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Hi everyone, I'm pretty new around here so I'm not sure if I'm supposed to post this here, but wanted to share with you my most recent IDEAS project! Created by the legendary Wilbert Awdry in 1946, Thomas is and has been beloved by children around the world and has become an icon for both kids and adults alike. To celebrate Thomas's 75th Anniversary, I created this project to pay tribute to this beloved little Tank Engine and the man who created it. Like Thomas himself, this build is highly based on the (LB&SCR) E2 Tank Engine with additional details based on his appearance in both the Railway series and the classic TV series. Thomas includes a detailed interior that can easily be accessed by detaching the roof. The cabin features space for 1 Minifigure and a highly detailed furnace. Though too small for any motorized features, Thomas's chassis features a built-in gear mechanism to allow the wheels to rotate smoothly. Currently, we are very close to hitting 5.000 supporters so if you want to see this become an actual set, then consider supporting this project through the link down below: https://bit.ly/2Ruzxzp
Hi I'm new in this forum (well, actually I have been reading here for a year) so I'll do something myself. Here I am presenting my Lego Thomas and Friends range that I have designed totally in LDD. It took me about 1 year till now (or even longer) to design all the engines. First we start with Thomas Then Edward, I designed the driving wheels higher as I would use Big Ben Bricks medium drivers for that model. Henry follows Then Gordon the Express Engine Duck the Great Western Oliver Arthur Molly Stanley Annie and Clarabel to go with Thomas The red coaches A well wagon Bulgy Maithwaite Station (not finished) And finally non-Thomas related stuff A narrow gauge train layout with the existing lego track A big train station And at last a GNR C1 Atlantic engine. That is the only engine that I actually have in real bricks, however the LDD model is a little bit different - I don't have green wheels and am planning to buy the XL Big Ben Bricks drivers which should look better. I built the model out of 2 Emerald Nights, however I don't have actual pictures for the real version. I hope you enjoyed it! ScotNick P.S.: I actually wanted to upload my Thomas model on Cuusoo, but as someone else made a (not the best) Thomas model before me they didn't allow me to. P.P.: Sorry, I tried to upload the pictures here but it didn't work so I put just the link there. Edit: Found out how to post the pictures directly.
Sir E Fullner posted a topic in LEGO Train TechHello, all. It has been a very long time since I have started a new topic in Eurobricks, what with university and all, but this new creation of mine just deserves mentioning. This year, coming May 12, will mark seventy years since the publish date of the first Railway Series book by the Rev. W. Awdry: The Three Railway Engines. In honor of this auspicious occasion, I have decided to build in LDD the first eight of The Fat Conroller's engines, getting inspiration from real-life engines, the illustrations of the books, and some features of the TV series. So, without further ado, may I present to you Thomas the Tank Engine, Edward the Blue Engine, Henry the Green Engine, Gordon the Big Engine, James the Red Engine, Percy the Small Engine, Toby the Tram Engine, and Duck the Great Western Engine! Making these engines took a little over a month, starting with Thomas and ending with Gordon. Also included are Thomas' coaches Annie and Clarabel, and Toby's carriage Henrietta and baggage van Elsie. All of the engines are able to couple up with each other, and feature enough cab room to accommodate a full engine crew. The easiest of the engines to construct was Toby, but by far the hardest was Gordon. Thankfully, his class of locomotive is extremely close to that of the Emerald Night, and with a spare model around to tinker with, I eventually found a good boiler shape. Duck was slightly difficult, being a Great Western Pannier tank, and I am more or less content with the design. More pictures of the engines up close can be found at this link: http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?f=555289 For more information on the Railway Series' seventy year history, please visit http://www.sodor-island.net/ As usual, any comments, criticisms, or questions are quite welcome. Thank you for looking! Always entertaining, always inspiring, always: