• Big Ben introduces new XL drivers
    Jan 04, 2010, 0 Comments

    RAILBRICKS Blogger Tony Sava has received prototypes of Big Ben's new XL drivers. Join in the discussion of these fantastic new elements over at the Flickr LEGO Train MOCs Pool.

  • Bring out your ugly!
    Jan 04, 2010, 0 Comments

    The Flickr Train MOCs group is running a new contest. Check out all the discussion and details here. From the Contest Page: Let's start the new year with a new contest, an ugly train contest! I know...

  • One Absolutely Stunning Train Shed
    Dec 24, 2009, 0 Comments

    If you're a frequent reader of the RAILBRICKS blog then you may be familiar with Maciej Drwiega. He has been blogged here before. His latest work is one of the most beautiful train sheds I've ever seen. There...

  • British Rail Class 47
    Dec 14, 2009, 0 Comments

    Being from the north-eastern part of the U.S., I tend to notice North American locomotives more than I do European ones.  This BR Class 47 by Carl Greatrix (bricktrix on Flickr) really stands out though. ...

  • One of the Best LEGO Television Ads in long time.
    Dec 13, 2009, 0 Comments

    This is one of the best LEGO commercials I've seen in a long time. I first spotted it on TV the other day and it makes me smile every time I see it. Look closely. You may even spot some train content. A...

  • Pulling Power
    Dec 11, 2009, 0 Comments

    For those who may have missed it, a few weeks ago Ben Beneke made an interesting post about the pulling power of various locomotives over on Lugnet.trains. Ben's setup involved a pulley system to measure...

  • Happy Holidays from RAILBRICKS -- a gift!
    Dec 09, 2009, 0 Comments

    With the holidays upon us, we thought we give our loyal readers a special gift. Our first two custom kits quickly sold out this summer and we have no plans to rerun these inaugural sets. As a special thanks...

  • RAILBRICKS 2010 Calendar Now Available!
    Dec 05, 2009, 0 Comments

    The RAILBRICKS 2010 Calendar is here! Copies of the calendar are made available worldwide via Lulu.com. Each calendar is $15.00 USD (plus shipping). Grab yours today! Please note that we made every...

  • 2010 RAILBRICKS Calendar!
    Dec 01, 2009, 0 Comments

    All aboard! The RAILBRICKS staff is proud to announce the 2010 RAILBRICKS Calendar! Keep yourself running on schedule with a LEGO Train calendar made by LEGO Train fans. The 2010 RAILBRICKS Calendar...

  • Oh Shay Can You See - Part III
    Nov 19, 2009, 0 Comments

    Kurt Baty has built his very first train MOCs, and they're quite the debut.  His first is a fully functional, fully track compatible, power functions Shay locomotive. He accomplishes articulation by...

  • 6 or 8?
    Nov 15, 2009, 0 Comments

    How about 4?  Brickshelf user Porrey61 presents an entire gallery of 4-wide trains, complete with instructions.  I'll let the images speak for themselves.

  • Lego survey
    Nov 11, 2009, 0 Comments

    See below for an announcement from Lego. Note that they are tracking the source, so be sure to hit this link from RailBricks so that they know the train AFOLs are out there. Benn   The LEGO Group...

  • Havin Fun with Real Trains on the Western Maryland Scenic
    Nov 07, 2009, 0 Comments

    It's way too quiet here lately. I don't know what the other RB Bloggers excuse are but I've been prepping for two upcoming shows (more on that later), though I did recently have the opportunity to take...

  • Power Functions Minitruck
    Oct 16, 2009, 0 Comments

    In my article, A Power Functions Primer, I discussed using Power Functions with trains and gave an example of a geared bogie that could replace a 9v motor.  It works well, and I'll continue to use the...