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  1. Tribute to my childhood - LBSCR E2

    Ok guys, so I thought I wouldn't make a new topic for that as it's just an update. But I thought it's worth it because now I'd call him finished. I got some new 3D printed wheels recently and made some tweaks here and there, and furthermore I finally have pictures of Thomas with his beloved coaches. Thomas with coaches by ScotNick1, on Flickr LBSCR E2 - finally done by ScotNick1, on Flickr LBSCR E2 - finally done by ScotNick1, on Flickr LBSCR E2 - finally done by ScotNick1, on Flickr Thomas with coaches by ScotNick1, on Flickr Thomas with coaches by ScotNick1, on Flickr Thomas with coaches by ScotNick1, on Flickr One of the coaches is powered and has all the PF stuff cramped in. Composite (power) coach by ScotNick1, on Flickr Brake Coach by ScotNick1, on Flickr Hope you like it all together :) Cheers, Nick
  2. Train MOCs and Builders - Who/What is Your Inspiration?

    Wohoo, haven't been here for some time so I wondered why I was mentioned. So thanks guys, I think that's the great thing about our hobby, that everyone influences each other or serves as an inspiration! So thanks for creating this thread, this will surely help others find some inspiration and I'll also shed some light on my inspirations, some of which sadly don't build that much anymore. As I really like many models of the following builders I'll just leave a link to their albums page which gives a good overview of the sheer amount of great works. First of all is Carl Greatrix (@Bricktrix) with his awesome models. I'm sure he's known by most people here, bu anyway here's a link to his models: Next is @Andrew Harvey who's models were a great inspiration to my models (especially the brick built lining on some of his models). Even though his builds are already older there aren't many models that come close to his: @michaelgale was another huge inspiration, not just his trains but also his layout and scenery builds which look stunning: I did have a look at the first people I followed on flickr and also found @Glenn Holland (StreamlinedBricks) which is interesting because at that time he still had his tries on British engines - you should really revive some of your models now with improved skills if you read that! (Not to say that your US models aren't great, they're hugely stunning and an inspiration as well!) Next is narrow_gauge, an Australian guy who has really built up a stunning collection of (as his name says) narrow gauge models on 4 wide track which is brick built from the old 12V tracks - really an inspiration if you want to build narrow gauge models some time too!!! Another great inspiration was -Zanthera-'s Hogwarts Express: LEGO 5972 Olton Hall Hogwarts Express by -ZANTHERA-, on Flickr Another huge inspiration for British models was Tim Gould whose layout and models was something I really liked: And before coming back to some British (train) builders I also want to mention some more continental builders who served to me as an inspiration: Bricknerd with some great models: Gerbrand who's a Dutch builder and has some stunning models and techniques: @UrbanErwin with a lot of great models: And a not so known builder who inspired me to design (and build - still in progress) some of my home country's trains: @DAN42BR And now to come back to British models I can give back inspiration credit to @Bricksmith for his insane models at the scale of 6 studs! Britishbricks and Wes Turngrate also serve as a huge inspiration to me! Thanks everyone for this great community,and make sure to have a look at those builders, you won't regret it! Nick
  3. CP 2600 - Portugal

    Very nice model of an interesting engine! Really like how you did the buffers and the dark bluish grey grill on the side of the engine! Already waiting for your next model
  4. 2018 Lego Trains

    It's funny, that @Capparezza alked about small kids buying small additional sets by themselves, because I got this set back then.At this time (already 6 years ago) I wouldn't have been able to afford anything big, so I was happy to get at least this set. It ddn't get me into trains, but it definitely helped me to bridge the time :)
  5. Alternative weights?

    Hmm, something I used for my motor trucks (and which might also fit somewhere in the boiler) are nails. I think mine are Iron nails, anyway they did reduce a lot of slipping, hope this helps. Plank Wagon - motor wagon by ScotNick1, on Flickr
  6. 2018 Lego Trains

    While the cargo train could also be green (hard to tell under those bad lighting conditions) knowing that there is a prototype in teal makes me believe that it will be teal-coloured. Interesting choice for an engine, but definitely not bad to have some variations in the trains theme! Speaking of variation, what I wonder is why Lego always used Bo'Bo' wheel arrangements (meaning two 4-wheel bogies with all wheels powered) in recent years rather than some sort of smaller shunter. I guess the reason for this are the long baseplates which help reduce the needed parts compared to say a 6 wheel engine, but it may also be too complex for children too build (at least from their point of view).
  7. 2018 Lego Trains

    Hmm, the pics of the passenger train remind me of the Eurostar regarding general shape and colour scheme
  8. 2018 Lego Trains

    Well, I'm not sure about this, but "The Brick Show" also confirmed 3 general Harry Potter sets along with 2 Fantastic Beasts sets. What if one of those Harry Potter sets is an updated Hogwarts Express? It's just a speculation from me, and I think it's a bit unlikely, but it would be a big surprise!
  9. [MOC] St. Peter and St. Paul's Church

    Really beautiful! So many nice techniques, but still so sleek and a great implementation! Really lovely details!
  10. 2018 Lego Trains

    Hmmm, I think the train in this pic looks a lot like the red city train fom years ago (from the first wave of PF trains) just recoloured so I highly doubt this is any product from the future. Now I do think Lego wasn't very creative with the passenger trains recently, always a 3 carriage train (eh what's the correct term here?) which can't be used with any other engine. I think it would be great to have some sort of older train, it doesn't 'have' to be modern. Maybe a long distance train with different coaches, or a night train which also offers car transport? I think there would be sooo many possibilities which would offer many many play features - it really is a shame Lego always offers the same and doesn't use the full potential!
  11. 2018 Lego Trains

    Ok, I don't know if that fit's here, but I thought it was worth mentioning. It does look like the new axles&wheels from the rollercoaster from set 70922 The Joke Manor will fit on 4w track. I'm not sure if there's a way to fix them to any "normal" piece while still rolling free, but they do look spectacular. Here's a pic: 70922 The Joker Manor by The Brothers Brick, on Flickr What do you guys think? P.S. to the Mods: If this is wrong here, feel free to move it anywhere else.
  12. Oh, I|m definitely looking forward to any 9v tracks, one question/hope though - will you also produce "normal" straight tracks for 9v? The originals are getting a little bit expensive, because everyone (running 9v) needs many of them. Also double length straight track would surely be appreciated and shouldn't be too hard to make
  13. I did start work on a train as well, but can't say how much more time I need, really depends on how much spare time is left at the end of the day. I won't be able to work on this project till Friday, so I might finish the model in time but can't say for sure
  14. While I do like the idea of this contest the rules make it really hard for me as a European to participate. I know engines in the US are just huuuge, but in Europe articulated steam engines or engines that are that long just weren't common. So I have 4 options left - I could either build an American engine (I do think there were some articulated steam engines in Africa and Australia as well), build a fantasy engine or scale up my engines to make them longer, or build something *just* train related. While I really looked forward to this contest (when was the last time we had a train contest?) I sadly have to admit that I'll pass on this one, as all those options seem rather (or not buildable in such a *short* time) to me. I hope there are others who have more time and good imagination and wish everyone participating good luck!
  15. 12v UP SW10 set prototype recreation

    Another thing not yet mentioned is the pantograph of the crocodile locomotive - another part that never made it into production, right?