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  1. Bluebrick Layout Software

    Hard to tell for sure without seeing the file but if you have manually copied stuff into an xml file, chances are there's an element not closed, or an invalid character. Open the xml file in notepad or an xml editor and have a look around line 56317.
  2. Lowlug "Seat" gondola

    Thanks! Have a look here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/duq/
  3. (MOC) Tank car - more pics

    Good start into the world of train MOCs! I'd call them tankers though, not hoppers...
  4. I'm sure it's possible, connecting the terminals with wire instead of a battery, but why on earth would you want to do that? It means limiting the voltage to your motor to only 6V which means very slow trains.
  5. [MOCs] Various American Freight Cars II

    Pity the yellow dumper didn't make the video - that's my favourite of the three. Is it me or should the caboose be a little taller?
  6. Did you mean elegant? ;-) These cars are nice. I think the tank car is fine. I'm sure in reality it's more important to have the weight of the tank balanced between the axles than to have the axles placed symmetrically between the buffers.
  7. 2018 Lego Trains

    How do you know the blue cargo train was more successful than the red cargo train? It's a toy. Not a scale model.
  8. Fixing ME Models Curved Metal Rails with LEGO

    This is very interesting. I noticed that there was something wrong with the metal curve segments but wasn't sure what it was. It sure is explosive, much worse than the all plastic curves. If only I had a store nearby to sell me some longer sections of code 100 rail... Related question: are there different versions of code 100 rail with different width at the base? I've found that the groove in the ME plastic track isn't always in the middle so I've had to file down the plastic in places because the motor wheels wouldn't touch the metal...
  9. Wagons for DR Class 99

    Thanks! I'll sure share them here when I get around to finishing them.
  10. [WIP] BR 01 513

    No apologies needed, that's a beauty! To make it easier to share (many) photos of your model I would recommend opening a free Flickr account to host them. It's then easy to post them here. For the running gear you are using Technic axles with axle joiners. While in theory that gives you beams of the correct length I've noticed that the length may vary a bit. If the side/connecting rod ends up being a fraction too long or too short it makes the running gear 'stutter'. You can connect the axles with gears inside the chassis to (at least partly) compensate. Looking forward to your next model! P.S. If you get a Flickr account, don't forget to join the LEGO Train MOCs group: https://www.flickr.com/groups/legotrains/
  11. Wagons for DR Class 99

    They're cute! And they look a lot like the two half-built cars that are sitting on my desk, behind my own Blokbricks BR 99 ;-)
  12. 2018 Lego Trains

    Don't forget the vintage tram: https://ideas.lego.com/projects/b0b4ae39-1c8c-4f31-ad9b-af7df3cabf6a
  13. Fine control for LEGO trains

    The 8885 remote control is digital: it's either full speed on or it's off. For controlling trains you want 8879 remote control.
  14. 2018 Lego Trains

    That French engine is electric, not a diesel. Let's see if the engine in the set will have panto's or whether they'll turn it into a diesel.
  15. 2018 Lego Trains

    That cargo train looks good to me but maybe that's because those engines have been around in the Netherlands since the early 80's. Could the colour be the recently revived Teal?