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  1. Rijkvv

    Deutz DG1200BBM locomotive

    There are quite a number of people selling instructions actually. See the links in supertruper's signature for example. Not me though. It takes time to make instructions, time that I rather spend on trying to build something new. And I haven't made instructions ever before. Perhaps I could ask somebody else to do it for me, but I think instructions for this particular locomotive won't be very popular. It's a rare, not well-known industrial diesel shunter. I wouldn't be surprised if most of these locomotives barely drove on main lines at all. I doubt that will be appealing to many. Then there's the structural integrity. I had realism in mind when I built this, but that means it's very fragile. If I would release instructions, I would like people to enjoy my model, not being frustrated by the fragility. Besides, the PF cables tend to push the top of the hood off. I already had to improvise to make it somewhat okay, but if you look closely you can see the gaps. Oh, and I haven't even put this to a long duration test, so I have no clue if she'll be reliable. I would suggest to just try. My first train design as an AFOL was a fantasy locomotive with less detail than an official LEGO set, but by trying again and again I came to this. It's also much more satisfying than if I had just used instructions. If you're building and you face an issue which you can't solve (e.g. "how do I make bogies like that") there are always people willing to help you.
  2. Rijkvv

    Deutz DG1200BBM locomotive

    Thanks again. And yes, getting on the front page was a pleasant surprise. :)
  3. Rijkvv

    Deutz DG1200BBM locomotive

    Thanks guys! Yes, it is.
  4. More than a year ago, I made a flat car. These cars are often used for Maintenance of Way. I needed a locomotive to pull them, and decided to go with the Deutz dieselhydraulic locomotive that's in use by Strukton, one of the three main Dutch railroad constructors. I visited the locomotive in real life to make pictures of it. The weather was meh and so were the pictures, but still decent enough to be useful for the build, and to spot details that I couldn't really find on the internet, like the top of the hood. Just like the flat car, this locomotive is built in scale 1:45. Deutz DG1200BBM by Rijk van Voorst, on Flickr Deutz DG1200BBM by Rijk van Voorst, on Flickr
  5. Rijkvv

    The 12v layout form BillytheKid.

    Nice how you kept the 1980s feel, and especially on the 7740 a nice addition (for some reason it looks a bit strange on a train set - I feel the same about the Metroliner). And an impressive amount of remote controlled stuff! I have plans/wishes for a 12v layout, but it'll be dwarfed by this one for sure. But with four new train systems released since, a good thing to see 12v still alive.
  6. Rijkvv

    Lego 10277 - Crocodile Locomotive

    Nice work so far, but I'm not convinced the middle section is exactly 6 studs wide. Looking at this I can't ignore what seems to be a 1/2 offset right in front of the door: Also the windows on the side don't convince me. Just wondering, could there be just tiles put on the sides? That would explain the deep laying windows ánd the offset.
  7. Rijkvv

    Lego 10277 - Crocodile Locomotive

    If you don't have money, then why would you this set to be far more expensive by adding a coach? Unless you want them to cut corners, but then many people would keep their money.
  8. Rijkvv

    Lego 10277 - Crocodile Locomotive

    If you don't have money, then why would you this set to be far more expensive by adding a coach? Unless you want them to cut corners, but then many people would keep their money.
  9. Rijkvv

    Lego 10277 - Crocodile Locomotive

    I'm surprised to see a seperate locomotive, but I'm surprised in a positive way. It seems LEGO expects (as do I) most people are interested in the locomotive anyway. I don't see them making a coach that even comes close to a realistic length, so I rather see a less expensive set with just a locomotive, where I can add something realistic to, than a more expensive set with a 6x28 coach or something ugly like that.
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    Lego 10277 - Crocodile Locomotive

    I actually think they use this part. And that would make the locomotive 7-wide. (partially in Dutch, but you'll get the idea)
  11. Rijkvv

    Lego 10277 - Crocodile Locomotive

    I would like to see a side-by-side comparison between this one, the one made by Holger and the one from HABricks. Anyway, look at the wheel arrangement. Three sets of two drive axles each, while the real prototype (and most MOC's) has two sets of three drive axles. I think the only reason why LEGO would choose for that setup, is if they want it to be able to manage curves. Besides, why would you add the standard buffer beam if you're not going to drive with it? Brick-built you can get a more realistic look, maybe cheaper as well. So I won't be surprised if this will be more than just display only.
  12. I wasn't happy with my original inclines. They started too abrupt. Many much better designs, but the one by MonsieurCaron stood out for me. Clean track design. However, the big support structures were not my cup of tea. The new centered bracket I mentioned before made me think if I could implement one of those. It took a while, since I felt it would disconnect if I just placed it on top. But I found a solution by letting the horizontal track overlap these brackets. It makes for a clean design and feels reasonably sturdy. Obviously this is only a test model: the final one will contain less colour vomit, and will be tiled off (with inverted tiles on the other side). I have yet to test with a train, I might need to adjust the angle if this turns out to be too steep. This might clarify it a bit: Monorail incline connection by Rijk van Voorst, on Flickr
  13. Rijkvv

    New update. Do we like it.

    Why would you change one single subforum (the rest of Eurobricks seem unaffected), and add a banner totally irrelevant to the theme?
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    LEGO Ideas. Caswell Point Turned down.

    Please delete
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    LEGO Ideas. Caswell Point Turned down.

    Yes. Here is the topic. Even if they changed their opinion about James Bond afterwards (the designer thought it was perhaps too violent): by that time they already released Indiana Jones and Star Wars, including a planet-destroying space station. Sometimes for the better. I think Steamboat Willie would never have been approved if they had to stick close to the original design. Don't get me wrong, I do see the appeal of those dino skeletons in the last set. I do like some space ideas. The Apollo is a great set and I did support a Soyuz idea (which failed the deadline) and the Gemini which has yet to be reviewed. But if they do want to live up to their own guidelines, then the chances for the latter are slim, as are the chances for yet another sitcom room currently in review. I just don't hope Ideas becomes an "Help us to decide which licence to pick next". There are great ideas that were overlooked because of the licence saturation and thus didn't make the deadline, and I still haven't forgiven Lego about the refusal of the western town. Pirates is one of those themes that I always liked, but never really gotten into that much (certainly not in terms of making MOC's). In fact I hadn't visited this subforum in years, but I see that I should come here more often. Supported your fortress