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  1. Thanks for raising my hopes, now I'm gonna check the mailbox every day. My jbs account still says "pre-order 01.08." though, which is still better than August 31 :-) Can't wait to run trains on r88
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    Santa Fe glued

    On that note... I am thinking about replacing a few of the stickers that started peeling off. Any experience with e.g. brick sticker shop?
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    Santa Fe glued

    Thanks both for your replies. shame. On the upside, shortly after my anger and disappointment filled post I realized that it's only one of the four wagons that's glued. The bogies and wheels are fine, however this is too much of a compromise for me, so I'll sell and either keep only three remaining wagons or buy another one. Then again, 3 cars look like a sufficiently decent train already and I could use that budget for the next aspiration: the maersk 10219 (or a second horizon express now that we will have wide radii curves soon, tough decision, happy to hear your thoughts ) Kind regards
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    Santa Fe glued

    Hi, rewarding myself for a few things justifying the price for used santa fe sets, I have recently acquired the locomotive and a few wagons. Now I had heard that as employee presents those gifted sets were glued together. Unfortunately I did not clarify this issue when buying and now I have those glued cars that I can't disassemble. Does anyone know if there's a way to dissolve that glue without damaging the parts? Thanks in advance.
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    9V Tracks - Cleaning & Protection

    Could you kindly specify what IPA and Methylated Spirits are? I have used decent quality cherry schnapps ("Kirschwasser") on large portions of my straight track with a wool cloth and it seemed to help, however it was in good condition already so hard to tell if it actually did something. I got told that stuff helps with electrical Conductivity. Thanks in advance.
  6. Care to share for non - Instagram peers? :-) And I thought r72 was already announced for June..?
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    7760 - Blue Diesel Shunter 9V Mod

    I tried it myself over the weekend and while the metal did get cleaner, it's not shiny. However that might also be caused by extensive wear and tear. Looking at some of the parts, that train has been through a lot. Also, like my past experience, i ended up having elsterglanz debris all over the bogie will have to give it another wet wipe down, but find it hard to clean the area behind the wheel. Here are before, during and 2x after pictures.
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    9V Tracks - Cleaning & Protection

    Recently bought the metroliner with a bit of track and wanted to share with you the dirtiest 9v track that ever crossed my path. I Connected 6 straights, putting plates on the connection points, and then used an eraser to clean them. The metal gets quite hot from the friction, but properly clean. Afterwards, brushed them down in soapy warm water and then showered them off. Et voila, a set of like new 9v tracks :-) a few turned a bit yellow on top, I hope I didn't enable the corrosion booster with my watery procedure. Cheers!
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    7760 - Blue Diesel Shunter 9V Mod

    I tried elsterglanz once on a test track and ended up messing up the whole plastic track somehow, without having cleaned the metal part. Will try it with just a bit on a piece of cloth and then let me motor spin, thanks. For tracks, I will keep using an eraser - about to make a post on the 9v track clearing thread.
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    7760 - Blue Diesel Shunter 9V Mod

    Looks great! How did you get the metal wheels to shine this nicely?
  11. I'm a little triggered by the fact that there is not a single loop to have a train run continuously in such a large layout - apart from the 8 in the center. Other than that, yes, with the remote control functionality this must be much fun!
  12. I finally got myself to order my pack of s32, not because I desperately need it, but because this is exactly what I wanted when I came out of my dark ages 1 year go and really want to support /contribute. Stock seems to be depleted so congrats that you managed to sell everything in the preorder period! I'll certainly be in for the second batch. On that note, I hope that there will be sufficient demand to cover a second production batch, and that not all train heads have satisfied their urge for 9v track yet. Can't wait for the large radii and motors!!
  13. Have followed this endeavor since I joined the forum and am very happy that all this is happening. When coming out of my dark ages I could only read about past relics with ME models. Very glad that we are now presented an even better alternative. @michaelgaleyour video is amazingly professional and soothing to watch. Due to a lack of space I prefer building layouts for a short duration and prefer the 9v system for that. Was gonna order the large radius curves first thing in the morning but had to realize they are only available in June as opposed to the s32 in March - I must have misunderstood that unfortunately. I built up a collection of approx 140 straights so I'm good in that regard (for now). Anyway, ordering the curves as soon as they're available! Keep it up and I hope the best for you and this undertaking. Thanks for the comprehensive review as well, really got me looking forward to better looking trains in curves :-)
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    LEGO Trains 2021

    While I wish for more trains too, this video really startles me. They make it seem like they put a lot of "R&D" in this topic but... For what?! Kids for whom almost all trains since x years are made don't care at all about this single digit improvement over a looong test run period (I assume). Afols, who might care about slightly longer run times, might still not be happy with that new system and just don't have anything to use this with. Why doesn't lego first improve the train eco system before providing a half cooked solution to a problem that was barely existent? Makes me think they either largely plan to increase the number of future train sets or don't use their resources wisely at all. Besides I am still slightly confused by the fact that 60197 had metal axles when people were talking about "plastic wheelsets"?