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  1. 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!
  2. 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?
  3. [moc] GWR 1442 engine

    Thanks guys! I did try to get as many details into this little model as possible (I'm sure there's still someone out there to top this model though ) Yes, the sausage is the brake hose Oh yes, colour inaccuracy has been a problem with Lego, the only thing you can do about is not care though haha. Especially the dark green 1x1 bricks with clip seem to have a different shade of green, don't know why though... Cheers, Nick
  4. Thanks for your comment! Well originally I did want to put my 1400 model Lego Ideas again, but really I do think that trains are a niche market, especially with being so different in every country meaning there isn't really a globally appealing engine which has a big market (especially steam engines don't have it easy in that case being even more diverse in the different countries - sleek and colourful in the UK, huge and black in the US, black with red drivers and chassis in Germany, I could go on and on...). So well, Thomas the Tank engine would actually be globally appealing, but mostly for kids which are too young for a good RC train. I was astonished that my GWR 1400 model made it that far on Lego Ideas without any blog or heritage railway posting about it. Another problem is that Lego doesn't want you to use 3rd party parts which I actually used on my model (Big Ben Bricks wheels and a cut in half beam). In any case I'd probably opt to build the model in real before I'd put it up on Lego ideas. From the experience I made (which wasn't very much though) I'd need to put more time into a new Ideas project than I actually have. Also for the GWR model I had a concept to power it - which is something very important with Lego trains (and trains in general). I don't have any concept here though I'm sorry to say that, but after considering all these arguments I had refrained from making another Ideas project, that's the sad truth I wonder what you think of this though?! Cheers, Nick
  5. MOC: NWR No. 1 "Thomas"

    Hey there! Great little model you got there! Really love to see the different interpretations of it being a TTTE fan myself It's also nice to see him with his two little coaches which do look nice too. I wonder why you chose black wheels though as BBB does offer blue wheels as well?! Btw I'm also the admin of the group, so it's great to get some more models to show in it
  6. LNER Class A4 4468 - MALLARD

    I really like how many different ideas come up for the same engine. I think I've already seen quite some good Lego models of the same class, but this one being different still holds up to a high quality! I really like how you tried to hide the last running wheel behind the sloped running plate, and the red of the wheels really adds a nice touch (a shame those wheels aren't available in dark red). Also really like the simple but effective way of building the tender! Really top notch work here, hope to see some more models from you in the future!
  7. [moc] GWR 1442 engine

    Thanks guys! I really did put much work into the model so I'm really pleased you all like it! Thanks! You are right the train does struggle a little bit. The reason for this is that I regulated it down to go a little bit slower so you could actually see something and not just a fast train going by. Also yes, the engine does cause some friction due to the long wheelbase in curves (as well as all the wagons) but when going better (read higher) speed the train is doing very well. Hahaha, well in this case it's a whistle, but you do have some sharp eyes Thanks! Cheers, Nick
  8. [moc] GWR 1442 engine

    Hi everyone! Been a long time that I last posted here, let alone presented a moc. GWR 1442 by ScotNick1, on Flickr GWR 1442 by ScotNick1, on Flickr Above is the engine my model is based on. I've started designing this engine in 2013 never thinking I'd ever build it for real. At some point I figured out how I could replace part 6222 that just doesn't exist in dark green. I used stickers from another Lego set in dark green - this way I could make sure it has the correct shade of green. The 1400 class engines were built in 1932 and based on an earlier type engine with some improvements. Some were also fitted with auto train equipment to make the branch line passenger service easier. Engine 1442 hauled the "Tivvy Bumper", a shuttle service on the Tiverton branchline with autocoaches and worked till 1965. She was then bought and brought to the Tiverton Museum of Mid Devon Life, where she can still be seen. A big problem for me was finding a way to produce my own stickers. I tried out different way, but there just was no satisfying result. In the end I just printed the decals on paper and cut them out. I know this isn't the best way to do it, but for that I'm quite happy with the result. Now some more pictures. GWR 1442 by ScotNick1, on Flickr GWR 1442 by ScotNick1, on Flickr GWR 1442 by ScotNick1, on Flickr GWR 1442 by ScotNick1, on Flickr GWR 1442 by ScotNick1, on Flickr GWR 1442 by ScotNick1, on Flickr GWR 1442 by ScotNick1, on Flickr GWR 1442 by ScotNick1, on Flickr This summer (starting from today) the Tiverton Museum of Mid Devon Life is holding an exhibition called Mini Brick Family Trail of which my model engine is part of. So if you wanna see it in real you can see the following (without the bridge) and some other exciting exhibtions in the museum (like real GWR 1442) GWR 1442 by ScotNick1, on Flickr I also got them to make some pictures of both GWR 1442 engines: two GWR 1442 engines by ScotNick1, on Flickr two GWR 1442 engines by ScotNick1, on Flickr two GWR 1442 engines by ScotNick1, on Flickr Last but not least I got another pic of two 14xx engines 1436 and 1442 by ScotNick1, on Flickr And here you can see a video of my 1442 going around GWR 1442 by ScotNick1, on Flickr (She is not powered btw, the motors are the two plank wagons) Cheers, Nick
  9. Hey, guys. Just now saw this thread and realized that someone mentioned my model of Thomas: Thomas by ScotNick1, on Flickr There was a time when I thought it would be great if Lego produced Thomas, but now I think there just isn't enough demand for it. There is a good number of other Thomas' out there as well (and even other characters). Best thing I can suggest anyone is building your own version as I don|t expect Lego to offer Thomas anytime soon. Here are some other good versions by various builders: LEGO RWS Thomas UPDATE by WideSquareFilms, on Flickr Thomas by Andrew Walker, on Flickr Thomas the Tank Engine by Ben Rogers, on Flickr Lego Thomas the Tank Engine by JD Graham, on Flickr Also there's Ryan, who built an entire Sodor Layout with many characters from the TV-series: If anyone is interested in more Thomas related creations take a look at this flickr group of which I'm the admin.
  10. WIP: Ivatt Atlantic

    Sorry to bump this old thread of mine! It has been a long time I since I started this topic and I haven't been very active here lately, but I thought you might be interested in what I've built so far as I've now collected most of the parts. Atlantic wip by ScotNick1, on Flickr I'll still do some changes, the tender is still missing some parts. I'm quite happy with the engine now, will use stickers to cover the splashers a little bit though.
  11. L-motor Frames

    Noooo! Why did I built your frames in LDD for myself just recently, just that you now make them available? Hah, guess you showed me Still thanks for sharing, will definitely try to make use of them
  12. Getting into the Lego train Hobby is a good step forward - however you should keep in mind that your wallet might not think the same! Regarding Power Functions VS 9V - it's correct that 9V can be quite expensive, but keep in mind that for each PF train you need about 55 bugs for an engine just for the PF components (sonsisting of PF receiver, PF Battery Box and PF Train motor). And if you ride your trains often you need to buy the batteries as well. Or you go the more expensive way and use Lego's rechargeable battery box which will set you back for about 100 bugs for (!!) each engine. So even if a 9V motor costs like 40 bugs - it might still be cheaper depending on what you plan to do. Keep in mind though that powering steam engines isn't easy with 9V on one side and it sometimes is a pain to find enough room for all the Power Functions components on the other side, especially if you build a small shunter. Right now I have a mix of both - 9v and PF - and I myself aren't quite sure which is better. Those are some points you should consider when deciding which track to go (pun intended ). Hope it helps!
  13. ScotNick's revised and new models

    Haha thanks, I knew you'd like it Thanks! I have enough windows to build two of the MK I coaches and an extra brake coach. The narrower windows are from this door and are fixed by part 2412. I'll put one of the rilled tiles under and one above the window (upside down) but LDD won't let me do it The 'Annie and Clarabel' models are loosely based on these coaches of Midland Railway origigin Regarding the colours and availability - I designed them to be built in real life, so all the parts exist in dark orange. I'm already collecting parts, but it takes some time as I have to make orders from multiple shops
  14. ScotNick's revised and new models

    Sorry guys, I think it has been a bad routine from me not answering for so long, but my studies keep me busy. I promise I'm going to answer immediately this time. Regarding your question, I hope it's not too late, so here's a pic of how it is done. Also regarding my models, I have some news. I've been working and working recently, so I might show you some real life models this year, rather than just "silly" renders But I still have some renders to show, and I hope you like them! Now I'll start with the oldest, which I actually have built in bricks, but didn't come around taking pictures bogie bolster wagon by ScotNick1, on Flickr Next is a redo of the Flying Scotsman I've already shown you in this thread - but some requested to change the model to BBB XL drivers, and here's the result LNER A3 with BBB XL wheels by ScotNick1, on Flickr My next model is an Austrian electric engine which you undoubtedly have seen if you visited Austria at some point - really they are all around! helos made a Railjet version which he presented here and Lego Train 12 Volts mad his own version which can be seen here. Soon I took my inspiration from those models and built my own in LDD - only getting to the result that I wasn't happy with Lego's motor side plates and the whole underframe - so I changed it every now and then and recently got an acceptable result which you can now see Siemens ES64U2 - ÖBB Taurus by ScotNick1, on Flickr My just recently designed and newest creation is a BR MK I CK Corridor Composite Coach - which was a result of less hours than I expected - only the underframe has to be changed at some point. BR MK I CK Composite Coach by ScotNick1, on Flickr Right now I'm also collecting bricks to build those two coaches for the engine I've already presented here Hope you like it, even though I haven't shown much in real bricks to this day - collecting bricks is much harder than I thought Cheers, Nick
  15. Power Pick-up Wheelset

    As far as I know the inserted metal rail for the ME 9V rails is just slightly wider than the plastic track itself - as a result it would allow contact on the side as well, but at this point only ME knows...