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timwatson

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N scale legos
« on: February 26, 2012, 11:09:11 PM »
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I am a member of a local TTrak modular group (http://www.cottenttrak.net/) my son (5 years old) had a brilliant idea to mix the ttrak module form factor with legos. It's pretty fun how it came out and he is pretty excited about it so i'd say it's a win win. Note how the buildings are almost n scale. Well as n scale as legos can get. We freelanced half the buildings and the other half are a part of the mini modulars set currently available.

And yes those are n scale people.







You can see the rest here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/nscalerail/sets/72157630791419676/

Hopefully this inspires some of you to "go play trains" and maybe LEGOS with the kiddos. This was a great opportunity to do something together that was truly a team effort and he was more than willing to take time to "build another building".

Cheers, Tim
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Re: N scale legos
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2012, 11:28:59 PM »
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Cool! 

I've always thought that Legos could be used for representing some poured or cast concrete structures. I think I tried to put together a snowshed once with them that was pretty convincing....


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Re: N scale legos
« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2012, 05:53:02 PM »
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I had Lego's .. including the train set ... in the mid 60s  ... love those things ..

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Re: N scale legos
« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2012, 05:58:29 PM »
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OUCH - that's me stepping on a Lego block left on the floor by one of my sons over 20 years ago.  They are stealthy and hide until you step on them.

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Re: N scale legos
« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2012, 05:58:40 PM »
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The depot on North American Prototype Modelers (HO) is made of Legos.




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Re: N scale legos
« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2012, 06:00:41 PM »
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Certainly Legos provide a way of mocking up structures, albeit rather expensively if you don't already own some. Certainly more flexible than Foamcore or cardstock.

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Re: N scale legos
« Reply #6 on: February 27, 2012, 08:56:14 PM »
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Is that a Japanese Monster on the side street? Gojirah!

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Re: N scale legos
« Reply #7 on: February 27, 2012, 09:45:37 PM »
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Great comments guys. I was curious how such a monstrosity of n scale proportions would be received.
@kelticsylk - at first we called him Godzilly (read silly there). But then we settled on Legozilla. But I like yours maybe best.

@david up until the point you mentioned it here I had never even considered mocking a structure on a real model rr with them. That's an excellent idea. We have thousands of them so i think the kids can spare some.

@mcjaco - that's an excellent lego structure. they did that one right.

If you all are ever at the OKC train show please stop by next year, we will have it on display there. Say hello to my son and I.
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Modeling a version of the Jay Street Connecting RR. in Brooklyn.