UrbanErwin

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  1. UrbanErwin

    Brick Train Awards Prizes

    Is there a way to make a small financial donation? I wouldn't mind chipping in a few Euro's. I love the feed with entries on FB and it is doing a lot to motivate me to push some extra models to the finish line just a little faster.
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    Brick Train Awards Prizes

    I don't want to be that guy, but (the best stuff is always behind this word) be glad there are prices, or a custom printed brick for that matter, at all. These companies don't have to hand out anything, they do it because they want to (and it gives some good press). Tl;Dr: Don't look a given horse in the mouth For the hosts of the contest, I'm really glad you put in all the time and effort!
  3. UrbanErwin

    Powered Up - A tear down...

    I'd wonder if the new mindstorms (51515) would allow to control other PU hubs through Bluetooth. That would allow some interesting models. I'm thinking a smart brick inside a train which controls various railside constructions along the track. Also, has anyone got their hands on a Prime or Mindstorms controller and do they support the train motors and the boost sensors. As far as I know they should, but I would love to see some conformation before I commit to buying one in the future.
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    BrickTracks: different curves, PF/9V compatible

    @coaster do you have a European distributor? Because those prices are really reasonable
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    Train door mechanism

    Opening Doors by Ervvin, on Flickr I've made a digital file with the inner workings of the part, which can be found here: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1rE1cX_h-7Xxdv-Uh9bxTzERX8r47fSHJ
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    Train door mechanism

    There's some great engineering in this thread. I rebuild Nashnet's idea, but wasn't really fond of the gap for the sliders. After some fiddling around with parts I came up with a design which suited my design requirements more. Moving stuff by Ervvin, on Flickr, Picture links to a video The design revolves around this piece: https://www.bricklink.com/v2/catalog/catalogitem.page?P=41740#T=C I'll make some proper pics of the inner workings etc. when I finish the train itself.
  7. UrbanErwin

    [MOC] Mat '64 plan V

    Thank you all, more photo's will definitely follow in the future, but for now there are some Work in Progress shots in this folder:
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    [MOC] Mat '64 plan V

    Mat '64 plan V by Ervvin, on Flickr The Materiaal 64 Plan V is an old EMU from the Dutch railways. The trains were introduced in 1966 and ran until 2014. In total 246 were built. The model is often reffered as apekop, monkeyhead in English because of it's resemblance to a monkey's head. My model is about 194 studs long 8 studs wide and built to 1:45 (0 scale) It features a Powered Up motor and lightsensor to allow automated stopping at stations. Stickers are currently still missing, but those will follow as well with more photo's at LegoWorld Utrecht (NL).
  9. UrbanErwin

    Trains and Ideas

    My best guess? 1) trains are really regional, for example just within Western Europe there are a dozen of different companies and models whichh run around. Combine that with the Americans complain TLC models look too European and Europeans complaining they look too American. (and now we've forgotten the Asian and oceanic part of the world) 2) space and spacecraft are a symbol of the future and innovation (even though the moonlanding happend while parts of the world still relaid on steam traction), this means they are more appealing to a general audience. 3) spacecraft have something mythical about them that something as mundane as the thing you use at your daily commute just has not. But these are just my quick speculations based on no facts or research, which I guess TLC has done extensively. So to phrase this bluntly, no people do not like trains, at least not as much as space (or movies, etc )
  10. Build the way you feel comfortable, I've seen awesome 6, 7, 8 and 9 wide builds, even someone who built 4 wide. For me it isn't about the width in studs but how wide the original model is I'm modelling and how that translates to my preferred scale 1:45. But that's me, you should just build the way you want to, don't lat others decide that for you, especially LEGO itself.
  11. Okay, I've gotten a little further, but I'm still getting errors about the getColor output (CS0103). I'm not quite sure if I'm doing stuff correctly, I familiar with C, not the class structure of C#. LegoTrainProject.Port.Colors colour; int speed; int topSpeed = 30; colour = Hub[0].GetColor("A"); speed = Hub[0].GetSpeed("B"); if (colour == RED ){ Hub[0].RampMotorSpeed("B", 0, 500); Wait(700); Hub[0].RampMotorSpeed("B", topSpeed, 700); } if (colour == YELLOW){ Hub[0].RampMotorSpeed("B", 0, 500); Wait(700); Hub[0].RampMotorSpeed("B", topSpeed, 700); } My best educated guess is that LegoTrainProject.Port.Colors is defined as a typedef/enum like structure, but I cannot find where the proper outputs are defined.
  12. Your software is great and has some good functionality, although I got an issue: I have some trouble getting the GetColor() function to work properly in the code editor. It says it puts the result into a string, but when I try to handle it as such a get loads of compiling errors. Is there something I am looking over?
  13. UrbanErwin

    [Discussion] European Railway Instructions?

    I think there would be some interest in the more standardised rolling-stock like container cars(Sgns(s)), bulk goods (Eanos) and perhaps tanker cars. Then people can add the engine of their preferred company in front of them.
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    Powered Up - A tear down...

    Thank you, this is some really usefull information. Could it be possible that LEGO will release details about the Bluetooth protocol. I'm interested in some possible Arduino control options.
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    Train MOCs and Builders - Who/What is Your Inspiration?

    I feel honoured to be mentioned in a topic like this My inspiration comes from both real-life models and most (if not all) of the builders mentioned above.