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  1. There we go... If Paul's boss can get JT to make the call to Denmark then this can be a reality!
  2. SD100

    My recent Amtrak MOCs

    Those are some nice coaches you have there. I'd been meaning to ask you if you had more photos of them after seeing some of the things you've posted lately, but seeing them in all their glory is impressive... And then your prototype photo threw me for a loop too, I instantly recognized that location, I've gotten on and off a lot of freight and Amtrak trains right there...
  3. I think one other definite factor that you have to take into account is that Gale isn't just paying off his investment in the track molds... The whole system is also pretty dependent on him making motors too, which is probably quite a bit more expensive than just track. I think he's mentioned it before that you can't have one without the other. In the US, LEGO 9v motors are $100 on bricklink for something used with who knows how much life left in it. The tracks alone are a very niche market that only gets smaller without the motors. I have no problem paying what he's asking if he's able to develop motors too. And I'll make up the difference in what I would have spent on AAA batteries to keep the train around my Christmas tree moving for half the season. @coaster You'll also still be getting more of my money than I should probably be sending you, regardless... SD
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    Hogwarts train - tracks?

    @Feuer Zug I just reconfigured my loco to your design, but it has very little pulling power. I had a do several modifications just to reduce friction enough for it to pull one car and not jam on R120s. Was your train in the video lubed by some chance? I don't feel I'm getting the same performance even with new batteries.
  5. @michaelgale I'll definitely be making a loop order in 2 months. I want to support the heck out of this.
  6. So in the US we're just going to be able to buy from the FX bricks website, right?
  7. SD100

    Hogwarts train - tracks?

    If it's just going to be a push train the Hogwarts train is fine but if you want a motorized train then take zephyr's advice. Motorizing the Hogwarts Express can take a lot of fine tuning that a kid doesn't have patience for, so having something to distract them might help.
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    Fitting a Lego Crossover

    I guess I'll just grab the hacksaw... Thanks guys, lol.
  9. I have a new double track oval with Bricktracks great R120 and R104 curves, but I'm trying to put a crossover in with the standard R40 switches while I wait for those dear, dear R104 switches. I've been trying to put in a slight bump out on the inner track to fit them but nothing is lining up right. I've got a dearth of lego curves, Bricktracks R56, and Bricktracks short tracks pack, but so far I haven't found the right combination to get me back to the 8 stud separation on both ends. Am I missing the easy solution here, or is it time to take the hacksaw to the switches. I know I could just offset one track by a double straight in the middle of the curve, but I want to keep the tracks next to each other as much as possible. I also have a fondness for a Conrail "Unnecessary S Curve", because if I'm going to be prototypical, then that is the thing I want to be prototypical about, lol. SD
  10. That Niagara is awesome! Are those the water overflow pipes on the sides of the tender too? Both of those steamers would be impressive in the real brick.
  11. So right now it really doesn't look like the kickstarter will meet it's goal. What happens after that?
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    Lego City 2021 Rumours, information and discussion

    Yea, a lot of this year's vehicles appear very uninspired. And there seems to be a trend toward simpler builds.
  13. SD100

    Lego City 2021 Rumours, information and discussion

    How about that coaxial rotor police heli...
  14. Should have looked at the website pictures before I asked... Placing my order shortly, horrified at the amount of money I'm about to drop...
  15. How does the turnout vs siding curve work?