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  1. Amoreternum

    LEGO Trains 2023

    Pretty sure that's a BR 52. Would be a fitting choice! Dual molded track might be intersting as well. // Yup, it's already listed.
  2. Amoreternum

    LEGO Trains 2022

    I might add that the 8w-stuff so far suffers from incredibly bad wheels with insane friction due to wrong axles and wheels inside the assembly, swapping them for Lego ones or ball bearings is highly recommended but of course increases the cost by a lot. But let's head back to topic and genuine Lego!
  3. Amoreternum

    LEGO Trains 2022

    Passenger looks great! Though I'd say, the front is more Shinkansen-influenced than anything seen on western rails, but that was to be expected since it was called 'Bullet train' earlier.
  4. Amoreternum

    MOC: Riviera Express with BR 10

    @HoMas BR10 001 certainly is one gorgeous machine - I happen to have one as well, though mine is modified to run two L motors in the locomotive instead of motors in the tender. Its german nickname supposedly is "Schwarzer Schwan", which translates to black swan, quite fitting I beliebe - and a great machine to pull your beautiful train! Must be a great sight to see this chugging around the layout.Getting all those doors must have been a challenge.
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    [moc] URR/DM&IR 0-10-2 "Union"

    Don't take it personally, we just had quite a lot of these requests in the past and asking for instructions in general is something most more sophisticated builders frown upon in general, although most people in this forum are always open for help and guidance. Welcome to the forum!
  6. Amoreternum

    LEGO Trains 2022

    I highly, highly doubt anything 4 wide beyond what we already got, except they expand the theme into some kind of 4+ type theme with a seperate track system. Which I'd enjoy, always loved the playfulness of Brio. A bigger Hogwarts Express in 7 wide would be great and would get many people on board (hah!), both HP fans and if it's a nice representation of the Olton Hall, train fans as well as adult collectors. Splitting the Disney train up would not make sense though, but would make the train itself more interesting since the stupid pricetag would be lower.
  7. Amoreternum

    LEGO Trains 2022

    Thanks Lyichir for that comment. Could not agree more, with basically everything you just said. Never understood why so many people cannot, or don't want to (which I totally understand and can relate too since trains!), distinguish between what they want to see selling well, and what actually sells well and is relevant with the core audience. Just the same with castles and the like. Also agree on the smartphone issue - the Hidden Site sets, for example, are great sets with and without VR support, but were seemingly shunned for the latter ignoring the actual appeal of the designs.
  8. Amoreternum

    [mod] How we motorize small locomotives

    I was not talking about me, but your model :D I purchased the instructions a while ago and can't wait to build it! So yeah, I do you succeed.
  9. Amoreternum

    LEGO Trains 2022

    Well, from that standpoint, of course you're right. Didnt get much sleep the night before posting, gotta admit :D but still, a train based on a circus would be a possibility, and would work, although I guess the most iconic scenes include animals. IIrc, there's a magicians car, at least one flatbed and I think some automobiles?
  10. Amoreternum

    LEGO Trains 2022

    Rumor has it that we see the return of Indiana Jones this summer. Since there's a quite extensive train scene in the third (and so far final, don't try to change my mind) film, so we might get a set here? A train with a circus theme would be something new and could utilize some of the new animal moulds we have seen recently.
  11. Amoreternum

    [mod] How we motorize small locomotives

    Circuit Cubes actually lists this loco as an example of motorization: But nevertheless - nice to see a different approach! If my kit would not be planned to fit inside a Köf of which I hope it wins the BMR competition, I would have motorized this one as well.
  12. Amoreternum

    Looking to build a small model railroad

    For measurements, you can use Sariels unit converter found here. S16 straights have a length of 128 mm.
  13. Actually it's not a steam engine I'm building but an electric one, but all of your points would apply as well. Wheels slipping off the rails due to uneven foundation is another point I'd have to think about but I like to test everything after basically every change that I make. Layout is supposed to be flat but I'd love to have a bridge somewhere, would have to use spirals up and down and there I might have trouble with derailing pilot or trailing trucks. Thanks for your input!
  14. Making room for the cylinders makes perfect sense, I did not think of that. Won't be a problem with my prototype but I can see that leading to a lot of issues on steam locomotives. Thanks alot for your in depth answer!
  15. Hello everyone and a happy new year! At the moment, I am planning and building a new locomotive and as usual, starting with the frame and wheelbase. I came across several designs on the internet and came across different ways to construct leading or trailing axles, one solution with regular turntables or a pivoting point, with another one being the one that can be seen in this one: click here! Credits go to the builder michaelgale on pinterest, of course. What are the benefits of using the second technique? I can think of force distribution on pushing and pulling cars or to look more realistic, but I'd like to get your opinion or even better, facts on that. Thanks ahead!