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Murdoch17 posted a topic in LEGO Train TechPlease NOTE: There never was a Ohio Pacific railroad in the real world, but in my fictional universe, it never made it to the California coast, just to Denver, Colorado at it's western-most terminal with New York City being it's eastern-most point. As such, this locomotive is entirely fictional, with the paint scheme for the coaches inspired the real-world Missouri Pacific. This model was inspired by user @brickblues and his 4-6-2 Mallard-styled steam locomotive. My version of the engine is a 4-8-2, which means it has four leading, eight driving, and two trailing wheels, making it a Mountain type locomotive. The engine is streamlined with a blue shell around the boiler with tan and white stripes in places. The tender is supposed to say "Ohio Pacific" in printed 1 x 1 tiles, while the cab is supposed to say 6093 (also in printed tiles). The cab of the loco should features this print for the firebox door that is lacking in the LDD file. The baggage car features opening double doors for the baggage end and single doors for the passenger end. The three coach cars are identical with two opening doors at either end. The observation car features a open-air rear platform for looking at the passing scenery. This train is on the to-build list (which is getting longer all the time!) in real bricks. As usual, comments, questions, complaints, and suggestions are always welcome!
TheWarden posted a topic in Special LEGO ThemesGreetings, fellow Eurobrickers! I'm pleased to present my contest entry, the Great American Tower in my city of Cincinnati, Ohio. It's one of the newest and greenest additions to our skyline. I'll probably repost this after the contest with my own personal thoughts, things I learned about, some of the techniques inside it, self criticism, that sort of thing, but for now, it must stand on it's own. I hope you enjoy it! Some facts about the building courtesy of https://www.queencitysquare.com/ -- --- If you are interested in green buildings, you can follow the link above for a write up of its certification, but there are also more photos, fact sheets, and features of the building and Queen City Square. So, on to the build and myself. A while back I got the New York skyline set and The LEGO Architect by Tom Alphin and just loved them but haven't really MOCced anything in that scale. But while I love the NY microscale, it doesn't leave a lot of room for details, but in looking back at the older Architecture sets, I settled on the midi-scale? of the LEGO 21018 United Nations Headquarters, so my entry is more in that scale and should be about that size, per contest requirements. Each thumb you can click on for larger photos in Flickr. Entry thread photo: Great_American_Tower_1 by James Warden, on Flickr Reference photo: Great_American_Tower by James Warden, on FlickrSome more: Great_American_Tower_2 by James Warden, on Flickr Great_American_Tower_3 by James Warden, on Flickr I always like to try perspective photos, even if they don't turn out... Great_American_Tower_4 by James Warden, on Flickr Great_American_Tower_5 by James Warden, on Flickr Finally, good luck to all entrants, and thanks to EB and LEGO for putting this together!
Hey all! Just wanted to drop by and say hello. My name is Josh, I'm a local math teacher and life long Lego lover. Started building with my brothers, they designed and I did the manual labor Nowadays, I mostly collect minifigures and specialty pieces to use in my brick flicks. Be watching...my first one will be out within the next two months and I'm very pleased with it thus far! I'm also a musician and play several gigs around the Cincinnati area, mostly folk music, with my band called My Brother's Keeper. This will also tie into my brick flicks Glad to be a part of this group, I'm already having a blast!