Rail Co

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  1. Rail Co

    [MOD] German shunter locomtive MaK 600458

    Wow I really like those designs, a definite support from me! -RailCo
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    "Open heart surgery" on a 12v motor

    I have done this myself before (I didn't replace the contacts). I had to do this because one of the plastic pieces inside of mine happened to snap during shipping to me and it jammed the motor. Luckily the plastic piece wasn't exactly "necessary." So while I had it open I re-greased and cleaned the contacts, I have yet to glue my motor back together only because I don't want to have to crack it back open if something else goes wrong (they are getting quite old and brittle). Good ol' well applied clear tape does the job, however, you have to replace the tape every couple of weeks or so, I'll get around to making it all shiny and new one day ;). -RailCo
  3. I have used the tape in the past but I felt like I was always making constant repairs to the connection between two pieces of track. While it worked it wasn't reliable.
  4. If you are planning to make anything 9V related, take my money! Looking forward to whatever you have planned -RailCo
  5. Rail Co

    Will there be a 2019 freight train?

    We can all hope that they release another one! They seemed to have done that for the past two "cycles" of trains that have come out 2011 and 2015 -RailCo
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    [MOC] Midi Scale Trains *(Oil Tanker)*

    I love the detail for the small scale. You really captured the back design very well! -RailCo
  7. Thank you for the constructive feedback and kind comments. I made the choice of the round 1x1 plates to give the look of a rounded circle that these butterflies have in real life, that is just my preference, but I went back and forth between the two styles. I never noticed that dragonflies' wings were offset, I'll have to look at that and maybe make an edit in the future. Thank you for your comments! I was quite excited when I realized that the hair were a very close shape to the dragonflies' eye shape. No Lego piece is that exact shape I was looking for but the hair was a pretty close fit.
  8. Hello, I have been working for awhile on my latest MOC, it's different from my usual MOCs and I am happy to present it to everyone here. [MOC] Lego Insects: A Ladybug, Butterfly, & Dragonfly by Rail Co, on Flickr The Butterfly: The butterfly was one of the most challenging but interesting builds to design. The key factors that make this model special is the ability to move and alter the wings however one pleases. The wings are built using mainly standard bricks and plates, bringing back a simple and nostalgic building experience from the childhood of many. However, there are a few SNOT building techniques. The bottom of the wings use the "headlight" bricks to invert the orientation of the studs allowing me to add the ability to have the bottom curve of the butterfly's wings. There are also studs on the side construction to achieve the curved sides of the wings as well. [MOC] Lego Insects: A Ladybug, Butterfly, & Dragonfly by Rail Co, on Flickr The Ladybug: The Ladybug is what inspired this whole project. The ladybug is small but has a lot of interesting and fun building techniques to get the shape of the ladybug just perfect. Using studs on the side construction as well as the "bracket" pieces make the ladybug slightly more round giving it a more realistic design than other techniques that were tried. The bottom is smoothed out using a mix of headlight bricks, plates, and even 1x1 round plates with a hole in the center! These actually connect to the center tube of the 1x2 brick giving another connection point to make the model more sturdy and makes building the model more engaging, as well as giving others building ideas for their own models. [MOC] Lego Insects: A Ladybug, Butterfly, & Dragonfly by Rail Co, on Flickr The Dragonfly: The dragonfly is the most simple model of the three, however, it still has some tricks up its sleeve. Dragonflies are a very thin and light. The model accurately represents a Dragonfly. The main interesting aspects of the model is the simpleness. After building the first 2 complex insects with small pieces and quirky techniques. This model gives the builder some room to breathe and is composed of simple construction. The most interesting part of the dragonfly for me personally is how I was able to us black minifigure hair to be the eyes of dragonfly. I tried many pieces but nothing ever looked right until I stumbled upon the minifigure hair. This is what makes the dragonfly stand out and still engages the builder with every building step. [MOC] Lego Insects: A Ladybug, Butterfly, & Dragonfly by Rail Co, on Flickr As of now my model is only digital but I hope to start accumulating the parts to build it sometimes within this year. I hope you enjoyed looking at my creation, if you feel so inclined I would love for your support on LEGO Ideas here: https://ideas.lego.com/projects/d94ec0ee-9bee-4757-953f-ba39e85f81c2 Thank you all for looking! -RailCo
  9. Rail Co

    Lego City 2019 - Rumours, Speculation and Discussion

    I would love to see some new "Light and Sound" system stuff added to Lego city. Great for the kiddos and depending on the lights and how they are wired up, they might have a new smaller battery box or small lights like the classic 80s did. -RailCo
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    BR51-761-5 (Octrainber 2018)

    Wow you never fail to impress LT12V! I love the detail of all your locomotives and I seem to learn something new with every train you build and post. I am assuming that the window pieces have stickers on them to add that white trim detail, if I am wrong please explain how you did that! Always love to see your builds! -RailCo
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    LEGO Forma - 2019

    As I have said previously, I am really interested in the Lego FORMA theme and where it might go. I know that a lot of people don't like it or think "it's the worst thing since Galidor." However, I actually think it isn't even close to Galidor. FORMA is meant to bring in new customers back into Lego or bring adults a small but relaxing build that will help destress. While many of us collectors will say that "Lego already helps adults like us destress!" A lot of adults haven't rediscovered Lego yet and by doing a small aesthetically pleasing kinetic sculpture will bring others back into buying Lego. I personally love the simplicity of it! I think it is something new to tryout and discover. It seems a lot of others think so as well judging by how many perks people have purchased. Anyway, Lego FORMA only has a couple more days left, if you are interested in backing the project I would do it now. It sure will be a collector's item in the future! Here is a link to the campaign: https://igg.me/at/forma/x/16264162 Happy Backing! -RailCo
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    LEGO Forma - 2019

    I noticed that a lot of people in the community either hate it or love it... I love it and here are my reasons for what it's worth: 1. I thought the models were simple but elegant looking, I only bought the base Koi model because I thought the skins were overpriced, however, the model really caught my eye and was something that would be nice to display. I also like how they look to be easily customizable and because I like drawing I could cut out my own skins for them if I choose to. 2. It is something that Lego has never made before and it gives it a sort of unique feel. It is a fresh idea that mixes bricks with skins that can make a model have different curves and lines (not saying that can't be done with bricks). 3. It sounds dumb but it seems as though it is a limited test run to see how the product fairs with buyers. As a collector I enjoy having limited, non-mass production, items. 4. I want to show support for Lego trying new things and taking risks on products that they feel might not work out if they were to just throw them on their website. I think some common misconceptions is that this product is for AFOLs. While it is aimed toward adults, it is not aimed for the avid collector and builder. This product is meant to not only get people back into the hobby of building Lego, it is meant to also allow adults to de-stress from their hectic lives and spend some time off their phones, TVs, and computers. The counter argument to this is that Lego has hundreds of products to allow adults to de-stress and build with already. The reason this seemed to be created however, was to get other adults from a different market to buy these and see that Lego helps them de-stress and be creative (especially with the ink-koi skin). This will allow them to think about making another purchase with Lego whether it be for big technic sets, modular, architecture, or other "adult" lego themes. I have also seen people compare this to Galidor. I think this is an unfair comparison as 1 Galidor figure has about 10-15 giant plastic pieces. One display piece alone has 294 pieces and most of those are Lego elements. Overall, I think that this is a new thing that people will be up an arms about until they see reviews or get it in their hands themselves. Many people were upset about Brickheadz but they took off with flying colors whether they liked them or not. In my opinion if you don't like it, don't buy it. That's the easiest way to tell Lego that you are not interested in that theme and to try something else. Sorry for the long rant -RailCo
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    2018 Lego Trains

    They are available in the U.S. for $3 more than the power functions lights at $9.99, $3 extra for a new connector really? https://shop.lego.com/en-US/LEGO-Powered-Up-LED-Light-88005 -RailCo
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    2018 Lego Trains

    Just in case people have not seen it the trains are listed on the U.S. S@H page the passenger train is $160 USD and the cargo is $230 USD. They both will be released in August which means I have time to gain the funds! -RailCo
  15. Rail Co

    Any worth keeping polybag bags

    Thank you all for your replies, I guess it is true they don't take up a lot of room so for ones I have recently opened I'll see what they value is for them. If the value with the bag is only a few cents more then I will just begin to throw them out once they are opened. Thanks! -RailCo