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  1. Hello all - new to Eurobricks and Lego Trains, I just wanted to share with you my rise from the Dark Ages and what I have been building. Last Christmas time I went to my first ever Lego Train Show hosted by the Northern Illinois Lego Train Club. I had been slowly getting back into Legos at that time since my sister introduced me to LDD. After the show I was hooked. I did not ask for, but was given the Emerald Night for Christmas and was so struck by how awesome it is and how it connected my love for trains to my love for Lego's. Then later in the year I got the Maersk Train for my birthday then the Blue Cargo train. I have been building in a fury!! I am most interested in North American Steam but have built some diesels as well. The flickr link is to a gallery of my steam collection I have a whole bunch of rail cars and some buildings and MOW vehicles as well. I am hoping one day to build these with real bricks and have a layout (really a big yard, engine shed, and round-house) and be a part of a train club. But until I have the space and funds, these LDD creations are the only way I can express my passion at this time. Anyway, enjoy the North American Steam! I did build a Class C Shay truck but since I borrowed so much from the original creator Stephen Pakbaz I decided not to share it. https://flic.kr/s/aHsknDng5z ALCO
  2. Hi, in June 2014 I designed a 16mm Scale Lego Steam Locomotive which was based on the Roundhouse Engineering Lady Anne Live Steam Locomotive, the 16mm Scale Lady Anne Locomotive was designed to the same scale of the Roundhouse Engineering Lady Anne and was designed to run on 32mm Track (Peco SM32 Track), since I did the original post the model has been improved with more details being added. The 16mm Scale Lego Lady Anne is powered by Lego Power Function XL Motor and the same gearing found in the Lego Emerald Night with both the receiver and battery box under the saddle tanks. The two photos below were taken last year before the Lego Model was improved (the date on the camera had been set wrong). The photos below were taken in early June after the 16mm Scale Lego 4 Wheel Coach was built. Below is the Roundhouse Engineering Lady Anne Live Steam Locomotive which my 16mm Scale Lego Lady Anne Narrow Gauge Steam Locomotive was based on. Below is a couple of photos showing my 16mm Scale Lego Lady Anne Narrow Gauge Steam Locomotive pulling the 16mm Scale Lego 4 Wheel Coach along the Peco SM32 track. The Black buffers are made by Brandbright, A online shop which cater for the 16mm scale. I am planning to improve the look of the exterior of the model so it looks more like the Roundhouse Engineering Live Steam Lady Anne, this will be done next year and replace the single Lego Power Functions XL Motor with two L Motors which will be place in the boiler of the locomotive. I move the spectacle windows, so they are over the front coal bunkers, moved the dome and added the safety value and put the steam whistle on the roof of the cab, I still need to redesign the cab interior,
  3. 16mm Scale Lego 4 Wheel Coach

    Hi, Last year I designed a 16mm Lego Scale Narrow Gauge Steam Locomotive which was capable of running on 32mm track, around last August I designed a 16mm Scale Lego 4 Coach which can be pulled by the 16mm Lego Scale Narrow Gauge Locomotive. By May this year I had all the parts I needed to build the 16mm Scale Coach including the metal buffers from Brandbright and the XL Driving Wheels from Big Ben Bricks. The next couple of photos show the 16mm Scale Lego 4 Wheel Coach being pulled by the 16mm Scale Lego Lady Anne Narrow Gauge Steam Locomotive on Peco SM32 Track. The Black buffers are made by Brandbright, A online shop which cater for the 16mm scale. I found out since I finished building the 16mm Scale Lego 4 Wheel Coach, that Brandbright have retired, currently I am trying to find another make of 16mm scale center buffer with the hook for the next coach.
  4. Hello Train AFOLS I am working on a new Lego Steam Locomotive in LDD. The Lego Steam Locomotive is based on the sole survivor of the SECR Class O1 Steam Locomotive - the SECR Class O1 No. 65 Steam Locomotive which is preserved at the Bluebell. My version will be a another SECR Class O1 Steam Locomotive - the SECR Class O1 No. 372 Steam Locomotive which used to run on the East Kent Light Railway between 1923 and 1949 which in 1949 was scrapped The Lego SECR Class No. 372 Steam Locomotive is still a work in progress, I hope to build it physically next spring once I have worked out how to motorize the tender. A couple of updates to the design. The first is I have done some more work on the Locomotive. the dome and chimney are now taller then the roof of the cab. The second update is I have worked how to motorize the tender, I have decided to use two Lego Power Function L Motor in the tender, each L Motor will drive a single axle. I now have to build the rest of the tender chassis and the build the tender body and add the skirting around the wheels. A small update to the tender, the leaf springs have been added to the tender.
  5. As I am in the planning stages of my future Lego Model Railway, I was wondering what is the best method of building a Lego Model Railway. Two methods come to mind 1. follow what Bricktrix (Carl Greatrix) has done with his Lego Model railway i.e. all the structures, track, trains, people are made out of Lego parts and the ballast is scenic ballast as used by model railway, and the scenic areas are done by traditional scenic materials. 2. Build a Lego Model railway 100% out of Lego Model Railway i.e. all the structures, track, trains, people, scenic areas, track ballast are made out of Lego parts. So what do you think is the best method for building a Lego Model Railway.
  6. 4.5 volt trains

    Hello everyone, i just unearthed some old 4.5 vilt trains from storage. Now I am not so sure what to build with them so could you please show some of your creations with 4.5 volt trains? One more thing is do 4.5 volt trains run on pf track as well as 4.5 volt track? Thx.
  7. Power Functions vs. 9 volt

    I would like to know what everyone thinks about power functions and 9 volt systems. What is better PF or 9V. Or are they the same. Thx
  8. Hello my name is Jeff Allred - Extremeja, I'm a pastor from Sallisaw, OK which is on the eastern boarder of Oklahoma. I'm about 80 miles south of Tulsa. I have two boys, currently ages 10 and 14. We have been building the downtown modular sets for a year now and finally decided to build a table. It's constructed from 2x4's and plywood. 70"x96" and covered in black felt. We have started the laying out the road and train tracks. I set up an RC cargo train but just didn't like the way the PF sounded. I'm an old HO scale train guy so I started looking into the 9v system. I just got a test section with controller set up and now i'm convinced that I will be running the entire layout using the 9v system. Anyway, I just wanted to introduce myself. I'm a detail person and like making things look realistic. Ordered a ton of sets and individual blocks online already and looking forward to tiling sidewalks and setting track in place... that's the next order of business.
  9. Flexible tracks

    I would like to know what everyone thinks about the relatively new flexible train tracks. Do you think it should replace straight tracks from passenger train 7938? Thx
  10. Advice for track layout

    Hello I would like some advice on my layout to make it compact and use a fair amount of track. I have 160 tracks. A lot of it is 4.5 volt. The rest is power functions. 20 PF straights, 56 4.5 volt straights. 30 PF curves, 60 4.5. I have 2 switches of each type. Thx.
  11. Over the last couple of weeks I have been designing a Lego 16mm Scale Narrow Gauge Locomotive based on Roundhouse Engineering Live Steam Locomotive 'Lady Anne', the Lego version is 5 Inches Wide, 6 inches high and 13 inches long, the narrow gauge locomotive is powered by Lego Power Functions XL Motor, Battery Box and Receiver which the Locomotive Body fits over The locomotive body can be separated from the locomotive chassis to allow access to the Lego Power Function Battery Box to turn the power on or change the batteries when needed or to adjust or fix the gearing if something goes wrong. To set the Big Ben Bricks XL train wheels exactly at 32mm Gauge I had to put 3 Nylon Washers between the Lego Technic bricks and the Big Ben Bricks XL train wheels, I used 18 nylon washers, the washers were brought from Modelfixings. The information below shows the dimensions of the nylon washers I used. Thread Size MF Ref Inside Diameter (mm) Outside Diameter (mm) Thickness (mm) M5 MF-NW05 5.3 11 1.0 The Lego 16mm scale Lady Anne narrow gauge locomotive model is not finished, the coal bunkers on the tanks need to be finished, the lids to the water tanks need to be added, the cylinders and the connecting rod to the coupling rod need to be added, the rear coal bunker needs to be added, plus other details like pipes, outlining and naming plate, working front and rear lamps. I may be adding Brandbright Centre Buffer Coupling which will be permantly fixed to the locomotive by drill a hole in the spot where the current buffer, this is so I can try to pull some 16mm coaching stock with my Lego 16mm scale Lady Anne narrow gauge locomotiv. A back view of the Lego 16mm scale Lady Anne narrow gauge locomotive body, the holes in the back are for Lego Technic Pin with Stop Bush (Part 32054) which bolts the locomotive body to the locomotive chassis. A front view of the Lego 16mm scale Lady Anne narrow gauge locomotive body, the Dish 8 x 8 Inverted (Radar) has to be removed allowing me access to Technic Pin with Stop Bush (Part 32054) which bolts the locomotive body to the locomotive chassis. A top view of Lego 16mm Scale Lady Anne Narrow Gauge Locomotive showing the boiler and the unfinished tank tops (coal bunker and water tanks lids to be added). A another top view of the Lego 16mm Scale Lady Anne Narrow Gauge Locomotive, the cab roof is temporary as the bricks I will be using have not arrived, and the back small round brick is where the whistle will be once I have the rights color bricks. A view of the Lego 16mm Scale Lady Anne Narrow Gauge Locomotive chassis showing the Lego Power Functions XL Motor, Battery Box and Receiver. Another view of the Lego 16mm Scale Lady Anne Narrow Gauge Locomotive chassis showing how wide the Locomotive is compared to the 0 gauge track. Side view of the Lego 16mm Scale Lady Anne Narrow Gauge Locomotive chassis showing the red coupling rod (Lego Technic Liftarm, 15 L). A back view of the Lego 16mm Scale Lady Anne Narrow Gauge Locomotive chassis showing the red buffer plate with the single buffer which will be replaced by a Brandbright Central coupling buffer (90 % of 16mm narrow gauge locomotives and rolling stock have a single central buffer with a hook for a 3 length chain to be attached). Another back view of the Lego 16mm Scale Lady Anne Narrow Gauge Locomotive chassis showing the rear buffer, Lego Power Functions XL Motor and the wire channel (used to keep the wire tidy and away from the gearing and allowing easy fitting of the Lego 16mm Scale Lady Anne Narrow Gauge Locomotive body. A front view of the Lego 16mm Scale Lady Anne Narrow Gauge Locomotive chassis A view of the bottom of the Lego 16mm Scale Lady Anne Narrow Gauge Locomotive chassis showing the wheels correctly set at 32mm gauge A closeup view of the bottom of the Lego 16mm Scale Lady Anne Narrow Gauge Locomotive chassis showing the coupling rods and six Technic Gear - 24 Tooth which allow me to get the coupling rods working ( might be replaced by Big Ben Bricks Medium Train Blind Driver). A close up view of the bottom of the Lego 16mm Scale Lady Anne Narrow Gauge Locomotive chassis, showing some of nylon washers I got from modelfixings, the washers allow me to set the wheels to 32mm gauge. One of the nylon washers I use. close up view of the Lego 16mm Scale Lady Anne Narrow Gauge Locomotive chassis showing the front end of the locomotive chassis with the two Lego Technic Pins with Stop Bush (Part 32054) are in a Lego 1x4 Technic brick which is the same height as the Lego Technic brick in the front of the locomotive body. close up view of the Lego 16mm Scale Lady Anne Narrow Gauge Locomotive chassis showing the read end of the locomotive chassis with the two Lego Technic Pins with Stop Bush (Part 32054) are in two Lego 1x1 Technic brick which is the same height as the Lego Technic bricks in the rear of the locomotive body. Youtube Video of Lego 16mm Scale Lady Anne Narrow Gauge Locomotive Running Link
  12. Since I was last active, I have enrolled in the 16mm Association of Narrow Gauge Models and with the next year will be build two models railways of which one will be a Lego model railway and a model Railway at 16 mm scale using SM32 track to represent 2ft narrow gauge track, while looking at Locomotives options as I still need to buy or build my 16mm scale locomotive, this gave me a idea, why not try to build a Lego 0 Gauge scale version of my LNER A3 Flying Scotsman Steam Locomotive which the design could be used to develop a 16mm scale locomotive using 32mm track to run on. Over the last view days I started to mess in Ml cad and LDD 4 to see if a chassis which will be able to run on 0 Gauge track, the proof of concept design was finished in LDD 4 this morning at 10 AM UK time The model when built will have a chassis frame 3 studs wide allow the locomotive wheels to be set a 32 mm Gauge to be able to run on 0 Gauge track, I also have worked out how to motorized the locomotive, the body I will build at 7 studs as this seems to a match for 0 Gauge Locomotive width. View of the new chassis frame with the gears set up allowing a easy way to motorize the locomotive. View of the new chassis frame showing the 3 stud wide frame and the distance between the frames and the trains wheels which need to be set like this to be able for the wheels to be set at 32 mm Gauge. The next step is to build a physical model and do a test once the Peco 0 Gauge track which I have ordered from Ehattons arrives in the post.
  13. Hi, over the weekend, I started work on building my new Lego LNER 4472 Flying Scotsman Steam Locomotive, as the final order from Bricklink arrived on Saturday, it took me a couple of hours to build the model, I had already built the chassis couple of weeks before The Lego LNER 4472 Flying Scotsman model is 19.5 inches long, 2.5 inches wide, just under 4 inches high, the front and rear lights on the Lego LNER 4472 Flying Scotsman work, two bricks behind the rear lights had to be modified to allow the power function lights to be used, the large train wheels are XL Big Ben Wheels The model just needs some extra details like pipes, lining, and lettering to be added, the wheels have to be dye green and other details to finish the model. I have taken new photos of my Lego LNER 4472 Flying Scotsman Steam Locomotive, including some other parts Couple of images showing closeup of the wheel hubs A Image of couple of modified Lego 1x2 Panels with Lego white headlights bricks A image showing the power function lights fitting into the modified Lego 1x2 Panels with Lego white headlights bricks a couple of images of the Power Functions Battery (AAA type) in the tender, show the wires packed around the battery box, Couple of Images showing the wire connections between the locomotive and tender A couple of Images showing the tender including the Lego Coal Pile (Lego 1x1 Black Plates) A couple of images showing the rear and front lights working, the second image is darker as the front lights don't show up well in bright light when on A image of the Flying Scotsman Tender with its wheel arrangement
  14. Over the last four hours I have completely redesigned my Lego British Rail MK 1 SO Carriage in LDD 4.3, the redesign was inspired by bricktrix own Cream and Crimson carriages, especially how he uses a reversed Lego headlight brick and a Lego Minifigure Hammer to make the door opening mechanism, and Lego curved slope bricks to give the coach a curved bottom, the redesigned carriage is 53 studs or 16.5 inches long, 8 studs wide (9 studs with the opening mechanism and window ledge). The carriage is based on British Rail Mark 1 Coaches which were introduced in the UK in 1951 to replace older pre British Rail Coaches, the coaches were mostly 57 foot in length, some were 63 foot in length. A comparison of my Lego British Rail MK 1 SO carriage with a Real British Rail MK 1 So carriage. Images showing my Lego British Rail MK 1 Carriage LDD design in other liveries. Update : I have worked out the cost of getting the parts to build the carriage, the cost is £125.00, should take month to two months to save enough money to build two carriages.
  15. Just updated my design for my British Rail Mark 1 Maroon and Cream Coach which I designed last march, the coach is based on British Rail Mark 1 Coaches which were introduced in the UK in 1951 to replace older pre British Rail Coaches, the coaches were mostly 57 foot in length, some were 63 foot in length, my Lego version is 52 studs long or 16 inches long UPDATE Just created a new version of the above coach and in two color schemes Update. made a minor revision to the Lego British Rail Mark 1 Coach Revision of Lego British Rail Mark 1 SO Coach A British Rail Mark 1 SO Coach which my Lego British Rail Mark 1 SO Coach is based on
  16. Hi, on Friday 7th Feburary, my Big Ben Brick wheels package arrived, I started to build my new motorized chassis for my new version of Lego LNER 4472 Flying Scotsman Steam Locomotive using the XL flanged drivers and the XL blind drivers and the small flanged train wheels, it took me a couple of hours of finding the parts and building the model The reason the are two Lego Power Function Cables is the one on the left is the extension for the rear lights which are to be installed in the rebuilt LNER Flying Scotsman tender, while the other cable is from the IR Sensor. Saturday Morning I did the first running test, on the old Lego blue 4.5 Volt Train Track, the train ran OK, then I did the second test, adding some curves to the Lego track, when the train came to the curved part of the lego track, it either stalled or derailed. I found where the problem was, there wasn't enough clearance between the steam cylinders ( 2 x Lego Technic Cross Blocks 3M ) and the leading bogie, I rebuilt the front section and put the steam cylinders higher, with the result the leading bogie has plenty of clearance. I did the the second test, and the train can move around the curved section of track. the tender base is still being built. UPDATE I have made a virtual model of what the model will look like when finished in LDD 4, exported as a LDraw file, edited in MLCad, added the XL Wheels and flanged train wheels, opened in LView to take some snapshots of the model.