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  1. #7866 and the station shown in the back of the video are also new collections.

     

     

    https://x.com/0815tanaka_lego/status/1711620043497406896?s=20

    This is a video of running the 10 locomotives I owned as of October.

    Now I have 12 :grin:

    The track was changed from double track to single track.

     

     

    53523171092_7e77dcf5a7_c.jpg[Idea Book #7777 MOD] 12v Train Station by Kento Tanaka, on Flickr

    53524500095_6cc216f929_c.jpg[Idea Book #7777 MOD] 12v Train Station by Kento Tanaka, on Flickr

    12v station based on Idea Book #7777.

    Large old gray plates in good condition are expensive so there is no platform on the other side :iamded_lol:

     

     

    53523170957_808c32bf19_c.jpg[Idea Book #7777 MOD] 12v Train Station by Kento Tanaka, on Flickr

    Illuminated by 4 light bricks.

    In the photo, it is a little dark because it is lit at 9v.


  2. Hello.

     

    Long time no see.

    It's been about a year since I last posted an update to my collection.

    This time I’d like to introduce my first MOC of 2024.

     

     

    53524381934_b5ef0af71a_c.jpg[MOC] 12v German Crocodile E194 178-0 by Kento Tanaka, on Flickr

    53524062906_0d04ef94cd_c.jpg[MOC] 12v German Crocodile E194 178-0 by Kento Tanaka, on Flickr

    This is a locomotive that I became interested in after seeing @Paperinik77pk's post.

    The best feature is that it is powered by two 12v Technic motors.

     

     

    52435114538_10ee2da396_c.jpgLEGO Group's Köf Ⅱ by Kento Tanaka, on Flickr

    Latest MOC is a retry of the Köf II, which used the same motor but didn't have enough power.

     

     

    https://x.com/0815tanaka_lego/status/1756876699558608945?s=20

    First, look at the running.

    The running speed in the video is the maximum speed.

     

     

    53524239288_acd7e4d2e7_c.jpg[MOC] 12v German Crocodile E194 178-0 by Kento Tanaka, on Flickr

    53523168462_a4084a38de_c.jpg[MOC] 12v German Crocodile E194 178-0 by Kento Tanaka, on Flickr

    The biggest factor was being able to secure space to gear down.

    Initially, I designed it with a gear ratio of 3:5, but I couldn't get enough power, so I changed it to 1:9.

    It runs very well and can pull seven 6x28 base wagons in the range I tested it with.

    But it's much slower than a normal motor.

     

     

    53524381904_7d64b98eea_c.jpg[MOC] 12v German Crocodile E194 178-0 by Kento Tanaka, on Flickr

    When mounting a minifigure, change the legs to avoid the axle.

    The original locomotive was owned by Barbara Pirch, so it uses an Ice Planet series head.

     

     

    53523168502_a8f283c52d_c.jpg[MOC] 12v German Crocodile E194 178-0 by Kento Tanaka, on Flickr

    The nose moves in the same way as #4551.

     

     

    53523168487_8023a26dae_c.jpg[MOC] 12v German Crocodile E194 178-0 by Kento Tanaka, on Flickr

    Line up with my previous work Swiss Crocodile.

    I am very happy that I was able to recreate the two crocodiles in 12v :wub:

     

    Thank you for reading to the end.


  3. On 1/23/2024 at 3:42 AM, RoTrainLover said:

    That's what I wanted to say, just wanted to be edgy, you know, that type of edgy that every middle school student wants to be but ends up being an absolute cringe show. Sorry for sounding rude.

     

    On 1/23/2024 at 3:42 AM, RoTrainLover said:

    That's what I wanted to say, just wanted to be edgy, you know, that type of edgy that every middle school student wants to be but ends up being an absolute cringe show. Sorry for sounding rude.

    @RoTrainLover @Toastie HAHA, It's OK :classic: I'll share the Studio file of this MOC. (https://www.dropbox.com/scl/fi/dabqnzwdai4vnj7op3qw3/MOC-12v-Steam-Locomotive.io?rlkey=snhisdus7p9j4l23nleb02ep4&dl=0)

     

    22 hours ago, GunnersGarrison said:

    "Sorry for bumping this thread - I just stumbled about it: @0815Tanaka: :pir-tongue:

    Wow, that is a nice build, and great idea for placing the motor!

    I too wanted a nice steam loco with the black and red colour scheme, but A) too costly and B) too big for my layout.  So over time I built and modified to taste this one.  And modified the 2x2 light bricks with LEDs for both the headlamp and firebox (originally it had a black motor and wheel, but then I broke down and picked up a RED one :cry_happy: and redid the wheel base on the tender to match)

    1411478407_MyOwnLEGOSteamLocoDesign(small).png.db5d9ae6841dc1482b9bfc33e3d7ed69.png

     

    Wow... so new that I am limited to around 100k image, thus it is a very small... sorry for the squinting :P

    @GunnersGarrison Looks good :thumbup: It's amazing how the firebox lights up. Steam using ice cream pieces is also good!


  4. Hello.

     

    I would like to introduce you to my updated collection :classic:

     

     

    52653689819_d3b8741ef4_z.jpg[MOD] 12v Train Collection Update by Kento Tanaka, on Flickr

    With the release of the Collector's Edition Hogwarts Express #76405, I realized could get the new type red train doors (part number %43967, %42819) in new condition and cheaper than old ones.

    So I decided to make another #7820.

    The one I made this time is pictured on the right.

     

     

    52653417281_4ea98474c1_z.jpg[MOD] 12v Train Collection Update by Kento Tanaka, on Flickr

    The interior has also been changed this time.

    Two yellow bicycles used by postal workers for delivery are loaded.

    These were also revived in last year's City sets and became available cheaply.

     

     

    52561940107_6239e9fbd6_z.jpg[MOC/MOD] 12v Train Collection by Kento Tanaka, on Flickr

    By the way, the interior of the left one, which I mentioned in the previous post, is like this.

     

     

    52653689799_9318baef00_z.jpg[MOD] 12v Train Collection Update by Kento Tanaka, on Flickr

    Also, I didn't have a station that matched the gray era, so I extended the #7745 station by 24 studs and installed 2 lamp posts.

    I love that 80's electrical cables are easy to adjust and distribute.

    The wiring is hidden under the platform.

    Personally, I like this smaller station than the big stations #7822 and #7824.

     

     

    I take two videos with these new collections.

    I placed the camera in front of the s-shaped curve to capture the movement of the wheels of the crocodile engine.

    I’m very satisfied with the way these two #7820 are running :wub:

    The lamp post at the station also looks great in a dimly lit room.

     

    Thank you for reading to the end.


  5. On 12/16/2022 at 5:50 PM, LEGO Train 12 Volts said:

    Gorgeous collection! :wub_drool:

    @LEGO Train 12 Volts Thank you! I don't want to think about how it cost :iamded_lol:

    5 hours ago, Paperinik77pk said:

    BR08 is great - it fits perfectly the 12v style!!! Great collection!!! :pir-love:

    Ciao!

    Davide

    @Paperinik77pk Thanks again! Luckily, the height of curved slopes were aligned.

    54 minutes ago, GoHabsGo said:

    @0815Tanaka is the book of Holger Matthes good enough for non german speakers ?

    @GoHabsGo Of course! The book consists mostly of pictures, so even if you can't read German you can still enjoy the content. Camera scan of Google translate app was very useful when I reading the sentences.


  6. On 12/14/2022 at 4:57 PM, Darkkostas25 said:

    Excellent collection and builds! Sadly that 12V was a rise and fall for the LEGO trains theme :(  So many moulds/parts, ideas
    Excellent collection mate! 

    @Darkkostas25 Thank you! I think that too, 12v train certainly saw its decline at the same time as it met its best era. Products were renewed after 1985, but I feel sad that it is the end. I would like to see a world line where 12v trains continue until 1995 and release another set of passenger train and freight train each.

    On 12/14/2022 at 7:28 PM, HoMa said:

    Fantastic collection of 12 V trains! Especially I like the way you've slightly modified original sets with updated interior like the cocktail bar in 7740 or the modified kitchen in 7745.

    Your MOCs all fit nicely in the 12 V line and they all keep the Grey Era spirit alive. And great that you've found some inspirations on my latest 12 V trains book even without understanding all my German writing.

    Best regards, Holger 

    @HoMa I appreciate your comment! I'm glad you liked the mods on the set. That you sensed the spirit of the gray era from my builds is nothing short of a compliment to me. Thanks once again!

    On 12/14/2022 at 10:42 PM, Feuer Zug said:

    Quite the collection of 12v. Your mods and MOCs all fit in with the period. The KoF is great!

     

    On 12/15/2022 at 12:00 AM, GoHabsGo said:

    Simply amazing ! I'll look at all the details

    @Feuer Zug @GoHabsGo Thank you for the comment :laugh:

    22 hours ago, Andy Glascott said:

    That’s a wonderful collection of 12v locomotives and trains, and in great condition. Great to see the system looking so good.

    @Andy Glascott Thanks! I think the condition is the most important point in my collection, so I'm very happy that you noticed. New bricks are used as much as possible expect for expensive train parts from 80's.


  7. Hello.

    This week I received the another 12v train set that purchased at eBay.

    My collection has grown a lot in these year and half, so I'd like to share it all in this post :classic:

     

     

    52562683239_9c52ed72ed_z.jpg[MOC/MOD] 12v Train Collection by Kento Tanaka, on Flickr

    It all started with this #7865 I bought at BrickLink to build this steam locomotive.

     

     

    52562932063_425fb3a12f_z.jpg[MOC/MOD] 12v Train Collection by Kento Tanaka, on Flickr

    This little tank engine is my first 12v train MOC.

    Coloring is based on the blue locomotive in the Torben Plagporg's prototype. (in the photo with large scale trains on the bottom row, it was in the upper left)

    Inspired by the #7727 and #7730 locomotives, I mixed the two together.
     

     

    52562932033_48325c44d6_z.jpg[MOC/MOD] 12v Train Collection by Kento Tanaka, on Flickr

    BR Class 08 MOC made with the second motor I got.

    12v system with easy rod installation was perfect for this popular diesel shunter.

    This build is an entry for the Brick Train Awards 2022.

     

     

    52561940072_0b5b04c55a_z.jpg[MOC/MOD] 12v Train Collection by Kento Tanaka, on Flickr

    There is a connecter behind these two MOCs.

     

     

    52562376751_bfa3421410_z.jpg[MOC/MOD] 12v Train Collection by Kento Tanaka, on Flickr

    The connector work together #7821 with 9v motor.

     

     

    52561939947_eeee24f8b2_z.jpg[MOC/MOD] 12v Train Collection by Kento Tanaka, on Flickr

    When I didn't have 12v tracks, I saw @AlmightyArjen's video (https://youtu.be/JjK31O5h1Hc) and learned that 12v motor could run on the 9v track already had. 

    Luckily I have a broken 9v motor so decided to take it out and use it as a power supply.

    I seldom run it on 9v track now, but I'm keeping it in case I ever use it to power for lights etc.

     

     

    52562931853_6fca921fbc_z.jpg[MOC/MOD] 12v Train Collection by Kento Tanaka, on Flickr

    This electronic locomotive is based on @HoMa's build.

     

     

    52562931873_f37ebf5545_z.jpg[MOC/MOD] 12v Train Collection by Kento Tanaka, on Flickr

    Made with an old type 12v motor.

     

     

    52562395666_3597608bf4_z.jpg[MOC/MOD] 12v Train Collection by Kento Tanaka, on Flickr

    I already posted about this Köf Ⅱ ([MOC] LEGO Group's Köf Ⅱ - LEGO Train Tech - Eurobricks Forumsusing 12v technic motor, so check it out here.

     

     

    52561939942_f07a2da216_z.jpg[MOC/MOD] 12v Train Collection by Kento Tanaka, on Flickr

    52562373996_4f04d8e9ab_z.jpg[MOC/MOD] 12v Train Collection by Kento Tanaka, on Flickr

    52562660874_b70f78d57c_z.jpg[MOC/MOD] 12v Train Collection by Kento Tanaka, on Flickr

    52562838895_7d4bd2dac4_z.jpg[MOC/MOD] 12v Train Collection by Kento Tanaka, on Flickr

    Each of these small locomotives pulls a set or modified wagons.

    My favorite is the three #7816 reproduced using shell printed bricks :wub:

     

     

    52441331348_b786d3e905_z.jpg[MOC] 12v Steam Locomotive by Kento Tanaka, on Flickr

    There is a post about this (https://www.eurobricks.com/forum/index.php?/forums/topic/192393-moc-12v-steam-locomotive/) as well as Köf Ⅱ.

     

     

    52561920547_065db1b21b_z.jpg[MOC/MOD] 12v Train Collection by Kento Tanaka, on Flickr

    I recently built two carriages for this locomotive based on @HoMa's Silberlinge.

    BR 23 which was used as reference for making this MOC, was also modified as Wendezüge after the end of 60's, and actually pulled Silberlinge.

    I thought these carriages would suit it well.

     

     

    52562376756_8dc7d7b949_z.jpg[MOC/MOD] 12v Train Collection by Kento Tanaka, on Flickr

    The one with yellow line is 1st class and there are private compartments.

    In the real, there are 2nd class seats in same car but there is no space, so I divided them.

     

     

    52522279214_060fcab814_z.jpgLEGO Eisenbahnwelt written by Holger Matthes by Kento Tanaka, on Flickr

    Instructions for Silberlinge with a steering post can be found in the LEGO Eisenbahnwelt released in November 2022.

    I made by looking at this book, but the pearl light gray grill bricks and old dark gray curve slopes are very expensive, so I replaced it with the light gray and dark bluish gray respectively.

     

     

    52488163209_efb6f4ffe6_z.jpg[MOC] 12v Crocodile Engine by Kento Tanaka, on Flickr

    There is a post about this. (https://www.eurobricks.com/forum/index.php?/forums/topic/192590-moc-12v-crocodile-engine/)

    I want to build dark green SBB carriages for this engine someday.

     

     

    52561917727_5b46bb7085_z.jpg[MOC/MOD] 12v Train Collection by Kento Tanaka, on Flickr

    Below is a collection of sets.

    However, I don't own most of original sets, and in many cases I bought parts from BrickLink and build them from scratch.

    Depending on the availability of parts, I changing the assembly method and enjoying modifying it, so there are many differences from original set.

    In #7725, I've added a seat the space behind the weight on the first car.

     

     

    52562909738_27265f2f56_z.jpg[MOC/MOD] 12v Train Collection by Kento Tanaka, on Flickr

    And gangway connection for all cars.

    Also, by making the middle wheel of the dummy motor slidable using 2×4 tile it will run more smoothly.

    These modifications apply to all my builds.

     

     

    52562909743_186e94781c_z.jpg[MOC/MOD] 12v Train Collection by Kento Tanaka, on Flickr

    #7740 is my most favorite 12v train set.

    I thought it would be difficult to get the red weights in good condition, so I put black one inside the engine.

     

     

    52562660884_0313a462f5_z.jpg[MOC/MOD] 12v Train Collection by Kento Tanaka, on Flickr

    Dining car already exists in #7745, so I wanted to make something different.

    That's why I installed the bar counter shown in the picture.

    Manager making cocktails :pir-huzzah2:

    The only secret using yellowed macaronis in place that can't be seen from outside.

     

     

    52562395921_76f698878b_z.jpg[MOC/MOD] 12v Train Collection by Kento Tanaka, on Flickr

    #7745 is the 12v train set that arrived this week as mentioned at the beginning.

    This high speed train from Germany is in very good condition and runs well.

     

     

    52562861325_756f954962_z.jpg[MOC/MOD] 12v Train Collection by Kento Tanaka, on Flickr

    The kitchen of the dining car has been remodeled.

    I felt that the 2×4 light gray brick in the original set weren't enough.

     

     

    52562861330_4f4811f1f2_z.jpg[MOC/MOD] 12v Train Collection by Kento Tanaka, on Flickr

    Lined up the old and new TGV.

    You can see the evolution of parts in 28 years.

    Thalys PBA is a PF train MOC with a modified coloring of #10233 and 2 studs longer base.

    However, I think the actual model is Sud-Est, not Thalys.

    Very well done for 80's build with no orange parts and limited variety.

     

     

    52562374031_12c019e956_z.jpg[MOC/MOD] 12v Train Collection by Kento Tanaka, on Flickr

    #7755 is a diesel locomotive of shape commonly found in Europe.

    I changed the step from normal plate to modified plate with bar.

     

     

    52562395936_a2746c5c5e_z.jpg[MOC/MOD] 12v Train Collection by Kento Tanaka, on Flickr

    Black weights are installed inside for the same reason as #7740 above.

    Engineer can no longer stand up, so I put a gray seat instead.

     

     

    52562932048_1083eba369_z.jpg[MOC/MOD] 12v Train Collection by Kento Tanaka, on Flickr

    In #7820, I changed the 6×6 slopes of the roof because some original 3×4 slopes are yellowed, sparse and doesn't look good.

     

     

    52561940107_6239e9fbd6_z.jpg[MOC/MOD] 12v Train Collection by Kento Tanaka, on Flickr

    The luggage inside has changed greatly from two pallets and yellow desk.

    There are many letters in the yellow box. (maybe carrying BrickLink orders...:sceptic: )

    I'd like at least one more #7820.

     


    That's all for my 12v train collection.

    I also have two-lap of oval tracks and #7856 to 59, two each of #7860 and #7864.

     

    It's been a very long post, but thank you for reading to the end.
     

     


  8. On 11/27/2022 at 11:23 PM, Evans said:

    Nice build, proportions seems quite good. You've nailed the prototype pic ! Your sideways doors are ingenious.
    I'm tempted to try something with big red "steam" wheels to replicate the wheel structure of the crocodile

    @Evans Thank you! That's good idea! The difference in wheel sizes would make the build more realistic than mine :sceptic:


  9. On 11/23/2022 at 9:44 PM, PeteM said:

    Love this - it’s like my dreams and ambitions from the 1980s realised! Such good work in sticking with that 12v aesthetic but producing something way in advance of those sets :) 

    @PeteM Thanks :laugh: I wasn't even born in the 80's, but they are more attractive than PF and PU.


  10. On 11/16/2022 at 12:52 PM, LordsofMedieval said:

    You're very gifted. I cannot even imagine having to work under these constraints.

    @LordsofMedieval Thank you! Balance is difficult. Newer parts are also used, but if add too much detail, it's just a modern build.

     

    On 11/16/2022 at 6:27 PM, Darkkostas25 said:

    Great! You done a good job to make really good-looking 12V steamer 

    @Darkkostas25 Thanks again :classic:


  11. 6 hours ago, Reker1000000 said:

    大作!7777 と非常によく似ています。エンジン後部の大型連接台車に同様の設計を使用したようです。自分で 7777 からエンジンを構築するための部品をまだ入手しています - レアな部品はすべて持っていると思いますが、7750 のコピーからほとんどを盗まなければならず、他の 2 つの 1x2x2 ウィンドウ用に 7730 または 7810 のいずれかを盗まなければなりません。エンジン用の珍しい窓を手に入れる予定はありますか? また、ライトはありますか(または追加する予定ですか)?テンダーにプリズムを取り付け、ボイラー ライトにレンガを取り付けることができるようです。2つの小さなライトにプリズムを追加したい場合は、フロントの構造を変更する必要があると思います.

    @Reker1000000 I'm thinking of getting the original black windows someday. After all it is very expensive! Lights are also attractive :wub: But I don't think I will add it. Because I have to change to tender motor (It means buying an expensive middle wheels) and I have to break the shape of the front.


  12. 5 hours ago, Reker1000000 said:

    優秀な機関車!シンプルな (80 年代) の建築技術と、より複雑な現代的な技術 (メイン キャビンの側面など) を統合するのが好きです。ちょっと関係ない質問ですが、日本でも12Vの電車を手に入れるのは難しいですか?アメリカでは 12v が希少で手に入れるのが難しいことは知っていますし、日本では 12v を使っている人はほとんどいないと聞いています。

    @Reker1000000 Thank you!

     

    It's hard to get in Japan as well. Only a few of my Twitter followers who have 12v trains (Although there are probably collectors who are not active online).

     

    However, in 2016, a commemorative exhibition celebrating the 50th anniversary of LEGO Train was held by enthusiasts at model railroad event, and many classic trains gathered. I started 12v last year, so I haven't participated, there are many collectors in Japan. You can see photos from my followers' blog (https://ameblo.jp/ainchan2019/entry-12495895268.html).

     

    By the way, this is very rare, last month the sealed #7735 with the lid off was sold at a local auction (https://page.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/b1067442568) for 127,001 yen (approximately 900 USD). Except for this example, in many cases it is necessary to import from overseas, so it seems that newcomers find it difficult to get involved.


  13. On 11/12/2022 at 3:08 PM, LEGO Train 12 Volts said:

    Fantastic locomotive in perfect gray era style! :wub:

    @LEGO Train 12 Volts Thank you :laugh:

    On 11/12/2022 at 9:29 PM, BillytheKid said:

    Connect both 12v motors with a wire for a more smoother ride.

    Looks nice :thumbup:

    @BillytheKid I did not know that. I was lucky enough to get a motor that was about the same speed, but I'll try that as well :sceptic:


  14. On 11/10/2022 at 4:53 PM, LordsofMedieval said:

    Always loved those 3-coupled motors. Never had one as a kid, but I admired them a lot in Lego advertisements.

    @LordsofMedieval In some areas they were not sold. It was the same in Japan where I live. I think LEGO shouldn't have eliminated the middle wheel in motors after 9v era.

    On 11/11/2022 at 6:46 AM, AlmightyArjen said:

    Nice design! I tried to build it with 80's-only parts:

    tDRye1WyGLU0ijecoYfzkbYc.png

    @AlmightyArjen It looks great! I've seen your vintage layout WIP videos many times. This is more closer to the original :wub:


  15. On 11/10/2022 at 8:09 AM, Vilhelm22 said:

    Yes, I was thinking that.  Did you use this pic when modelling it?

    Either way, great 12V era style, @0815Tanaka!  And welcome to the Train Tech forum!

    @Vilhelm22 Thank you for the comment! I knew this image, but due to image quality issues, I couldn't see the details. So I designed most of it while looking at pictures of real locomotive.


  16. On 11/9/2022 at 8:03 PM, Darkkostas25 said:

    Great build and photos and usage of parts 

     

    @Darkkostas25 Thank you! Lighting other than ceiling light is needed :sadnew:

    On 11/9/2022 at 8:22 PM, Paperinik77pk said:

    OOOOH YES!

    Beautiful. :pir-love: 

    I am trying too (in digital designs) the SNOT technique for front windows in "gray era" Mocs...thanks to your Crocodile I have proof that in real life results are very nice!!!

    Great machine!!!

    Davide

    @Paperinik77pk Thanks again! Wow! I'm so excited to see that *huh*

    On 11/10/2022 at 8:07 AM, Murdoch17 said:

    I love it! Reminds me soo much of the 12v-era prototype crocodile in brown that was later heavily revised in the 9v era in red. It even had brown 3-long doors!

    52489226866_b03c598868_o.jpg

    (NOT my picture!)

    Kudos to you on an awesome MOC design!

    @Murdoch17 Great and famous picture! It's so regret that this didn't make it into production. In addition to the door, there are many interesting parts such as the pantograph.


  17. Hello.

     

    I'd like to introduce my latest 12v train MOC.

     

     

    52488163209_efb6f4ffe6_z.jpg[MOC] 12v Crocodile Engine by Kento Tanaka, on Flickr

    Crocodile engine based on SBB Ce 6/8.

    It is built mainly in reddish brown and dark bluish gray.

    Using these colors because some parts were not available in the old colors. (However, light gray is the original :wink: )

     

     

    52487885146_a2349bd630_z.jpg[MOC] 12v Crocodile Engine by Kento Tanaka, on Flickr

    The chassis reproduces the main model of Hobby Train set #10183.

    Two motors are used to move either the front or rear connecting rod.

    It has plenty of traction even without weights.

     

     

    52487885136_990ccccd33_z.jpg[MOC] 12v Crocodile Engine by Kento Tanaka, on Flickr

    The roof can be easily removed to allow access to the engineer.

     

     

    52488163274_f1b677e158_z.jpg[MOC] 12v Crocodile Engine by Kento Tanaka, on Flickr

    Unfortunately, brown train doors are doesn't exist, so I had to find an alternative.

    So I assembled most of the sides horizontally and used the jumper plate grooves to make the door.

    They are all fixed and cannot be opened :cry_sad:

     

    The center mounted engine is a copy from #7745.

     

     

    This is my Twitter account that I post in Japanese, you can see the video in action from here.

     

    Thank you for reading to the end.


  18. On 11/7/2022 at 7:42 AM, Paperinik77pk said:

    OOOH, that "front-wheel drive" system is a really smart solution! :thumbup:

    Perfect gray era "spirit" -  go on with your 12v builds!!! :pir-love:

    Ciao!

    Davide

    @Paperinik77pk I really appreciate your comment! Your BR 50 is one of my favorite works :wub:


  19. On 10/20/2022 at 6:36 PM, BillytheKid said:

    Never liked the big train in book 7777. Just look odd to me, size doesn't feel right. Actually whole train.

    Not that I don't like big trains, but why not the biggest you can build:

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    @BillytheKid Amazing Big Boy build! However, there is no gap in the 12v switch track, so if make it too big, the trains will hit each other. So large scale trains are made with PF or PU.

    On 10/21/2022 at 2:12 AM, JopieK said:

    Very nice job @0815Tanaka. Looks great!

    @BillytheKid, you might have a point, but for me it is mainly sentiment from my youth ;).

    @JopieK Thank you! That's right. Too big a train doesn't match my 12v collection.

    On 10/21/2022 at 4:27 AM, Toastie said:

    Really nice in 12V!!! Wow.

    But actually there is no need for the buffers between engine and tender (and as far as I know, these types of steam locomotives and for sure the 23 never had them) as the engine without tender and vice versa is a bit on the non-functional side :pir-laugh:. Yes they had that in the 7777 book, but why not taking out their errors :pir-skel:.

    Other than that: Beautiful!

    Best wishes,
    Thorsten

     

    @Toastie Thanks for your comment! Certainly, it is correct to connect them with drawbars. However, since I already have 4 red buffers, I followed the original instructions and did it this way :classic:

    On 10/21/2022 at 8:55 PM, Feuer Zug said:

    Gorgeous 12v homage to 7777 and the DB Class 23. You covered some interesting concepts in the build. Thanks for sharing you 12v works.

    @feuerbergzi@sina.com I really appreciate your comment! One of my favorite 12v trains.