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  1. Nice. Come and visit us, if it's possible. Three years ago we were part of an exhibition in "Ferropolis", some Kilometers next to your hometown. MTM
  2. Hi. Wow, I am surprised to see so many people interested. This year it will be very full in "our" shed. If I counted correctly, we could have Lego fans from six countries with us. It will be a challenge!
  3. No. I didn't pointed at maybe-non-lego parts, but yes I've pointed out the parts that bother me. How else could I have explained what I mean to say? And also I didn't criticize the stacking pins because I know these parts - I used them years ago. Of course it's my own interpretation. I told this in my first post. I told you my interpretation of the rules and ask you about yours. This was the topic of my thread. No more and no less. It's a pitty, that in an forum you only could say: "Everything is awesome." "I like it, everything is fine" "You're the best." "This moc is out of the ordinary". Why it impossible to say that I don't like something? Or as in the headline: I disagree with something.That's not bad. It's my opinion and nobody needs to feel hit. That's why I asked for the opinions of the others. I wouldn't have received these opinions with an email to the organizers.
  4. Oh, wait a moment. I didn't blame anyone. And I checked the details first, of course. Of course, it is the wedge plate 54384 (but I can't see any lego logo at the studs) and I also know, these light gray bars are cutted antennas. It's easy to detect it.. I admitted, it's a very good build with some interesting and genius building techniques, because of this I congratulated him. But: My problem is the amount of stickers and foreign parts (and for me, cutted parts are also foreign parts). And when I first saw it, I saw over 50 parts with stickers - on each side. And I see glue over the red line. It's really okay to use all of these things, especially on steam trains. But when I read the rules, I understood them to mean that these parts should be used very rarely. @SteamSewnEmpire I'm with you. Lego was not very friendly with us train moccers. There're a lot of important train parts missing or very expensive because they are not available. That's a very bad situation and I understand, why people using third party elements. It's okay, because of me. But in a competition it's an imbalance: Some guys try to build with the few parts, lego have give us - and other guys design and print their own parts. I'm not sure, where the focus is. @Daedalus304 "Replacing those with more "purist" solutions would still leave an incredibly impressive model. " Thanks for that information. I didn't see this version. Can you give me a link? MTM
  5. Hi lego train fans, today I noticed the winner of the "Brick Train Award", Ewout Rohling's green steam engine "LNER W1". First: I'm not an envious person and I haven't submitted a model in the competion, because I had not enough time (I tried to finish a "single layout). And, of course, I want congratulate Ewout (I don't know him) for his victory. I like all the curves, I like the clean nearby-studless design. That's nice. But I'm not agree, that this model wins such a competition. So why I'm not agree? The rules for the competition said: This category is for entries of models including any steam-powered locomotive. Entries may make use of some third party elements including: custom bearings and axles custom wheel sets custom printed elements and decals custom rods Yes, the winning model uses this custom parts, Formally, it's allowed. I don't want to argue about the wheels or rods in general. They could be necessary. But for me, in this model, they were used too much. He doesn't want to win a 3D-printing contest or sticker contest. It's a "with-lego-parts-building" contest! The stickers for example (there are so many stickers used). Finally the stickers and the printed parts makes it to a LNER W1. I understand the rule, to use third party elements as an "add-on" or as a subtle decoration (like in the winner model of the categories "best freight wagon" or "best special" wagon. The wagons looks good even without any stickers, but have got the icing of the cake. Would you say, LEGO set 75885 is the best "speed champions set"? It looks so empty without all these stickers. And another thought is: He's using non LEGO parts. I know, the competition is called "brick train award" but, in the text everytime it is readable about LEGO parts (and also the differentation to third party elements). Next to wheels, rods and stickers, you can see more third party elements: the wedge plate in top of the front, the light gray bars at front - what lego part is this dark gray thing above the second axle? A glued lamp (?) at the smoke deflector, a cutted chain in the front, I've got it that way: "Entries may make use of some third party elements including:" In original rule at the brick train award website the word "some" is italic. But, here were used "a lot of third party elements". So for me the first place is disappointing. There are so some entries, were you can see that the builder has given more thought about the use of his parts - like at "Best TFOL steam engine". The decision is a little bit unfair for these great models. What's your opinion about this? Are you with me - or do you see it differently. I'm excited for your answers. MTM
  6. Hello. Perhaps most of the train fans didn't notice our announcement for our train meeting because there is uncertainty about exhibitions this year. So I'll announce it here too. Invitation to the 3rd Bauspielbahn-Treffen in Schkeuditz (Leipzig)) Dear LEGO® train fans, also this year the BAUSPIELBAHN-TREFFEN takes place, the modular L-gauge event. For the third time, train fans from all over Germany and the neighbouring EU countries come together to build a large joint layout. Next to it is place for individual layouts and models. Like in recent years we are provided with the „Altes Straßenbahndepot Schkeuditz“ (old tram depot Schkeuditz) offering a total area of 700sq m round the clock. Beforehand we, the LEN railroaders from Leipzig, create a as varying as possible track layout. The foundation will be provided by us. We want to establish the BAUSPIELBAHN-TREFFEN as a networking event for „L gauge railroaders“, ... ...thus we are looking for LEGO® railroaders ... ... who are in the mood for networking and are looking forward to lively exchange. ... who contribute a landscape to the joint layout. This can be a station, independent track (track through landscape), a factory, a bridge or a tunnel. It's important, that your module is built in a way, that it connects to other modules or other track. ... who want to drive their trains long distances (in august 2020 the maximum driving route was about 400m). ... who built nice, preferably realistic vehicles and want to display or drive them. ... who can bring along buildings, accessories or other appropriate urban buildings. ... who own working models with lights, motors, ... It doesn’t matter, … … whether you’re building with a system (MILS, LEN, …) or not. … whether you’re using LEGO, self-made or third party tracks. … how you’ve build your landscape. Everything can be integrated in the layout, from first work through to professional models. … whether your locomotives are powered by LEGO® 9V, Power Functions, Powered Up, SBrick or Buwizz. We invite all L gauge railroaders to be part of the joint layout: Participants with modules, landscapes, stations, etc. Everyone who wants to participate with one or more modules (stations, free track, bridges, tunnels, railway sidings, …), please sign up with us until April 30th, 2021: Subsequently we’ll send you the registration form and a planning sheet. Please enter your module as precisely as possible into the planning sheet and return the documents until April 30th 2021. They’re essential for your participation in the event and the track layout creation. Those who return the documents are considered as registered and their modules will be integrated in the layout! Please use a separate planning sheet for each module. For large modules please use multiple planning sheets. Do not cheap out on them! The tracks of the joint layout are planned by us including the registered modules after everyone signed up. We’re aiming for a varying vehicle operation. Please keep in mind, that we might place your modules separated from each other in the layout. The participation fee for every participant is 25,- Euro. Every LEGO® train fan from 14 years may participate. Participants with independent layouts / display models Layouts or models, that won’t be part of the joint layout can be brought along, too. Please sign up with us until April 30th, 2021: We will send you the registration form as well. Please enter your model, especially its size and type. Individual models and layouts will be arranged after the creation of the joint layout. Please return the documents until April 30th, 2021! After the creation of the joint layout we will send you the hall plan including the location of your layout. Modules with existing circular layouts won’t be included in the joint layout. They are welcomed as individual layouts. Participants without module / only with rolling stock / guest driver Participants without any landscape modules will be treated as guest driver. If there will be limitations due to Covid-19, guest drivers might not be allowed to participate on all days of the event. Please sign up with us by mail, too: We will subsequently send you the register form. Please enter what you want to bring with you. If you have any desired dates on which you want to take part, please enter them in the form as well. Return the register form until June 30th, 2021! We will report back, on which days you’re scheduled. Guest drivers don’t need to pay the participant fee. A small donation is asked for. Expected schedule: Wednesday: Arrival and construction oft he joint layout Thursday: Construction of individual layouts, test drives, presentation of modules Friday: Driving day without visitors, AFOL evening Saturday: 1st visitor day (12pm – 10pm), workshops, locomotive parade, night drives (open end) Sunday: 2nd visitor day (10am – 4pm), workshops, dismantling and return journey We will be on site from Monday to Monday. We welcome any assistance for constructions and dismantling. Audience: We can’t say yet, whether the event will take place with public audience or not. Unlike last year, we schedule to welcome audience on Saturday and Sunday. If this will be possible due to Covid-19 will be announced. Workshops: Just like in 2020, we’d be glad if this year some participants and guests share their knowledge and ideas. Last years workshop topics where for example building techniques, layout digitalization, bridge building, … you can enter further workshop ideas in the registration form. Further information: To show the wide range of possibilities of building with LEGO® bricks, we ask you not to bring modules or rolling stocks from sets but rather self-built models. Participant fee: After last years accounting we noticed that we’ve budgeted too much which is why we have adjusted this years participants fee. If we are allowed to welcome public audience on Saturday and Sunday, a partial or full refund oft he participant fee might be possible. The participants fee is used to fund the halls rent, foundation of the joint layout and non-alcoholic beverages for the participants. Review of BSBT2020: please check out our last train fan meetings: in 2019: review of the BSBT 2019 (only in german, but with a lot of pictures) Video 1 from bananenbuurman Video 2 from him in 2020: review of the BSBT 2020 (only in german, but with a lot of pictures - only train fan meeting, no visitors) "room tour" at the BSBT last year (at instagram or at youtube): tour all over the layout with a BR628/629 railcar at youtube We’re looking forward to a marvellous railroading experience, your BAUSPIELBAHN-TREFFEN team! If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us in this thread or by mail. Ken, Micha, Pelle, Kevin, Florian and Stefan
  7. Invitation to the 3rd Bauspielbahn-Treffen in Schkeuditz (Leipzig)) Dear LEGO® train fans, also this year the BAUSPIELBAHN-TREFFEN takes place, the modular L-gauge event. For the third time, train fans from all over Germany and the neighbouring EU countries come together to build a large joint layout. Next to it is place for individual layouts and models. Like in recent years we are provided with the „Altes Straßenbahndepot Schkeuditz“ (old tram depot Schkeuditz) offering a total area of 700sq m round the clock. Beforehand we, the LEN railroaders from Leipzig, create a as varying as possible track layout. The foundation will be provided by us. We want to establish the BAUSPIELBAHN-TREFFEN as a networking event for „L gauge railroaders“, ... ...thus we are looking for LEGO® railroaders ... ... who are in the mood for networking and are looking forward to lively exchange. ... who contribute a landscape to the joint layout. This can be a station, independent track (track through landscape), a factory, a bridge or a tunnel. It's important, that your module is built in a way, that it connects to other modules or other track. ... who want to drive their trains long distances (in august 2020 the maximum driving route was about 400m). ... who built nice, preferably realistic vehicles and want to display or drive them. ... who can bring along buildings, accessories or other appropriate urban buildings. ... who own working models with lights, motors, ... It doesn’t matter, … … whether you’re building with a system (MILS, LEN, …) or not. … whether you’re using LEGO, self-made or third party tracks. … how you’ve build your landscape. Everything can be integrated in the layout, from first work through to professional models. … whether your locomotives are powered by LEGO® 9V, Power Functions, Powered Up, SBrick or Buwizz. We invite all L gauge railroaders to be part of the joint layout: Participants with modules, landscapes, stations, etc. Everyone who wants to participate with one or more modules (stations, free track, bridges, tunnels, railway sidings, …), please sign up with us until April 30th, 2021: Subsequently we’ll send you the registration form and a planning sheet. Please enter your module as precisely as possible into the planning sheet and return the documents until April 30th 2021. They’re essential for your participation in the event and the track layout creation. Those who return the documents are considered as registered and their modules will be integrated in the layout! Please use a separate planning sheet for each module. For large modules please use multiple planning sheets. Do not cheap out on them! The tracks of the joint layout are planned by us including the registered modules after everyone signed up. We’re aiming for a varying vehicle operation. Please keep in mind, that we might place your modules separated from each other in the layout. The participation fee for every participant is 25,- Euro. Every LEGO® train fan from 14 years may participate. Participants with independent layouts / display models Layouts or models, that won’t be part of the joint layout can be brought along, too. Please sign up with us until April 30th, 2021: We will send you the registration form as well. Please enter your model, especially its size and type. Individual models and layouts will be arranged after the creation of the joint layout. Please return the documents until April 30th, 2021! After the creation of the joint layout we will send you the hall plan including the location of your layout. Modules with existing circular layouts won’t be included in the joint layout. They are welcomed as individual layouts. Participants without module / only with rolling stock / guest driver Participants without any landscape modules will be treated as guest driver. If there will be limitations due to Covid-19, guest drivers might not be allowed to participate on all days of the event. Please sign up with us by mail, too: We will subsequently send you the register form. Please enter what you want to bring with you. If you have any desired dates on which you want to take part, please enter them in the form as well. Return the register form until June 30th, 2021! We will report back, on which days you’re scheduled. Guest drivers don’t need to pay the participant fee. A small donation is asked for. Expected schedule: Wednesday: Arrival and construction oft he joint layout Thursday: Construction of individual layouts, test drives, presentation of modules Friday: Driving day without visitors, AFOL evening Saturday: 1st visitor day (12pm – 10pm), workshops, locomotive parade, night drives (open end) Sunday: 2nd visitor day (10am – 4pm), workshops, dismantling and return journey We will be on site from Monday to Monday. We welcome any assistance for constructions and dismantling. Audience: We can’t say yet, whether the event will take place with public audience or not. Unlike last year, we schedule to welcome audience on Saturday and Sunday. If this will be possible due to Covid-19 will be announced. Workshops: Just like in 2020, we’d be glad if this year some participants and guests share their knowledge and ideas. Last years workshop topics where for example building techniques, layout digitalization, bridge building, … you can enter further workshop ideas in the registration form. Further information: To show the wide range of possibilities of building with LEGO® bricks, we ask you not to bring modules or rolling stocks from sets but rather self-built models. Participant fee: After last years accounting we noticed that we’ve budgeted too much which is why we have adjusted this years participants fee. If we are allowed to welcome public audience on Saturday and Sunday, a partial or full refund oft he participant fee might be possible. The participants fee is used to fund the halls rent, foundation of the joint layout and non-alcoholic beverages for the participants. Review of BSBT2020: please check out our last train fan meetings: in 2019: review of the BSBT 2019 (only in german, but with a lot of pictures) Video 1 from bananenbuurman Video 2 from him in 2020: review of the BSBT 2020 (only in german, but with a lot of pictures - only train fan meeting, no visitors) "room tour" at the BSBT last year (at instagram or at youtube): tour all over the layout with a BR628/629 railcar at youtube We’re looking forward to a marvellous railroading experience, your BAUSPIELBAHN-TREFFEN team! If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us in this thread or by mail. Ken, Micha, Pelle, Kevin, Florian and Stefan
  8. MTM

    Lego 10277 - Crocodile Locomotive

    Hi I'm not sure, what information is more interesting for me: the new set 10277 or these old pictrures of prototype sets. Is there a thread with more informations about the prototypes? MTM
  9. Dear LEGO® railroaders, dear LEGO enthusiasts, dear model railroaders, We are LEGO train fans from Leipzig, Germany. From august 13th to 26th 2020 the BAUSPIELBAHN-TREFFEN (train meeting for LEGO fans) will take place for the second time in the "Old Tram Shed Schkeuditz": You can find a review of the first BSBT in June 2019 here (only in german, but with many pictures) (1000steine.de) here and here (video by bananenbuurman). Like in the previous year, the focus of the event is at the large collaborated train layout we want to build together with your modules and models. We want to build a railway line across the old tram depot in Schkeuditz. For the second time, we will creating a large railway landscape with a double-track high-speed route and some side tracks on over 600 square meters of hall space. If you want to be there this year, you have to register yourself ans your models until may 31th 2020 by send us a mail (see bottom of this article). Some hasty interested guys have already submitted their advance registration to us; we wil send you the planning sheets for the BSBT20 in a while. We absolutely need photos and informations of your models in order to plan the layout. example for "landscape with rails" by Pelle We are looking for: LEGO train and railroad fans who want to be part of a large collaboration train layout with your railway landscape model (free route, industry, level crossing, tunnel, bridge, train station or anything else). For this you should have built a MOC with a railway connection, ideally embedded in a landscape. This can be detailed as best, but it doesn't have to be. What should you ever get: For such a large system, we always need tracks and switches, whether 9V- or Power Functions, third party manufacturers or even self-made. Transformers (we need a lot of power feeds, maybe we uses block operations again...) If you want to bring a train model, please bring at least as many tracj as the model needs (standing model) or more (driving model) Extension cables (sockets are available, but only in the walls, not in the floor or in the middle of the train shed. And finally: We don't want to have more empty tracks as nessessary between all the great models. That's why we will be happy about everyone who wants to bring along an additional part of "landscape with rails" - whether straight route, curves, switches or similiar - using as railroad between stations and other models. In last year, we hat a six train stations and some other stuff, but only a few tracks with landscape to connect them :D It doesn't matter... ... whether you build in a system (MILS, LEN, ... ) - or not. ... whether you use LEGO or third-party or DIY rails. ... how long your landscape is (everything from a half up to many meters can be planned. ... whether your locomotives run with 9V, PowerFunctions / Powered Up or SBrick or Buwizz or something else. ...if yor models need or have a certein curve radius - just let us know. Whenever possible, we strive to take all factors into account. However, the entire system cannot be planned until all participants have registered. Therefore, please note the registration deadline until may 5th 2020! For registration, please send us a mail: The following is currently planned: Thursday, August 13th, 2020: Building day Friday, August 14th, 2020: Driving day without visitors. Testing some play features (shunting, train cards, or something else) Saturday, August 15th 2020: Visitors day I, Exhibition from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., maybe AFOL evening Sunday, Autust 16th 2020: Visitors day II / exhibitions from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. - dismantling Like 2019 this year it's also possible to sleep in your tent or camper on the site of the tram shedule. We can also assist you in choosing a pension or hotel. We're looking forward to a wonderful railway experience.
  10. Hi train fans, I want to show you our planning for our next train fan weekend, called BAUSPIELBAHN-TREFFEN ( in Schkeuditz, next to Leipzig, Germany ). Here you can take a look to our review of our last BAUSPIELBAHN-TREFFEN in june 2019 (it's available only in german, but the pictures will show a lot, I guess) or there there are two videos from banenenbuurman about our event on youtube: first: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SPTzPEDQkmc&t=3s second: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hCI2jOWpqS4&t=2s Next year we want to do this a second time: The main goal is also to organize a huge collaboration train layout. So we aks for some interested people, if they want to join. There also will be a place for standalone train layouts. To build the collaborative train layout we search interested LEGO train fans, who want to join us. If you... ... want to meet other lego train fans ... have a modular piece of landscape (with train tracks of course) ... have some nice (realistic) rolling stock or buildings suitable for trains ... come around and write us a mail to when you're interested in. The place for our event is an old tram shed in Schkeuditz - it's next to the Leipzig airport and it’s easily accessible via the Autobahn A9 and A14. If you want, there's possible to come with a camping trailer oder with your tent - or we can show you some nice guesthouses. It's not important, if you built in a system (like MILS or other) or not, if you have tracks with or without metal, how large your landscape is. We need a lot of diffentent landscape-parts and buildings and other stuff. After registration of all interested persons we will plan an nice and functional train layout. It will also be a networking area for train fans. See you next year? Michael / MTM
  11. Dear LEGO® Train Fans, (You can found a german translation here.) We’re planning a new event for lego train fans, who want to be different then other lego train exhibitions and so we're proud to present the “Bauspielbahn 2019” in Schkeuditz, a town next to Leipzig, Germany. Schkeuditz is next to the Leipzig airport and it’s easily accessible via the Autobahn A9 and A14. "We" - these are a handful of lego train fans from leipzig. In last five years we were part of a lot of lego and model train exhibitions all over germany. But now it's time to cook our own soup and we want to make some different like other train shows. the 'Bauspielbahn 2019' will take place from 14th to 16th June and is primarily intended as a event for LEGO railway fans to get to know each other, assemble a huge common layout and to play together. The exhibition will be open for the public on 15th and 16th . Welcome is the entire range from 4.5V to the new Powered up, from the more classical station to the shrill fantasy landscape. As a single model or contribution to the common layout. For the joint layout, the assembly is planned for Thursday (13th), single layouts/mocs can be build up on Thu or Fri. Over the days, we’ll do sightseeing, have barbecue in the evening (depending on the weather) and introduce every tourist trap in Leipzig to you. You can camp on the enclosed grounds or park a caravan there (toilet on the premises available, shower unfortunately not); Hotels in different price categories are available in Schkeuditz, we are happy to help you with addresses. Please don’t hesitate to ask questions, should any occur. Invitation to a Train Enthusiasts Weekend From 14.06. to 16.06.2019 Goal We would like to use the weekend to assemble a common train layout, with LEGO fans from everywhere contributing their modules. Anyone can take part, as long as the segments meet the requirements listed below. A prior registration is necessary to enable us to plan the layout of the railway. Any kind of modules with e.g. train stations, connection tracks or just regular tracks, landscapes etc are welcome. (Maybe you know the modelrailroad - Meetings like FREMO - or others.) pictures are from our lastest exhibitions. but the layout of the get-together-weekend / Bauspielbahn 2019" will look some different, of course. Location We have gained the opportunity to use the Historic Tram Depot Schkeuditz as fitting venue to assemble our modules. It’s not just its history that makes the old depot a fitting location, but also its size. The available hall area is about 1000 m2 and well lit by skylights. Exhibition The event will be open to the public during the weekend. Aside from spectating the traffic on the main installation, visitors will also be able to see single exhibits with models or segments that couldn’t be integrated. Common layout We will be contributing multiple segments to combine with yours for a large installation with diverse train routes. Modules that fit our specifications would be appreciated, but are not necessary. The detailed methods of construction and basic requirements will be published during the next few weeks. However, segments with differing designs can still be utilized. The main routes of the common layout will consist of 9V tracks, operated with the classic speed regulators. Multiple electrically separated routes are planned, to allow for power supply for the individual modules and to enable the simultaneous operation of multiple trains. Non-electrified tracks can, depending on the available amount, be used for connection tracks or individual routes. The same applies to 12V tracks. Differing types of tracks could also be connected via train stations. Every module of the collaborative layout will require at least one track with possible connections to other modules, ideally on multiple sides. Exceptions are welcome, but need to be agreed upon on an individual basis. However, the final layout can only be determined after all participants have registered. Individual modules and installations. Any model related to trains is welcome and can be displayed on additional tables. Registration Participants can register with their name and a short model/modular description until Sunday, 31.03.2019 at eisenbahner@lbrick.de. We reserve the right of admission. To allow for the best possible planning we require specific information from you. After initial registration we will send you a form for the specifics of your modules. Please fill it with all the information about your contributions and send it back to us. I hope we will see us in June. Michael / MTM
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    2018 Lego Trains

    @Stefaneris: The german train you showed is different - more like set 4551 - the front engines (lower part) is on an extra bogie - so the train has two hinges in front and after train cabin. The shorter version is E17, but looks different to the new lego train engine: source: https ://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/5b/DB_E17_103.JPG I think, it's nearly a british one. But first image I like more, espeacially in dark turquiose - normal green is boring.
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    Why don't give it a try?

    I'm in agree with eric87 - of course, it's a pitty when you forgot to buy the emerald niight train. But I would more like to see another train, maybe a steam train, maybe another one. but only because some people miss an older product all fans have to see to reanimated it - that's boring. MTM
  14. Hi. I'm not sure, but in 1950s are semi-trailer trucks common to transport gas and oil? I seem, tank trucks in the 50s were 2- or 3- or 4-axle Trucks with a 2-axle trailer.