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  1. Coal Fired Bricks

    Soviet/Checoslovakian electric passenger loco CHS2

    these look great. Love their nickname.
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    Mallard Steam Train - Critic and Support

    I believe a saw this somewhere on Facebook. I can't seem to find it but I believe it was on Lego rail or Amazing lego train World Wide groups. I know these are hard but if you build them in the real world you may be able to use a little friend called Dr. unPUREIST(aka the amazing work of Karle Mahler). Please note the hoods on the deisals and the cab roof of the PA Unit(it think that is the one on the far right), they are made from built-up styrene. His work is amazing as he has taken the model maker approach rather than lego, so he uses styrene, paper, wire, etc. To make his models more realistic. if you do some hunting on FB you may find how he made the cabs. This could solve the shovel nose problem as it solved the PA unit problem. EDIT: I found how he did it on the Gas Turbine(center left) The link is to his Facebook page, Look for the yellow gas turbine and it is in the comments.
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    BrickTracks: different curves, PF/9V compatible

    @coaster I have 3 questions. 1.)Are the ballasts of the r104a and r104b curves any different than regular r104 curves? 2.) Will we be able to buy individual switches as for some of me and a few of the other New England builders we need more of one switch, or 10 left turnouts. 3.) Would we be able to just buy on an individual part at a time, ex. just a base A or just an A and B. I was just wondering because I am excellent at dropping things or losing things, etc and I don't want to buy another $40 switch set because I broke one part. I so want to buy 1000 switches. -Conner
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    O-my, get a load of this MOC

    Again I didn't ever build an O gauge train BUT, I have a few ideas. You could try to sand down the flanges to make them smaller. And make sure to test them on switches as the flanges must be a certain height to go through them. It may take some time but you could make a setup with a wheel attaches to an XL motor and on the side of it sand paper attached to some springs. This would allow you to let it run for hours without watching the wheel and assuring to get a round(ish) finnish.
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    [MOC] C&O K4 2-8-4 #2716

    Wow looks amazing
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    [MOC] Quarter Scale Rail

    This looks great. An idea, you could put this system under a road and put some magnets in the pin holes and on the top of the road you could have magnet driven vehicles that are powered by the chain
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    [MOC] NYC J3A 20th Century Limited Hudson (v2)

    Wow looks great will you be doing a valve gear?
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    [moc] Virginian AE 2-10-10-2 Mallet

    Tender power? Cale did it with this y6b's and em1(and one other one that I can't remember) The loco looks fantastic
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    [MOC/WIP] EH800 JRF

    I would say a moderate switching speed not super fast. For the switching mechanism is used the below to test it the way you want to I would suggest sticking the tiles in plates.
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    Is anyone selling ME Models Rails

    Sadly I'm from the US I was thinking around $50-$60 and I would pay to ship. I don't know what you would be thinking. r104 would be preferable.
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    Is anyone selling ME Models Rails

    Not sure is this is agent the rules or not if it is you can delete in. I have for a long time been looking to get some high radii curves but I'm conserved about price. I'm wondering would anyone here mind selling a loop of r104 or r88 Me Models rails for a reasonable price. I know they are bad but if I can get them at a good price I will buy them(they are injection molded). -Conner and Cole
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    [MOC/WIP] EH800 JRF

    Yes I did, I have tested the concept to make narrow gauge switches and it works well. I think the main reason to do this is so you can build switches as there are no 3rd party options for that gauge of track. The other thing you can do is keep lego track and build at a larger scale but this may feel strange next to your other locomotives.
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    Northern Pacific Z-6 Challenger

    Welcome to the forums. Jeffsenlaw(spelling) created a Z-6 you may be able to take inspiration from that. Nice build
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    1225 North Pole Railroad

    @zephyr1934 ha. I'm not saying this is a great model and I could do it myself, to do this myself it would take years to reverse engineer every part of this and as I think it can be done it would take a looooooooooooooooong time to do so. I understand how hard it is to do this stuff and at times it is not fun. Also the expense of this product is 100% justifiable. $500.00 parts $100.00 custom stuff $20 instruction booklet $60 loop of r104(yes I know it costs $120 to buy it but that is not the cost to make it so I am going off of of 50% margins which is standard in manufacturing) Right there is $680 and he has to still make a profit so I think $1250 is justifiable with 50% margens. And add in your time and this could easily have been sold for more, look at BMR's T1 that was sold for $2000 and the S100 from Brickmania for the same price as the Christmas set, I think this has a better value then the S100. Surprisingly I do think that way(the bottom part) I want to build stuff for commission or buy 3 hogwarts express locos in 10 years $$$$. I have thought of making instructions to sell. But to build for commision I want to make a name for myself first, I want to be known as a great builder before I ask people for their money. Also have you read the form on New England BrickWorks that is still in the works, and I know about the time and effort that goes into designing things and looking at cost. -Conner and Cole
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    [moc] Great Northern K-1S 4-4-2 WITH CABOOSE

    Looks great I really like the update. I just feel like there is something on top of the back truck, something like a bracket or a support and the cow catcher on the pilot looks way too big. Other then that this would look great with rods in real bricks. One thing, I think you should import this into Studio then you would be able to download all of the needed custom parts so you could see it rendered in XXL/XL wheels and an MS(I think) wheel on the trailing truck, and you could put rods on it.