CDM

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  1. 2018 Lego Trains

    Imagine you're a kid and your mom / dad says 'Pick out a set'. On the shelf is a police set, a fire set, and a train locomotive. You're new to trains and you don't have track or any rolling stock. So you can ether choose the police / fire (or any other Great Vehicle for that matter) and build your City collection or you can pick the locomotive knowing you can't do anything with it until you get more sets. The kid is going to pick the police or fire or whatever other car / truck 9 out of 10 times.
  2. 2018 Lego Trains

    Lego has tried this approach of stand alone train car sets. The fact that it was discontinued and not revisited is evidence enough that it's not a money maker. Let the dream die and be happy we get sets every 3 years. Same with the pink unicorn dream of a shunting locomotive. It's not going to happen.
  3. I have two HE sets and powered both engines running off the same controller with some technic beams syncing both controller wheels. To be honest I don't recall how it performed as I got all the parts right before our move and I haven't had it out since. I tried it this way because I had two each of all the parts but no polarity switch.
  4. [LDD MOC] 60198 Preliminary replica

    Really great stuff...thanks for posting this. I really like the white / gray versions, especially of the prototype.
  5. 2018 Lego Trains

    It is kind of odd. But 1. if it helps tie-in the rest of the City line and, in turn, sell more trains I'm ok with it because 2. the truck can probably be easily repurposed. And yeah, no helo.
  6. 2018 Lego Trains

    The box art is a placeholder. It's clearly marked as such. There is no indication that image realistically represents an actual piece. If they change the PF battery box design it's realistic to expect a new mold for the bottom cover. The battery box I linked HAS a built in receiver. There has been talk of a new PF system for a while now. I don't know why a new connection system would be so unexpected. Yes, that battery box is speculation but I think it makes a lot of sense given the direction they are going with PF. For trains this setup is advantageous with all the connections at the front (or back) of the box, instead of on top. It's a lot easier to build out and conceal connections on the ends than on top, ie 3677. We shall see...
  7. 2018 Lego Trains

    The standard Wedo2.0 battery box uses (2) AA batteries. The lithium ion rechargeable is an upgrade. Given the way the receiver slides off the battery box it could be swapped for a different 4 stud wide box that fits other battery configurations, such as (4) AA or (6) AAA. If Lego designed this system properly the all new components will be compatible across Boost, WeDo2.0, and the presumed updated Power Functions.
  8. 2018 Lego Trains

    Here is a good look at the battery box in question: Notice how the bottom cover could be swapped out for one 4 studs wide.
  9. 2018 Lego Trains

    Thanks for checking in.
  10. 2018 Lego Trains

    I expect the new Power Functions to be in line with the Boost system, ie: connectors, controls, maybe even additional functionality. I could be wrong but I don't take that PF placeholder image to be the actual format of a new controller.
  11. 2018 Lego Trains

    I'd love to have a more accurate (less lag, more speed control) power system that can be incorporated into existing trains. It'll be even better if they can use the current PF system through adapters if the connectors are different. If not it'll get $$ and I'm not sure I'd be willing to upgrade my entire existing collection. But if they add additional functions (such as sound, more lights, etc) or considerably reduce the size of components I might amend that statement.
  12. 2018 Lego Trains

    You're right. For some reason I was thinking it was before the release of the new January sets.
  13. 2018 Lego Trains

    Aren't the big toy trade shows coming up in a week or two? We've gotten the first looks at previous year's trains at those shows, right?
  14. I should have been more clear... Referred to the headlight sizing and slope of the fenders, etc...not quite accurate but close enough. Referred to the angled detail at the base of the front fascia and the grille itself. I think they can be made more accurate with some tweaking. Whether it is 5-6 pieces or 20-25...I'm not sure.
  15. Of course anyone is welcome to disagree but I think it is close enough within the confines of the Lego system. I think there are minor tweaks that can be done with the front to improve with minimal extra pieces. I'm looking forward to giving it a try.