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  1. Took this time some inspiration from @johndrinkin and his art deco/retrofuturistic trains and some existing trains with smooth "bathtub" cowl appearance. Here few versions of it with a slight forward and backward cowl and with standard parts and customs wheels that suits better With custom wheels that are slightly bigger XLL With standard partlist Due too similarity of them here some other photos and angels Hoses job (it was painful and full of struggle but I`ve made it! ) Size comparison between desighn with custom wheels and sandart(sorter) Been working on this for way too much time but got a few new ideas and some of them use as improvements for PRR GG1 family Maybe will try to make a "tank version" based on some German/Dutchland streamlined train (if not fall fully insane)
  2. Please note that this modification requires using a knife and superglue, so if you are against doing so to branded pieces of ABS/rubber, I recommend avoiding the following topic. Long ago had started building a truck (lorry/ tractor truck, not a pickup) using 49.5mm wheels in LDD, but quickly realized just how oversized in width lego tyres are, since they are almost the same width as a double rear wheel on a truck. And since the 56904 rim has such excellent building possibilities decided to go ahead and fit one of the tires to see how they'd look. The end result was quite satisfying, being almost the required width (2 studs vs 1.7 studs according to Sariel's scaler) and looking excellent. And to get a more truck-like look for the front wheels a pulley with pins can be used: Here's how to mount it, despite the weak looks, it fits very well and does not fall off: TYRE MODIFICATION STEPS: - 1. Take the tire (without rim) and slightly squeeze it from the sides to bulge it out a bit, this will make it easier to make a clean cut. - 2. Use a precision craft knife to carve along the inside of the first line, the less material you leave at this point (the closer you cut to the line) the cleaner the end result will be. Here's what it should look like after being cut: - 3. Confirm a clean fit and remove any excess rubber, the two halves should fit together cleanly. -4. Use superglue and fit them together in sections, so as to make sure they are fitted correctly. I've used brandless superglue from poundland, is extremely cheap, works great and haven't observed any side effects (melting, breaking apart...), cures in 10s approximately, ready to use as is. If you feel like it's not strong enough (haven't been able to break mine apart, despite stretching them on and off the rims a considerable amount of times and even squeezing them in my hands) they could be reinforced with a thin layer of hot melt glue from the inside. Here's how what you should end up with at the end (49.5x20 tyre on the right, modified 49.5x16 in the middle and the leftovers from the modification in the middle) -5. Enjoy your new truck wheels))) Notice: do not attempt unless you are a "certified professional"