JasonL

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  1. JasonL

    AT&SF #2926 - 4-8-4 Steam Locomotive

    Oops, didn't see this! Thanks for showing how you did it! I've got a lot of tinkering with my tenders ahead of me now. :) ...Tinkering with my tenders doesn't sound quite right, does it?
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    AT&SF #2926 - 4-8-4 Steam Locomotive

    Wow! It looks to be quite an improvement over the already fantastic original, and the smoke is a clever touch. Gonna have to revisit my own 4-8-4 now. :) How long does your battery last with 2 XL motors? Do you have any pictures of the motor assembly? I still struggle to build motors without the whole thing breaking. Again, great job!
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    A Bunch of Digital ACL-Themed Things

    Thank you! Yup, those clips are completely backwards. Good eye! Thanks! I'll certainly try those tiles, and I am honored to be compared to the likes of Mr. Leiphart. All of these will be built eventually, once funds allow. :) Thanks a bunch! The caboose is my favorite, too.
  4. Hello, all! I've made or redesigned a few things since I've posted here, and thought I'd share. (I'm more active on my Flickr, if for some reason you wanted to be more up-to-date.) We'll start with the Atlantic Coast Line Q-1 2-10-2. These were built in 1925, and used primarily in slow freight service. They actually had the most tractive effort of any steam locomotive the ACL had! A few were sold to other railroads in the early 50s, and the rest were scrapped. None survive today. The actual Lego model had a few parts clipping, but that's because precise hinge movement is a bit painful in Stud.io if you don't want to type precise degrees. (Read: laziness) I want to try to get the bell more upwards, rather than straight out, but I'm still figuring it out. Also, the 2x4 bricks in the lower back are just a placeholder until I can figure out what that area actually looks like in the prototype. The current bell belongs to Owen Meschter, who's Flickr is right here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/150003595@N08/ I like the tender, and it's the first Vanderbilt I've attempted. ACL 2-10-2 Mostly Done by Jason Laplante, on Flickr ACL 2-10-2 Mostly Done by Jason Laplante, on Flickr acl 2-10-2 #5 by Jason Laplante, on Flickr After that we have a USRA 0-6-0, which the ACL acquired several of. It's a redesign of a previous shunter I've made. USRA 0-6-0 by Jason Laplante, on Flickr Next up is BMR's boxcar, except with 2 changes! The Atlantic Coast Line had many more ventilated boxcars versus normal boxcars, (Gotta ship those oranges somehow!) so I wanted to model one. Something that I'm unsure of the prototype is if the vents were built into the wall, or was another door with vents on it. Lego Ventilated Boxcar by Jason Laplante, on Flickr I saved the best for last. Previously, I had made an ACL m3 caboose, in 9-wide. I decided since then to step down to 8-wide, and redesigned it. Highlights include the "planks" that make up the walls, and the interior. Hopefully none of the crew needs to use the restroom, or else they're out of luck. ACL M3 Caboose (8 wide) by Jason Laplante, on Flickr ACL M3 Caboose (8 wide) Interior by Jason Laplante, on Flickr AS ALWAYS, comments, and questions are welcome!
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    Digital P-5-A locomotive

    You're too kind! I just checked, and stud.io calculated it to be around 19 oz, so it's certainly not a lightweight. I'll have to get some of those fancy ball bearings. Pretty much the only thing left for the caboose is some lighting, and maybe making the beds into bunks. And then actual assembly, of course. Thanks again!
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    Digital P-5-A locomotive

    Good question, actually. I googled "acl caboose" and just went from there. I think the one in the picture I used is an M3, though.
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    Digital P-5-A locomotive

    Made an ACL caboose to go with the locomotive! caboose acl #5 by Jason Laplante, on Flickr caboose acl #1 by Jason Laplante, on Flickr caboose acl #6 by Jason Laplante, on Flickr caboose acl #3 by Jason Laplante, on Flickr caboose acl #4 by Jason Laplante, on Flickr
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    Digital P-5-A locomotive

    Well, that depends on the scale you build it at. I'm building in 1:38 (I think) and so I need larger wheels. (48.795 mm) But at say, 1:48, (generally understood as minifigure scale) the wheels need to be only 38.629 mm in diameter, which is only 2 mm off from a BBB XL wheel.
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    Digital P-5-A locomotive

    Hypothetically it's 1:38, but I probably screwed it up somewhere Thank you! The bell was a must-have ;) The rods'll just be some from Trained Bricks. I'll see if I can get a valve gear on there too.
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    Digital P-5-A locomotive

    Thanks! The P-5-A has 73 inch drivers, so in the scale I want they would be 48.795mm. (I'll have to get them 3d-printed) And yes, I use Stud.io. :)
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    Digital P-5-A locomotive

    The P-5-A (Not to be confused with a PRR P5) was a type of 4-6-2 Pacific used by the Atlantic Coast Railroad. They were fast in the passenger service, and once retired to fast freight service, still performed very well; they were capable of pulling 60-70 car loads at the maximum speeds the railroad allowed. This particular one is modeled after #1504, which currently is on static display in Jacksonville, FL. I chose the P-5-A because it not only kicked butt, but it's also a "native" locomotive for me. The driving wheels are missing because I will be getting 3-d printed ones, so they aren't in the program I use. P-5-A by Jason_train, on Flickr P5A #16 by Jason_train, on Flickr P5A #15 by Jason_train, on Flickr P5A #14 by Jason_train, on Flickr
  12. Hello! Today I have a model of a PRR B6. It's at about 1,000 pieces. The tender has enough room for a battery box and receiver, and an M motor is probably going to go in the wheelbase somewhere. It's also going to have some of Trained Bricks' fancy drive rods eventually, (When it's built) but I need to figure out how to get a valve gear on the thing first. Thoughts and advice appreciated! Revised b6 shunter by Jason_train, on Flickr Revised b6 shunter by Jason_train, on Flickr shunter #5 by Jason_train, on Flickr Revised b6 shunter by Jason_train, on Flickr
  13. Hi all! I've been working on this guy in Stud.io. He's missing arms, and has several holes that need patched up. Thoughts and advice appreciated! bonkle 2 by Jason_train, on Flickr bonkle 2 #9 by Jason_train, on Flickr
  14. Thank you! The fun part will be building it out of real bricks. :) Aaaaand here's that tanker. Wanted to make it in black, but either Lego didn't make the part in that color, or it was expensive, I forget which. The rigid tubing will be bent into a ladder once it's built in real life. Tanker car by Jason_train, on Flickr
  15. Thanks! Since I don't want to make a bunch of posts for a bunch of freight cars, I'm going to dump em here: Flatcar: flatcar betterer by Jason_train, on Flickr And a Gondola: 50-ish foot gondola by Jason_train, on Flickr I like the boogies on this one a lot. 50-ish foot gondola by Jason_train, on Flickr I think I deleted my renders for my Tankers, so I'll have to whip some up eventually.