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  1. First off: I did not design this steam engine! I modified it heavily to suit my tastes from this Eurobricks post (link here) from user @damangos. I did, however, rework my original 7 wide Emerald Night tender from 2014 instead of the 6 wide tender used by damangos in the original model, and I also reworked his model to suit my tastes and be cheaper on BrickLink. The engine in question is modeled in LNER dark green, and is numbered one higher than the A3 engine series ever went, though it is still called the the Emerald Knight. (just the set 10194's name with an added K, as you may have noticed.).... and yes, it's a bit dusty. I just noticed, and it's too late to retake the pictures now. (It's been sitting in a open-top bin waiting for the coaches to be built for a while, and I thought I dusted it thoroughly.) LNER is the name of the railroad that built the locomotive (like it's real-world inspiration, the Flying Scotsman, 4472), and it stands for London North Eastern Railway. The number 2509 was chosen because the A3 class of engines never went that high in numbering. (2508 was the highest, and was the last one built in the mid-1930's.) These four regular coaches, (and one guard's coach, seen below) are inspired by the recent Hogwarts Express cars, to save money on wheels and train car bodies / frames. They don't have any of the interior details the Hogwarts Express has, though. I based the colors of the coaches on a inverted set 10194 (Emerald Night) coach color scheme. I always thought the colors looked better like this, and it avoids the problems of the tan 1 x 4 x 3 train windows used in the original set. (which are very expensive!!) Fictional locomotive backstory: Fictional locomotive backstory: This is loco 2509, built January 1936 as the very last A3 to roll out of the factory for London North Eastern Railways (LNER). It was given the name Emerald Knight, a name which, while being the name of a wining racehorse from the mid-1800's also matched it's dark green paint job. The engine was usually assigned the the Kings Cross to Scarborough line, hauling the Scarborough Flyer until being withdrawn in 1965. The engine survived WWII in remarkable shape of maintenance during those hard years due to the heroic actions of it's engine and shed crews who were said to have taken a shine to "well-riding" and "good tempered" engine. Steaming never was an issue, and the fire was always roaring right when you wanted it according to a fair amount of it's crews from 1940 to 1947. British Railways (BR) took over in 1948 and the engine was painted "Express dark blue". Loco 2509 soldiered on for 17 more years until 1965 when it was deemed unnecessary for future use and sold for scrapping. Thankfully, unlike 99% of the rest of it's class (except for the Flying Scotsman, which was also saved), it was not condemned to the scrap line for very long, as it was saved in 1966 by the Lego Rail Transportation Society (LRTS), a preservation group with aims to restore the trusty engine to it's former glory. LRTS backdated the loco to it's original 1936 exterior specifications, while keeping abreast of any interior improvements made to it's sister loco "the Flying Scotsman" (loco number 4472) over the next forty years. In early 2018, the engine was rolled into the shop for it's new boiler ticket tear-down, when it was announced it would wear LNER dark green again instead of the BR dark blue. The engine rolled out of the LRTS shops on December 26th, 2019, just in time for the engine's 84th birthday celebration in January 2020. Well, that's all I got for now... just need to get my layout up and running again! Comments, questions, and complaints are welcome as usual!
  2. Hi, I'm new I realise that LDD MOCS probably aren't everyone's first choice and I myself would much rather see one of these in the flesh than just on a screen but of course the availability of parts, prices and time prevail. We'll start with the less impressive of the two I have to show ;) That appears to have worked, so fair enough. It's Stephenson's Rocket only it includes the provision for a face should I ever feel compelled to add one. Theoretically it could run on a layout with something pushing it around but I don't trust the rigidity of it at all. Not entirely happy with the tender because it's so large compared to the engine itself, but it serves. Now for the one I am actually pleased about, an LNER J70 tram engine. I'm not ordinarily one to use SNOT techniques because I never used to be able to figure out how to make everything fit properly (and I still haven't, really) hence the use of those parts that go around minifigs' necks with a stud on the back. I even made a mock up interior for it featuring a boiler and coal bunkers! As well as sort of an underframe with cylinders Have to say, I'm very impressed with the outcome and it's far better than anything I'd ever attempted previously. I'm particularly proud of my solution to shaping the cow catcher. As with the Rocket, however, it isn't self-powered so I may begin work on a Wisbech & Upwell tramway coach with power functions. Thanks for dropping by and let me know what you think - Nick
  3. Bricksmith

    (MOC) - LNER Gresley P2

    Hi all, Embarked on this project after having a bunch of green wheels left over from giving my Flying Scotsman black ones instead. The P2's were built in the 1930's and designed by Sir Nigel Gresley. They went through many looks throughout their time, but the most unique and original was the one i've built below. All were scrapped, but two new ones are being built for mainline running! The first, No 2007 'Prince of Wales' is due to be finished in 2020, built by the same folks who built No 60163 'Tornado'. The build is 6-wide with Power Functions in the tender. I'm looking into ways of detailing it with stickers and prints in future! This started as a digital design, like many engines I build: A photo of the engine with my Scotsman and Mallard builds:
  4. Long time since I last posted on Eurobricks (University sure takes it out of you). Last Winter I finished a new MOC for display at my local LUG, and here it is making its premiere on the Eurobricks forums: British Railways 60103 (formerly LNER 4472) A3 Class Flying Scotsman Most of the model is built with parts from set 10194 Emerald Night, with a few minor additions for purely aesthetic reasons. The entire locomotive is seven studs wide and adapted to run on 9V track. In addition to the 9V train motor in the tender, a separate motor powers the locomotive, connected to the tender 9V motor. She is as troublesome as the real Scotsman, but runs like a dream when given the proper care and attention. Front view of locomotive. Locomotive side view. Tender side view, with 9V motor underneath. Tender rear view, with corridor and porthole for light Tender top view. View in locomotive cab, with modified 10194 firebox, gauges, and regulator. Inside the firebox, with a view of the motor powering the locomotive. Rear view from the windows of a pullman carriage. Feel free to post any comments or questions, and thanks for viewing! Always entertaining, always inspiring, always:
  5. Since I was last active, I have enrolled in the 16mm Association of Narrow Gauge Models and with the next year will be build two models railways of which one will be a Lego model railway and a model Railway at 16 mm scale using SM32 track to represent 2ft narrow gauge track, while looking at Locomotives options as I still need to buy or build my 16mm scale locomotive, this gave me a idea, why not try to build a Lego 0 Gauge scale version of my LNER A3 Flying Scotsman Steam Locomotive which the design could be used to develop a 16mm scale locomotive using 32mm track to run on. Over the last view days I started to mess in Ml cad and LDD 4 to see if a chassis which will be able to run on 0 Gauge track, the proof of concept design was finished in LDD 4 this morning at 10 AM UK time The model when built will have a chassis frame 3 studs wide allow the locomotive wheels to be set a 32 mm Gauge to be able to run on 0 Gauge track, I also have worked out how to motorized the locomotive, the body I will build at 7 studs as this seems to a match for 0 Gauge Locomotive width. View of the new chassis frame with the gears set up allowing a easy way to motorize the locomotive. View of the new chassis frame showing the 3 stud wide frame and the distance between the frames and the trains wheels which need to be set like this to be able for the wheels to be set at 32 mm Gauge. The next step is to build a physical model and do a test once the Peco 0 Gauge track which I have ordered from Ehattons arrives in the post.
  6. Hi, over the weekend, I started work on building my new Lego LNER 4472 Flying Scotsman Steam Locomotive, as the final order from Bricklink arrived on Saturday, it took me a couple of hours to build the model, I had already built the chassis couple of weeks before The Lego LNER 4472 Flying Scotsman model is 19.5 inches long, 2.5 inches wide, just under 4 inches high, the front and rear lights on the Lego LNER 4472 Flying Scotsman work, two bricks behind the rear lights had to be modified to allow the power function lights to be used, the large train wheels are XL Big Ben Wheels The model just needs some extra details like pipes, lining, and lettering to be added, the wheels have to be dye green and other details to finish the model. I have taken new photos of my Lego LNER 4472 Flying Scotsman Steam Locomotive, including some other parts Couple of images showing closeup of the wheel hubs A Image of couple of modified Lego 1x2 Panels with Lego white headlights bricks A image showing the power function lights fitting into the modified Lego 1x2 Panels with Lego white headlights bricks a couple of images of the Power Functions Battery (AAA type) in the tender, show the wires packed around the battery box, Couple of Images showing the wire connections between the locomotive and tender A couple of Images showing the tender including the Lego Coal Pile (Lego 1x1 Black Plates) A couple of images showing the rear and front lights working, the second image is darker as the front lights don't show up well in bright light when on A image of the Flying Scotsman Tender with its wheel arrangement
  7. Hi, on Friday 7th Feburary, my Big Ben Brick wheels package arrived, I started to build my new motorized chassis for my new version of Lego LNER 4472 Flying Scotsman Steam Locomotive using the XL flanged drivers and the XL blind drivers and the small flanged train wheels, it took me a couple of hours of finding the parts and building the model The reason the are two Lego Power Function Cables is the one on the left is the extension for the rear lights which are to be installed in the rebuilt LNER Flying Scotsman tender, while the other cable is from the IR Sensor. Saturday Morning I did the first running test, on the old Lego blue 4.5 Volt Train Track, the train ran OK, then I did the second test, adding some curves to the Lego track, when the train came to the curved part of the lego track, it either stalled or derailed. I found where the problem was, there wasn't enough clearance between the steam cylinders ( 2 x Lego Technic Cross Blocks 3M ) and the leading bogie, I rebuilt the front section and put the steam cylinders higher, with the result the leading bogie has plenty of clearance. I did the the second test, and the train can move around the curved section of track. the tender base is still being built. UPDATE I have made a virtual model of what the model will look like when finished in LDD 4, exported as a LDraw file, edited in MLCad, added the XL Wheels and flanged train wheels, opened in LView to take some snapshots of the model.
  8. Just after my birthday las March 2013, I decided to buy the Lego Emerald Night Steam Locomotive Set as a late birthday present, but as the prices for the set were over £150 on Bricklink, I decided to buy the instructions for the Emerald Night Steam Locomotive instructions from Bricklink and build the model in LDD 4, Once I had build the locomotive in LDD 4, I decided to redesign the model in LDD to make it more like the LNER Flying Scotsman Steam Locomotive, and buy the parts I would need to build a physical model from Bricklink, including Shipping and packaging, the cost was 92.46, a week later after i had placed my orders in Bricklink, the parts arrived and I started to build the model. Below are some photos I have taken recently of my Lego LNER Flying Scotsman model, the front lights work, but the rear lights are just dummy lights, the model is 18 inches long,8 studs wide, 3.5 inches high, and has just over 900 bricks in the model. A nearly a year since I built the Lego Flying Scotsman model. I am now planning to rebuild the model with Big Ben Brick XL Wheels and custom coupling rods and finishing touches like the running number, LNER by using O Gauge Lining and lettering decals.