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  1. Frank STENGEL

    German 2-axle cargo wagons (xmas!)

    As far as I can tell a train could have more than one of these cars with brakehouses/brakeperson: they whould be placed around heavy/brakeless cars. They were quite frequent in the times before compressed air brakes.
  2. Frank STENGEL

    [MOC] 62 - CP 2600

    Wow. You really caught the essence of this "broken nose" locomotive. I had to look at real world pictures in order to find differences.
  3. Frank STENGEL

    6-wide Y-8000 series locotractors

    That idea of an extra small wheel is pretty slick. Especially if one has some side panels to hide the extra bits.
  4. Frank STENGEL

    6-wide Y-8000 series locotractors

    Very nice. You could try adding the orange (Arzens) color scheme. Adding a motor might be complex if one wants to keep the current wheelbase and lower decorations.
  5. Frank STENGEL

    WIP: Du Bousquet Locomotive

    I had to include him since I had to lubricate the gear trains in order for the thing to move without squeaking
  6. Frank STENGEL

    WIP: Du Bousquet Locomotive

    This post has been dormant for quite a while. I was remidned of its existence when @brick-builds exended another of my old ones. So, this is not anymore a WIP. After a (far too) long shelving, I finally finished the project last spring during lockdown and... again forgot about it. Here is a quick video of the finished loc: du Brisquet by fstengel4, sur Flickr It is only pulling 3 cars since I had to move the whole lot to get more light.
  7. Frank STENGEL

    BR E18 047 "Blauer Enzian"

    If I look at the photos, it seems that wire is on the outside of the bogie just under the axles. It is as if it was linking the brake shoes...
  8. Frank STENGEL

    Lego train arduino (esp8266), power/

    Nice, If I understand well, you are controling your train using an ESP8266 via WiFi with an android app. How are you driving the motor(s)?
  9. Frank STENGEL

    60154 + 4564 = 37?

    Nice! Captures the spirit of a class 37. One could try for a wasp livery by replacing the lowermost (or highest) bricks with a 3 plate yellow-black-yellow sandwich.
  10. Frank STENGEL

    China SL7 Aisa Express

    Brilliant! The detailing is impressive. I spent a lot of time comparing the HO version and your lego rendition: the are near identical...
  11. Frank STENGEL

    L-motor Frames

  12. Same for me, waiting and waiting and...
  13. Frank STENGEL

    Power to the wheels

    Nice design. It would be interesting to have a lld /ldraw file to play and experiment with. I'd love to se what is behind the wheels.
  14. Same for me. An answer would have been nice, even if negative. At least one would have known and stopped waiting...
  15. Frank STENGEL

    FS E 645

    This is an amazing build (like the two E636). It captures the essence of the caracteristic slanted nose. I see it is 9v based. Do you think there is room for a battery box, in order to convert it to PF?