuse for a Ferarri F1 model*
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    Mini Sailing Ships Overview

    I tried doing a Royal Navy Ship of the Line a few years ago. I've learned a few techniques since then, plus there is of course a better parts selection, so I might go back to it and see what improvements I can make. Any suggestions gratefully received. LDD file is at my Bricksafe page (see signature).
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    2018 Lego Trains

    If that is indeed the final design, a sticker would likely soften the transition.
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    [MOC] Space Shuttle orbiter (mini)

    Strange, showing fine on my screen. Trying again. Otherwise... https://bricksafe.com/pages/Zetroc/space-shuttle-orbiter
  22. After seeing lots of different takes on the Land Rover (of various eras) I was inspired to design a minifig-scale version of the Series 2 for my nascent 1950s British village. LDD instructions are available here: https://bricksafe.com/pages/Zetroc
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    [MOC] Land Rover Series 2 (6-wide)

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    Bus stop using brick separators

    Finally, a use for the 277 separators in my collection... TLG need to run a program through which these can be returned in return for reward. A silly waste of oil-based resources.
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    1979 - 80's ish Mclaren F1 car

    I might have to build your models. Do you have a Bricksafe account?