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  1. Gideon8

    My 2018 Winter Village

    Wow! Thank you for sharing your Christmas train and village layout! Very festive. I liked the addition of the led-lighted snow flakes and street lights. I agree that the newer locomotive is cooler than the old one.
  2. Gideon8

    train wheel question

    I would like to see it very much! Especially since it seems to be quite unusual.
  3. Gideon8

    train wheel question

    Yeah, this guy did it with the Toy Story train:
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    Hogwarts Express 75955 Modification

    Okay cool! Thanks. I like that you kept the original stove with the wires running out of it. I have another question for you. How does your M-Motor run since that you use the 20 tooth instead of another 12 tooth? I would imagine that the up-gearing would stress the motor, cause it to reach its limit, and shut it down..... Did you try to run the train for more than 15 minutes? That happened with my Carousel before I down-geared it to help the M-Motor....
  5. Gideon8

    Hogwarts Express 75955 Modification

    It is always really cool to see what people come up for motorizing the Hogwarts Express! May I ask if you use several 6589 technic 12 tooth bevel gears to connect the wheels to the motor?
  6. Gideon8

    MOC - LEGO 360 Coral Reef Aquarium

    Definitely. Eye. Candy. Wow!
  7. @Robert8, yeah, the solid colored rounded studs on the tree looks rather odd to me... I wonder if they would look better if they are transparent? Maybe add some blue transparent round studs too?
  8. Didn't expect it to look so much like a building from a ceramic Christmas village. Amazing!
  9. Gideon8

    Winter Village Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    @Sunseeker21, wow, you must have nailed it! The alarm box definitely resembles the one from the Fire Brigade.
  10. Gideon8

    Winter Village Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    Fire station? Hmmm.... My vote goes to a restaurant in a barn, like this: BBQ sounds yummy!
  11. Gideon8

    Lego 75955 Hogwarts Express

    @Digger of Bricks, thanks for the video! His ingenious set up with the M-motor and the IR receiver in the locomotive is amazing! It does not look too difficult either! If I do this way, I want to find a tan Technic Axle 6 and use it in place of the black one. I also want to try with the PF train motor under the tender and see how fast it can go without derailing! Haha. I hope the red window frames will continue to be rather cheap so we can BL more carriages. Is there any third party sticker maker in USA or something we can do ourselves so we can get or make more stickers for the carriages? @Goldenmasamune, whoa, I didn't notice the piece manipulations in that video. Thanks for shedding a light on it.
  12. Gideon8

    Lego 75955 Hogwarts Express

    Wow, so it looks like the new Hogwarts Express locomotive has enough space for a motor and a number of gears. Cool!
  13. Gideon8

    4,5 V hogwarts express

    Cool idea! Is your battery wagon red? It could be appear as an appropriate tender if it maybe also has some HP stickers...
  14. Gideon8

    Lego 75955 Hogwarts Express

    Promobricks did a interview with one of the designers of the new Harry Potter sets. Thanks to Google translate, we can see that there seems to be a way to motorize the new Hogwarts Express! Quotation from the website: When asked why the train was not equipped with power functions, Mark John Staffort gave a surprising answer: internally, there were deliberations about how to motorize the train, especially as many fans would have wanted just that. In the end, they opted against the price but against it - but a conversion is not a problem. In the train there is enough space to accommodate the engine and the battery box. Speaking of price: That's also the reason why the set no railroad tracks are here. Train fans finally have enough rails at home. I am very excited to hear this! I am hoping to get it sometimes and motorize it with the new POWER UP components IF it will be available to be bought separately. I initially thought to turn the motor and the battery/receiver box into the tender like I did with my Constitution and PF. But now after reading the interview, I wonder if the motor can be attached in the front of the locomotive since there are four train motor wheels already in the same place. But it probably would be a problem when it goes along a curve unless the motor is attached to more moving parts. Any other ideas? Link:
  15. Gideon8

    Wallsend Railroad and Raceway - Picture Heavy!!

    Thanks for sharing your layout! I really like your addition of the pirate flags on top of the beach hut. They really turn it into a viable gift-shop for a waterfront town. I HAVE to copy the idea for my beach shop!