davidzq

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  • Birthday 10/16/1991

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    Crocodile Locomotive

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    Seattle, WA
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    When it comes to Lego, I build highly detailed minifig scale trucks, cars, and trains.

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  1. davidzq

    "intermediate" radius turnouts

    4D-Brix (Tom Lowa) had 3D printed R56 switches. However, they have since shifted their business model, and at this time their products are not available. They were searching for vendors to produce the track for them... Haven't been any updates in awhile. Scott, why must you constantly tease this community! It's a new tidbit every month with you! 😛 Keep it up!
  2. Sorry for reviving a somewhat old thread, but my attempts to communicate with OP so far have been unsuccessful. I am interested in purchasing one or two of these motors, particularly one of the transparent ones. Did you ever settle on a price? I would love to discuss this further in PM.
  3. davidzq

    MOC - SQDY Wagons

    Despite being a rather plain and simple prototype, these are well done and full of detail!
  4. davidzq

    Functional Train Bridges

    I think you are having some difficulty understanding the direction of the forces applied. Look at the span as a whole. As weight is added, the span sags. Everything at the top of the bridge is under compression forces, being pushed together. Everything at the bottom is under tension forces, being pulled apart. The bridge is being stretched, pulled to make it longer. The issue with the axles is there is only a stopper on one end of it. So while the end with the stopper is nice and secure, the other end is still able to pull out. The axle stopper of the next section will not help, as the axle is being pulled away from it, not pushed towards it. Your design has good compression strength, but low tension strength, and tension strength is what we need at the bottom. Also the axles themselves are a bad choice. They are thin, and bend very easily. The track sections are also able to bend fairly easily. So even if we fixed the lack of tensile strength, the bridge itself would still sag due to its flexibility. You need a beefier, rigid structure. One that is not able to bend or flex. One with multiple layers of overlapping parts at all levels. Coaster's bedroom bridge is a good example of this. There's a reason bridges are designed the way they are in real life, take note of those designs, you need to copy those elements in lego form.
  5. davidzq

    The Office Tower of Orthanc

    Just needs a couple wizards fighting up top! wonder how many Ents live in the park across the street? 😛
  6. davidzq

    Brick-built couplers?

    Many people will use this hand as a non-functional coupler, as it looks pretty realistic, especially in reddish brown. Https://www.bricklink.com/v2/catalog/catalogitem.page?P=11092 Otherwise people will simply use a 3 or 4 long liftarm and a couple axles/pins.
  7. davidzq

    MOC: Castle Beach Fire Department

    Good to see you expanding to other communities/sites to post your work! Keep it up, Michael!
  8. davidzq

    Brick Train Awards: The Entries Gallery

    My entries for the freight category (which includes MOW). Brandt Power Unit, which I just recently finished (after it sat 90% complete for 3 years! 😨). Nordco UTV-500 ultrasonic rail inspection, which I built back in 2013.
  9. davidzq

    Lego 10277 - Crocodile Locomotive

    Build time was 80 minutes, but I'm a pretty fast builder. As a 7 wide builder, it pleased me to see all the techniques this set uses that I commonly used in my own models. Especially loved the use of 1x5 technic plates. The build was more complex than I expected. I'm quite pleased with this set, which is a surprise since I almost never buy sets. Would definitely recommend this set 🙂
  10. davidzq

    Lego 10277 - Crocodile Locomotive

    Ordered two at 9:30pm Pacific time (US west coast). They shipped this morning, with the 12-in-1. 🙂
  11. I would suspect the open studs are there so a 1x3 tile may be used between the wheel guides.
  12. They released this update a few days ago. https://www.fxbricks.com/fxblog/?post_id=38&title=theyre-here
  13. Adventure was always one of my favorite themes! But... You sure it isn't Slyboot's train? Or Baron Von Baron? 😛 Lego never could keep their names straight...
  14. davidzq

    New England BrickWorks: 3rd party curves and switches

    Would love to see a new R56 switch option since 4DBrix has thrown the towel. Need some for a project, so was looking like I'll have to brick-build some switches (which has been done by others in the past). My belief is that you are entering a market that has already had several players (most unsuccessful!). If you're going to succeed, I recommend focusing on NEW products. We already have options for wide radius curves and R104 switches. And TrixBrix's selection has grown considerably in the last year.
  15. I was honestly expecting the price point to be around $100 for a single switch, and I was totally prepared to pay it! There will definitely be some orders coming!