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Post by Free Spirit on Thu 01 Jul 2010, 5:59 pm

During the past few days I have chosen to piece together a city/township of my mine which is nothing new to those who collect these sets.

My version of it is a little bit different as I have been taking photographs of what is happening in and around the streets whilst still building it from scratch.

As you can see by the photographs I have posted on Brickshelf a story is starting to unfold as I continue to make improvements along the way !!!

Hmm, what should I do next !!!

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Post by Free Spirit on Sat 03 Jul 2010, 6:00 am

The answer to the above post has been created with some more snapshots which have been titled "Saturday Morning Cow Chaos".

You'll notice that I have modified the City slighty and also relocated it in readiness for some major improvements which are on the way !!!

Anyway, I hope you enjoy these new photos.

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Post by Captain Zuloo on Sat 03 Jul 2010, 6:10 am

Free Spirit, perhaps you would have more success with this thread if you provided a link to images - is this the BS folder: http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?f=436848 ?

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Post by Free Spirit on Sat 03 Jul 2010, 6:31 am

Thanks, Captain Zuloo.

"Saturday Morning Cow Chaos" can be found by clicking this link, http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?f=436982

Another title called "Recycle Truck Run" can be found by clicking this link,
http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?f=436991

I hope they work !!!

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Post by peterab on Mon 05 Jul 2010, 5:30 pm

I saw these a while ago when I was checking the recent posts on brickshelf, I thought the cow chaos was quite funny.

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Post by Captain Zuloo on Mon 05 Jul 2010, 6:11 pm

It may just be my computer, but the recycle truck one says "Empty" where the image should be and the cow chaos is under moderation. How dare you upload more photos! =P

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Post by marvinblue on Tue 06 Jul 2010, 2:04 am

I like how you're "building" Fire Brigade. I tried the same thing with my set, but got impatient in the end and put the camera away!! legoeyeshutlaughing

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Post by Free Spirit on Tue 06 Jul 2010, 7:16 am

Hi guys, I am one who felt that I had spice up my photos of "Saturday Morning Cow Chaos" because it wasn't funny enough for a reaction.

So I therefore uploaded different photos to see whether I could gain a response which I have now.

"Recycle Truck Run" photos have been uploaded which should appear within the next 24 hours.

I am confident you will laugh at these photos.


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Post by Free Spirit on Sat 31 Jul 2010, 10:26 am

As I stated from the beginning I am planning something big so after securing my first of the new Level Crossing # 7936 I have spent a few hours transferring my current "City Layout" onto a bigger table.

A few extra buildings and road plates will be appearing on my Brickshelf Collection of photos within the next week.

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Post by Free Spirit on Fri 01 Oct 2010, 6:41 am

During the course of the past 24 hours I have been steadily building a different angle to my City Layout which is more towards the old 1980's sets as the below link will show but once I piece it together it will become a very unique city/township for all to admire.

http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=42255&id=100000472870912&l=4a8373840c

Capt. Zuloo should like one of the buildings that is on show !!!


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Post by Captain Zuloo on Fri 01 Oct 2010, 8:34 am

Loving that train station there! I really like the classic stuff. What sort of trains will you be running there?

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Post by Free Spirit on Fri 01 Oct 2010, 10:30 am

I have a lot of saving dollars and work to do so expect this creation to take some time !!!

Just found a good spot to put my McDonalds Restaurant # 3438.

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Post by Lightningtiger on Fri 01 Oct 2010, 11:22 am

The train station is quite nice, everything seems to have that back to the 80's feel about it !
Nice work so far 'Free Spirit' and keep on bricking ! legohappy

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Post by Free Spirit on Fri 01 Oct 2010, 1:31 pm

I certainly appreciate the kind words Captain Zuloo and Lightningtiger !!!

The Maccas Restaurant has since been expanded upon which will look more like a Modular Building once its completed.

Just gotta find the right coloured pieces to successfully build it the way I want it to compliment and fit in with the other buildings around it.

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Post by Lightningtiger on Fri 01 Oct 2010, 4:12 pm

A bigger Macca's....I can't wait to see that one !
Oh, is it going to have a McCafe in it ! legowink
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Post by Free Spirit on Thu 28 Oct 2010, 2:43 am

Hi again,

I've finally got started on building up my layout by putting together some of the inside tables as one.

http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=42385&id=100000472870912&l=36a6c58528

I'm interested to see what your thoughts are with how the water feature works as the whole thing begins to take shape over the next few weeks.

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Post by Lightningtiger on Thu 28 Oct 2010, 3:21 am

That water feature is just AWESOME, some lovely classic town stuff there 'Free Spirit'.
Do you have a page on Brickshelf ?
Why don't you come on over and join Eurobrick, there are quite a few classic town fans over there, I would say they might impressed by your water feature along with you collection and stacks of advice they will offer you too.
Keep on going and keep on bricking ! legohappy

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Post by guymontag on Thu 28 Oct 2010, 4:05 am

The Classic Town is coming together very well. Is the wooden box going to be part of your layout or is it supporting something? Looking forward to seeing more.

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Post by Hemish on Thu 28 Oct 2010, 4:19 am

The water feature looks tops, I guess if you wanted to you could spray paint it a clear blue, but I have to say I like it the way it is

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Post by Free Spirit on Thu 28 Oct 2010, 6:33 am

Thanks for the compliments.

As for the rectangular box sitting along the back I can say it is there for a very good reason.

Do you see what looks like a Train behind the Garage and Post Office, if so use you imagination as it going to be one massive thing when complete.

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Post by Free Spirit on Sat 11 Dec 2010, 5:21 am

Since I last wrote about this topic not much has happened other than spend up on buying LEGO items.

The good thing is that I have just worked out some dimensions for my layout and have almost everything I need so here is how its going just as I begin to build the next section.

See link below.

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Lots of fun and work here !!!


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Post by Free Spirit on Thu 23 Dec 2010, 7:20 am

Hi guys, I thought I would report on how I am progressing with my layout.

As shown by the photos posted on the link below the concept is steadily taking shape however what is on the horizon is where it will become a much better display to see.

I have made a decision to shift the Cargo Train Loop to the right to fit in a Goods Train Loop from my 1980's collection which will make the whole Cargo Station become one and link up both cities !!!

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http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=42385&id=100000472870912&l=36a6c58528


Some more photos will be posted soon legohappy

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Post by Captain Zuloo on Thu 23 Dec 2010, 7:39 am

Looks great! How big is the layout going to be when it is complete?

One other thing RE your photos - are they only working because we're friends on Facebook, or is that a public gallery?

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Post by Swashbuckler Petrie on Thu 23 Dec 2010, 8:17 am

Dude, the water effect looks great. Keep going and you'll have a first class exhibit no question. Looks great and if as you say its going to get bigger then I can only see it getting better.

Great Job!

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Post by Free Spirit on Thu 23 Dec 2010, 9:49 am

Swashbuckler Petrie wrote:Dude, the water effect looks great. Keep going and you'll have a first class exhibit no question. Looks great and if as you say its going to get bigger then I can only see it getting better.

Great Job!

Thanks guys, the size of it completed is beyond anybody's imagination however after measuring stage one which I estimate to be approximately 1500cm down to 4000cm wide I find myself staring at the possibility of filling up half of my two car garage just for starters legowink

I think I am obsessed with it legolaugh


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