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  1. LegoDW

    Winter Village Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    Yes, I am missing that one to. Love the truck and the igloo!!!
  2. LegoDW

    Winter Village Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    Not thrilled about the idea of a Elf Club house but will reserve judgement till its release.
  3. Let me look thru my spare parts for a option to revise the engine coupler. Thank you for sharing your pictures as an example.
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    Winter Village Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    I am not a huge fan of the new haunted house ether. IMO it just lacks the fun fair type experience the other sets provide. Agree, not too much discussion on this years set. IMO last years offering of the Gingerbread house was just so-so and folks have lost a little bit of the interest in the theme. The whole COVID-19 mess isn't helping much too. Hopefully this year TLG will offer a nice old fashion building that matches the majority of the sets of this theme and everyone will get excited again.
  5. Note: my comments to SteamStewEmpire questions are above in red. Please read his original post earlier in this tread for his complete posting and thoughts. Cannot recall if speed matters for derailment frequency. I want to say derailments are less common at slower speeds but that is just my impression, can run some tests next time running the engine. Set did not have traction tires on engine main/drive wheels. Did not add any. Front bogie did include traction tires on all 4 wheels and left them on. Bogie on Technic pins, spaced just enough to allow wheels to be mounted (4 stud spacing). Pins are the short ones, one side the Technic cross, other the clip that fits inside a brick with a hole in it. Engine is not powered, no gearing in engine. All drive wheels (not powered) are on the small Technic pins, they all move independently. Bogie is free to move side to side and slightly up and down with little effort. One issue I have just found is that the drive rods will actual hit the bogie on a curve. It hits in an area where the bogie is smooth and just stops the drive wheel for a second (its not powered so not a big deal) IMG_2587 by IMG_2588 by
  6. Question for those who like to run trains on their city layouts. How does the Emerald Knight perform? Looking at YouTube not a lot of AFOL running this set or similar. I moc'ed up a 75955 Harry Potter set with mixed results. My moc has a powered tender. On straight track runs great, get a "s" curve or switch and some derailments. Maybe one every 10th time thru a switch. Basically the tender ends up pushing the engine up off the tracks. Aware sets like the Emerald Knight use a powered engine and perhaps this problem is mitigated. Concerned as at least on YouTube, AFOL typically are not running this train on their video's. Assuming its performance related? Looking for some guidance before getting to far down this road. Will note, my passenger set 60197 (running two sets) works great and cannot recall my last derailment. One single power up motor more then enough to pull two trains. My layout is very flat.
  7. Question for those who like to run trains on their city layouts. How does the Emerald Knight perform? Looking at YouTube not a lot of AFOL running this set or similar. I moc'ed up a 75955 Harry Potter set with mixed results. My moc has a powered tender. On straight track runs great, get a "s" curve or switch and some derailments. Maybe one every 10th time thru a switch. Basically the tender ends up pushing the engine up off the tracks. Aware sets like the Emerald Knight use a powered engine and perhaps this problem is mitigated. Concerned as at least on YouTube, AFOL typically are not running this train on their video's. Assuming its performance related? Looking for some guidance before getting to far down this road. Will note, my passenger set 60197 (running two sets) works great and cannot recall my last derailment. One single power up motor more then enough to pull two trains. My layout is very flat.
  8. LegoDW

    Winter Village Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    I hear you, but not sure TLG will. TLG is in a process of change, looking at marketing to new customers.....looking to increase revenue like all businesses. I just hope they don't forget about us, there existing customer base. I am still holding out for a ice skating pond with a hot chocolate stand for this years offering. Know it wont happen, but still fun to dream.....
  9. LegoDW

    Lego 10277 - Crocodile Locomotive

    My thoughts....if TLG sell it, people will buy it. I'm just glad they don't charge more for their stuff!
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    Cargo train 60198 out of stock on S@H

    Ok, sounds like as I should pull the trigger now an purchase is I want the existing wheels. Thank you all for your thoughts.
  11. Was looking at S@H and 60198 is showing as out of stock, no back order option. The passenger train set 60197 does have a back order option. Does this mean 60198 is out of production? I hope not as wanted to get this set and were only in year 2 of the normal 4 year cycle for train releases. Aware these are unusual time and there are more unknowns then usual. Before pulling the trigger using a marked up 3rd party seller wondering if this set will be offered by TLG again. Seams all Lego pricing is marked up currently due to low supply, prefer to wait till things calm down a bit but if its discontinued experience tell me to buy now. Appreciate you thoughts.
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    Alternative train wheel set with ball bearings

    Last year got 20 Chinese bearings for like $4. They worked great. My problem now is my layout is not perfectly level and the cars will roll on there own in certain spots. Have not installed bearings on all my rolling stocks as my layout is flat and not really needed, just wanted to try them out.
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    [MOC] French train station

    Covered platforms. That's taking things to a whole new level. Wow, great build.
  14. LegoDW

    Winter Village Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    Lets see, for the theme TLG has offered; a store, government building, store, house, fantasy house, store, train, transportation station, government building, fantasy house....my moneys on another store for the 2020 WV set. Cafe if I had to narrow down any further.
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    New xtra road tape - thoughts...

    I am struggling to see how this road sticker is considered LEGO. Would expect this to be offered by a 3rd party, not TLG. Also it needs to stick fairly well for play and if that is true will be a real pain to remove from the floor. Doubtful this will be attractive for parents. Road base plates are expensive so maybe this is the only option for some families. 49' of tape would equal a lot of road base plates. Thinking if I were to purchase a sticker of a road wouldn't limit myself to just getting something produced by TLG. IMO a sticker is not part of the Lego "system". Sure opinions will vary so if you approve, go for it. I will be sticking with traditional road base plates. We change our city layout too much to have anything so permanent as a sticker...lol.