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  1. This steam locomotive is a 2-6-0+0-6-2 Double Mogul (Garratt-type) steam engine. This type of wheel configuration was built for use on railways in South America, Australia, Africa, and England in at least six different track gauges, according to Wikipedia. None were built for use in North America like my model is supposed to be, but I'm ignoring that fact. The engine I have made traces it's lineage to a model originally designed by Anthony Sava as a 4-6-0+0-6-4 but with fake pistons and with small-size friction bearing wheels. I added Big Ben Bricks medium flanged and blind driving wheels for use with the working pistons. The very inspirational original Sava engine is available for purchase in PDF instructions format at Mr. Sava's official Bricklink store here. Even with the added pistons, the engine easily can go around corners and switches quite easily. I did have to add two weight bricks for the pistons to grip the rails sufficiently to move instead of scrapping along the track like they were before. The engine also features a nicely decorated cab with plenty of printed tiles. (The letters BRS are the initials of my fictional railroad: Brick Railway Systems.) I got this picture from Google as an example of how close my LEGO Garratt engine is to the real deal. (I couldn't find a "real" picture of this specific type, but I know it exists according to Wikipedia. So this O gauge model of it will have to do...) As usual, I have a color-matched train in the works that this engine is to pull. To see the Maintenance of Way crane train's topic click this link. Please let me know if you have any comments, questions, suggestions or complaints. Thanks for looking at my model! EDIT 10/16/17: I edited the engine by extending the boiler four studs. The pictures have also been updated as well.
  2. "I've been working on the railroad, all the live-long day!" This train consists of a 2-6-0+0-6-2 Double Mogul (Garratt-type) steam locomotive and five cars: - a (working!) crane car - depressed-center rail wagon - a (working!) ballast hopper - tool / crew car - caboose This train is easily expandable using official models, such as the backhoe digger on a flatcar from set 60098, and / or the road-n-rail truck and it's depressed center wagon from set 3677. The engine seen here pulls the Maintenance of Way train. This steam locomotive is a 2-6-0+0-6-2 Double Mogul (Garratt-type) steam engine. It was originally designed by Anthony Sava but with fake pistons and with small-size friction bearing wheels. I added working pistons and Big Ben Bricks medium flanged and blind drivers wheels as see here at Ben's website. In my model, gear wheels are used as stand in for the custom wheels that are not in LDD. The engine is available for purchase at @SavaTheAggie Bricklink store. The engine needs printed letter tiles with the railroad's initials "BRS" on the side of the boiler, while "3103" goes on the sides of the 1 x 4 bricks with side studs, placed on the four corners of the model near the pistons. Even with the added pistons, the engine easily can go around corners and switches. This model was inspired by a coal hopper on an older website called LGauge .com. I tunrned the old finger hinges into new pin-orientated ones and colored the car yellow to match the MOW paint scheme. The hopper's bottom door open and can dumpy 1 x 1 round plates / bricks onto the tracks for ballast. The rail-carrying depressed-center wagon has brick-built arms to secure the cargo of railroad track in place. This stream crane model was heavily inspired by Whoward69's instructions for a set of crane and match truck train cars. I modified the original model seen here. The crane car can move side to side or up and down with two sets of ropes to either raise / lower the hook or operate the boom. Several prints are missing from this car, including two of this four of these and two of this one. Please NOTE: I don't have the exact measurements for the two strings as they wasn't listed in said instructions. However, I think two of this string here should be long enough. This car is the tool car, carrying spikes, tie plates and track worker tools. (it really is empty) Two of this print go on the far side of this car. The car features two opening side doors, allowing for quick access to the inside. The caboose should feature printed letter tiles with the railroad's initials "BRS" on the middle of the car below the windows. Please know, the LDD will NOT be given out as the Garratt was not my design, and even though it is modified heavily by me to have pistons and four more wheels. However, Comments, Questions and Complaints are always welcome!!
  3. This model was part of a recreation of the not-yet-released set 10259 (Winter Village Train Station) by user @JopieK (many thanks to him for the file!) over on this post seen here. I added some of my own touches, including a second level with spiral staircase and a change from yellow to blue for the color scheme. The rear of the bus features a slightly hidden spare tire behind the stairs. The model has a opening entry / exit door at the front of the bus and each level comes off individually. The staircase is attached at two points: a four-stud connection to the second level, and a single stud to the lower level. The staircase comes off easily when needed, but is sturdy enough not to fall off at the wrong time. As usual, Comments, Questions and Complaints are always welcome!
  4. In my original version, I based the model off of the 2004 Harry Potter set 4755, the Knight Bus. The model was quite tall and very top-heavy, plus it had a black Fabuland staircase attached to the back, making it not able to go over bumps in the road or railway level crossings. This bus features a rear staircase and removable floors with plenty of seats. Contains this stair case in black: http://www.bricklink...Item.asp?P=2046 (It's not in Lego Digital Designer, sadly.) Now I have my new version, inspired by the 2011 set 4866, which was also called the Knight Bus. It is two bricks shorter, with no back staircase to keep it from grounding on level crossings. The rear features the entryway to the bus, along with a railing, rear bumper and single tail light. Here we see that the roof and upper level a removable, and are even grouped individually in Lego Digital Designer to allow for easy access. The bus even fits under my traffic lights by 1/3 of a stud... my old bus could not even come close to fitting under this! According to LDD Manager, this model is also available in Dark bluish gray or white instead of reddish brown... although many more colors are possible with slight modifications. The LDD file for the bus is available here: http://www.mocpages....1411148671m.lxf Comments, questions, and complaints are welcome as always. Also, If anyone wants the LDD file for the traffic lights I used, here they are: http://www.mocpages....1396637910m.lxf