dr_spock

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  1. Lets talk color vomit

    Numbered bags and different color pieces do help when you're in a speed build contest at an AFOL convention. I'd say, "sure". The older you get, it can get harder telling dark blue and black panels apart in less than ideal lighting conditions. LEGO should take us older than dirt into account too. Just like sets for 8-12 years-old containing Technic pieces... 41324-24 by dr_spock_888, on Flickr
  2. Technic Pub

    I have a 42009 crane still MSIB. I'll get around to it one day. Too much building other things for LUG... I stand corrected. For those interested, there is a thread for keeping track of titles:
  3. Lets talk color vomit

    How does this look with the colorbind glasses? Wasn't Technic originally about function over form? Thank you for the weight information. Makes me wonder if they color black with carbon since it is cheap, light weight, and readily available. I engrave LEGO and haven't noticed any difference milling black versus dark bley.
  4. 2018 Lego Trains

    Philo has pictures of the insides of the battery box on Brickshelf -> http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?f=399263
  5. Technic Lurker

    Welcome aboard, Tom.
  6. 2018 Lego Trains

    With some effort rechargeable batteries in devices can be replaced. It wouldn't be as easy as swapping out rechargeable AAA batteries. Also with AAA you can have one set being used while another set is being recharged.
  7. Unauthorized selling of instructions for MOCs

    If you find your property is being used without permission on YouTube, you can submit an infringement form. https://www.youtube.com/yt/about/copyright/#support-and-troubleshooting
  8. Technic Pub

    There is an unwritten rule of don't ask for titles on EB. Also be careful of what you say as it can be used against you in a title.
  9. Lets talk color vomit

    How much is the difference between colours in weight for a 5L liftarm?
  10. Lets talk color vomit

    I recall Technic turntables on the PAB Wall many years ago.
  11. LEGO 60197 Passenger Train

    Applying beer to the sticker may not work as well as soapy water. I used a very weak soapy solution when i was applying 3M Stongard film to my car. Once you have it where you want it, squeegee out the solution + air bubbles and viola. I print my own train stickers on label paper. Inkjet ink would run like crazy if it gets wet. Don't use that technique on inkjet clear labels either.
  12. 2018 Lego Trains

    The bat mobile has skid steering it would seem. One motor drives the left wheels, another one drives the right wheels. To turn, one side stops and the other moves. Or one side goes forward and the other side goes reverse.
  13. Lets talk color vomit

    I think LEGO is going for economy of scale. Many of those technic pieces are also used in sets outside of the Technic theme like Friends sets geared toward 6-12 years old. The sets in that age range tend to have multicolor building techniques for ease of building and quicker to completion. I guess we need a new generation of kids with the same patience we had when we were kids to work though all those black axles of different lengths. Well, there is always Bricklink or manufacture your own parts in the colours you want. We'll call it MOP.
  14. Trains in the garden ?

    Nice. What type of rails and ties did you use to make the tracks?
  15. Lego trains lenght

    They are toy trains and not model trains. Correct scale and prototype accuracy are not high on their design requirements. You can always MOD-ify the train sets to your liking. It is not to hard to extend a LEGO train. Unlike traditional model trains, no cutting, gluing, and painting are required. Keep in mind that LEGO standard curves and switches are fairly sharp. Making your cars too long can lead to operations and running problems unless you upgrade to 3rd party tracks with larger radii.