Murdoch17

Maintenance Of Way (MOW) work train with 2-6-0 steam locomotive

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"I've been working on the railroad, all the live-long day!"

This train consists of a 2-6-0 "Mogul" steam locomotive and four cars:
- a (working!) crane car
- depressed-center wagon
- tool car
- caboose

...Dinah and his old banjo not included!

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The engine seen here pulls the Maintenance of Way train. This steam locomotive is a 2-6-0  (two leading, six driving, and zero trailing wheels) "Mogul" type,  and features a front magnetic coupler, something I rarely add to steam engines! The engine  was originally assembled from instructions on Railbricks for a MOD of set 79111, Constitution Train Chase, by a user named Zephyr1934. The model also uses a Anthony Sava-inspired tender from his 4-6-2 "Pacific" with stripes from his 4-6-0 "Ten Wheeler".

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The letters "BRS" go on the tender in printed 1 x 1 tiles, while the number 5114 goes on the cab. (BRS stands for Brick Railway Systems, the owner of the engine)

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This model was heavily inspired by Whoward69's instructions for a set of crane and match truck train cars. I modified the original model, seen here, to suit my purposes. The crane car can move side to side or up and down with two sets of ropes to either raise / lower the hook or operate the boom.

Please NOTE: I don't have the exact measurements for the two strings as they wasn't listed in said instructions. However, I think two of this string here should be long enough.

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Several prints are missing from this train, including two of this seven of these and two of this one.  (Two of that last print also go on the baggage / tool car as well.)

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The rail-carrying depressed-center wagon now has brick-built arms to secure the cargo of railroad track in place. (Yes, the crane can not reach the cargo on this car. This is because if the cargo crane overhung much more off the train base-plate, it would bash into line-side structures. Thus, it looks a little off) 

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This car is the tool car, carrying spikes, tie plates and track worker tools. (It actually is empty)

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The car features two opening side doors, allowing for quick access to the inside.

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The caboose should feature printed letter tiles with the railroad's initials "BRS" on the long sides and also features two ladders and singular red tail-light.

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The train cars will be built eventually, but for right now they are digital only, with the LDD file being available here.

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The steam engine will not be used / built in real life, but this diesel RSD-12 will be used instead to pull the train. The steamer does look better, but the diesel lacks a train to pull, so it was assigned to the MOW train. (The diesel is NOT in the ldd file, by the way!)

Comments, Questions  sand Complaints are always welcome!

Edited by Murdoch17

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Nice! Love the train as well as the color scheme. 5 studs wide for the train body and 6 studs wide for the cabin works great. Thumbs up.

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Very nice! The train looks very complete with the matching colour scheme on the last two wagons.

Regarding the overhanging crane, in many cases repairs are undertaken on two-track lines. This means that the crane (or more often two, working in tandem to increase lifting capacity and reduce chances of swinging loads) would be on one track, and could lift track panels off the wagons on the parallel track, then be shunted along to reach the place the panels are needed. Plasser-Theurer made some twin-jib cranes for exactly this purpose.

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18 hours ago, LegoMonorailFan said:

Nice! Love the train as well as the color scheme. 5 studs wide for the train body and 6 studs wide for the cabin works great. Thumbs up.

Thanks on the color scheme, but the original inspiration for the 5-wide body was Tony Sava's MRS-1 model seen here.

8 hours ago, ColletArrow said:

Very nice! The train looks very complete with the matching colour scheme on the last two wagons.

Regarding the overhanging crane, in many cases repairs are undertaken on two-track lines. This means that the crane (or more often two, working in tandem to increase lifting capacity and reduce chances of swinging loads) would be on one track, and could lift track panels off the wagons on the parallel track, then be shunted along to reach the place the panels are needed. Plasser-Theurer made some twin-jib cranes for exactly this purpose.

Thank you! I think I knew that about the cranes, but I just wanted to try to explain something that was pointed out to me by someone on the LEGO Train Fan Club group on Facebook. (It just didn't come out like I wanted it too.)

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Sorry for the slight BUMP:

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The LDD file, text and pictures were just updated with a new steam locomotive, revised train cars, and printed parts have also been added to the train in many spots.

Enjoy!

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