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  1. Duq

    LEGO Trains 2021

    Quartering is exactly the problem. For a play set like the Lone Ranger train they would get way too many frustrated kids with a train that keeps getting stuck.
  2. Duq

    LEGO Trains 2021

    Not holding my breath... There won't be another Creator Expert - they won't want to compete with the Croc. City trains due in 2022 again. But you never know.
  3. Replying to an old topic with a different question is not really appreciated. Please start a new thread with your question.
  4. Duq

    Train moc speed problem

    What do you call very slow? Crawling, or just slower than a train motor? If it's the latter - that's normal. Is it slow in a straight line or only around curves? If it has a problem in curves, remove friction bands on one side of the engine. If it's really crawling, test individual parts; are the motors spinning ok outside of the model? Do the wheels spin freely when the motors are removed?
  5. Step 1: Head over to the LEGO Train Ideas group on Flickr, you'll find lots of inspiration there: Step 2: Try. Forget what Yoda said, just try and give it a go. Step 3: Try again. Your first attempt will most likely fail so try again. Step 4: If you're still stuck, show us pictures of what you've tried so far, and I've no doubt people will be happy to help.
  6. Duq

    Lego GmbH DB Kof II - 8 wide

    That's a very nice Köf! I've added it to my gallery on Flickr where it's in good company ;-) https://www.flickr.com/photos/duq/galleries/72157635816592496/
  7. Duq

    MOC - SQDY Wagons

    Had a look at the report of that incident. Looks like bad design and sloppy construction... Hope your model does not represent that ;-)
  8. That's nice but I don't have the skill or the time to build my own app...
  9. I'm still waiting for a decent Android app for the Fx brick...
  10. Duq

    [MOC] Very compact train drive

    I feel the pain of the grey connector in the middle, with its pins only half-inserted into the yellow bricks...
  11. Duq

    (MOC) DSB Litra MZ (I & III)

    I had already admired them on Flickr. Really nice model! I recognise the black and red livery from various trips to Denmark but the classic one is more... classy? I'm not a fan of most modern railway liveries. I've never liked the DB 'verkehrsrot'. Pretty much every German loco looks better in whatever colour it was before that was introduced... Haven't been to Odense for a while. Let's see if I can convince Mrs. Duq to visit the museum next time we're in Denmark.
  12. Duq

    Functional Train Bridges

    I agree with @Toastie, that whole Technic construction inside looks seriously over-engineered. @zephyr1934's design is essentially a box. The panels put the bottom layer of plates at a distance from the tracks, so that if the track wants to sag it would have to stretch the bottom plate layer, which it can't. This is a box girder bridge: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Box_girder_bridge To make it even stronger the best weight to strength you'll get from any of the truss bridges that @jimmynick posted. They're all based on the engineering principle that a triangle doesn't deform. The box girder should be strong enough to hold any Lego train but for longer spans you probably want to turn to a truss bridge. I found this one: It's very simple but should be strong. I would make 2 changes: - Offset the connections of the track pieces and the top level Technic bricks (shift the track 8 studs either way). - Add a layer of 1x plates at the bottom. I think there's a studless beam inside there to hold the bottom row of Technic bricks together but I'd prefer plates.
  13. Duq

    0-6-0T Irish Terrier Engine

    As others have said, it's got a nice classic train look! Why not show your MOC on brick.ie? Looks like you signed up a while ago... ;-)
  14. That's exactly where mine came from ;-)
  15. You mean this: It's called Wedge 2 x 1 with Stud Notch Right (Item No: 29119). You would think that it's part of the slope, curved family but no, this is Bricklink/ LDraw, there is no logic in part names. I also didn't like the tan axle pins - I replaced them with 3L axles with stop in brown with the stops in the middle - no worrying about the axles moving plus the front wheels can still rotate at different speeds.