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  1. helos

    Æmilia Brick Farm

    Hi, pleased to present the latest Æmiliabricks Lug work, a typical farm of our country. It required a long work and many buckets of pieces. This version is a work in progress as we still have to refine many details. Hope you all enjoy it.
  2. Hi, here some of the machines built for using in the Æmilia Brick Farm: Hi, here some of the machines built for using in Æmilia Brick Farm
  3. First time I post here. I generally build trains moc, related buildings and accessories. Now I'm courious to know what do you think about this moc I made to complete the harbor area in our diorama city at Model Expo, our lug main event which was on March 17 / 18th. (you can see something else, a huge Dolomite mountain here in the Train Tech ) When we made the project, we had an harbor full of cranes, containers, hopper wagons, industrial plants and so on, but nothing for reproducing something like a little village of fishermen or something else to put near the new Lego set of fisherman house. While my daughetr and his boyfriend were building up that set and I had only to watch them (it was MY Christmas gift ), I thought to build a market of fish and vegetables to put beside. At least something to build on the topics with the instructions only on my mind! It was funny and unusual to me searching into BL for finding fishes, lobsters, cherries, carrots and other "strange" Lego pieces that I never considered before. I went to a fellow of my group for rummaging among the peces of her "Friends" collection . Found watermelons, juice packs, commercial insignias and other usefull pieces. I also found a very interesting box full of white old used Lego pieces ready for the trash. As I experienced yet, did a mix of new and used pieces for the buildings with good effect to my taste. Found even a shark head into an Harry Potter big mix: at first I thought it was a broken piece but at the end found a reusage. Unfortunately we had only a day for setting up the diorama of nearly 30 meters full of moc, trains, carousels and a reproduction of a Dolomite, so we couldn't finish well the pier to merge the old fishing store and the market as we lost the little bag with pieces. Two months for gathering into a large box the pieces I thought suitable then five evening sessions of building up. Thanks to my fellow Jader who supplied the minifigures, as I'm not so teached about. Of course lots of particular to improve and your comments to consider. Well here it is: the fish work and exposure area great catch and a very kich insignia the vegeables and fruits area The people The ice creams and sweets vendor machine An old warehouse needed a modern refrigerator to preserve the fresh fish. A quicly solution came out with a container from my trains collection, a bit inclined for liquids draining.
  4. helos

    Renfe 252.057 - Spain

    I like very much this machine and its livery. Great interpretation with good job on the top. Can't wait to see your next creations Well done as well the cereal hopper, high detailed and of course the choice of that nice and brilliant color scheme which emerge from the typical matt gray of these wagons.
  5. Sara, a friend of mine and a "Friends" entusiasth like you, was not very happy when I went to her home searching for inspiration but, above all, pieces among her collection. Nice and colorful places in your Home Country! The baseplate of the Old Fishing Store and the other baseplates are on the exhibition tables. It's the sea who is lowered of 2 bricks. We developed this simply solution for giving to the harbor a more realistic look, to increase the tridimensionality. This is the scheme:
  6. Thank you so much guys for your comments. I very appreciate them and I'm glad you like the details. I try to capture the elements that characterize a scene or subject, perhaps because I was also a modeller , even if with Legos it's more difficult. Recently I was on an island and of course went to the fish and fruit market. I thought: this seems to me like I've already seen it somewhere! There were also many beautiful big umbrellas with hundreds color. You can't have everything! I also couldn't imagine positive comments for using old, discolored and scratched bricks as many people do not like these mixes to give an aged look to buildings. I think instead that they work well if used with moderation. Now there are a couple of buildings missing to complete this little village, some little scenes and a small fleet of fishing boats. The only one there is came out by modifying a Creator set . Thank you all again.
  7. Hi everyone, after a long time I'm back here to present the Tre Cime of Lavaredo, a Unesco World Heritage in the Dolomites, Italian Alps. A creation I built with some fellows of our CLV Lug. Well, I thought this huge moc built with thousands of bricks fits well on a diorama if there is a proper tunnel for trains. I built two portals for a double track with 2 different solutions. I developed a large arched classic portal for two rails inspired to those on the 5 Terre line in Liguria and a double portal inspired to the North side of Sempione tunnel. Hope you all would appreciate these solutions. The Tre Cime of Lavaredo were presented last weekend for the first time at the Model Expo Italy in Verona. This big mountain was positioned on the CLV diorama city of about 30 meters. Below you will find some images shot at Verona venue which are part of our Lego Trains show. The west portal is inspired by those of the Riomaggiore station, a railway that winds along the Ligurian coast of the Mediterranean Sea and runs through mountains, bridges and terraces just up on the sea. Here a double heading of R4C Vossloh Mak G2000 The East portal is inspired to the one at the North entrance of Traforo del Sempione, a railway between Italy and Switzerland. The ÖBB 1216 020 "175 Jahre Eisenbahn für Österreich" built by Massimo Bmacro The E414 heading a Frecciabianca built by Matteo MapuDJ A lego version of the ÖBB Feuerwehr Taurus Another Taurus in black MRCE livery A G2000 in a livery of a Company of my Town. A special thanks to Emanuele LT12Volts wich has developed an excellent interpretation of this machine which is apparently easy to built in Lego. He gave me his project. Here a video of some trains in action Finally, please allow me to post a shot that is very dear to me. It was taken at the Model Expo 2017 and collects many Italian lego train fans. Emanuele this year could not join us. Bianchino, LT12Volts, MapuDJ, Bolto@, Legofan99, Helos,Bmacro, Roby, Ex cinno, Jaymz HD
  8. I'm back home then gathered and posted here some behind the scenes shots and some techniques used. Two modules I realized with a mountain shelter. Behind you can see a previous module for supporting the monolithic rocks. We swithched to a wood support for security reasons. The solution I used for the arch of the double rail portal The double portal built upside down for using a large combination of normal slopes which are easier and cheaper to find instead of the inverted ones. The slopes inverted have also a lack of types.
  9. This creation required 105,000 pieces plus 8,000 pieces for the tunnel entrances. I can full understand your love for the Dolomites as I'm a climber too. I think those wonders of our Earth astonish everyone at first sight, but as you did, be in a close touch with those unique sceneries grows a special feeling inside you. That's why your subjective view. Your're a skilled moccer and this beautiful and huge fair offers the opportunity to be a great team of enthusiasts! Each presence is a value added. funny with a too shortly final. We'll improve the next. Hit the subject! The model is by Massimo Bmacro. He realized it some years ago: His gallery: https://www.flickr.com/photos/95725803@N07/ Thanks Zephir! For the trains, great show thanks to an enthusiasts big team!
  10. Yeah, I thiink a good show but unfortunately without your presence my dear fellow. Great picture wich collects many trains fan at once. Regarding the avatar, that is shot to another mountain. Thanks Kieran The portals are built in two different techniques. The archs in the single portals are simply realized with a proper angle turn of the 2x2 tiles. The double portal arch required lots of test for finding a proper bend of a brick pile to follow the shape obtained with slopes. The whole structure is built upside down then reversed onto the first rows of the base bricks. The two portals required nearly 8,000 pieces. The mountain is divided into two main assembly: the green base and 3 monolite tops. The green base is built on modules of 2 baseplates each which make easy the transportation of them. Unfortunately I do not have posted pictures anywhere. I’m currently abroad and can’t do this. I can only post this video of the placement. The 3 tops were originally placed on a support made out of Lego bricks and plates but we had to switch to a support made out of wood. The Lego pilons well support the static weight but if any pushes occur the Lego structure collapses. (if it doesn’t glued)
  11. I’m not sure about the mountaineers. The UFO certainly crashed on the farm roof after a nvigation system failure caused by interferences ot the big Dolomite. I’m pleased you like the build, thanks. The whole mountain required lots of hours of twelve afols work. I think nearly 30 building sessions along 6 months. Several nice trains were present ad the show -I posted randomly some of them. Thanks for your reply. Thanks Thomas. I also agree that sometimes is nice to see the face behind an avatar. Thanks my dear fellow.
  12. helos


    Well my dear friend, nice to see again this reproduction and some enthusiasts who appreciate it and share interesting suggestions. I think for the next step the Gran Confort coaches might be increased in lenght up to 56 studs and a more updated solution for the on board devices low cowling. For the turtle some studs more and might be checked the proposed new windshield and front I'm longingly waiting for TLG prints this in dark blue so this loco might be built in DB, a more proper color . We pretend that this loco in Lego standard blue is a weathered version.
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    You all have already made comments about this excellent Lego reproduction. As this train has a particular charm I just want to write a few curiosity about it and its some unique features considering that the Settebello project was born in the late forties and appeared in 1952. It started running in the midst of steam locomotives onto railway lines that unfortunately were not proper for a such modern machine so limiting its performances. The shape come obviously from aviation rules, the excellent boogies for high speed and comfort were designed witout the use of computers, the panoramic lounges for passenger at each extremity side but above all, the whole train had a climate control and unbelieveble. ...... there was a public phone booth for passengers !!! At that time half of the population did not even have the phone in the house. The Arlecchino, smaller vrsion with 4 carriages instead of 7, takes its name from the character of traditional comedy Harlequin with a multi-colors costume. - each train carriage had tapestries and coatings with different colour from the others. Very trasgressive at that time . Well done Bmacro.
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    BR 59-035

    I have to repeat myself: you always astonish us with your creations. As usual all the secrets are revelead by well detailed pics. You are great for doing this and won the challenge realizing and giving us an interesting subject of a climber steam loco. Yes it was a slow unit but it was a no rack solution It's amazing to see a Lego six aces in action with the rod linkages in motion. Your well-proven system of double engine works really well. Who knows if this model can climb a steep ramp Well done again my dear friend and thanks for the videos.
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    BR 41-360

    I'm really impressed for this new creation. What I have to say? Simply thanks for delighted us again . Above our fellows have expressed lots of builder lovely emotions I'm really happy you've built one of my favourite steam machine. I like the graceful shape of this nearly big loco. Thyese machines worked hard before and after the war pulling each type of convoy They were so versatile and working easily in pair pulling heavy freight trains even. The BR41 had their best time after the renovation during fifthies at the head of the most luxury trains like the Alpen Express, the mithic Rheingold, the Italien Skandinavien Express and Touropa. You've built :thumbup: one of the lastest version, suitable for those famous trains. It is recognizable for the absence of the steam dome on the boiler upper side. The new boiler like the one you've posted above was made in welded steel and the machine was oil fueled instead of coal. So if you want complete your creaure you can choose widely. What are you waiting for? Take tthat wheelbarrow of bricks then start :laugh:
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    BR 14-031

    Welcome back to your BR projects. It is always a great pleausure a new one from you and we can enjoy a lovely result even this time. This steam machine is well rendered from you made out of Lego and I agree about the wheels arrangement. Those large wheels perfectly fit the model and hit the shape. Another pearl in your collection which is almost completed. I can't imagine how it could be to see all the locos together. Well done :thumbup:
  17. helos


    Both the locomotives are wonderful masterpieces as we all have written about. Now you have completed those machines with an astonishing and detailed project of their big convoys. You've had to search and work a lot for adapting mesures and proportions of the real ones to the Lego rules. Thousands of pieces, lots of details and skilled tricks, each passenger coach is different from the others and also has no specular sides. All built in 7 wide!!! Of course this solution require less pieces than 8w but it is much more difficult. Really well done Emanuele. I can feel how such work has been made so passionately. When you'll receive your ME model wide radius curves I think you could extend the lenght of passenger coaches
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    FS E 464 in XMPR livery

    Great work my dear fellow. The overall shape is well captured for a lovely model. Can't wait to see your trains running
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    Union Pacific 6900 DDA40X

    Another great creation my dear fellow. You always astonish us each time you post a new creation. Your skill easily jumps from the old German steam machine to the modern electric locomotive, from the rolling stock of Europe to the American one. Now you've captured the essence of the original UP DDA40X and made out of Lego a fine huge model. Given 7w a trouble choice, you well reproduced the nose and the whole model has lots of lovely detaails. It's also a remarkable result you won the D-D challenge. Can't wait to see this beast in action on a proper rail track pulling a stock of passenger coaches in coordinate livery as you promised or a colorful mix of freight cars.
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    MOC: Italian Steam Locomotive Gr 625 100

    Nice to see a reproduction of this common machine which worked for long time . Even in the 70's and especially in frosty or snowy days I could see those steam locos parked nearby the main stations and ready to work for emergency service . At that time the 625 were still working better than mostly of diesel machines. Following the comments of the two friends of mine, I can add my opinion that the wheels are of the right size and the Lego ones work proper. You can really improve your model with Zephir rods. Then you can try to put a pf motor into the loco body and realize the boiler with curved slopes like the ones on the coach roof. This solution allows you to realize the correct three axles tender with a shifting central wheels holder.
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    MOC: Railjet OBB

    Hi everyone, following some photos of my interpretation of the well known Austrian "Railjet" It is built in 7stud width as usual for my mocs, 48 stud lenght for coaches. The Railjet at Wien Lego Kids Fest
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    MOC: Railjet OBB

    Nice to see a come back of this post. I'm currently a bit away from Lego world and this is good for my mood. Thank you all in advance and a special mention for our well known and dear fellow LEGO train 12Volts who realized an improved version which involves the current PF motorization with its intrinsic problems of supply, driving motors, wirings etc. very different from the 9V easier solution. http://www.eurobrick...howtopic=101137 I've suspected something like that I've suspected something like that since I saw your great club in action. So, waiting for news from you Donat. ME Model large radius curves are nearly ready and I think those products are really suitable for 8W trains. I agree that is a beautiful train but I'm not conviced that might be a candidate for a creator set. Both the Austrian and especially the Czech livery are very appealing but there are lots of trains which are more suitable for a successful set. Moreover the railjet logos have a remarkable aspect in the final result. Yuo can not imagine how it's hard applying the Railjet thin logos. though once you've experienced some applications the trouble should turn easier. Not a skill for an average builder. There is also a problem with a scheme livery line realized in "old" dark grey. For what concerning instructions, I directly build my models therefore I can't share any construction plans... but who knows....may be that something come out I don't really know how many pieces require this model in a 7stud solution. I can estimate over 5,000. Following a picture of the unusual solution of the bogies facing to a simplier solution of the Rheingold boogies. RJ boogies requires lots of pieces, first tipe train wheels spinning into a 3mm hose and a not conventional coupler. A beatiful 6W Taurus with a double decker coaches. An example that a regular 6 stud gets good result and another nice livery Finally I report the work of another EB member nesi01. Here its own RJ interpretation with detailed interiors: https://www.flickr.c...26254@N05/sets/
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    ETR 500 Frecciarossa

    It's incredible how your creation smoothly runs on those narrow Lego curves. Can't wait to see this model on a proper circuit. You've made a great replica of this high speed machine by Pininfarina designer. I only see a lack of one carriage. Who knows if ETR1000 might be next challenge
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    Duplo Triplex

    :thumbup: As first steps your kids promise well!
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    FS Class E 656 Caiman

    Excellent!!! You've done a great work as many train builders have certified! You've finely captured the shape with some skilled solutions like the front safety red band and the articulated bodies on a central boogie. I always say that each Lego model can be improved. This is the case as you've just made with a former reproduction of yours. This is the best Lego Cayman ever!!! I particulary love this machine but I'm really surprised of how many not Italian people like it. It has lots of enthusiasts and a dedicated site even if this machine doesn't have technical peculiarities as it was designed on an old but efficent projects The unit E656-607 in the first shot was recently restored in Verona with a special permission of being brought back to the original eighties livery with a cayman mascot painted on the port side of the nose. This is the very livery, the only one drivers and fans love and recognize!!! To me is deeper. In eighties some units were built in Reggiane plant which is close to my former home backyard. Before their shift to regular service those machines had final check on secondary rails under my kitchen window then parked there for days. I can't exatly remember how many times that guy went downstairs to touch the beast, talked with technicians and climbed in the cab.