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Hi,im from germany and very interested in trains and trucks.I like the UP Company and any other U.S. trains.Ok,my english is learning by doing.But i hope you can understand.:-)
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| December 29, 2008, 12:25 pm
I'm Thomas and I'm from Minnesota over in the U.S. I love trains too, my favorite railroad is the BNSF
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| December 30, 2008, 2:41 pm
Hi Dave, to build your Nuclear.. in 8 wide wasnt a good idea.The car weights more than one kilo, so you cant add it behind a train.:-(

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| January 2, 2009, 12:54 am
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Howdy from Texas! If you haven't seen my MOCs before, I'm big into steam engines, and don't really care much for diesels or electrics.
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| January 2, 2009, 2:16 pm
Hi guys, I'm Bobby from Bulgaria; I've set up an account here together with my girlfriend (Asya), since we do most of our LEGO building together (= more fun). Got my first LEGO when I was 3 (it was a System btw, not a Duplo... I've yet to own a Duplo set... or rather not :D) and I've been a huge fan ever since.

Unfortunately, during the 90s it was extremely hard to get hold of good LEGOs in Bulgaria (the ones on sale were mostly smaller sets), but I've still got quite a fine collection of huge sets as well. I'd stopped building LEGO for some time, but now I'm back to my ol' hobby... The problem is, I still don't own a train set or any such parts, so I'd be happy if you guys could give me any tips regarding which system (the 9V or RC) it would be better to start off with... I'm not too fascinated with the RC system despite its freedom of movement, which is why I decided I'd rather wait for next year's power function trains before making my first train purchase (especially bearing in mind how expensive the old train sets are nowadays). How do you feel about the RC / 9V / Power Train Function debate?
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| January 7, 2009, 7:18 am
Quoting TheOtters *
How do you feel about the RC / 9V / Power Train Function debate?


Most AFOL train fans - myself included - really like the 9V system. The RC sets are aimed at a younger market and don't hold the same appeal for many adults. However, with 9V now retired, parts for the system will be *very* expensive.

Your best bet is to hold out for the new Power Functions trains. Supposedly these should appeal to adults fans, and the Li-Ion battery should be an improvement over the current RC system. At least if you go this route, you can create a nice train setup without much undue expense.

-Jordan
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| January 7, 2009, 10:43 am
Hi! My name is Maxime and I am French. I like to build trains, especially American locomotives. My favorite things to build are ships and trains.
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| January 7, 2009, 12:56 pm
To TheOtters:
I have an RC engine and I used a v9 train. I think v9 is faster and stronger. Plus, the batteries in the RC train have to be changed all the time.
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| January 7, 2009, 1:01 pm
I think the 9V System is better to build original trains.But the RCS is good for trains like the TGV or ICE.
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| January 7, 2009, 2:06 pm
Just as I'd thought... To be perfectly honest, the 9V LEGO sets themselves were much more appealing than the RC ones, at least to me. But I still wanted to know how you guys felt about it (been reading the Railbricks lately btw, and I'm already sure that most AFOLs wouldn't even consider RC).

I'm eagerly anticipating this summer's first Power Function sets then... :] Hopefully, I'll be uploading my first few train MOCs in a few months. Until then, I'll keep drawing inspiration from your marvellous designs (hope you don't mind :P)
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| January 7, 2009, 4:09 pm
it really stinks that lego stopped producing nine volts, I only have one powered truck and my controller just shorted out after fish tank water got splashed on it, The whole system stopped working and the only place I can find a new one is on amazon for about 4x the price, I'm not buying anything RC, I'm a die-hard fan of 9v, so now I'm stuck.
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| January 7, 2009, 5:06 pm
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Quoting Thomas N
it really stinks that lego stopped producing nine volts, I only have one powered truck and my controller just shorted out after fish tank water got splashed on it, The whole system stopped working and the only place I can find a new one is on amazon for about 4x the price, I'm not buying anything RC, I'm a die-hard fan of 9v, so now I'm stuck.


http://www.bricklink.com is a cheaper bet for finding what you need.
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| January 9, 2009, 10:35 am
Quoting Anthony Sava

http://www.bricklink.com is a cheaper bet for finding what you need.


thanks Anthony
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| January 12, 2009, 6:12 pm
Hi, i need ideas for a complete british Steam. With Passenger cars.Can someone help me?
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| January 18, 2009, 1:16 pm
Quoting Patrick L.
Hi, i need ideas for a complete british Steam. With Passenger cars.Can someone help me?

Hmmm... British steam with passenger cars, the only thing that comes to my mind is the Hogwarts Express.
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| January 18, 2009, 1:20 pm
Quoting Thomas N

MMh, i saw a good Western County class here at moc...but i need a black or black/grey Steam.

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| January 18, 2009, 1:22 pm
Hey Patrick, come over to my site and review my new GP9 and train that goes with it. I think you'll like it.
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| January 18, 2009, 1:22 pm
Quoting Thomas N

Good work, can you build a good bridge? I need one for my layout.

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| January 18, 2009, 1:28 pm
Quoting Patrick L.
Good work, can you build a good bridge? I need one for my layout.

your rating didn't show on your comment, And I'm not sure about a bridge but I'll try.
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| January 18, 2009, 1:32 pm
Quoting Thomas N

My mistake,sorry. :-)

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| January 18, 2009, 1:41 pm
For a bridge, I have tons of leftover pieces from a boxcar.
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| January 23, 2009, 6:52 pm
I just took pictures of my new train station.
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| January 24, 2009, 11:00 am
I am now done with the bridge, and will post it soon.
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| January 24, 2009, 3:16 pm
Quoting Maxime MaxSamAlex
I am now done with the bridge, and will post it soon.

nice bridge, looks good.
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| January 29, 2009, 9:20 pm
evryone check out the new version of my GP9 here: http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/91869.
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| January 29, 2009, 9:24 pm
Im Jonas and the only thing I build out of lego are trains. I also like modifying 9V track. I try to build swedish trains, preferably unusual ones, but its a limited field. I also love cargotrains of all sorts in real life. I have a legotrains blog in swedish that has a pretty steady stream of readers. I focus mostly on the swedish scene but occationally I link to outside builders stuff, and I always take care to credit those due.
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| January 30, 2009, 7:54 am
Hey Patrick, I did that hopper car you were asking about, I tried it in red, but couldn't so I had to settle for blay.
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| January 31, 2009, 1:45 pm
Let me see them....
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| January 31, 2009, 2:13 pm
Quoting Patrick L.
Let me see them....

I posted it here awhile ago, I think its about the ninth newest creation in this group or something.
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| January 31, 2009, 2:25 pm
Well, it looks like a us coal hopper.good work.Yesterday ive bought the bricks to build 5 PRR Hopper. I think next weekend i can show you.
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| January 31, 2009, 2:41 pm
Where is everyone? I haven't heard of anyone here in two weeks!
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| February 14, 2009, 1:57 pm
Quoting Maxime MaxSamAlex
Where is everyone? I haven't heard of anyone here in two weeks!


We're still here... just in temporary amazement and disbelief over the new Emerald Night train :-)
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| February 19, 2009, 5:33 pm
Greetings from Holland. Nice to see there's a group of LEGO-train fans. ;) Love to discuss anything about trains and by the looks of it, I'm at the right place.
I'm building German trains and they're running on my homemade track. Watch Railbricks issue 3 for more information about it.


With regards,
Jan "Grunneger" van Dijken
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| February 20, 2009, 5:49 pm
Quoting Thomas N
it really stinks that lego stopped producing nine volts, I only have one powered truck and my controller just shorted out after fish tank water got splashed on it, The whole system stopped working and the only place I can find a new one is on amazon for about 4x the price, I'm not buying anything RC, I'm a die-hard fan of 9v, so now I'm stuck.

try ebay they have tons of 9V stuf now.
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| January 4, 2011, 4:05 pm
Quoting Jordan Schwarz

Your best bet is to hold out for the new Power Functions trains. Supposedly these should appeal to adults fans, and the Li-Ion battery should be an improvement over the current RC system. At least if you go this route, you can create a nice train setup without much undue expense.

-Jordan

The PF system is rubbish power is still limited and battery changes are a pain. The emerald night drains the battery really fast. And I could 5 9V motors for every time Id have to buy all the PF components needed for the trains at $250.00 AUD, there too expensive!
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| January 4, 2011, 4:53 pm
Hi, Im an AFOL from Spain (but actually a danish citizen). I have recently entered Lego trains this Xmas (2010), and hope to build many train-MOCs. Ive still not decided between 7 or 8-wide. I havent decided on country either, I just know that it should be DIFFERENT than the German epoch III Mrklin layout I have in the basement, hehe
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| January 20, 2011, 9:51 am
hi im scott from england and i like making trains and trucks. i like to use city sets and modify them. i have started a 0-8-0 shunter and have a shed built to house 4 engines. i have 2 working engines at the moment, the yellow cargo train and the maersk train. i intend to finish a third asap.
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| September 17, 2011, 8:39 am
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