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Miniature Train Set 3

How it all came together:

(NOTE: This description is longer than my usual descriptions for my projects.) For a while, LEGO Ideas users, such as yukonqueen19012, have given me a suggestion on how to make my models more presentable: rendering. At one time, I did have a rendering program that did its job, but took forever to make an image. Shortly afterward, I deleted the program because my sister said it didn't look legitimate.

Months later, ArmoredBricks gave me a suggestion on my Calvin and Hobbes project to use a program called Mecabricks to render my LDD models. I was interested in the idea, but was still hesitant about revisiting rendering after my previous experience. I used Mecabricks, for a while, only to take detailed snapshots of my LDD models, but not renders.

When I came back to LEGO Ideas after my October hiatus, I decided to finally sign up onto Mecabricks. After doing some rendering tests on my models, I thought of my previous Miniature Train Set project. (Also see Miniature Train Set 2.) I thought, "Hey! I should render this project and put an image of the render in an update." But then, I though, "Wait a moment...why not build a new Miniature Train Set project all together?" Well, folks, as for the rest of the story...this is it!

Project description:

This project is 709 pieces. Included in this set is six trees, three locomotives, four rail cars, two bridges, a switch-section, and ten 2x2x3 bricks for more track-building possibilities. As far as tracks go, there are eight curve-sections, twelve straight-sections (+two for the switch-track), and four incline-sections.

As far as functioning goes, the switch-section does exactly what it sounds like it should; it switches trains from one track to another. The bridges act as two 2x2x3 bricks in a row, and the trees are just aesthetics to make the layout pop out.

The passenger train on the train table is completely new, as well as the two ore-cars being trailed by the yellow locomotive. However, the yellow locomotive, the steam locomotive, and the white boxcar are old designs. The yellow locomotive from Miniature Train Set [1] now has a wider hood. The steam locomotive from Miniature Train Set 2 is now a tank engine. Lastly, the boxcar from Miniature Train Set [1] is just a recolor, so there's nothing new there. Oh! And the trees are the same exact builds from the previous Miniature Train Sets.

Conclusion:

Thank you all so much for supporting and viewing this project! So, do you think I should show a different track layout? Should I build the switch-section longer so longer trains can fit on it? Please, feel free to give me suggestions and opinions of this project in the comments section above. Have a great day, everyone, and take care! Built by Joseph cheeseinthepie on November 8th, 2019. Submitted on November 10th, 2019.