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  1. Barduck

    Trains in the garden ?

    Maybe take a look at this: and apparently she’s German. That means lots of bad weather
  2. Barduck

    MOC 65" Gondola

    Presenting: my 65" gondola in (for this one) UP livery: As always, it started out as an LDD design but seeing as I liked the design a lot myself and really need some rolling stock it got build I even designed it in different livery colors (the Reddisch brown being a standard one which could be used by different liveries). Other are also possible with a tiny bit of work. When I started building it I really thought it could need some lettering and what not so I got myself a Silhouette plotter and started making some in diiferent liveries: I've actually ordered enough parts to make 5, I'm putting 4 of those on my Bricklink, including stickers. I've made so that the front and rear can be dropped for those very long loads (and 65" is allready long, it translates in bricks to 52 studs, well actually even a tad longer but then it wouldn't have looked good)
  3. EMD SD-70 Jersy Central Lines by Barduck12, on Flickr my second entry, digital section
  4. for me personally it would be to overcome a slight change in height, it's not always possible to make a layout that is level overall, on rare occasions you need to be able to overcome a difference in height without having the problem of the rails going down from the wait of the train that passes over it. To make a bridge using this would be a bridge to far (pun intended), personally I would need to go even 14 bricks high so that's a no brainer that it's simply not possible
  5. I was wondering, would it be possible (financially/design) to make (double) straights that have a height increase? So 1 plate/straight higher at one end and the sleepers adapted so they are level (if you understand how I mean)
  6. Barduck

    [MOC] DM&IR M4 Yellowstone #237

    I reaaly hope you'll put the plans for this beauty up for sale in your bricklink, she's simply amazing
  7. Barduck

    WIP Portland firestation n°7

    there's some history of it on the firefighters site of Portland, the only thing I can't find are pictures of the inside when still in use. The station was, as far as I know, sold in the 70's, most probably I'll try to model trucks from that era. Or I could just act as if still in use today and do modern trucks, haven't decided yet. Anyway, for the time being the building will not be build in bricks. Moving to a bigger house in a few weeks with gigantic cellar, but promised the girl I wouldn't spend to much on lego as we're planning to buy it in a few years, renting it first
  8. Barduck

    WIP Portland firestation n°7

    Portland firestation n°7-5 What can I say, I'm on a roll here
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    WIP Portland firestation n°7

    Portland firestation n°7-4 Bays are larger now (even 10 wide trucks shouldn't be a problem). Done some more work on the windows and second level (keep in mind, the floor of second level is tempory). Also been playing arond with the piece above the window of second level, not to sure about normal red though, more leaning towards dark red although that would make it to dark actually) Stil a whole lot stuff to be done
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    WIP Portland firestation n°7

    Portland firestation n°7-3 changed the bay dooropenings in the front, they are a bit larger now so they align better with the windows from second level. The floor of second level is just for the moment, don't know how I'll devide everything yet. 6000+ bricks and counting
  11. Barduck

    WIP Portland firestation n°7

    Portland firestation n°7 slowly getting there, starting to look like a building
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    WIP Portland firestation n°7

    Trying to model the old firestation n°7 from Portland Oregon. It's not in use as a firestation anymore but I really like the building's look. Just not able to find pictures of the interior how it was when still in use. Developing it as a sort of very large modular (so it'll be standing on a corner, and at each end a modular building will be able to connect) Still a whole lot of work (and then I'll still need 4 engines for it, as there are 4 bays) The original it is based on: WIP Portland firestation n°7 by Barduck12, on Flickr
  13. Barduck

    Buying and Selling MOC Instructions

    So far I've bought 3 instructions. First one just when I came out of my dark ages. I had seen a steamtrain build in LEGO and wanted to have one too but since it was so long ago I handled LEGO I had no idea how to start one. So I got the instructions for a BiG Boy based on Jayhurst's one. Little did I know then that there were so many mistakes in those instructions that the train just didn'nt run good. So I started looking at Jayhurst's pictures of it and corrected the mistakes in my own as best I could. Second was the T1 from Sava (which I still have to find time to build) and the latest is the etr1000 from LT12V. If I wanted to I could reverse engineer both from pictures but since both models are so darn good and I really didn'nt want to spend time on remaking plans, so I bought them.I prefer digital as it's much easier to be able to zoom in on problem area's than having a printed version. After some time and many models I've started selling instructions. It provides a bit of compensation to buy parts to be able to build the models I create (bit like Sava). Since I always start with making trains digital (first in LDD and when I have a model that looks good enough I tranfer it to LDRaw) the step to selling the instructions I initially made for myself to have an easier build was simply a no brainer. Most of the models I make are with the intend to eventually build in real life when I'm able to get the parts, a few I don't think I will be building myself but did the instructions anyway. So far I haven't had any real frustrating problems either making or selling the instructions, it's still a hobby so if things don't work out making something I just put it aside for some time
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    input needed

    yes but I don't really like 8 wide for coaches, they always look to bulky for my taste