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  1. Hello all I want to show you some techniques I used for my MOC of the ÖBB Nightjet. Since this train consists of several different cars from different former owners, there’s quite some variety of cars. I want to show you the most important building techniques used for cars based on the UIC-X car and the Eurofima-car. There are two links to the respective German Wikipedia page. UIC-X Eurofima These two types of cars can still be seen on the major European railroads on InterCity lines and were also used on the legendary TEE Rheingold. So, with changing the colours and some details, a lot of cars can be built using the same techniques Now the first part I show you are the windows, since the original ones from LEGO only come in limited colours and are quite expensive: http://UIC-X by StefanEris, auf Flickr http://Übersetzfenster 1 by StefanEris, auf Flickr http://Übersetzfenster 2 by StefanEris, auf Flickr http://Bautechnik Fenster by StefanEris, auf Flickr The windows are built using SNOT-techniques and using plats with handles and plates with clips, one can achieve different spaces between the windows, as seen on the picture with the one stud wide window. This technique can also be applied to 6-wide cars. Also note the doors, here a minifig hand is used to model the door handle. (I’ve seen this idea on other MOCs, thanks for the inspiration) The roof is made with the slope curved piece and a lot of hinge plates. The next car is an SBB Eurocity car, which is based on the Eurofima-car. The story behind this car is, that several railroads wanted to order the same car with the advantage of paying less per car. Since the more were built, the less one single one would cost. In the end not everything worked like the railroads wanted, but a lot of cars are still based on the Eurofima-car. Also the Swiss Eurocity car you see below. The most challenging part here was the roof with it’s longitudinal beads (?) (please correct me if someone knows the right translation of “Längssicken” here, they are used to reinforce the roof). To get this shape right, I used tiles and hinges. On the other hand, the windows here are quite simple. There’s only a three studs height stripe (snotted) with trans black and black brick. http://EC-Wagen by StefanEris, auf Flickr http://Dach by StefanEris, auf Flickr http://Dach 2 by StefanEris, auf Flickr I hope I could inspire someone or help you to build some trains, even if train windows and doors aren’t widely available in the wanted colours. Stefan Edit: Added another picture of the roof technique.
  2. Hey I'm working on a MOC of The Mole from Thunderbirds in LDD and I need help with a few parts of it like a sliding mechanism for the drill itself and to make the hull round. I've seen a lot of great cylinder techniques that I could use for the hull but all of them were either too fragile, you couldn't make gaps in them for the tracks and sliding mechanism (yes there are tracks on the base as well, take another look) or not hollowed out, which is a problem for me cause I want it to have an interior. also I could use some help with the frames of the chassis and base, not to mention the part with all the crossbars which carries the drill. if you're unfamiliar with what this thing even is then here http://thunderbirds.wikia.com/wiki/The_Mole EDIT: Also I need help with a sliding door for the interior of The Firefly (another vehicle from Thunderbirds), the wall needs to be like 3 plates thick with the studs hanging off the sides and for the door itself to be 1 plate thick
  3. There have been a number of topics dedicated to the studless vs. studded discussion, but I'm more interested in uniting the two paradigms. I really like the new possibilities that studless building gives me, but I also like the look of studded models. The combination is wonderful, as builder like e.g. like 2LegoOrNot2Lego, Erik Leppen, M_Longer and others show. So I'm interested in learning techniques on how to combine the two. In particular, how do you deal with the odd vs. even number of studs along the width of your model? Parts like are useful, but I guess there's many more possibilities. Can you share some? Illustrated examples are welcomed
  4. Do you know what your looking at? Can you guess what this part is and also what it does? I give you one hint this hint might revel everything or it might reveal nothing depends on how you perceive things but here it is. There is at least a 100+ of them in front of you at any given time of the day.
  5. Hello, I'm new to the Eurobricks forum, I really like microscale creations, and I'd like to build some, but due to the relatively small size of the scale, I'm not sure how to do it without feeling like it's (the model) too minimalist. Also, since i've never really built a microscale model (I usually stuck to minifig scale for some odd reason) I'd like some tips and techniques to help me make some microscale models without feeling super-minimalist. TL;DR (just in case) : Anyone have some tips and/or techniques to offer me when it comes to microscale building? PS: I didn't know where else to put this, if it's in the wrong forum section then feel free to move it. - AngleBrick
  6. My wife is out of town today! So lazy day of EB and sorting. While reading I came to a revelation (well, I already knew it)... I really don't like open back as much as stackable! But, the open back sometimes offers a better veiw of the interior. Has anyone tried to use several hinges on a wall (for stability) and also make it a stakable? I would love to see any examples. Thanks, Andy D