• Eurobricks Wild West Spaghetti Western Train Voting is Open!
    Sep 16, 2011, 0 Comments

    Voting has opened for the train category of Eurobrick's Wild West Spaghetti Western Competition. Thirteen entries have been posted.  There are some great example of western trains represented. If...

  • Weekend Inspiration Round 2
    Sep 10, 2011, 0 Comments

    Last week I highlighted two links I thought would be great inspiration for those interested in modeling railroading from the past. This week we'll swing back to the modern day for some ideas. Railroad...

  • Wye Not?
    Sep 07, 2011, 1 Comment

    This past weekend, my local LEGO train club (TVLTC) attended Railfest, a special railroading event at the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum in Chattanooga, Tennessee. To say the least, it was an interesting...

  • A Little Inspiration for Your Weekend
    Sep 02, 2011, 0 Comments

    For those of you settling in to do a little building this weekend here is a little inspiration for you all. Hopefully you can find some thing worthwhile to build in these links. The Library of Congress...

  • 7777 Redux Contest
    Sep 01, 2011, 0 Comments

    Just in case anyone missed The Brothers Brick announcement, folks at the Flickr LEGO Train MOCs group are holding a contest.  The goal: Create a new version of the 7777 Ideas Book.  The deadline: Midnight,...

  • Eurobricks Spaghetti Western Competition
    Aug 18, 2011, 0 Comments

    The guys over at Eurobricks are holding a Wild West building competition, with one of the categories being 'Design a Wild West train'. Design a Wild West train. Limit yourself to a maximum of four ...

  • The Texas State Railroad Project
    Aug 16, 2011, 1 Comment

    For quite some time now, going on five years, I've been building locomotives from the Texas State Railroad. As I said those many years ago, I didn't start off looking for a cause, I just liked the look...

  • NXT Roundhouse
    Aug 09, 2011, 0 Comments

    Reader John Spezia brought this one to our attention after viewing the videos that Benn wrote about on Sunday. NXT Roundhouse All I can say is that I want one.

  • Youtube videos of the day
    Aug 07, 2011, 0 Comments

    I was poking around youtube today and stumbled on to two interesting layouts. The first, looks to have working signalized blocks, remote control switches (with under-layout motors), and a some novel tricks...

  • Down, but not out
    Jul 25, 2011, 0 Comments

    We apologize about the recent site outage. Due to high amounts of traffic (thank you fans!!),  our host temporarily shut our site down. We've had to upgrade server resources and moved to a higher capacity...

  • RAILBRICKS Issue 9 now available
    Jul 19, 2011, 0 Comments

    RAILBRICKS editor Elroy Davis has pulled together another great issue of RAILBRICKS! The Streetcar Issue interviews Luca Giannitti, shows you how to build caternary and so much more. RAILBRICKS...

  • Back on tracks
    Jul 17, 2011, 0 Comments

    I'm quite lazy and i'm not so easy at blogging. But this very nice scene by BS user "PrinceWilliamHK" is more than a very well done rendition of the famous Delorean-train-driven scene from Back To The...

  • Train is in the air
    Jul 01, 2011, 0 Comments

    I'm used to say that creativity and imagination are limitless. And so far, I've never been proved wrong. Moreover, it seems that people enjoy to give more evidence about this. I am a train fan. I mean...

  • LEGO 3677
    Jul 01, 2011, 0 Comments

    OK, I'm late on this one, OK, it is "just" a City Train, not a LEGO Direct Train like the Emerald Night or The Maersk, OK, some pictures of the sets have already been published , but Pierre Normandin,...

  • A bigger Köf
    Jun 03, 2011, 0 Comments

    Veteran train builder John Neal of TCLTC has built an 10 wide version of LEGO®'s Köf. It has studs pointing in six directions and a clever use of inside-out train doors.