Matt Dawson

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  • Birthday 02/19/1991

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    Solihull (Nr Birmingham), England
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    1920s-1940s US trains from the NE corner.


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  1. Matt Dawson

    Will there be a 2019 freight train?

    @Aanchir That's actually a good point. 2014's range got a station as they didn't change the track packs but this year everything changed, and they've never released more then 4 SKUs per year for trains.
  2. Matt Dawson

    Recreating old trains with new parts?

    Your best bet would be to add the set as a new wish list and colour swap the light grey to light bluish grey. Many people have done it and there's not much difference on it's own but it's quite noticeable when next to the original IMHO.
  3. Matt Dawson

    BrickTracks: different curves, PF/9V compatible

    Not knuckle couplers, not the R104 turnouts... not the missing curved track... R104 single/double slips?
  4. Matt Dawson

    [MOC] Alco HH1000 Switcher

    Seeing this post has inspired me to try for a HH600 or 660 at some point in the future...
  5. Matt Dawson

    Custom Train Wheels Combined Topic

    I'd like a wheel size between the tiny (which LEGO uses for road-rail equipment) and small (aka LEGO train motor size). Some bogies need one that size and I think the narrow gauge community would certainly like one in that area - the tiny wheels aren't 'big' enough for some narrow gauge appliances, whereas the 'regular' wheels are too big.
  6. Matt Dawson

    [MOC] Central Pacific 4-8-0 "Mastodon"

    15470 (more instant ice cream than proper scoops)...
  7. Matt Dawson

    BrickTracks: different curves, PF/9V compatible

    Bear in mind that you could probably fit *both* diverging and parallel curves (if required) into one mould. It would be more likely that you would: 2 x stub end mould (as you'd also need the extra mould space for the mechanism pieces) 2 x toe end moulds 1 x diverge/parallel curve mould (if needed, if geometry fits into standard curves then could be used for other pieces).
  8. Matt Dawson

    BrickTracks: different curves, PF/9V compatible

    Maybe it's not R104 turnouts... but maybe R72?
  9. Matt Dawson

    [MOC] Central Pacific 4-8-0 "Mastodon"

    Nice model! Would the first dome be better finished with the ice cream cone piece rather than a 1x1 round tile?
  10. Matt Dawson

    [MOC] Boston & Maine wooden caboose

    I never thought of using those crates for under frame detail! I've designed a reefer using a similar "many plates stacked vertically" but acquiring them all takes time...
  11. Matt Dawson

    Mega Construx "Train Heist"

    I always thought LEGO would be better off splitting trains into tracks and trains as separate purchases. 1 starter oval, a basic track pack, a turnout pack and then they can simply replace their train offerings every 4 years. It would mean the cost of the 'train sets' reduces enormously and makes them a lot more affordable, and at the same time means you don't have to buy another load of track just to get a train. Unfortunately that means stores stocking more SKUs and the entire experience 'not being in one box'...
  12. Matt Dawson

    BrickTracks: different curves, PF/9V compatible

    I wonder if it is the R104 special track element for parallel or diverging tracks after a switch?
  13. Matt Dawson

    Are the Creator Expert trains finished?

    As in types - you will note most of the City range, including passenger trains, are more about everyday service. Only one passenger train is really geared towards express service, which was 2018.
  14. Matt Dawson

    Are the Creator Expert trains finished?

    The whole problem with the expert line stems from the Emerald Night (only one coach & "won't do separate ones", poorly thought out mechanicals, etc. ) and the Horizon Express; which although one wasn't expensive, is only half a train, and the combined track and motorisation costs probably put a lot of AFOLs & non-AFOLs alike off. The Winter Village Train though? That seemed to have sold VERY well, as did the Maersk container train. So maybe LEGO needs to reduce the grandeur and produce something a bit more inline with the average train rather then the extreme.
  15. Matt Dawson

    Electrified third rail add on for Lego trains?

    @LegoMonorailFan I could see that working if you modified the track and fitted modified 0 gauge fishplates to the sleepers and threaded rail through them. Someone did something similar to make their own custom radius track. Doing overhead centenary would probably be a lot easier though (less parts to modify).