February 16th and 17th at the Estes Park Convention Center was where the 2013 Rails on The Rockies held. The Colorado/Wyoming LEGO Users Group joined in the fun for the 3rd year. Over a dozen club members participated in the layout designed by Lester. There were three sections, City, Space, and Hoth Battle. Four trains were running at one time and a monorail covered the space area. ↓ Read the rest of this entry…
CoWLUG (Colorado Wyoming LEGO User Group) is doing a display in Estes Park featuring Star Wars: Battle of Hoth. I’m contributing four 32×32 baseplates to the cause. I decided to throw a bit of humor in to the scene with Stormtroopers ice fishing and a new system lord coming through a Stargate.
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The Fairview Monorail Project is the title of my LEGO Monorail documentation. I’ve always wanted to have a LEGO monorail, but due to circumstances that were out of my control (that’s my story and I’m going to stick with it) I was never able to get one.
Many moons ago, sometime in 1991 I believe, I was working in Boulder Colorado. Across the street from my job was a Toys R Us, aka: TRU. I would wander through there off and on, my neighbor worked there too. Just remembered that. I’ve always been a fan of LEGO products. I noticed one day the monorails. I don’t remember which one it was, I’m sure Bricklink has it listed. They weren’t cheap back then, really not cheap now. So I saved my money to get one.
I stopped in to pick it up when I had the cash. I wasn’t a credit card user back then, if I couldn’t pay for it, I didn’t buy it. I went down the aisle where those fun LEGO products were kept only to find an empty spot where the monorails were located. They had the track expansion pack, so I picked it up and figured another month of saving and I could get a few more sets to go with it. Shortly afterwards, I was transfered to another store and out of Boulder. I never made it back to get the monorail, I was stuck with a useless expansion pack for 21 years.
All these many years later, I was wandering through eBay and found a good deal on monorail parts, with motor, battery box, and car chassis. And that’s where it really began. I’ll post more on progress and thoughts about what I’m going to do. When I’m not doing comic stuff. Which I should be getting back to soon.