Monthly Archives: January 2010

Layout Planning with BlueBrick

I have been using TrackDraw for layout planning for years. My friend and former NCLTC member Cary Clark wrote TrackDraw and I authored many of the parts in the TrackDraw library so I had a vested interest in using it.  … Continue reading

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Converting the Emerald Night to 9v

I built the Emerald Night a while ago and it has sat in the box down in my basement ever since.  It is a beautiful train although it really does need additional passenger cars.  A month ago when I had … Continue reading

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New Trains for 2010 but limitations persist

New Trains! When I first saw some links to the 2010 trains I was excited.  These would be the first trains to be based on the Power Functions and in my opinion, the first train sets to come from LEGO … Continue reading

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Cool background on the Emerald Night

I am not sure how I missed then when it was posted, but I just saw the link today on Eurobricks  (which admittedly I don’t visit very often). There is some pretty cool footage in the video and some insight … Continue reading

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WITC display for January – Arrrggh! Pirates

I was asked if I could put something together on short notice for the Window into the Community (aka WITC) for the Raleigh LEGO Store.  I have a lot of the things I use for NCLTC layouts in boxes in … Continue reading

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