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Hello from the south side of Brisbane

Post by wayne.m.j on Sat 24 Dec 2011, 2:04 am

Long time lurker, first time poster. I am predominately into trains, but I do all forms of transportation when funding permits. I have already seen a number of ideas that I can incorporate into my layout once I find space big enough.

Currently I have a mix of 9v and RC trains which I am wanting to expand upon through MOCs.

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Re: Hello from the south side of Brisbane

Post by brickie on Sat 24 Dec 2011, 3:10 am

Welcome wayne mj to ANZFOL!

How big is your layout at the moment? Space is always a problem for a lego layout.

Which do your prefer; 9V or battery?

My preference is 9V as you have greater control over the trains on a large layout similar to what BLTG uses at model train shows.

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Re: Hello from the south side of Brisbane

Post by peterab on Sat 24 Dec 2011, 3:43 am

Welcome along wayne.m.j,

Glad to read you're a long time lurker, and you've now decided to post. More people getting involved will only make ANZFOL better. Sounds like you should check out BLTG too since it's in your area.

Looking forward to see your MOCs in the future. Do you intend to build replicas of real trains or more generic models?

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Re: Hello from the south side of Brisbane

Post by wayne.m.j on Sat 24 Dec 2011, 4:35 am

Well most of the MOCs are in digital form as I only have a 5"x4" layout consisting of the the red passenger train, the yellow cargo train and the Maersk Train.

I do still have parts of my old 7720 cargo train, mainly the engine and the battery box.

I prefer 9v over RC, but for little hands RC is better. Though I would like to see Lego adopt Xbee as it uses less power but has greater range and you are not overly restricted to the number of elements you can run.

I have been meaning to checkout the BLTG displays. Is there still one at the rail museum?

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Re: Hello from the south side of Brisbane

Post by mattman on Sat 24 Dec 2011, 5:23 am

Not at the moment. The displays are at most scale model/model rail shows, or there is also one permanently set up at Bricks 'N Fun in Capalaba.

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Re: Hello from the south side of Brisbane

Post by Free Spirit on Sat 24 Dec 2011, 6:54 am

Welcome aboard,

I guess you could easily call me a train lover having reached the stage of owning a total of six different trains which started with two 12V Trains during my childhood that remain in good working order to this day legohappy

The four others are basically remote control of which I have obtained over the past three years after finally securing room to build a display worthy of mentioning to all of the fellow members on here legosunglasses

In time I will share my creative skills with everybody as it currently remains under construction awaiting the finer details that will make it complete to my satisfaction !!!

Cheers Free Spirit

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Re: Hello from the south side of Brisbane

Post by Futuresportz on Sun 14 Oct 2012, 1:33 am

Hi I'm also on the southside & a newbie returned to Lego. Fostering my grandsons love of Lego. I love it too. Have just got back into it & I'm hooked again. Have to save up the spending money. Love trains & trucks.

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Re: Hello from the south side of Brisbane

Post by Kaila on Sun 14 Oct 2012, 8:25 am

Hi Wayne and welcome to the forum it's wonderful to see more activity and people joining in. I love trains also and am just starting to move into collecting 9v stuff.

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Re: Hello from the south side of Brisbane

Post by brickie on Sun 14 Oct 2012, 8:37 am

Futuresportz

Welcome to ANZFOL

Building with LEGO is a great way of spending time with grandkids.

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