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*thomas*

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  • Birthday 03/09/88

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    Belgium
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    LEGO trains (DB, DR, SBB, SNCF, FS and OBB)
    Fishing
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    Trains
  1. [MOC] De-Marco's Vehicles

    Thanks for posting all these great models. I'm going to use the belarus traktor for my 'work in progress' train station. I've been looking for a set I could use as a freight for my rolling stock, and this is perfect!
  2. Questions - small layout possibility

    It would be nice to have a running train, but since your space is limited, I'd ditch the idea of having a loop/oval for your train. Instead, try - like has been mentioned - to let the train go back and forth. You could even make your own train which looks good in either direction it's going, like a trolley. I'm sure there are instructions to be found somewhere. That way, you could use a small station or just a platform and the new winter station at either end of your track. You could even add a switch for some playbility and include a static goods wagon that is unloading some Xmassy stuff like chocolate, presents, santa's sled, reindeers or whatever you fancy. Btw, I'm in the same boat as you. No cat, but two big dogs in my case. I'm using the dining room dressing which is 3 baseplates wide and 12 plates long as a layout. No loop, just shunting and messing around... Well, that's the plan. For now, it's just a big pile of bricks and some half finished buildings and rolling stock.
  3. [MOC] Barn find | Bugatti Type 35 Grand Prix

    This is amazing !!! Love the rusted petrol pump with broken glass on the left.
  4. I think that IF LEGO would decide to rerelease a set as a legend series, it could be the sante fe or even the bnsf. Why? - including PF wouldn't be to troublesome - engine cars are available (santa fe and ttx) - they would make a good 120USD set which is about the pricerange of the previous creator train sets (engine + 2 cars, w/o powerfunctions or track)
  5. 2017 Lego Trains

    Regardless of the fact if the rumours are true or not, I have mixed feelings about a modular train station. I'm always exited when they something train related in the creator line, because that would mean the build would be more challenging, the design stuffed with detail and ofcourse, more parts. But, I don't feel the need for a modular train station, since that would bring a lot of limitations to the build and to the town lay-out. Furthermore, people who don't have or exhibit modulars, would have a building that would look very silly standing 'next to' some tracks...
  6. 2018 City Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    Now that I've seen the actual sets and not some blurry catalogue pictures, the sets are growing on to me. The Claas Tractor is AMAZING and will be a very nice addition to all the farm and logging sets I've collected over the years (and which are still MISB ). Apart from the helicopters and over-sized tyres on many vehicles (not the monster truck, ofc), they are nice sets. I've never understood why LEGO feels the urge to produce helicopters ALL the time. Ok, they are cool and yes, as an AFOL you can just 'not buy' the set and get over yourself, but if I were a parent, I would want TLG to offer something else for my kids. The statement above about the awesomeness of 60172 has baffled me a bit. I was born in '88, so got into LEGO (well, my parents got me into LEGO) when I was 4 or 5 and I remember that everytime we went to store to let me chose a set, I always wanted something that I had seen in real life and looked familiar to me. A crane, a lorry, a pizza shop and I never understood why classmates were so hyped about 'weird' and over-the-top looking sets. I also know that my parents chose 'special' sets. F.I., there had been police stations for many years, but when the harbour police set came out in 1994 I think it was, I got that set because it was different, but still true to real life.
  7. 2018 City Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    I'm picking up that tractor to add to my farm collection, might even get 2 :). Edit: the other city sets are horrible, why can't LEGO offer us something 'different'?
  8. Review: 21310 Old Fishing Store

    I toroughly enjoyed this review, I like the attention to detail and your view on the new/recoloured/special parts that the set contains. I think I'll have to order 2 copies of this, one for the set itself and one for all the parts. Well done !
  9. 10259 Winter Village Station

    To me, this is one of the best train stations they've released the past couple of years. It has a lot of new parts that can be used for other train related MOC's. The station goes extremely well with last years X-mas train, but I don't see any of the recent CITY trains having a stop at it... Time to get the My Own Train collection out, or even better, some of those 12V steamers from the '80s. Just imagine, 7750 stopping at this station :o.
  10. 2017 Lego Trains

    To me, this is one of the best train stations they've released the past couple of years. It has a lot of new parts that can be used for other train related MOC's. The station goes extremely well with last years X-mas train, but I don't see any of the recent trains having a stop at it... Time to get the My Own Train collection out, or even better, some of those 12V steamers from the '80s. Just imagine, 7750 stopping at this station :o.
  11. Track Ballast - Ideas needed

    Thanks for the input guys. @Duq I spent quite some time browsing flickr, google and pinterest, but nothing really did it for me... I might be fussy, I don't know.
  12. Hi all I'am building a large diorama with a station and warehouse. I have about 14 ft of track which I would like to give some more depth than just putting it on baseplates. Do you guys/girls have any ideas on how I can achieve this? Thanks Thomas
  13. 2017 Lego Trains

    Like most AFOLs on here, I hope LEGO will release a bunch of trains wih separate locomotives and rolling stock, just as they did in the 80s and 90s and even in the early 00s with the My Own Train range, Santa Fe and BNSF. Unfortunately, we all know this is not going to happen and LEGO will most lickely release the following: - a main cargo train with some sort of crane, depot or other freight oriented building. I'm guessing they will go back to electric, since the last 3 cargo trains were all diesel. This set will most include one or two extra switches to make little shunting area. I hope this train will be a euro type, but not the generic diesel/electric like the 60098. Something along the lines of the RC 7989 would be nice. - a cheaper passenger train consisting of three compartments with a small platform and an oval loop. Once again, I hope it will be of the euro type. - a station - the usual extra track - MAYBE a rail crossing with some sort of MOW vehicle - MAYBE an extra train set which will probably be cargo oriented. On other shunter-like engine would be cool. I don't think any of these train sets will be holding a steam engine as it is just not modern enough. Also, LEGO seems to keep the steam train for their other themes (Lone Ranger, Winter, Toy Story). Furthermore, I have a feeling there won't be any creator train soon as they released a steam, electric and diesel engine and they covered passenger and freight.
  14. Looking to start a Lego train set

    Having a 'loop' of track is fun for a couple of minutes, but I sense that you'd like more realistic trains and therefore I think you should worry about track layout later on. The layout I plan on having is just very large switch yard, with 3 parallel straights and some switches. I'm also wondering if you should spend 100£ plus on an original LEGO set if you plan on using custom sets. You can have a very realistic looking train for not to much money. Just look for some webshops that offer custom sets or even custom instructions. Always make sure that someone isn't trying to sell somebody else's instructions ;).
  15. 2017 City Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    JE set just looks bad, I have a feeling I'm watching a set from 2000...