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  1. @Daedalus304, I don't disagree, I think something along these lines would be more ideal for a most versatile power pickup bogie. I think the only real reason the more blocky "dummy" motor version comes to mind is it would be the most cost effective way to make a power pickup bogie, by reusing all the motor bogie parts, minus the motor, for the power pickup. LEGO requires all kinds of concessions when it comes to size and detail. Heck, when the walls of your locomotive are over 1 foot thick in scale, you have to realize some parts will just never scale right. Sal WFB, WI
  2. For the most part, a self contained power pickup/motor unit was what made 9v so great, it allowed a motor to be added to smaller builds. A "dummy" power pickup bogie (without a motor in it) would be easily placed as one or both trucks in a tender. Alternatively if the motor and power pickup bogies axles were Technic axles, then that would allow for metal steam drivers to be produced and used with the "dummy" power pickup bogie in a steam locomotive. Sal WFB, WI
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    Rail Cleaning Train - Latest Version

    A pair of pantyhose or stockings around the vacuum tube, secured with a rubber band, would suffice. (another tip from model railroading.) has a few vacuum options as well for the modeler. Sal WFB, WI
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    Rail Cleaning Train - Latest Version

    As @Andy Glascott said, isopropyl (rubbing) alcohol. In the States, it is commonly used to sterilize cuts, and can be found in the pharmacy area of most stores. I got the idea from more traditional model railroading, they recommend 70% isopropyl alcohol. Here is a very quick video about cleaning track with the 70% isoppropyl alcohol. Here is a video showing cleaning wheels (skip to about 10:10). Sal WFB, WI
  5. I am looking forward to what comes out in 2020 and beyond. I might be replacing some curves at BRickworld Chicago 2020. Sal WFB, WI
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    Rail Cleaning Train - Latest Version

    Looks good. Do you run the cleaning pads dry, or do you use any cleaner with them? I use alcohol wipes for cleaning track and motor wheels. In addition to cleaning the track, cleaning the motor wheels themselves will help a lot as well. sal WFB, WI
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    Amtrak blues

    I think for phases I-III, regular blue, for phases IV-V, dark blue. The following site will likely be of use, it has pics broken down by locomotive or car number. Sal WFB, WI
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    BrickTracks: different curves, PF/9V compatible

    Getting close, very exciting!
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    [PRESS RELEASE] 10267 - Gingerbread House

    The only thing that sort of bugs me about this set is that I feel like the walls and roof of the house should be medium nougat like the chimney. I think that color looks much more like gingerbread than the reddish brown they used for the walls and roof. To me, it looks more like a chocolate house with gingerbread chimney. Sal WFB, WI
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    Brickworld 2019 retrospective and some of my MOCs

    @zephyr1934 I am very interested to see what you come up with. I have been very pleased with all the custom 3d printed parts I have ordered from you. All those fence pieces really made my diesel servicing facility look good at Brickworld. Your parts are certainly worth the price and wait time. Sal WFB, WI
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    Brickworld 2019 retrospective and some of my MOCs

    Would you consider selling the motor side? It would give me a nudge to start building a few SD 40-2's. I'm in the front row 4th from the right, wearing a brown minifig shirt. I'll let the others out themselves (or not) as they see fit. I am in the grey shirt, front and center in the front row, in front of the Twin City guys. Sal WFB, WI
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    Type E Coupler for LEGO Trains

    What builds do you have with this type of coupler in mind? I previously posted, in this topic, how I use a Kadee O scale Knuckle coupler on my LEGO trains. this may be a solution that would work for you. The way I mount them, makes them essentially drop in replacements for the standard LEGO couplers. Sal WFB, WI
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    Lego City 2019 - Rumours, Speculation and Discussion

    At least here in the States, ski hills do have “snow cannons”. They are used to make “fake snow” when the temperature is low enough for snow, but Mother Nature does not produce real snow. again, here in the States, we have fire trucks called “tillers” (often referred to as “hook and ladders” which are very similar to the one from the fire brigade set. Though usually, the ladder turntable is at the front of the trailer and there is a cab at the rear of the trailer for the “tillerman” who steers the trailer axel to allow the truck to make much tighter turns. A lot of bigger departments also have tractor trailer type fire trucks as large rescue trucks (they often resemble American style beverage trucks) or mobile command post trucks. Sal WFB, WI
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    BrickTracks: different curves, PF/9V compatible

    Could you do a Kickstarter with a lower goal, or not a "all or nothing" goal? I pledged on the Kickstarter and would be willing to back again if you have other sources of funding to make this a success. Sal WFB, WI
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    [MOC] Backhoe Loader / JCB with Prototype Bucket

    Your prototype bucket looks a ton better. Personally, I think it is slightly too big. I would like to see how it would look scaled doe to 2 studs wide. How did you make it, is it 3D printed? sal WFB, WI