Captain Redbeard

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  • Birthday 04/12/1983

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  1. Durango & Silverton K-36

    Excited to receive the staff favorite award at Brickfair!
  2. Durango & Silverton K-36

    I have been getting complaints about my images being a tad large, so I compressed them a bit. I hope this helps.
  3. Durango & Silverton K-36

    You are correct. I did post pictures of this from Brickfair over a year ago. I was told I needed to post pictures of just the train without any distracting scenery. It just took me a few months to get around to it. Better late than never, right?
  4. Durango & Silverton K-36

    Sorry about the title. I have changed it. No chance though? You may be right, but this effort is also about illustrating there is a demand for more Lego trains, especially steam trains.
  5. Durango & Silverton K-36

    Sadly, I believe you might be right, but why not try? I am a firm believer that Lego trains should be 8 wide. While this set may not conform to Lego's 6 wide standard, there is precedent for change. Lego cars and trucks used to all be 4 wide. Now, they are churning out 6 wide or larger vehicles all the time. Just look at the Lego Ideas Back to the Future and Ghostbusters.
  6. Durango & Silverton K-36

    Howdy! This is an update of a post I made earlier this year of a Durango & Silverton K-36 narrow gauge locomotive. I recently decided to submit this MOC to the Lego Ideas website as an effort to get Lego to produce more quality train sets. I shared my project with the good people at the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, and I have been blessed to receive their full support and endorsement of my efforts. I consider the D&SNGR to be the finest railroad experience in the country, if not the world. If you haven't had the good fortune to ride with them, do yourself a favor and make plans to go as soon as possible. You will not be disappointed. Check out their Facebook page for information about the railroad and a look at their endorsement of this MOC. If you are passionate about Lego trains, as I am, please visit the Lego Ideas website and show your support for this MOC. Help me convince Lego to make this dream a reality and immortalize the great D&SNGR with the world's greatest toy! Back to the MOC. Let's start with the engine. I am not a fan of Lego Digital Designer, so all of my MOCs are built through a trial and error evolutionary process. This is the first picture I stopped to take of the locomotive. By this point, I had nailed down the frame, wheels, and the driving mechanism. I opted for including all the power functions elements in the locomotive rather than the tender. Working on hiding the power functions. Taking shape Experimenting with the stack and the headlight. Finalizing front end. On to the cab. Getting close. Power functions access from the top. The motor makes a nice firebox. A glimpse of how the wheels are powered. Done! Now for a look at the evolution of the passenger car. Finally settling on the SNOT technique for duplicating the look of wood panels and windows with depth. Placing a horizontal stripe in the middle of vertically striped plates was a fun challenge. I eventually found a way to suspend the upper non window portions from the ceiling. I really enjoyed building this car. All done! I didn't really take any pictures of the caboose process. I essentially used the same techniques from the passenger car. The inside is pretty ugly though, as I only had so many pieces available in this color of red. Now for a few shots of the train all together! How about a little scenery? From the good folks at the Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad! I took the train to Brickfair in Birmingham, Alabama, and it won staff favorite! Kids loved the bear in the cave. Brickfair is a blast. I highly recommend it to anyone interested in Lego or anyone with kids.
  7. Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge RailRoad stock

    I just posted it here. I love your cars. It is nice to see this awesome train get some lego treatment.
  8. Durango & Silverton K-36

    Yeah, it's just a tire. I thought it made a nice stack.
  9. Durango & Silverton K-36

    Howdy, This is my attempt at an outside frame narrow gage K-36 locomotive from the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gage Railroad, in Colorado. This is without a doubt my favorite train, and it was a fun challenge to build. I'm sorry I don't have many pictures at the moment. I'm try and post more later.
  10. Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge RailRoad stock

    Displayed this at Brickfair Alabama last year.
  11. WIP Scale Black Pearl

    I plan on giving it black sails, but I haven't settled on the best method of coloring them. I started using some black chalk. It gave a good textured look, but it requires more than I have, and I have not had the time to go get some more.
  12. WIP Scale Black Pearl

    Sorry, the pics were posted straight from my phone and I was not able to resize them. When I get to my home computer, I will make the changes. Thanks for the heads up.
  13. WIP Scale Black Pearl

    Thanks for the tip.
  14. Custom Black Pearl finally done

    Good looking ship. I am always glad to see the Black Pearl get some proper treatment after LEGO's lackluster set.
  15. Ship-of-the-Line Under Construction

    Great job so far. I love brick built hulls!