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 Author: BricksThatStick View Messages Posted By BricksThatStick
 Posted: Sep 21, 2019 19:16
 Subject: Re: Two variations needed? Part 3688
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 Topic: Catalog Requests
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In Catalog Requests, tpr writes:
  Hi

I have the following part with a hollow stud (in Dark Bluish Grey)
and one with blocked open stud (Red)

 
Part No: 3688  Name: Slope 75 2 x 2 x 2 Quadruple Convex - Blocked Open Stud or Hollow Stud
* 
3688 Slope 75 2 x 2 x 2 Quadruple Convex - Blocked Open Stud or Hollow Stud
Parts: Slope


As with other items does this need two variants

tpr

Thanks for spotting this

For now a note has been added to the catalog entry, as already done with these
two parts:

 
Part No: 2453a  Name: Brick 1 x 1 x 5 - Blocked Open Stud or Hollow Stud
* 
2453a Brick 1 x 1 x 5 - Blocked Open Stud or Hollow Stud
Parts: Brick

 
Part No: 2454  Name: Brick 1 x 2 x 5 - Blocked Open Studs or Hollow Studs
* 
2454 Brick 1 x 2 x 5 - Blocked Open Studs or Hollow Studs
Parts: Brick

And its been added to the list of 'Known Part Variants Not Distinguished'
on this page:

https://www.bricklink.com/help.asp?helpID=2488

Many thanks,
Paul.
 Author: randyf View Messages Posted By randyf
 Posted: Sep 21, 2019 19:03
 Subject: Re: Inventory Change Request for Set 6956-1
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 Topic: Inventories Requests
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In Inventories Requests, stesciascia writes:
  Please make changes to the following inventory:
 
Set No: 6956  Name: Stellar Recon Voyager
* 
6956-1 (Inv) Stellar Recon Voyager
212 Parts, 2 Minifigs, 1990
Sets: Space: M:Tron

* Change {5 to 6} Part Trans-Neon Green 4073c01 Plate, Round 1 x 1, 2 on Sprue

I count only 10 Trans-Neon Green 4073 used in the set, which would be five 4073c01.
Did you mean to add a 4073c01 as an extra? Also, what is the source of this request?

Cheers,
Randy
 Author: stesciascia View Messages Posted By stesciascia
 Posted: Sep 21, 2019 18:54
 Subject: Inventory Change Request for Set 6956-1
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 Topic: Inventories Requests (Entry)
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Please make changes to the following inventory:
 
Set No: 6956  Name: Stellar Recon Voyager
* 
6956-1 (Inv) Stellar Recon Voyager
212 Parts, 2 Minifigs, 1990
Sets: Space: M:Tron

* Change {5 to 6} Part Trans-Neon Green 4073c01 Plate, Round 1 x 1, 2 on Sprue
 Author: Merlin1066 View Messages Posted By Merlin1066
 Posted: Sep 21, 2019 18:45
 Subject: Re: AFOL
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 Topic: General
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In General, Andrsv writes:
  In General, Merlin1066 writes:
  Hello everybody,,
I have just started coming out of my Dark Times.
I purchased a large amount of Lego from a Goodwill outlet to resell BUT I've
started building with them! I didn't realize how much I missed building with
Lego! It's so good to be back, Right now I'm trying to learn how to nav
thru Bricklink. I may have some really stupid questions but please try to be
patient with me. I'm looking forward to really getting back into building
once again. I need more parts and I'm trying to figure out how this all works.

Create a wanted list of the parts you want. Then use the buy function to find
stores which have your parts. In general stores with higher variety of parts
also have higher prices. If you care about cost, then consider shipping cost
and cost of parts

Thank You for the information, I will definitely do that!
 Author: SezaR View Messages Posted By SezaR
 Posted: Sep 21, 2019 18:43
 Subject: Re: Inventory Change Request for Set 702-1
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In Inventories Requests, paulvdb writes:
  In Inventories Requests, Turez writes:
  Please make changes to the following inventory:
 
Set No: 702  Name: 12V Motor with Accessories Pack
* 
702-1 (Inv) 12V Motor with Accessories Pack
26 Parts, 1969
Sets: Train: Supplemental: 12V

* Delete 1 Part 2913 Blue Electric, Train Track Contact Base with Wire (97 cm)
* Delete 4 Part trainrim Light Gray Train Rim for 4.5V & 12V Locomotive Wheels
* Delete 4 Part wheel2a Red Train Wheel Spoked for Motor
* Add 4 Part wheel2ac01 Red Train Wheel Spoked for Motor with Black Train Rim for 4.5V & 12V Locomotive Wheels (wheel2a / trainrim)
* Change {2 to 1} Part Blue bb0236ac01 Electric, Connector, 2-Way Male Rounded Narrow Type 2 with Hollow Pins
* Change 1 Part Blue 2913c01 Electric, Train Track Contact Base with Wire (97 cm) and Connector {Counterpart to Regular}

Comments from Submitter:
From sealed set contents, Catawiki 29351443.

Nice found Turez
  
  
Since I don't know anything about the blue 12V train era (This set is exactly twice my age! ) I hope someone else can help here:

It's a bit before my time as well

  - Should the wheels with gray rims be alternate parts?

If I remember correctly someone did write something about the transition between
the two colors of rims in another change request for a set from that time. Probably
Reza because he knows a lot about these older train sets. I'll have to look
it up when I have some more time.

Maybe I know a lot, but I still feel I know nothing about these old sets

Based on what I know so far, TLG started to produce trainrims in black since
1969. I won't be surprised if I learn they produced them in 1968. -Maybe
they first used all their light gray ones in 1968 and then used the black ones
in mid 1968.) But based on my current knowledge and evidence, they produced them
since 1969 and I think we can remove the light gray ones for these set and any
other set released between 1969-79.

I have photos of three sealed copies, all coming with black trainrims. See photos
attached. We can read the production dates of motors as follows:
28 7 69 (source: Bluxe) See photos 2 and 3
23 2 69 (source: Facebook) See photo 4
25 7 69 (source: from a Lego collector) See photo 5
16 2 70 (source: Catawiki) See photo 1

This gives a good evidence that we can remove light gray trainrims (but there
is still a tiny chance that the very early releases came with light gray ones.)

  
  - What is the wire with two connectors for? The photo shows it with 1x bb0236ac01 and 1x bb0093ac01, but the catalog image shows 2x bb0236ac01.

I think the catalog image is taken from a Lego catalog. It shows also 1x bb0236ac01
and 1x bb0093ac01 but in the image we can only see bb0093ac01
|p=bb0236ac01]
from its side so this is why it looks like bb0236ac01
 
Part No: bb0236ac01  Name: Electric, Connector, 2-Way Male Rounded Narrow Type 2 with Hollow Pins
* 
bb0236ac01 Electric, Connector, 2-Way Male Rounded Narrow Type 2 with Hollow Pins
Parts: Electric, Wire & Connector

  
Probably for when you use the motor to build a car instead of a train. You can
see that the set includes the necessary wheels and tires for that. The train
track contact base is used to connect to the conducting rails when you use the
motor for a train, but when using it is a car you'd need a wire with two
connectors to connect it to the transformer. It appears that transformer 740
needs the bb093ac01 connector while the bb0236ac01 connector would go in the
motor.


Correct. This is what TLG did with other Lego train accessories or even Lego
trains. See for example the inventory of
 
Set No: 122  Name: Loco and Tender
* 
122-1 (Inv) Loco and Tender
96 Parts, 1969
Sets: Train: 4.5V

  Based on that it seems that the wire with two different connectors should be
correct for this set, but I am not familiar enough with the sets from that time
to be completely confident about that. Especially when the box art shows a wire
with two connectors bb0236ac01. So I would appreciate input from people more
familiar with these sets from the late 1960s.

Yes, it is correct. This set comes with two wire/connector assemblies. These
changes can be accepted but based on the photos that I have on my PC, it seems
the length of the two wires are different. Moreover, then length of wires, the
name of the items and maybe even the item should be changed! We still need to
wait until the catalog admins can have free time for the project map for wires
then we can make better changes for these sets.
 








 Author: Merlin1066 View Messages Posted By Merlin1066
 Posted: Sep 21, 2019 18:40
 Subject: Re: AFOL
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 Topic: General
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In General, Adjour writes:
  In General, Merlin1066 writes:
  Hello everybody,,
I have just started coming out of my Dark Times.
I purchased a large amount of Lego from a Goodwill outlet to resell BUT I've
started building with them! I didn't realize how much I missed building with
Lego! It's so good to be back, Right now I'm trying to learn how to nav
thru Bricklink. I may have some really stupid questions but please try to be
patient with me. I'm looking forward to really getting back into building
once again. I need more parts and I'm trying to figure out how this all works.

what kind of sets did you find at the thrift store?

I love me some thrift finds.

It is kind of an interesting story. We have a Goodwill outlet not fare from me.
Everything there is thown into these giant bins. I go there to find items that
I can sell on EBay for major profits sometimes. Anyway, one day I found literally
PILES of loose LEGOI mean LOTS. I filled 2 large reusable shopping bags full
to the top. There was another guy scooping them up too. Now here is the best
part....anything you buy is sold by weight .99 cents a poundI. I bought almost
50 pounds of loose LEGO!
 Author: san.daniele View Messages Posted By san.daniele
 Posted: Sep 21, 2019 18:35
 Subject: Re: Interesting molding pips (?)
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In General, Stuart9 writes:
  If you look at the underside of the brick you should see a number, in this case
I would expect to see a three figure number followed by a one or two digit number.

There should be a 218 and then the position number of the brick within the mould.

Something like 218-4

Hope that helps.


It really did!
Thx a lot. always interested to learn something.

Just to be sure: when you say "mould" you're talking about a big metal casting/pressing-block
that 'produces' the bricks? And on mould #218 they tried something new.
(having trouble to fully comprehend technical English terms/lingo)

Could you point me towards some background information on this? Google wasn't
very helpful on this specific topic.
Like … was this a one-time-thing? Trying out a new design or just a mistake somewhere
in the production chain?

Would be interested to read about different moulding types (apart from the standard-CA-ABS-patPend-...
ones).



And yes, the 218 is there.
 Author: Merlin1066 View Messages Posted By Merlin1066
 Posted: Sep 21, 2019 18:29
 Subject: Re: AFOL
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In General, Andrsv writes:
  In General, cycbuild writes:
  In General, Merlin1066 writes:
  Hello everybody,,
I have just started coming out of my Dark Times.
I purchased a large amount of Lego from a Goodwill outlet to resell BUT I've
started building with them! I didn't realize how much I missed building with
Lego! It's so good to be back, Right now I'm trying to learn how to nav
thru Bricklink. I may have some really stupid questions but please try to be
patient with me. I'm looking forward to really getting back into building
once again. I need more parts and I'm trying to figure out how this all works.

Rebrickable is a nice website to find instructions and inspiration.

Stud.io is the in-house CAD program to create MOCs with its own forum.

BrickLink has very fairly priced parts, so shipping is where you have to be careful
- check seller terms for hidden fees and their feedback for anything doubtful.
And always read the remarks for Used parts. Generally speaking, people here all
enjoy Lego and try to sell parts they would use and discount parts that they
would not. If something goes wrong with your order or you have questions about
shipping: contact the seller. If you check out and decide to cancel your order,
an unhappy seller may start a NPB (non-paying buyer), leave you negative feedback,
and stoplist you. The community here are mostly AFOLs and are a pleasure to work
with. Be sure to leave good feedback after receiving your parts.

You'll want to create Wanted Lists to organize your projects. Weigh the costs
of ordering cheap parts from multiple sellers or slightly pricier parts from
one or two sellers. Putting things together yourself is cheaper in general, but
there's a few good deals on incomplete sets. Mistakes understandably do happen
in listing or pulling, so be sure to specify in the order comment section if
a part is critical to your order and to cancel if they don't have it.

A lot of people enjoy buying in bulk and putting together incomplete sets. Minifigs
and stickered/patterned parts are your biggest clues while working out what you
have. I'm fairly new here and it's not what I'm interested in, so
I actually don't know if there's a functionality to compare your inventory
to what sets you are close to completing. Anyhoo, welcome to Cracklink!

You can use rebrickable.com to search for sets and compare it to your bricklink
inventory

Sounds like some really good info, keep it coming. I am being a sponge right
now. Thank You so much for the info!
 Author: Merlin1066 View Messages Posted By Merlin1066
 Posted: Sep 21, 2019 18:23
 Subject: Re: AFOL
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In General, EnchantedBricks writes:
  In General, Merlin1066 writes:
  Hello everybody,,
I have just started coming out of my Dark Times.
I purchased a large amount of Lego from a Goodwill outlet to resell BUT I've
started building with them! I didn't realize how much I missed building with
Lego! It's so good to be back, Right now I'm trying to learn how to nav
thru Bricklink. I may have some really stupid questions but please try to be
patient with me. I'm looking forward to really getting back into building
once again. I need more parts and I'm trying to figure out how this all works.

I just went through a similar time myself. BL and the Community here has been
great. As for Stupid questions, the Stupider the better sometimes, gives us
all something to laugh at sometimes.

Happy Building !

Always Let Your Imagination Run Wild !!
Charlie

Oh, don't worry Charlie, I will keep you entertained LOL. Thank You!
 Author: Merlin1066 View Messages Posted By Merlin1066
 Posted: Sep 21, 2019 18:20
 Subject: Re: AFOL
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In General, nologolego writes:
  In General, Merlin1066 writes:
  Hello everybody,,
I have just started coming out of my Dark Times.
I purchased a large amount of Lego from a Goodwill outlet to resell BUT I've
started building with them! I didn't realize how much I missed building with
Lego! It's so good to be back, Right now I'm trying to learn how to nav
thru Bricklink. I may have some really stupid questions but please try to be
patient with me. I'm looking forward to really getting back into building
once again. I need more parts and I'm trying to figure out how this all works.

Welcome back. I have asked my share of "stupid" questions on the forum and I
have found the Bricklinkers here to be very helpful and responsive. And if you
start asking your stupid questions then maybe I won't have to ask mine

LOL, no worries I got your back!

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