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More train MOCs.

Post by Red_Five on Mon 10 Dec 2012, 2:49 am

A couple of freight cars i've been working on.
These will be part of a future train set.

Boxcar

Grey Boxcar

Grey Boxcar

Each one is 24 studs long and uses about 90 1x2 tiles.

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Post by Free Spirit on Mon 10 Dec 2012, 3:00 am

Your carriages look very impressive, I am looking forward to seeing your completely finished creation legohappy

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Post by Lightningtiger on Mon 10 Dec 2012, 3:17 am

AWESOME rolling stock 'Red_Five'.....keep going and Brick On ! legowink

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Post by Ajax on Mon 10 Dec 2012, 6:01 am

Looking great, Do the doors open?

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Post by Red_Five on Mon 10 Dec 2012, 5:00 pm

Ajax wrote:Looking great, Do the doors open?
No, like my other train creation these doors are fixed.

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Post by BrickManLJ on Tue 11 Dec 2012, 8:23 am

Very nice looking carriages Red_Five! To me they wouldn't look out of place in a wild west setting.

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Post by Kaila on Tue 11 Dec 2012, 8:35 am

Great looking carriage, well done

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Post by brickie on Wed 12 Dec 2012, 12:30 am

Red Five, great wagons.

I am very impressed by the use of discoloured bricks to show ageing on the grey wagon.

Well done!


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Post by Red_Five on Fri 14 Dec 2012, 7:50 am

BrickManLJ wrote:Very nice looking carriages Red_Five! To me they wouldn't look out of place in a wild west setting.

Thanks, but I don't have any plans for a wild west train. Not yet.
For some reason the Americans always favoured 4 axle wagons.

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Post by Locomotive Annie on Sat 15 Dec 2012, 2:56 am

Excellent goods vans Red Five, the weathered appearance is a great touch.

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Post by peterab on Sat 22 Dec 2012, 2:44 am

Red_Five wrote:For some reason the Americans always favoured 4 axle wagons.

In the west it was most likely a result of keeping the axle load down. Since European railroads were more likely to be shorter and state funded rather than private, the extra expense of building the track to cope with greater loading was less of a problem, so two axle cars are more common.

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Post by Red_Five on Sat 22 Dec 2012, 3:21 pm

peterab wrote:
Red_Five wrote:For some reason the Americans always favoured 4 axle wagons.

In the west it was most likely a result of keeping the axle load down. Since European railroads were more likely to be shorter and state funded rather than private, the extra expense of building the track to cope with greater loading was less of a problem, so two axle cars are more common.

legohappy 10 out of 10 for that answer.
And I should have known that.

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Post by Red_Five on Thu 27 Dec 2012, 1:56 pm

A small update.
This one is somewhere between 7 and 8 wide, still a work in progress...
Stake car

I used a Lego rubber band and two 1x2 plates with arms to connect the axles.
Underside

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Post by Red_Five on Tue 22 Jan 2013, 12:13 pm

Another boxcar, this one is refrigerated .

Refrigerated Boxcar (2)

Based on this model, I feel my version is slightly too short.


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Post by Lightningtiger on Tue 22 Jan 2013, 12:32 pm

Nice fridge car.....true, a bit longer might help. legowink
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Post by Locomotive Annie on Wed 06 Feb 2013, 10:27 pm

Nice work with your refrigerated boxcar Red_Five. I guess you're right about the length, only I do wonder if you'd have problems getting it around Lego curves if it was longer.

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Post by Red_Five on Fri 22 Feb 2013, 4:48 am

Another little part (a structure) for my future train set. This building is a gatehouse and it will sit next to a level crossing.

Gatehouse WIP (front)

I'll need a ton of dark red 1x2's. Used about 50 of them so far.


Gatehouse WIP (rear)

There is a piece of metal wire inside each pnuematic hose, so they stay bent. legohappy

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Post by Locomotive Annie on Fri 22 Feb 2013, 6:36 am

That's a very appealing little gatehouse and i love all the little details. The roofline certainly adds character and small flower garden and the flagstone paving are nice touches that make a work-a-day structure plainly a place where somebody cares about keeping their workplace a pleasant place to be.
I've been tempted to make walls from 1x2s as well because they look so good, - only you need so many of them to build a decent wall and it can be a pain trying to find enough of them.

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Post by Red_Five on Fri 22 Feb 2013, 3:56 pm



Locomotive Annie wrote:That's a very appealing little gatehouse and i love all the little details. The roofline certainly adds character and small flower garden and the flagstone paving are nice touches that make a work-a-day structure plainly a place where somebody cares about keeping their workplace a pleasant place to be.
I've been tempted to make walls from 1x2s as well because they look so good, - only you need so many of them to build a decent wall and it can be a pain trying to find enough of them.

Sorry, I failed to read your previous post! Those axles on my 'fridge car are about 16 studs apart, like the other boxcars I posted, and it tends to slow down the loco when going through corners and switches/points. Making it longer should not be a problem, as long as you have a flexible connection between the axles.

Finding enough 1x2 plates for a structure can be frustrating, yeah, but Bricklink.com should solve all of that. legosunglasses





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