About Episode 5 – Standardisation in LEGO Railways
This episode of The LNUR Line podcast for LEGO train fans is all about standardisation in LEGO railways.
How do you as a modeller ensure that your scenery fits another builders’, or that your locomotives and rolling stocks run through another builders’ tunnels and under their bridges? Standards, of course! We’ll be discussing:
- LGMS – Lgauge Modular System
- MILS – Modular Integrated Landscape System
- MILS add-ons from Michael Gale’s L-Gauge.org
As usual now, we’ll also be talking to a few of our members about their locomotive and wagon designs, as well as the latest news in the world of LEGO fandom and railways.
LEGO trains news
- LNUR TFOLs group for teenage LEGO fans in the UK; you can listen to an interview with Levi Reid, chair of the LNUR TFOLs, in this LNUR Branch Line episode
- Brick Train Awards 2021 has been announced.
- LEGO Train Projects book by Charles Pritchett – thanks to publishers No Starch for providing us with a digital copy of the book to review for the podcast.
- Bricklink taxation changes – article on Brick Fanatics explaining the changes for European and American LEGO fans.
- BrickTrack’s Christmas North Pole Railroad Train, built at 1:38 scale. The full model is 4ft long. full loop of R104 tracks; BMR ball-bearings; loco is powered.
- New LEGO City 60271 Main Square set (Brickset article), featuring a new tram.
- New LEGO Intermodal Container standard – created by BMR and Brick Train Depot.
- New TrixBrix releases, including R104 wye points
- The Centre for Life museum in Newcastle upon Tyne, UK, has a large LEGO model of Stephenson’s Rocket by Steve Mayes (who we interviewed about his smaller model of Rocket in episode 1 of The LNUR Line)
Will’s picks of trains from LEGO Ideas
- Train Station on LEGO Ideas
- Glenfinnan viaduct on LEGO Ideas
- Rail mounted gantry crane on LEGO Ideas
- Cape Cod Canal Railroad Bridge on LEGO Ideas
- 145 Boulevard Station on LEGO Ideas