• An older Maersk set
    Feb 05, 2011, 0 Comments

    In RailBricks Issue #8, to celebrate the Maersk Train set to come, we featured the Maersk sets that have been released along the years since 1974. But an older Maersk Set exist and Brick-Historian Gary...

  • Maersk Train and PFS
    Feb 02, 2011, 0 Comments

    The Maersk train set appeared at a dutch store. (but the set is not yet available and no price is tagged)From the front side of the box, the set parts count is 1235. And more specifically, you learn that...

  • Maersk Train
    Jan 23, 2011, 1 Comment

      We dreamt of it. LEGO did it. It's not official yet but as the set appears in the official LEGO Shop Website cache, it seems this model is a forthcoming set, LEGO exclusive set numbered 10219. I...

  • LDraw Cow Catcher
    Jan 15, 2011, 0 Comments

    RailBricks is pleased to bring to you the LDrawed "Cow Catcher" part (Plate, Modified 2 x 6 with Sloped Bars). This modeling job is an order from RB to Philippe "Philo" Hurbain, who has done the job...

  • Like Lightning
    Jan 08, 2011, 0 Comments

    The New York Central, from roughly the mid 1940's to the early 1960's, used a striking grey on grey "lightning stripe" livery on their locomotives that MocPages user Rahkshi Poopi has captured very well...

  • What do you get when you cross a jet plane with a train? The M-497...
    Jan 02, 2011, 0 Comments

    Alekander Stein brings us this weird and wonderful blast from the past. The New York Central's experimental M-497, the "Black Beetle". Flashback to the mid 1960's. Railroad passenger traffic is declining...

  • To Weather or Not To Weather?
    Dec 29, 2010, 0 Comments

    One of my favorite builders, Peter Norman (aka Swoofty), has taken at stab at giving one of my favorite locomotives, an Alco RS-1, a well-worn weather-beaten look.  The build has brought up...

  • NXT-G PF train control is coming soon to an NXT near you.
    Dec 23, 2010, 0 Comments

      You've likely heard about the mindstorms NXT programmable brick, and know that you can hook up all sorts of sensors and actuators to it. You might even know that HiTechnic makes the IRLink Sensor...

  • Winter is Here
    Dec 22, 2010, 0 Comments

    Now that it's officially Winter where I live, I thought I'd share this awesome Hi-Rail Plow Truck from Brian Lyles.  I actually stumbled across this one a couple of months ago, but was waiting for an...

  • The North Pole Limited
    Dec 13, 2010, 0 Comments

    This time, opening the company vault as revealed the blueprints to the North Pole Limited, Sava Railway's premier train straight to the North Pole and Santa's Workshop.  These blueprints can now be...

  • Sava Railways Scenic Tours 2011 Calendar
    Dec 03, 2010, 0 Comments

      Help support RAILBRICKS, the brick railroading magazine, with this gorgeous 13 month calendar. Each month features photos from Anthony Sava's Sava Railways Scenic Tours photo series, showcasing trains...

  • Going Full Circle
    Nov 16, 2010, 0 Comments

    What you see here is a long journey coming full circle. Back in February of 2009, my LUG, TexLUG, set up a train layout at the World's Greatest Hobby on Tour show in San Antonio. At the show, the layout...

  • 'Tis the season... for thrifty shopping
    Nov 05, 2010, 0 Comments

    It's November, and the holiday shopping season is nearly upon us. So, I'd like to take a momentary diversion from the world of LEGO trains to editorialize on the subject of holiday shopping... for LEGO...

  • LEGO Model Scaler
    Oct 27, 2010, 0 Comments

    Sometimes it really pays to watch what non-train LEGO fans are up to. Spotted tonight over on the TechnicBRICKs blog, the Model Scaler Tool by Sariel. This tool is super simple to use.  Find an image...

  • Big Tim
    Oct 25, 2010, 0 Comments

    Okay, it is a little off topic, but this cartoon gives a nice slice of railroads in the US in 1949 as they were transitioning from steam to diesel. It was a promotional piece for Timkin roller berings...