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  1. BricksMcgee

    Brick Train Awards 2021

    A few updates on the awards: 1. Free LEGO photography workshop We're offering a free LEGO photography workshop as part of the awards - you can register here: This is on Sunday, 31st January 2021 at 1800 GMT, and will be held on Zoom. 2. Prizes for 2021 We've now had confirmation of prizes from our sponsors so far. Every winner will receive a Brick Train Awards 2021 winner brick, as well as... For regional winners (ie, winners in any category in Asia, Australia, Americas, Europe/Middle East/Africa), Trixbrix are sending: 1x double straight tracks Box 10pcs 1x R56 curved tracks Box 8pcs (half circle) 1x half straight tracks 10pcs 50EUR giftcode for For global winners, they will also receive the below: 2x double straight tracks Box 10pcs 2x R56 curved tracks Box 8pcs (half circle) 1x half straight tracks 10pcs 60EUR giftcode for BrickTracks have also sponsored all winners in the Americas region, who will receive the following: 2x BrickTracks r104 left and right points / turnouts Finally, TrainedBricks have sponsored all winners of the steam locomotive category with $50 USD voucher for their store, which can be used towards shipping costs too.
  2. BricksMcgee

    [MOC] Botanical Gardens Station

    That's really impressive. Love the shot towards the restaurant particularly (06)!
  3. BricksMcgee

    Brick Train Awards 2021

    Yup, all on the website linked above
  4. BricksMcgee

    Brick Train Awards 2021

    Yep, noticed a lot of interest in TFOL categories last year, so makes sense to add a few more categories.
  5. BricksMcgee

    Brick Train Awards 2021

    Yep - you can submit digital models for all categories except the individual and group display awards.
  6. BricksMcgee

    Brick Train Awards 2021

    Hello again all, The Brick Train Awards are back for 2021! These are a virtual awards for LEGO train fans around the world, and are they are free to enter via from 1st - 28th February 2021. If you followed them last year, you'll have seen the huge variety and a lot of brilliant LEGO models from railways, railroads and transport systems from around the world. Prizes We'll be announcing prizes shortly, courtesy of the very generous Trixbrix who have once again stepped in to support the awards, including the cost of shipping prizes and winner's bricks worldwide. Additional sponsors for individual regions may follow. 2020 winners If you missed them, winners from last year's Brick Train Awards are listed on the website here; there's a 15 minute announcement video of winners here. Entering the Brick Train Awards 2021 As before, the awards are free to enter. You can enter up to 3 models per category; this time, models must have been completed in the last 24 months (2 years). Digital models can be submitted in the first 11 categories below: Best steam loco Best diesel loco Best electric loco Best other loco Best passenger wagon Best freight wagon Best special wagon Best structure Best TFOL (teenage fan of LEGO) locomotive Best TFOL (teenage fan of LEGO) wagon Best TFOL (teenage fan of LEGO) display / structure The above awards are drawn at a regional level (best models in Asia, Americas, Europe and Australasia) before a global winner is picked from those. The two categories below are judged at a global level only (as there are relatively fewer entries for these): Best group display Best individual display Enter your models for free from 1st - 28th February 2021; see details at We look forward to seeing what's submitted this year! Richard - Organiser, Brick Train Awards
  7. In the U.K., our main LNUR group covers LEGO train fans over 18. Under 18, there doesn’t seem to be a group that exists. We will be having a think about what the next step is, as the LEGO train hobby is a great hobby and we’d like to support people entering it as much as we can. Few other good Facebook groups for LEGO train fans - LEGO RAIL (created by a member before we started), LEGO Train Fan Club, Amazing LEGO Trains and a few others. If you’re in the U.K., you’re eligible for membership of the main club!
  8. BricksMcgee

    L&YR Class 27 Locomotive

    Wow! What a well rounded model - nice of you to share the digital model, too.
  9. Lovely build, thanks for sharing. As an organiser of the Brick Train Awards, sorry we couldn’t post every entry. We’re working on processes to allow us to do that for next year’s event (coming February 2021).
  10. BricksMcgee

    [MOC] LMS Class 5 "The Jacobite Steam Train"

    Wow. Some truly superb models! The lining really makes those models stand out that extra mile. Nice work!
  11. BricksMcgee

    Looking for constructive criticisms please

    Those aren’t awful - room for improvement, but most models have! The boiler looks a little large to me compared to the cab, so perhaps try reducing that. It all depends on the prototype you’re basing it on, of course. the image that Selander posted is a good resource for boiler building techniques.
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    [MOC] LEGO Amfleet I Coach

    What’s posted was the only image sent from what I remember. We’re looking at ways to post all entries and share more images of certain builds in future years.
  13. BricksMcgee

    [MOC] Steward's Glen Station

    Very nice, suggests a small British railway station nicely. What’s the inspiration behind the name of the station, “Steward’s Rest?”?
  14. BricksMcgee

    [MOC] Narrow gauge diesel engine "V 52" in 1/25

    Beautiful model - stood out for me!
  15. BricksMcgee

    Is anyone selling ME Models Rails

    I have bags of one of the original runs I’ve never used. If you’re U.K. based happy to part with them for a decent price.