BroKnight

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  1. Hello,

    Does anyone know where I can find Studio files for Ben Fleskes XXL or similar sized steam locomotive drivers? I've tried looking around and it seems the he only provides files for LDraw on his website. If I could get my hands on something similar that would be very useful. Thanks! I just also read on Trained Bricks that Studio should take LDraw files but I've also tried importing it that way using the instructions that they provided but it doesn't seem to work on my windows pc.


  2. 10 hours ago, McWaffel said:

    If you could have only one train for the next four years (2022-2026), which would you pick and why?:

    1. Large creator steam locomotive (no carriages)

    2. High speed passenger train with engine + two carriages

    3. Cargo train with engine + three carriages

    4. Revamp of one previously released train set (tell us which one)

    Definitely choice number 1. Considering what TLG has produced with the swiss crocodile at 7 studs wide, a medium sized steam locomotive that utilizes standard Lego steam train wheels in appropriate scale might look quite nice. Side rods would still be a concern. I was revisiting a older ideas post by shortbricks, https://ideas.lego.com/projects/275a6534-5dd0-49a0-972f-5929d4b29c4d, which could make for a highly plausible 18+ creator set. The f7 locomotive in Santa Fe Warbonnet scheme is quite iconic, and in a 7 wide scale could fit a good amount of detail, much like the crocodile. A revamp of a previous classic.


  3. 20 hours ago, Craig Strader said:

    I know this is a bit out of context, but how wide is the Reading T1 you and Cale built a while back? Boiler, cab, and tender? I am trying to build a steam locomotive and I would like a few ideas. Also, how do you build lead trucks on your steam locomotives to where they have no conflict with the cylinders?

    I've tried attaching one of the axels from the leading truck to the driving wheels and making them on set on shorter locomotive wheelbases to avoid them from conflicting with the cylinders.


  4. I'm a tfol relatively new to the lego railroading hobby and I am currently searching for the pieces necessary for future builds. What are some common bricks you usually order in bulk/pieces that are commonly used in steam locomotive designs?