• New Instruction Set -- French CC72000
    Jul 29, 2009, 0 Comments

    Alain Parra has recently submitted a fantastic new set of build instructions for the famous French CC72000. To top it off, it is fully Power Functions ready! Read more about his creation here http://www.freelug.org/article.php3?id_article=891...

  • Maryland & Pennsylvania RR Passenger Cars
    Jul 28, 2009, 0 Comments

    Ok so Anthony Sava has already revealed my Ma & Pa #6. An older MOC but I've fixed some reliability issues and have taken some better photos of her. But he hasn't shown you the passenger cars I built...

  • Things are getting a little Steamy
    Jul 28, 2009, 0 Comments

    It's quiet in here... too quiet. Steam engines seem to be quite the rage these days, and I'm not complaining.  Here's a little steam wrap of of some of the MOCs I've spotted over the last few weeks: First...

  • Benn Brio
    Jul 26, 2009, 0 Comments

    Okay, you have to be quick on the draw around these guys. Cale posted before I had  a chance. So here's the back story. I've been wanting to build a Brio compatible steamer with working side rods...

  • Is Benn Coifman Switching Sides to Brio?
    Jul 23, 2009, 0 Comments

    Well not really, but he has been combing LEGO and Brio Trains in some interesting ways. So far he's built  some sweet Milwaukee Road rolling stock and a Power Functions powered Porter steam engine capable...

  • Switching Gears
    Jul 23, 2009, 0 Comments

    Dave and Stacy Sterling went on a train building spree for Brickworld, and it seems many good things came of it.  For some reason I am absolutely enamored with their newest building, an excellent...

  • Stars and Stripes Forever
    Jul 23, 2009, 0 Comments

    Swoofty's done it again. His latest is a LEGO version of a Santa Fe SD45-2 in a stunning stars and stripes livery.  But she's not just a lady in fancy makup, she's got some serious SNOT work...

  • LEGO Recalls the PF speed controller... and with good reason!
    Jul 23, 2009, 0 Comments

    In case you're wondering why LEGO really recalled the Power functions speed controller...  

  • Classic Trains
    Jul 22, 2009, 0 Comments

    For those who worry that my posts don't have enough to do with trains, don't worry - this one does. I was having a wee bit too much fun with my vector graphics program, and out came this delight which...

  • LEGO recalls power functions IR Speed Controller
    Jul 22, 2009, 0 Comments

    The power functions IR speed remote control has been recalled by LEGO from the US and Canadian market due to the potential hazard from the overheat of the batteries. See this link for more information. ...

  • I'm building a Narrow Gauge Engine
    Jul 21, 2009, 0 Comments

    Anthony Sava has made it known to me that I'm rather poor at actually documenting my projects in their various stages of build. So I'm going to try some thing different and actually document my progress...

  • Oh Shay Can You See
    Jul 21, 2009, 0 Comments

    When I first saw Brickshelf user "gcarstensen 's" newest steam engine, I immediately thought it was too large to be in scale with standard 6 or 8 wide LEGO locomotives.  However, I now...

  • A Power Functions Primer
    Jul 20, 2009, 0 Comments

    I'd like to start this post by giving Cale Leiphart all credit for discovering these o-rings for use in Power Functions trains. Much of the following article is not a necessity in using Power Functions...

  • AFOL survey
    Jul 19, 2009, 0 Comments

    Hi all, Here's an announcement from the Lego Ambassador forum. Lego is asking AFOLs to fill out a questionnaire so they can keep track on improvements and learn more about the community to work better...

  • I Didn't Just Fall Off Of The Turnip Truck...
    Jul 18, 2009, 0 Comments

    ...but I almost fell out of my chair.  For those of you familiar with my work, I'm not exactly famous for building rolling stock.  That said, I'm always on the lookout for new designs to adapt...