Laura Beinbrech

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About Laura Beinbrech

  • Birthday 07/12/1978

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    Amish Paradise
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    LEGO (duh!) Electronics, Plants, Anime, LOTR, Star Wars, Harry Potter, Avatar the Last Airbender and a few other things.

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  1. Laura Beinbrech

    Modified 71044 - C.K. Holliday - Disney

    That remake looks AMAZING~! I might have to swipe that technique you used for the chairs, because that not only looks incredible, but is entirely functional, too!
  2. Laura Beinbrech

    [MOC] Pneumatic Steam Locomotive - scale 1:25

    Wow, this is amazing! I think this might be the first time I've ever seen a model locomotive of any sort, let alone LEGO with functioning air brakes! This is some top-notch work!
  3. Laura Beinbrech

    GI Joe USS FLAGG Aircraft carrier

    I really like how this turned out. Especially since I was considering using a similar size & technique for the lower hull of an amphibious assault ship/escort carrier design for one of my main factions (albeit with just a plain, single flight deck like such ships have), and it looks like this sort of scale would be perfect for that. You definitely did capture the general proportions of the original GI-Joe toy vis a vis how big it was compared to the action figures.
  4. Nicely done! I've always liked how the old Baldwin shark-nosed diesels looked ever since I first saw pics of them in this big book about the Pennsylvania RR my parents got me for Christmas in like 1989 or so (too bad the RF-16, while good, solid & reliable, ended up being too little too late to save Baldwin Locomotive Works from going under). I might have to see about taking a crack at designing my own version of it sometime (although I think I might base mine off the stubbier shark-nose design used on the RP-210 for one of my dieselpunk train designs for my post-apocalyptic setting).
  5. Laura Beinbrech

    New England BrickWorks: 3rd party curves and switches

    I'd be most interested if you can provide a viable alternative to TrixBrix for narrow-gauge track. I mean, leaving aside the aspersions cast on their business practices (some of which, based on my own research seem to verge on libel), the quality of the narrow gauge stuff I ordered from them last month is... Decent. Not terrible, but not great either. However, considering that they're the only game in town when it comes to narrow-gauge stuff (aside from some very limited offerings that 4DBrix had, but seemed to have given up on long before they decided to call it quits in general, with only some straights & curves being available, the rest, switches, crossovers, etc ended up being vaporware), for the time being, as the old saying goes, "beggars can't be choosers". Still, like I said, having a high quality competitor to them in this particular area would be fan-freaking-tastic.
  6. Laura Beinbrech

    [MOC] Atomic Streamliner

    I love it! It looks almost like something straight out of the Fallout universe, and I'm glad to see I'm not the only one here who likes to make speculative trains as opposed to strictly modeling RL prototypes.
  7. Laura Beinbrech

    Narrow gauge "Odenwald-Express"

    That's really cool stuff, Asper! One of the reasons for my own interest in narrow-gauge railroads is because my home state (Pennsylvania) was once home to dozens of narrow-gauge railroads, either for hauling coal or timber (or both) out of narrow mountain valleys that were too small for standard gauge railroads to be economically feasible. Of course, starting about 100 years ago, most were abandoned & removed, but there are three that still at least sort of exist: The best preserved one is the East Broad Top Railroad & Coal Company, which was recently bought up by a dedicated Non-profit organization, and they hope to re-start tourist excursions (which were suspended by the previous owner in 2011 due to it being too expensive to run as a for-profit operation), and even extend those as track repairs & such are carried out. The EBT has almost all of its original rolling stock, locomotives & equipment at the main yard in Rockhill Furnace, PA. The other two are on the "sort of" list due to them going out of business in the first half of the 20th century & most of the equipment being scrapped, sold or lost. The first is the Waynesburg & Washington Railroad, which was located near Pittsburgh, PA, and currently, none of the original track remains, but the Greene County Historical Society Museum has 500ft (152.4m) of track on site as well as the original #4 steam locomotive, a narrow-gauge Plymouth diesel locomotive & one of the original W&W passenger cars that is currently being restored. The last one that sort of exists is the Tuscarora Valley Railroad, for which only a single combination car (railroad wagon that is half passenger, half freight) still exists, but is in poor shape & is currently being housed in one of the East Broad Top Railroad's shop buildings until it can be repaired & restored. All three of these railroads use a 3ft (914mm) track gauge. Also sorry to get a bit off topic, but you can see where my passion for narrow-gauge trains comes from, and I find stories about those that still exist in some form to be very fascinating.
  8. Laura Beinbrech

    Narrow gauge "Odenwald-Express"

    I actually recently looked up info on the v52 diesels that were made for the Mossbach & Mudau railway & it turns out that one of them is still operating on a 1m gauge railroad in Italy, which I think is pretty neat.
  9. Laura Beinbrech

    Airport People Movers

    Yeah, I was going to suggest roller coaster tracks as well, especially since they seem to be very similar to the track system used by the RL one dr_spock posted a pic of (also didn't realize that the Friends people mover from the resort was so accurate to something that actually existed).
  10. Laura Beinbrech

    Cereal Docks

    This is a really awesome grain elevator (at least that's what we call these structures in The States). It even looks a lot like one that was installed about 15 years ago on a recently refurbished Norfolk Southern siding outside the one town near where I live. Main difference is that the one where I live has the bay for loading & unloading grain trucks is parallel to the tracks, instead of perpendicular.
  11. Laura Beinbrech

    4DBrix goes DIY

    I have purchased a fair amount of 4dBrix narrow-gauge straight track sections in the past, and found them to be of good quality, and this news saddens me somewhat, however a few points I think need to be made here: I agree wit Hod Carrier here: One thing that kept me from buying more tracks from 4dBrix was that their BrickLink store always seemed to be sold out of the Narrow-gauge track that I wanted, and I've been waiting for over a year for them to release the narrow-gauge turnouts they hinted at for a long time, but have never delivered on, unlike TrixBrix who HAS released narrow gauge turnouts (and a buttload of other narrow gauge track options). Therefore, considering the options are remaining loyal to an outfit that promises basically vaporware or buying stuff I need from their competitor that actually gets the goods out (and in a manner that is more easily available to a larger amount of people), and I want to get my narrow-gauge layout done sometime this century, the choice is obvious: Nothing personal, just business. Precisely! TBH, I think they could have made it if they focused on the Monorail stuff, since they seem to be the only game in town when it comes to that, and they were filling that nice that none of the competition seemed to want to cover. But that's just my two cents on the subject.
  12. Laura Beinbrech

    Narrow gauge "Odenwald-Express"

    As a life-long narrow-gauge fan (who also volunteers at two different narrow gauge heritage railroads), I love this! Not only do the builds look absolutely fantastic, but I also like the idea of using a sideways train motor for compact power. I'm also pleased to see that the technic-pin coupling design I came up with about 9 years ago holds up well under power. :)
  13. Laura Beinbrech

    THE PIRATE BAY IS GOING TO BE AN OFFICIAL LEGO SET!!!!

    One of my biggest regrets as a kid when the pirates first launched back in 1989 was being unable to afford to buy the original Black Seas Barracuda (I still have one of the 1989 mini catalogs that came in $20 & up sets with the big pirate spread & "Coming September 1989" printed in the corner of the page). Once I found out about this set (only a few weeks ago) and that you could reassemble it into an updated BSB, I HAD to order it the day it officially released. I just got notification that it shipped yesterday, so I'll at least have something to help occupy my time on lockdown whenever it finally shows up. I mean I don't think I've been this excited about a set in a long time.
  14. Laura Beinbrech

    [MOC] Fictional MBT

    Very nice MBT, very modern looking and lots of good elements, like the (I'm guessing) either chaff or smoke grenade launcher on the either side of the turret made out of the binoculars. I also agree with some of the others that this does look rather like a Leopard 2, but that is definitely not a bad thing.
  15. Personally, the Brickforge backpack & Brickwarriors British Rucksack having built-in neck attachments is a HUGE factor in their favor: It means I can save a ton of money by NOT having to buy either additional accessories or those standard Lego neck bits with the stud, and thus buy more actual backpacks (or helmets or other gear). In fact, of the two, the Brickforge backpack is my favorite by far because it, unlike the BW one (or for that matter the LEGO backpack with bedroll) can be used with BrickArms Stalhelms & similar helmets with back parts that sit really low on a minifig's head... I mean I have gone with #8 on the list due to the Brickforge backpacks seeming to have been discontinued (at least in redish brown), but due to BW pricing & having to buy neck attachments for each pack, it doubled or even tripled the cost over the BrickForge pack (depending on whether BW was having a sale on the rucksacks & the current prevailing prices for the neckpate stud thingies on BrickLink).