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MOC: New Zealand DX 5195 train

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MOC: New Zealand DX 5195 train

Post by Captain Havoc on Tue 26 Jan 2010, 2:16 am

I built this a few days ago, being my first train MOC that can actually run on LEGO rails. It's a New Zealand DX 5195 diesel-electric locomotive.
















I didn't know what in interior looks like so I just made it up legosweat2




Here it is on a curve

It can get round, but because the bogies are a big long the train runs slightly stiff round turns




Thanks for viewing!

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Re: MOC: New Zealand DX 5195 train

Post by Captain Zuloo on Tue 26 Jan 2010, 4:02 am

Great job Captain Havoc! For a first train MOC that runs on L gauge, I'm impressed to see that you have gone head first into 8-wide. It looks very nice. Your SNOT door is also a very impressive feature, and I like your bogies. You did however mention that your bogies are a little stiff, that is because they have 1 stud between each wheel set. Perhaps try building a bogie with the wheels next to each other, no stud space. That will allow your train to run much more smoothly. Is it powered in any way?

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Re: MOC: New Zealand DX 5195 train

Post by Captain Havoc on Tue 26 Jan 2010, 6:43 am

No, Its not powered. I don't have the new rechargeable power functions and I can't afford the batteries for the RC battery box. I'm hoping to get power functions when I get the Emerald Night. I'll try the bogie suggestion though.

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Post by Bodville on Tue 26 Jan 2010, 8:28 am

Captain Zuloo wrote:Perhaps try building a bogie with the wheels next to each other, no stud space
Or space the wheels with half a stud. That will also run well on the tight Lego radius curve.
There was a few peices that were out of alignment or needed seating properly (ie. plates at rear).
This always happens when taking photo's.
Nice MOC the door was a good idea. Lots of detail in the Cab.

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Re: MOC: New Zealand DX 5195 train

Post by peterab on Tue 26 Jan 2010, 4:22 pm

I really like the cab and the brick built numbers. There are a number of bogie designs on the flickr train group which allow the middle axle to float which will relieve the stiffness around corners.

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Re: MOC: New Zealand DX 5195 train

Post by AllanSmith on Sun 31 Jan 2010, 3:46 am

Great looking loco. 8 wide lets you get more detail in the cab. Here is a link to some 6 wide trains (including a Da and a Dc) I built over 10 years ago Click here

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Re: MOC: New Zealand DX 5195 train

Post by guymontag on Sun 31 Jan 2010, 8:34 pm

I really like this. Great cab details as mentioned by everyone else, Nice use of stickers too. It looks solid, just like the real deal.

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