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Murdoch17 posted a topic in LEGO Train TechInspired by set 4885, (Spider-Man's Train Rescue) this four-car subway train features a removable roof on each car for access to the inside seating. The two black tiles on either end of the train are for the identification numbers / letters, such as the "A" train, or "01", for example. The studs just below the roof are for destination boards, on which you could put "LEGO", "CITY", or any other four (or less!) letter word as a destination for the train. The model is now motorized with power functions in the leads car, and each sections now has pantograph's on each unit which can be raised or lowered as desired. The front one also hides the RC receiver on the motorized unit, but this pantograph cannot be lowered, due to to being too close to the receiver to fully shut down. The four train car's roof sections are removable, and the train is supposed to be made up of two "set units" of four cars total, broken down into two groups of two. Each unit of two could operate individually of the other two if this were a real train, but they can not be broken down any further as they are supposed to be hard-coupled together. (As this is LEGO, however, you can do what you want!) The motor unit lacks seats, but features the battery box and receiver. The roof is removable for battery removal / replacement access. These three trailing cars have 18 seats total (six per car) facing in the relative direction of the "front" of the car. The roof sections are removable for easily placing mini-figures inside the cars. the LDD file is available at brick safe here. As usual, any and all comments, questions and complaints are welcome!
Hi everyone! I haven't posted on EB in a while and this is my first time posting in the Town Forum. So a few months back, I decided I wanted to design a city bus based on a bus I saw in a Youtube video quite a long time ago: My final model definitely looks a lot like my inspiration, but I'd like to think I put a bit of my own spin on it as well. I tried to squeeze in detail in the front, which turned out alright, I think. The bus has seating for 16 people and a few small places for baggage. The doors can open as well, but for them to work in LDD, two parts need to be removed first. I'm not completely satisfied with the design, as I think it needs more detail and the door mechanism improved. However, I don't have too many ideas at the moment on how to solve those problems. If anyone wants the LXF file, let me know and I can send it to you. Thanks for reading!
Murdoch17 posted a topic in LEGO Train TechHere are my 1920's trains, with their respective consists: commuter passenger, freight and long-distance streamlined passenger. Emerald Express with 4-8-2 Mogul steam loco The 2-6-0 "Mountain" steam engine & it's four car train is painted in a exclusive dark green, thus giving the train it's name the "Emerald Express". The train consists of 1 baggage / passenger car (also known as a "combine"), 3 passenger coaches, and 1 observation car plus the steam locomotive at the head end. The 4-8-2 Mountain - type loco you see here was originally cobbled together from my 2-6-0 Mogul and a lot of extra parts. This is version three of the engine, and features a revised boiler inspired by set 79111. (Constitution Train Chase) It was my first smaller steamer in quite a while and the boiler and tender has served as the model for the many other locos in the my entire collection of engines. The loco pulls the Emerald Express of dark green - colored commuter - style train coaches. The sides of the steam engine's tender features the letters BRS, standing for Brick Railway Systems. This tender is the smallest one I've made for my 1920's locomotives. Combination baggage and passenger car two identical coaches The observation car of the Emerald Express. The letters BRS stand for Brick Railway Systems, the owner of the train. Generic Freight Train with 2-8-2 Mikado steam loco The 2-8-2 "Mikado" steam engine & it's six car freight train are hauling generic cargo on it's way to Anywhere USA. The train consists of 2 boxcars, 1 drops-side gondola, 1 diesel fuel tanker car, 1 coal hopper and a freight caboose. The engine and caboose are painted in the same dark bluish gray color scheme. This engine model was first built as a 2-8-2 Mikado (with running gear derived from Scotnick's 2-10-0 Decapod 9F) before having the front pony truck removed and a 4 wheel bogie from set 10194 (Emerald Night) added instead, turning it into a 4-8-0 Mastodon - type. The rear pony truck was removed as well, with the 79111-style boiler shortened and cab re-arranged. This loco serves as the freight hauler on my railroad. The sides of the steam engine's tender features the letters BRS, standing for Brick Railway Systems. Being the second one of three I've made, the tender is the middle of the road type in size. This drop side flat car was first part of set 2126 (Train Cars), but it didn't really have a purpose. It was hauling uprooted evergreen trees in the set, but that didn't look very good, so I changed it to generic freight. (My resident hobo usually catches a ride on this car, as seen above) This tanker car was inspired by set 7939 (Cargo Train, 2010 version) and by Anthony Sava's recent pick-a-brick MOC-up tanker car. (seen here: https://www.flickr.c...ie/24995071562/ ) This boxcar design was inspired by this dark bluish gray design by Flickr user lets_play_lego (link: https://www.flickr.c...pool-legotrains ) They are made to haul generic freight, such as anthing from unfinished car parts to prized paintings... and yes, the doors do open! Inspired by the green tractor trailer from CITY set 4204 (The Mine), this bathtub gondola is carrying boulders from the Gold mine destined for the mill where they will be opened up and the metal extracted to make coins and ingots at the mint. I have adapted this UK inspired model of a brake van ( https://www.flickr.c.../in/dateposted/ ) to be a more American inspired caboose. The caboose has no interior, and the red marker light can go on either end of the model to represent the end of whatever train it is being hauled behind. 909 National Limited with streamlined 4-8-2 Mountain steam loco My streamlined 4-8-2 was inspired by the South Australian Railways 520 class 4-8-4 and the hover mono-rail engine from the Legend of Korra TV Show, as described to me by a friend. This loco features a detailed cab and a Art Deco look. It has replaced the non-streamlined 4-8-2, as some of those parts were used on this loco. The tender spells out the name of the railroad it is owned by, which in this case, it's Brick Railway Systems. This what all my cabs look like for these three engines. It features a 1980's vintage 2 x 2 black slope and a few more modern gauges. Also, the firebox door cover is actually from a Star Wars TIE Fighter wing. Combination baggage and passenger car three identical passenger coaches The observation car of the 909 National Limited. The numbers stand for the distance (in miles) this train regularly runs. These train coaches were inspired by a vintage 2009 LEGO model of "Galaxy Express 999". (Link to Brickshelf: http://www.brickshel...ry.cgi?f=374748 ) The real story behind the of the name 909 Limited is a combination of this fantasy train and the Beatles song "One after 909", which is sort-of about a train. Well, that's all for now. First post edited 4/8/16: Added all the freight cars' real life pictures to this post. First post edited 5/5/16: added streamlined loco. First post edited 6/11/17: revised entire post into a more format. Any thoughts, compliments, or questions are always welcome! These trains are brought to you by: Brick Railway Systems Building tomorrow, Brick by Brick
Hello fellow EBers, I present, The Commuter Yacht Mohican Motor Yacht Mohican by Joshua, on Flickr Bow view; Motor Yacht Mohican, bow view by Joshua, on Flickr Overhead view; Motor Yacht Mohican, overhead view by Joshua, on Flickr Stern view; Motor Yacht Mohican, stern view by Joshua, on Flickr Consolidated Commuter Yacht Mohican ------------------------------------------------------------------------- In the 1910s, 1920s, and 1930s, many of the New York area's wealthiest businessmen commuted by motoryacht from summer homes in Westchester County, western Connecticut, and the north shore of Long Island to Manhattan's financial center. Over the years, the design, aesthetics, and performance of commuter yachts became more refined, and a number of yacht-building firms distinguished themselves as specialists at producing commuters. To meet their clients' exacting demands, these yards designed exceptionally fast yachts that were also elegant and beautiful--and of these specialist yards, none had a finer pedigree or was more closely identified with commuters than the Consolidated yard of City Island, New York. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- at 66 studs long and 13 studs wide, this was quite the interesting build for me. The Mohican does have a full interior, but I have yet to take photos of it, so I'll have to edit this topic later when I do. The real Mohican, perfectly restored, is currently for sale in Italy, but it's sadly far above my current price range, so I'll just have to settle for this model. This is also the model that inspired EROL to build his equally beautiful yacht Sirius >https://www.flickr.c.../in/dateposted/. Hope you all like it! Cheers, Joshua