• Issue 12 Released!
    Sep 27, 2012, 1 Comment

    Issue #12, The Layout Issue, has been released! This issue has some great articles features some amazing builders. Download your free copy today!

  • Custom connecting rods and side rods for steam engines
    Aug 23, 2012, 8 Comments

    Shortly after discovering Big Ben's Bricks, I found myself dissatisfied with any of the alternatives for driver rods (connecting and side rods) on brick built steam engines. Out of determination, I ...

  • The Palestine Wye
    Jul 18, 2012, 1 Comment

    Just before Brick Fiesta this year, I was finally able to complete my LEGO version of the Texas State Railroad's wye at Palestine, Texas.  I attempted to set the whole thing up at a local park and...

  • Interview with Peter Norman
    May 23, 2012, 0 Comments

    Last week, A Look at Lego podcast interviewed train builder Peter Norman. Known as Swoofty on Flickr, you can listen to Peter's interiview starting at about 7:10 into Episode 22, or read the summary online. ...

  • My Nerd Sense is Tingling, Part Two
    May 17, 2012, 3 Comments

    I'm not a huge math nut, but I do dabble in the numerical arts from time to time. The Maersk train set, #10219, contains shipping containers larger than any official LEGO containers to date. ...

  • NASA Railroad
    May 09, 2012, 1 Comment

    Check out this video of the awesome NASA shortline railroad. The video outlines how the railroad has been used to move items for the space program at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida. ...

  • T1 Duplex Instructions
    May 01, 2012, 0 Comments

    Sava Railways has unlocked the company vault, releasing the blueprints of one of its signature locomotives!  Instructions for the mighty T1 Duplex can now be purchased at SRW Locomotive Works. Additionally,...

  • [Trainspotting] CN GE C40-8W
    Apr 17, 2012, 1 Comment

    Here's a wonderful redition of a Canadian Northern C40-8W. Although maybe not for the unltra-purists (it has some stickers), I love it. Brickshelf user DuffAndrew has added so many details, its wonderful. ...

  • RAILBRICKS Issue 11 Available Now!
    Mar 17, 2012, 0 Comments

    Issue #11 of RAILBRICKS is now availalbe for download!  Print copies of the magazine may also be ordered at MagCloud. Enjoy!

  • Flying Scotsman's US tour
    Feb 17, 2012, 7 Comments

      Not being up on my 1971 history, I stumbled into a neat discovery while browsing a wonderful train photo archive. Apparently the Flying Scotsman toured the US in 1971, complete with an entire...

  • NELUG Breaks Monorail World Record
    Feb 14, 2012, 1 Comment

    On February 11 & 12, 2012, members of the New England LEGO Users Group (NELUG), attempted to break the world record for the Longest Continuous LEGO Monorail Track.  The previous record is believed...

  • Vote for this Modular Western Town project on LEGO Cuusoo. Help make...
    Feb 06, 2012, 0 Comments

    Please join us in the campaign to make this Cuusoo submission, by Eurobricks member marshal_banana a reality.     In case you haven't already heard of Cuusoo, it's a new project...

  • Elmore 1972, Capturing a moment in time.
    Jan 22, 2012, 1 Comment

    So what happens when you take all the elements that make up a good LEGO® train layout, trains, buildings, landscape, apply a laser like focus on them to depict one specific era in time at one specific...

  • It's a little slow lately so here's some inspiration to get you building.
    Jan 17, 2012, 0 Comments

    It's been a little slow in the LEGO train world lately. While I'm sure there are some great MOC just around the corner, here is a little inspiration in the meantime to get the creative juices flowing. God...

  • First Generation EMDs, The diesels that revolutionized railroading
    Jan 09, 2012, 0 Comments

    Maybe I'm a bit biased to older, historic RR subjects but I feel the fist generation EMD Geeps (GP7 and GP9) and and SDs (SD7 and SD9) are a little underrepresented in LEGO MOCs given their historic nature....