SteamSewnEmpire

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  1. SteamSewnEmpire

    [MOC] Chilean "Gondola Carril T-1024" in 1:22.5 scale

    Nice. Gigantic, too. Gas-powered rail vehicles like this were actually pretty common on U.S. narrow gauge railroads:
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    [Moc] Red Lions Castle

    Very classic.
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    Lego LNER A4 "Silver Link"

    Obtaining someone's work and taking credit for it as your own is a universally offensive act, which is why we have a word for it: plagiarism. This isn't a "he's new here" thing - plagiarism is just an inherently dishonest behavior that spans the breadth of our human existence (there's a reason why it results in an automatic F in most classes, and can be a cause for expulsion from universities - it's not a victimless crime, or the act of an innocent conscience). Pretty much anything creative can be stolen and rebranded, and it's always wrong. Even if he's "new here," he's not new to being a person.
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    Is there a 'medieval-punk?'

    Except that something being medieval is basically predicated on a lack of widespread innovation. IE, knights are using swords, not because they prefer them over firearms, but because firearms haven't been invented yet (and there is no industrial base available to produce them on a large scale). This is the major reason why steampunk and dieselpunk are logical - because we're simply imagining very technology-driven eras evolving in different (but parallel) ways. The foundational notion - that these societies were making every effort (and possessed every chance) to claw forward scientifically - is unchanged. The problem with doing this in a medieval setting is that it runs directly counter to what people want out of a medieval period in the first place: a (fairly) backwards set of cultures with often mystical or even magical beliefs and ideas (utilized to explain a world they do not understand) laboring for victory with exceedingly limited knowledge of medicine, explosives, metallurgy, navigation, etc., and in a pristine settings with enormous portions of the landscape remaining unexplored and incredibly wild. The moment you start injecting the 'punk' and the associated broadening of worldviews, the charm of being medieval fades. It's almost impossible to rationalize the same knights riding around on mechano-horses and wielding steam-powered laser swords still believing that the Earth is the center of the universe, or that the neighbor's little girl is a witch, or that there's an evil sorcerer living in a cave up on the nearest mountaintop. Moreover, it's similarly a struggle to see traditional medieval threats (being attacked by a pack of wolves; suffering from an infected wound; getting lost because your map is completely wrong) as being any kind of a challenge to the same group of people who can build a flying castle (or whatever). Honestly, I believe this is actually a big part of the reason why Nexo Knights (in a way itself kind of a 'medieval punk') never caught on - because when people want to be transported to an age of templars and maidens and peasant armies, the last thing they want is the intrusion of inexplicable and distracting technology.
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    [moc] Narrow gauge 0-4-0 logger

    Just the axles connected to some socket wrenches + curved lightsaber handles.
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    [moc] Narrow gauge 0-4-0 logger

    I did this as a proof-of-concept to see if the whole piston system would work. At some point I'll probably do a standard gauge version that's actually powered.
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    Train Projects on Lego Ideas

    That's a far superior station.
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    LBSCR I3

    And yet... even if this friend exists, it still wouldn't have been 'your take,' now would it? But, let's be honest here: there is no friend. Fool me once...
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    A-Frame Cabin

    Oh this is freaking awesome. Is there an interior?
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    [MOC] King Lennox's Castle

    I'm really digging these smaller, 'set-possible' castles that people seem to have been gravitating towards, lately. It gives me some hope that eventually one will clear the final hurdle and become an Ideas set.
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    Lego LNER A4 "Silver Link"

    The wanton plagiarism in the other thread got me wondering, so I hit Google. Only took about 30 seconds to find what I was looking for. I'm pretty sure this design was cleverly lifted, too (albeit with some minor changes to the skirting and the slopes on the tender): IMO, this is the most seriously offensive thing you can do in Lego - take someone else's work, repaint it, and then claim it as your own. This isn't in any way my call, but I know exactly how I would deal with this.
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    LBSCR I3

    Oh good lord. This guy is the gift that keeps on giving.
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    Canadian Pacific RS-18

    What other windows could he use?
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    Uaai 839 Heavy duty wagon

    Wow, this is epic. I have no idea why someone would need such a thing, but it's extremely well done.
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    Lego GmbH DB Kof II - 8 wide

    I'd go 8. While locomotives are often a bit wider than rolling stock, the difference is pretty insubstantial in the modern era. Most railroads have a fairly set-in-stone loading gauge, and build to that standard across the board. Plus, this is a small engine, and you want it to look little. The best way to accomplish that is to have big cars.