This is the follow-up town to the other one I just posted. It is pretty much fully colorized, more compact and the density of buildings has increased a lot. Due to reasons of limited space, I went for only using my 12V train equipment, whereas the 9V transformer only provided illumination. The main picture shows the new centre of town, with a central parking square in front of the Police Station and "Bennsdorf" Streets & Community Maintenance, a small company right next to the train tracks. Further in the back, on the other side of the double train tracks, the schemes of the newer, colorized version of my "Maier GmbH", a Motorcycling & Bike Store as well as other small houses can be made out, too.
About this creation
An overview of the entire town, which also included a minimized harbor area, different industrial parts as well as an old and a new center of town:
Looking from the old town´s center towards the more industrial part of town, inmidst of one of the "circles" of the train tracks´ "8-shaped" shunting area:
A bird´s-eye view to the second circle of the train shunting area, showing part of the old town (a small church currently being renovated & the Prisoners´ Tower surrounded by a square city pond), the nearby cargo train station and a gas station providing a motocross race car exibition:
The new, colorized "Maier GmbH" next to a bigger railroad crossing, now equipped with the "Delivery Van":
City life right before a big motocross racing event: Cruising sports cars and racing teams invading the town...
Next to a thundering cargo train, the local fire fighters, being drilled by their strict old fire chief, are sweating their butts off in daily fitness training. The emergency´s always close - especially before the town´s famous motocross events...
The old center of town, nowadays surrounded by shunting railroad tracks: the old church is being renovated, right next to the medieval Prisoners´ Tower, the last relict of the ancient Great City Wall... In the backround, a nice place to live: the schemes of the biggest house in town: my White Villa.
A working-class lady walking inbetween railroad tracks:
The next, follow-up version of an almost entirely colorized Car Repair Shop & Scrapyard. The second picture shows the view from the roof of the penthouse appartment, down to the big yard and the train tracks. The building and yard were, as always, pretty well illuminated by 12V lights.
Last but not least, the Lego City Skyline behind my brother´s Märklin Train Layout:
thanks for bringing this to my attention!,no wonder you re so fond of your childhood!,you had a dream city!,this still looks very good now!,it s wonderous what you could do now!,i DREAM of the day you ll show us the wonders of your imagination,revolutionary building technique,vintage gems,and structured mind!,i really appreciate your comments and support steffen,as i estimate you as one of the best critic comment on the moc!thanks!
It looks like you had a lot of fun building this as a child! I have a few pictures of my town from childhood, but thankfully, I can still rebuild mine now (it's stored in boxes - my present to my son someday, I guess).
It's not surprising that your emergency teams were preparing for the motorcross event. It seems that in my Legoland, racing events were always culminated in fiery explosions, buildings collapsing, and many trips to the hospital.
Great town layout. Thanks for sharing.
I like it
February 16, 2009
I really wish I had photos of some of my MOCs from my childhood. This is a great thing to see because it shows what an AFOL can do in comparison to a child - although you've obviously got the knack for building big here! Love the pictue at the end showing you and your brothers layouts - you must have had some fun times in that room!
Long time no hear mate... Good thing I managed to find you and add you to my list ;] As to this one... it brings back so many memories... of my first LEGO town, the layout, the "other planet" for space MOCs adjacent nearby... But I digress. Anyway, I think I might have too bikes for your Motorcycle Store! I'll post em these days, hope you'll like em ;]
I'm an electronic engineer... but you don't need a degree to do what I did in my town ;)
Each of my custom streetlamps had a cost of about 1 euro! You have to be sure that they work at 12V to connect them to the train transformer. To connect the lights, you can simply insert the lamp wires into a 12V plug (http://www.bricklink.com/catalogItem.asp?P=5305) by using a screwdriver - make sure that the wire metal touches the screw to make electric contact.
Hi Steffen, thanks for your great review!!
Your childhood memories are very cool and give a sense of nostalgia. At that time, I used to build my train layout on a carpet or on a table (and my parents were not so happy because they needed that table! - If I had a table as big as yours...).
I made it again when I was in the last years of university, and posted the photos on MOCpages. Unfortunately now I had to disassemble my town, and I don't have enough time to build Lego, as now I work in another city and I didn't take my Lego with me :( But many sets and MOCs are still exposed in my room at home.
I didn't understand well your question. Do you want to put landing lights for an airport? I don't know how you could do this... maybe you can use 9V lights covered with technic plates, but this solution requires a lot of pieces... you could use lights similar to mine if you find them, but it's not so simple to make them stay steady.