Over the course of the first three installments of this blog , we have established a functional knowledge of the track parts available to us and how they fit together. Now it is time to start applying that knowledge to building a layout. Before we put pencil to (virtual) paper, much less lay down t
The Highly Experimental High Speed Tracked Vehicle is an 8-treaded vehicle based on shuttle carriers. Each bogie has two tracks powered by separate M-Motors, and each bogie is steered by a separate XL-Motor. Steering can be switched from Crab mode to normal by switches in the body. More at vktechnic.blogspot.com YouTube Video
Here are some more advanced ideas for LEGO train layouts, while still keeping consistent with the restrictions of track geometry. While none of these ideas are original to myself (with the possible exception of the yard at the bottom), I hope this explanation will inform and inspire you to build bet
In the first installment of this series, I mentioned a couple of times that the track geometry of LEGO® Trains is unique from most other model trains, and sometimes very limiting. Let's delve further into what the phrase "track geometry" means. There are five pieces available directly fro
Ideal for any off-road lovers, speed demons and LEGO fans up for a challenging build Fully assembled, the vehicle measures over 12cm high, 26cm long and 20cm wide Contains 772 pieces and features a new-for-October-2021 LEGO® track element that gives the bulldozer its realistic movement The LEGO® Technic universe opens up the world of engineering for LEGO fans ready for their next building challenge Kids can enjoy twice the fun with this LEGO Technic set. In a first for LEGO, this vehicle…
This is my most recent LEGO ballast design for North American mainlines. The ties are a mixture of old dark grey and new dark bluish grey. The moss is olive green, the dirt is dark tan, and the ballast itself is light bluish grey. The rails are ME Models silver rails. The modules are built to the standard 32 x 32 MILS configuration.