Andy Glascott

Eurobricks Citizen
  • Content Count

  • Joined

  • Last visited


About Andy Glascott

  • Birthday 03/18/1973

Spam Prevention

  • What is favorite LEGO theme? (we need this info to prevent spam)

Contact Methods

  • Website URL
  • ICQ

Profile Information

  • Gender
  • Location
    Williamsburg, VA, USA
  • Interests
    Train, 12v and 9v, and associated scenery for a layout. Currently building my biggest layout yet.

Recent Profile Visitors

2467 profile views
  1. Andy Glascott

    LEGO #21344 - Orient Express

    That’s a radically different loco from the original submission…
  2. Andy Glascott

    [MOC] Dublin Luas - Alstom Citadis tram

    Why am I not surprised by this….? 😂 🇮🇪
  3. Andy Glascott

    [MOC] Dublin Luas - Alstom Citadis tram

    Very impressive @Duq, instantly recognizable and you’ve done a good job on the cab too with the different angles involved.
  4. So, module 8 is complete. Not a huge amount of track on this one as it's in the middle of the city section of the project but it was challenging working out how to do the curved section of raised track. As well as crossing the lower level track it's also a point where the curve goes to another module so in the end I decided to build a 4-track section that drops in when the 2 modules are next to each other rather than try and fix it in pace and line the two sections up that way. DSC03225 The full module. DSC03228 The classic 7740 poses under the viaduct with my MOC Duchess of Sutherland loco (which is on the list for a full rebuild) on the viaduct. DSC03231 My Irish Rail G Class shunter has a static display space on the module and will probably run on the full layout occasionally.
  5. Andy Glascott

    Crimson Lake & Cream

    Really nice carriages there!
  6. Andy Glascott

    Connecting 12V Motor to 9V RC Motors

    My guess is the 9v motors will cope with 12v of power. I asked a similar question a few years ago and it’s safe to run a PF motor at that voltage so it may well be ok for the RC ones too.
  7. Andy Glascott

    What is the best Lego train control system?

    But but but… 12volt…? Yeah, I’m living in the Lego past… 😂
  8. Andy Glascott


    That’s very impressive, particularly for a 6 wide loco!
  9. In terms of 12v sets/trains @Reker1000000 I have a 7740 and 7745 as well as 5 MOC locos/trains. @GoHabsGo I haven’t got the space for this either, it only gets set up in full at events.
  10. Andy Glascott

    Irish Rail/CIE Class 601 Shunter

    A couple of years ago I picked up a pair of these 9v motors to see if I could use the motor inside to repair my 9v train motors - short story, no - but they sat on my desk on and off ever since and I pondered how to use them. A couple of weeks ago I started playing with the idea of an Irish Rail (or CIE back in the day) Class 601 shunter: CIE G613 (This and other reference pics from the Irish Traction Group and Downpatrick Railway). The 0-4-0 wheel arrangement and relatively simple body shape looked like a good fit for the motor powered by a 9v Light and Sound battery box sitting on top of it. IMG_1411 A couple of Bricklink orders later and I'm very happy with the finished product, even if the color matching on the stickers to cover the battery box is a little off. Finished It's a fun little engine to run, though it only goes in one direction thanks to the limits of the 9v battery box, but I wanted a pure Lego loco. (The only butchery I had to do was to the connector from battery box to motor, like most of them the insulation was crumbling so I cut it short and tidied it up). Overall, I'm really pleased with it and thought I'd share.
  11. Well, that took longer than expected! I finally got started on the next module about a month ago after a 6 month or so break for other stuff (more on that later), but am back online with a couple of pics to update anyone following this thread. This loop will be the centerpiece so to speak of the whole project, a 12v loop with three trains featured though only one running at a time. Here's the plan for the loop, which when it's finished will have 2 other lops one the left and 1 more on the right (see previous posts). City Loop The first complete module is for the bottom left of that, and includes a simple single platform station. DSC02301 Also included is my first ever modular, which will connect the two blocks of modulars that will be the main part of the city. It's been good to get back to building Lego again, after a couple of shows last year I realized I had to revamp my transportation system for getting the layout to events and so spent the winter building storage crates for each of the first 6 modules which double as the base for setup at shows. The next few modules shouldn't take too long to build so hopefully there'll be some more updates over the next few months.
  12. Andy Glascott

    [WIP] Gondol-Rail

    You could cross brace the towers easily enough, if you’re at Ashland train day I can show you how I brace the mountaintops on my layout.
  13. Andy Glascott

    12V level crossing 7866 - lights don't flash

    Good points about the different buttons @HoMa, I knew there were differences but don’t know the internals well enough.
  14. Andy Glascott

    12V level crossing 7866 - lights don't flash

    Does sound like the control unit alright. Do you have any other switches, for points or signals? It might be worth trying the flash unit with one of those to see what happens. It would at least confirm if it’s the control unit.
  15. No idea about the workings of the motor, but having 2 locos going in opposite directions on separate loops is always fun, and this way you can run 2 with only one power supply.