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Breezy's WIP Thread - trains, old stuff, etc

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Post by Kaila on Sat 26 Jul 2014, 9:35 am

Breezy wrote:There are enough pieces for 1650 for sale on BrickLink to put one together if you are keen to do it the hard way. They are not too expensive either.

The set I really crave is 1601, but I've never seen one for sale.

Ah ok i see, its one set i really want to find boxed if by some miracle.

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Post by Breezy on Sun 27 Jul 2014, 11:06 am

The thought of duck egg blue threw me into a Fabuland moment.

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Post by Breezy on Sun 03 Aug 2014, 6:49 am

Taking a break from designing my perhaps too big station (as a result of discovering another huge error where parts don't meet across modules - the root cause of which was laziness early on, and with the result of need for big demolition and rebuilding in LDD), I decided to fiddle around with a mini project I'd started and left hanging. This is the result:



It's very deliberately a studs on top effort, and draws inspiration from the original 1960's and later 1990's Santa Fe designs. It's designed with a view to being compatible with MOC carriages and to be distinguishable and recognisable as a type from very similar looking locomotives.









Credit to Lightningtiger for encouraging me to try this out.

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Post by Lightningtiger on Sun 03 Aug 2014, 1:00 pm

You're welcome 'Breezy', not bad looking.....though some tiles and slopes might give it a better aerodynamic look to.....but keep going and Brick On LDD On 'Breezy' !  legohappy 

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Post by Breezy on Mon 04 Aug 2014, 1:09 am

Some more fiddling resulted in this:




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Post by Breezy on Mon 04 Aug 2014, 7:48 am

Hi LT.

I did try out different combos of slopes and curves. These are probably the hardest of any locos to represent in LEGO, and you really walk a tightrope in trying to get the balance right between including signature details and maintaining the continuity of lines horizontally and vertically. I certainly won't criticise anyone else's effort therefore, because it is really hard.

The way I approached it was to treat the whole thing as a 3D mosaic. To me LEGO has always been that, and to my eye, very few are able to carry off SNOT design convincingly. A couple of guys that do Victorian Railways MOCs do it with a level of genius that I wouldn't try to imitate - in part because of elements I want to emphasise at the expense of others. And yes, there is some licence taken in misrepresenting some things to create difference between models using available parts.

It probably isn't immediately obvious, but these car bodies are 22 studs long over the base plate, and are intended for 1970's loco frames, sitting on 12v or 4.5 v motors. So studs on top building is consistent with rolling stock intended to run on blue rails. Moreover, it also gives a great deal of freedom to use plate colours to create a complex livery whilst preserving the shape of the model which is frequently disrupted by different elements on the rooves.

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Post by Lightningtiger on Mon 04 Aug 2014, 7:51 am

Keep trying 'Breezy'......Brick On !

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