Rail Co

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  1. Hello guys, I am hoping one or two of you would be happy to share your personal experience with me. The experience would be if you have ever been judged or bullied for building with Lego as a teen, or adult. It does not have to be recently, if you don't want to share on this fourm you can PM me. The only information I ask you to provide is your name, your story, and at what age it happened (can be rough like 20s, 30s, etc.). Your response may be used in a college essay that only my professor will read. If you want I can leave your name as "Anonymous" or say you prefer not to be named. Thanks! -RailCo
  2. [REVIEW OFFER] The LEGO Trains Book

    Sounds good to me! Let us know who gets the honor of reviewing the book! Thanks, -RailCo
  3. [REVIEW OFFER] The LEGO Trains Book

    I'd love to do a review, I haven't done a lot of reviews though so I don't expect you to pick me. If I did happen to be sent it I would do my best to make a non-biased review and I have been collecting trains for awhile now across all systems. Thanks for the opportunity, -RailCo
  4. Using the Motor of 60051 inside 7745

    If you ever want to sell that motor (i.e. you fail to get it working) than PM me. -RailCo
  5. Mosaic Help?

    Hello, Recently I have wanted to make a Mosaic of me and my girlfriend. I was looking around on bricklinks mosaic maker and Bright Bricks new mosaic service. I find it hard to get a decent looking Mosaic without paying upwards of $200. If I couldn't make one of us together I was also thinking of making two smaller ones with each person taking up one Mosaic. I was wondering what people had suggestions on for buying bulk bricks cheaply. How to design one using only current lego colors (if that looks decent). And what a good price is for either 1 64x64 Mosaic or 2 32x32/48x48 Mosaics would be. Thanks!
  6. Hello, hope this is the correct forum to post this in. I was hoping someone out there could help me know if it "safe" to use the hydrogen peroxide method to "de-yellow" or restore bricks on colored bricks to their old color. I know that it works on whites and grays but has anyone tried this on other colors whether Modulex Colors or not? The bricks I am trying to restore are the Modulex red and Modulex Pink along with the Modulex Pastel-Green and Modulex Pastel-Blue. The really bad ones are the red and a few of the pink and Pastel-Blue while the Pastel-green is bearable but still needs work. I was hoping someone could help me on this. Thanks! -RailCo
  7. Ah yes! This is something I have been wanting to test out since the day you posted a picture (some other forum post). I would love to try these out. My only suggestion for improvement is to have some way of knowing which button does what. For example the left button has a picture (or an indent if it costs more to paint/print on the button) of the track being switched from the main track while the right button would have a print of the track remaining in the straight position. I will be interested to know what the cost would be and interested to try these out. -RailCo
  8. I might have missed it but I saw your video on YouTube and was curious what you did to be able to only remove about 4-6 things to remove the body opposed to the about 10-15 normally? Thanks! -RailCo
  9. You've got me excited! Can't wait to see the price for these bad boys and maybe purchase some :) Good Luck with you project! -RailCo
  10. Looking for a 7730

    Hello, I am trying to find a 7730 train set from the 12v era. Sure there are some on bricklink but they are a little overpriced and with shipping makes it horrendous sometimes. I was wondering if anyone had a 7730 (even if it is only mostly complete), that is willing to sell to me in the U.S. All conditions and percentage of completion offers are welcome! Thanks, -RailCo
  11. Wallsend Railway & Raceroad

    What is that Red locomotive by the train shed? It seems to have the 7745 sort of theme or livery? I am curious if that is an alternate MOC you made? -RailCo
  12. Full Train Layout Control with Tablet

    Well that peaks my interest to have button control! Yes, I am a little hesitant on the price but I do know that you are trying to make this affordable for everyone I wasn't trying to bash your product or anything that is just a concern I had. Great news on the button control though! I'd love to try that out! -RailCo
  13. Full Train Layout Control with Tablet

    My only concern is the price for automating my layout. If I wanted to ONLY automate 2 switches I would have to pay $70 for the quad controller and the two swtich boxes (that isn't even including the price for the official tack), I can purchase a left and right 12v automatic switch track for $50-$60 instead and I personally think that it is more fun and enjoyable to switch the tracks whenever I want with a physical button or switch. Possibly if you guys reduce your price I would be interested. I am not saying that I think your product isn't worth that much because it has a lot of potential, I am saying it is not a price I am willing to pay for a 3D printed (not injected molded) part that is more expensive than a discontinued 30-35 year old official Lego part. Just my input, I really like the work you've done though it is very promising! -RailCo
  14. Hi, I have been away from this topic for a little and I am confused what the production is of these switches as of now. I am really interested in these if they come at a good price point! Thanks, -RailCo
  15. Hi DEAD1974, The all have their upsides and downsides so it is mainly what you prefer. I am going to give you all the things I think are good and bad about them and then let you decide what is best for you and what you enjoy. First I will talk about RC/PF Trains: Pros: You do not have to clean the rails because you don't have to worry about electricity conducting through them. They are very user friendly and use simple controls (they are good for kids). They are still readily available and fit in well with the whole "City" theme. You can use rechargeable batteries with them so you do not have to constantly buy batteries. Cons: A lot of the room is taken up by the battery box and receiver making it extremely difficult to make shunters/switchers, but it can be done. Rechargeable batteries can be expensive and you have to be able to get the battery box out every time you need to charge them unless you want to pay the hefty $50 for the official Lego pack. Also you have to be close enough with your remote control or you can lose connection (This I haven't had a problem with it just depends how big your layout is). Now to talk about 9v Pros: You can buy a motor, track and transformer and you are good to go, it's basically plug and play. You don't have to worry about changing batteries and have complete freedom of designing only around the motor and not bulky battery boxes and receivers. I have also never had to clean 9v track unless it was very well used. Cons: It is a lot more expensive, it is about $40 for a decent motor and anywhere from $2-$4 PER straight track. Also the wires are becoming brittle with age and the plastic coating wears a way causing short circuits. I don't know if you want me to discuss 12v or not. Hope this helps! -RailCo