• Shunter contests at FreeLUG
    Mar 06, 2010, 0 Comments

    On the 27-28th of February, the annual FreeLUG meeting (more than 60 attendees) took place at Veneux-les-sablons, France. Among other activities, we had a contest - or should I say two contests.The first...

  • Ugly Camel
    Mar 02, 2010, 0 Comments

    Flickr user Jayhurst is dealing with a case of the uglies.....His entry into the Flickr Ugly Train contest blends train with beast.   From the description at Flickr: It is a Camelback Atlantic 4-4-2,...

  • Tasty Dark Red Shunter
    Feb 17, 2010, 0 Comments

    LUGPOL member Robson recently posted a nice little Electric Shunter, an E69. The wheel cowlings are a particularly interesting solution, using the armor pieces from the Knights Kingdom action figures.  

  • SRW Locomotive Works
    Feb 13, 2010, 0 Comments

    Sava Railways has unlocked the company vault, and four of the Sava Railways steam engine blueprints can now be purchased at SRW Locomotive Works.  These blueprints are of an American 4-4-0, a Hudson...

  • RailServe
    Feb 11, 2010, 0 Comments

    I accidentally stumbled onto a link for rail museums recently and then started looking around where I had landed. I was somewhere on http://www.railserve.com. The category menu had a pretty good selection...

  • Power Functions....in a Box Car
    Feb 09, 2010, 0 Comments

    Flickr user -Cooper- has built an excellent solution to those that can't fit all of the power functions equipment into a locomotive. His solution is a self contained box car that includes all of the needed...

  • Slew of new instructions by William Howard
    Feb 08, 2010, 0 Comments

    Brickish member William Howard has submitted five new freight car instructions to the Build Instructions repository. Check out the Freight Instructions Category to grab them all.

  • Reference Material and Modeling
    Feb 05, 2010, 0 Comments

    Like Anthony and his inner math geek, I find that I, too, have an inner geek that still gets excited at times.While I was growing up in the dark ages before the Internet, most of my information came from...

  • Sweedish State Railways T44
    Feb 05, 2010, 0 Comments

    I must be in a diesel mood today... scary thought. Anyway, Thomas Selander has built a LEGO version of a Swedish State Railways version of a T44 diesel electric freight locomotive.  I love the subtle...

  • Builder to Bombardier!
    Feb 05, 2010, 0 Comments

    Brickshelf user SergioBatista has uploaded photos of a new train MOC.  This MOC is of a Portuguese Diesel engine Bombardier CP1960, and features some very nice details.  It is no secret that I'm not...

  • Alternate Minitruck
    Feb 04, 2010, 0 Comments

    Inspired by the minitruck designed between Shuppiluliumas and myself, TJ Avery has come up with an alternate version.  I think this version would solve some of the issues caused by the 8-toothed gears...

  • Math Can Be Fun!
    Feb 04, 2010, 0 Comments

    After my recent article, I was contacted by a fellow TexLUG member who asked me about the scale I built my trains.  He is interested in building a particular model and wanted a starting point, an asked...

  • LEGO releases official 2010 color Palette
    Jan 28, 2010, 0 Comments

    For the first time, LEGO is sharing their internal color palette with the AFoL community. As Jan Beyer states, "..this is a kind of milestone in the contact between the LEGO Company and the LEGO Community...

  • New Battery Box Coming?
    Jan 27, 2010, 0 Comments

    I won't post pictures of the new train sets due to the fact that the LEGO group has not yet officially released information about them. However, that hasn't stopped others sites from doing so, most notably,...

  • The G Man Has Returned
    Jan 26, 2010, 0 Comments

    If you follow the Flickr Train MOCs Group you may have noticed the absence of Gerrit Carstensen the past few months. Well he's back now with a beautiful SD40-2 in Ohio Central colors. Two of the things...