Younge

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  1. Lettering (fonts) for German locomotives

    Wow, those stickers look great! OK definitely getting a Dymo now that I have seen those beauties!
  2. Lettering (fonts) for German locomotives

    Thanks for all of that information. I am planning on getting the cheapest model I can find that will use the D1 cartridges. I have done some research and I have found one for under $80 Australian. One thing I was curious about is with the software. I am assuming that it will allow you to save out files so that you can re-use them later? I would hate to think that once you had done all that trial-and-error in getting the right font, size, position, etc. that you would lose it if you needed to print the same stickers again later on. Also, with that software, can you also print things other than fonts? i.e. graphics and logos.
  3. Lettering (fonts) for German locomotives

    This is a great thread! I had no idea how far the Dymo label markers had come. I thought you were just stuck with the generic, built-in font and that was that. Glad that they have finally caught up and allow for in-depth editing via a computer (on some models). Will be getting some quotes and making a purchase soon I think. Again, thanks for the heads up!
  4. Yep, planning to do the same. The only issue I have is that some of the stickers - namely, the "SANTA FE" text stickers - are suited to light grey bricks. I would need to get some transparent stickers made up to get around this issue. I have sent ministickers an e-mail regarding this, but, haven't heard back from them. Good question! It's difficult to work out because of the various currencies involved, and also, there were some parts for other projects that I included in some of the orders. Roughly, including postage, I would say it was about $US300. BTW, I have replaced the pearl light gray pieces (2877) in the original set with plain light bluish grey ones to save on costs. I may re-investigate this in the future though.
  5. I'm currently working on building the Santa Fe carriages (10022) in light bluish grey (have already completed the engine - 10020 - in LBG) and I am just waiting on the last couple of Bricklink orders to arrive. I believe I have made significant savings by building in LBG as the parts in that color are more prevalent in Bricklink. I have also saved money by ordering enough parts for two carriages at the same time. I am planning on posting my completed train on here once its built. BTW, the stickers will be the trickiest part I believe.
  6. Power Functions Locomotives

    I dare someone to click on that link!!!
  7. I agree, it's either one person or a very small group. These sets definitely don't look like they were "designed by a committee"!!! No watering down here!
  8. Hmmmm, that might be the answer to getting more love from TLG in regards to trains - Lego needs a strong competitor in the model train market and just maybe we will get more choices!
  9. I too have been interested in the history of the grey era for a long time, and haven't been able to find much. A while back I contacted @LEGO Historian (Gary Istok) as I thought he might know some details, specifically, who the designers were, however, he didn't have any information on this. I would love to find out more about the era that has made so many of us poor!!! If I could get some leads I would even think about making a documentary on the subject.
  10. [MOC] Cargo Terminal inspired by 60052

    Great build - it looks quite industrial rather being built in plastic!
  11. New LEGO Train Book "LEGO Eisenbahn"

    I pre-ordered this a while back on BookDepository. Can't wait to get my hands on it (should be November release I believe).
  12. Awesome!!! I'm not sure if this has been asked before, but would there be a way you could make these buttons work with battery boxes/motors to control an actual train? I guess I see that as the last thing from the 12v era that you would need to replicate. Keep up the great work!
  13. Train Projects on Lego Ideas

    I've supported the loco on Ideas, however, I guess what I meant when I originally said that a submission like this train might get up was that it would need to be something that was larger than life (you could read that as larger than minifig scale). I honestly think that the only chance that a train will get up on Lego Ideas is some kind of standalone "model" - maybe even larger than 10-wide! It would have to be some kind of impressive looking centre piece that could be displayed prominently in a person's home (like the Saturn V or the Caterham car) and people - who aren't train fans necessarily - might be impressed enough to want it for themselves. The Stephenson's Rocket reminds me of one of those mini steam engine sets you can buy that you can put on a desk (e.g. http://c0728562.cdn.cloudfiles.rackspacecloud.com/1112101112_HR.jpg) and it really stands out because of all of the brass and cogs, etc. People - specifically adults as I believe that they are a high purchaser of Lego Ideas sets - might want to build something like this for themselves. Just my two cents...
  14. 2017 Lego Trains

    I think two sets mirrored (i.e. like book ends) would look fantastic! And then you would have the flexibility to make the middle section - where the bench is - as long or short as you would like. Is there any idea on price yet?
  15. Fantastic progress! Keep up the great work!!!