• Only the speed is good enough
    Oct 13, 2010, 0 Comments

    We love high speed trains. But LEGO trains have limitations - power and  track geometry. French AFOLs, during events such FanaBriques, make use of modified tracks (seamless) and professional power supply...

  • RAILBRICKS Issue 7 is out!
    Oct 13, 2010, 0 Comments

    Thanks to our new senior editor, Elroy Davis, a new issue RAILBRICKS is here! Inside you'll find articles for beginners, lessons on how to photograph your trains, more RCX/PF train experimentation, new...

  • Coal Hopper Instructions
    Sep 29, 2010, 0 Comments

    While doing some late-night browsing, I came across a nice coal hopper by Brickshelf user TahuNuva91.  The hopper uses brick-built trucks, features a tipping body, and best of all, has really well done...

  • Stephenson's Rocket
    Sep 19, 2010, 0 Comments

    Eurobricks user Kris Kelvin posted his gorgeous rendition of Stephenson's Rocket, an 0-2-2 locomotive built in 1829.  Using Big Ben wheels and a bright yellow color scheme, the model itself is fantastically...

  • Public Transit Never Looked So Good
    Sep 14, 2010, 0 Comments

    Jonathan Lopes is no stranger to RAILBRICKS. This time however he's turned out some of the nicest commuter rail MOCs I've seen.   NY/NJ Path Train The details and the splash of Dark Blue make this...

  • 8-Wide M44 "Bobo"
    Sep 12, 2010, 0 Comments

    Tibor Lakatos's 8-wide diesel locomotive, the Hungarian M44 "Bobo", was brought to our attention by RAILBRICKS reader Csaba Szilágyi.  My favorite portion of this build is the cheese-slope striping...

  • EJ&E Rail Crane
    Sep 04, 2010, 0 Comments

    I admit that I don't browse MOCpages nearly as often as I probably should.  I'm glad that I did, however, when I came across Eric Starr's Elgin Joliet & Eastern Railway Crane. Eric's self-propelled...

  • LEGO Train Motors Comparison by Philo
    Aug 31, 2010, 0 Comments

    Philippe "Philo" Hurbain is known as an LDraw parts author and Technic&MindStorm expert. Nothing train related actually. But Philo is also into testing motors and his latest benchwork is all about LEGO...

  • Detailed Freight House
    Aug 28, 2010, 0 Comments

      Kenneth Padgett wrote in to point out this well detailed Open Freight House by Brickshelf user Monteur.  After looking through the Brickshelf gallery, I'm stunned at the amount of detail.  Having...

  • Prototypical Operation with 4.5v Trains
    Aug 20, 2010, 0 Comments

    Earlier this week, Eurobricks user Xrisl made a great post about running LEGO trains in a prototypical manner using signalling and telegraph messaging.  If you haven't already read it, it's well worth...

  • #7939 Cargo Train Mini Review and Power Functions Trains
    Aug 16, 2010, 0 Comments

    I was recently able to get a hold of the two new LEGO Power Functions train sets, #7938 Passenger Train and #7939 Cargo train.  As it is my son's favorite of the two, I will focus my mini-review of...

  • Attention to Detail
    Aug 16, 2010, 0 Comments

    Flickr user LDM gives us a very accurate rendition of this prototype. The details here are amazing, all the way down to the unique method for creating rails. The robot hand clips give it it an extra...

  • Going Intermodal
    Aug 16, 2010, 0 Comments

    PennLUG had the pleasure of display our largest train layout to date recently at BrickFair 2010.  And one of the most awesome sections of our layout had to be the Inter-modal Container Port built by Nathaniel...

  • Lil Puff
    Aug 03, 2010, 0 Comments

    This little steamer by rack911 is too cute not to be mentioned.I especially like the use of the cylinder part for the boiler, and how the greeblies along the side and top help hide the notches. The use...

  • MagCloud Now Ships Wordwide and 25% Off in July
    Jul 22, 2010, 0 Comments

    MagCloud now offers worldwide shipping on single issues. This has been one of the biggest requests from our readers. Read more about it here: http://magcloud.wordpress.com/2010/07/19/celebrate-magclouds-birthday-and-new-features/ To...