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Legos to model industrial machines

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Legos to model industrial machines
Posted by banjobenne1 on Monday, May 15, 2023 2:19 PM

I cannot recall which plubucation it was in ten twelve years ago someone used Legos to model mill machiney. Bits of wire, plastic etc. were included. Any one have a link to it? The machines did not have any practical use, one was called a ring turning machine. They looked like they could do a ton of work. Looking for early 20th century machines to place on the roof of my chemical mill. Many thanks for any help.

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Posted by maxman on Monday, May 15, 2023 8:44 PM

Something like this:?

LEGO Lathe Performs Spinjitzu on Foam

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Tuesday, May 16, 2023 10:54 AM

Certain small pieces from Lego Technic kits can be used in indutrial models, but I doubt it is possible to build a good model entirely from Lego.

I have seen some Post-Apocalyptic and Steam-Punk wargames terrain using Lego as the main material, but it still required a lot of additional work.

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Posted by kasskaboose on Tuesday, May 16, 2023 1:50 PM

Legos would be fun on a layout, but I'm not seeing how they can replace plastic structures (IMHO).

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Posted by PC101 on Tuesday, May 16, 2023 9:19 PM

I can not remember just what I bought a box or two of Legos for, but they were dirt cheap at a yard sale. It had to be model railroad related judging from the time frame. I haven't used them yet.Confused

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Posted by gmpullman on Tuesday, May 16, 2023 9:34 PM

kasskaboose
Legos would be fun on a layout, but I'm not seeing how they can replace plastic structures (IMHO).

Unless you have a structure built of, well, huge blocks.

 Nighttime Bustle by NAPM Model Railroad Club, on Flickr

This Union Station headhouse was built primarily of Lego blocks!

 Depot and Train Shed by NAPM Model Railroad Club, on Flickr

 The Great Hall by NAPM Model Railroad Club, on Flickr

I was impressed Cool

https://www.napmltd.org/

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Wednesday, May 17, 2023 10:41 AM

gmpullman
Unless you have a structure built of, well, huge blocks.

I have used Lego bricks to mock-up buildings, but that is amazing!

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Posted by banjobenne1 on Sunday, May 21, 2023 7:25 AM

This is looks like 21st century stuff but yea this is on the right track. What scale is this? Could you place a figure next to it? The Lego Technic kit, is it expensive? Thank you for your reply. Free lance modeling early 20th century.

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Posted by maxman on Sunday, May 21, 2023 12:53 PM

Are you asking me that question?

If so I can't answer.  I just googled something like "create machines from legos" or some such and that picture came up.

Sorry.

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Posted by hon30critter on Thursday, May 25, 2023 10:38 PM

Ulrich sent me this video. It is a little off the OP's machinery topic but it does show what can be done with Lego trains. However, to me, it looks too toylike. Cudos to those who enjoy it.

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Posted by York1 on Thursday, May 25, 2023 10:52 PM

At a recent train show I attended, there were 8 large displays with various scales.  There was a large Lego layout, and it was crowded with kids watching the trains run.

We often talk about getting younger modelers into model railroading.  I think this is a good thing for the hobby.

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Posted by hon30critter on Thursday, May 25, 2023 11:30 PM

York1
At a recent train show I attended, there were 8 large displays with various scales.  There was a large Lego layout, and it was crowded with kids watching the trains run. We often talk about getting younger modelers into model railroading.  I think this is a good thing for the hobby.

Hi John,

Good point!

Cheers!!

Dave

I'm just a dude with a bad back having a lot of fun with model trains, and finally building a layout!

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