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New CR Caboose
« on: February 11, 2014, 08:09:57 PM »
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Ir's Lego.  Don't even know what scale this would be.


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Re: New CR Caboose
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2014, 08:11:24 PM »
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L-Gauge.  (Don't laugh too hard, there is actually a proposal on the table for an NMRA standard for Lego Trains)

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Re: New CR Caboose
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2014, 08:25:53 PM »
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I've seen lots of Lego layouts at shows and some are really well detailed.  If it get the younger crowd into model railroading I'm all for it.

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Re: New CR Caboose
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2014, 03:43:04 AM »
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I've seen lots of Lego layouts at shows and some are really well detailed.  If it get the younger crowd into model railroading I'm all for it.

+1.

I often stop by those layouts at the show. They are really quite impressive (both in the amount of time it must take to assemble all the buildings, and the cost - Lego blocks are expensive, especially when you are building a skyscraper).

As far as attracting young audience to trains -  they are great way to do that.  Our N-Trak layout does that on a smaller scale by running Thomas the Tank Engine models and by having some flashy modules (like the animated carnival).  Some "serious" modelers turn their noses up at those displays, but IMO, then can't hurt the hobby.  They sure provide lasting memories for those young kids.
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Re: New CR Caboose
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2014, 02:56:29 PM »
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Holy *****, where did you find that?

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Re: New CR Caboose
« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2014, 03:20:44 PM »
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Re: New CR Caboose
« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2014, 07:44:38 PM »
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Any of the rest of you CRHS guys notice that particular road number modeled?   :)

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Re: New CR Caboose
« Reply #7 on: February 12, 2014, 08:12:55 PM »
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Any of the rest of you CRHS guys notice that particular road number modeled?   :)

I did. 

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Re: New CR Caboose
« Reply #8 on: February 13, 2014, 07:27:24 AM »
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Glad hand is on the wrong side... CRHS cab... NOW we know what else Tom has been doing.

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Re: New CR Caboose
« Reply #9 on: February 13, 2014, 10:58:31 AM »
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They had a massive Lego setup at the NTS in Philly a few years back. Most interesting use of Legos I've seen was on James May's Toy Stories - built a full size house out of them and when he lifted the lid on the toilet, someone had left him a  Lego "brick" floating in the water. In another episode he built an HO rail line around 20-30 miles long along an old right of way...almost made the whole trip but the battery power crapped out close to the end...
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Re: New CR Caboose
« Reply #10 on: February 13, 2014, 01:34:17 PM »
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Another "proto" LEGO modeler from across the pond:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/bricktrix

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Re: New CR Caboose
« Reply #11 on: February 13, 2014, 07:44:20 PM »
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Any of the rest of you CRHS guys notice that particular road number modeled?   :)

Not only that, but the asshats hanging on the platform reminded me of many trips on the M&H during our ride the rails for cancer events.

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Once we tossed a trucker bomb at our guy flagging the crossing. Those were good times.

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Re: New CR Caboose
« Reply #12 on: February 14, 2014, 07:02:20 AM »
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He also nailed the interior.

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Re: New CR Caboose
« Reply #13 on: February 14, 2014, 02:19:05 PM »
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Glad hand is on the wrong side... CRHS cab... NOW we know what else Tom has been doing.

It is surprising that someone who seems to be very familiar with the interior and exterior of this caboose made such a basic mistake.
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Re: New CR Caboose
« Reply #14 on: February 15, 2014, 10:15:23 AM »
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http://flickrhivemind.net/Tags/powerfunctions,trains/Interesting

I used to chuckle at Lego Trains, but the layouts I've always seen were based on the standard track and size constraints.. b

It's cool to see what they come up with once they break the sharp curve barrier..
Similar to putting an O-27 model next to an O scale model.

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