Duq

MOC: BR 70 - My first steam engine

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This should have been my category 2 entry for the Train Tech Contest but I didn't get it finished in time...

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I actually started working on this months ago for the second challenge on Flickr (the 2-4-0). That's also the reason my first steamer ended up being a BR70 which I think is a bit of an ugly duckling. The proportions just don't seem quite right.

For a first steam engine I'm quite happy with it, even if it's not perfect. Unfortunately I didn't have room for a motor in that tiny boiler so it will need a motorised car behind it. My next steamer should have a PF motor though.

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Hi Duq,

during the summer I started working on a LEGO version of the BR70, too. It seemed to be an easy introduction into the steam world. I didn't come to a satisfying result. Did you create a CAD-File you'd like to share?

The yellow lights look very nice, but the "walls", that are made from three 1x8 tiles: GOOD WORK!

Stefan

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I have indeed made a cad version. I'm putting the finishing touches to the instructions. Watch this space as they say ;-)

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Looks great Duq! I'm yet to venture into the world of steam MOCing, but I plan to in the near future, and if my first loco turns out anything at all like that one, I'll be over the moon. Well done mate. :thumbup:

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I actually started working on this months ago for the second challenge on Flickr (the 2-4-0). That's also the reason my first steamer ended up being a BR70 which I think is a bit of an ugly duckling. The proportions just don't seem quite right.

For a first steam engine I'm quite happy with it, even if it's not perfect. Unfortunately I didn't have room for a motor in that tiny boiler so it will need a motorised car behind it. My next steamer should have a PF motor though.

I also find the proportions of older German steam locos odd, but I think thats because later locos had a uniform look due to the standardised cabs and boilers of the 'einheitsprogram'. I think you've done a very nice job on this. I would not have guessed it was your first steam Moc.

EditedToAdd: I just noticed the steps up to the coal tender using 1x1 slopes on your flickr photos. Thats a great technique, I'm sure I'll 'borrow' it in the future.

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Thanks Captain!

I'm afraid it won't be at Legoworld. The problem with Zwolle is like they sing in that famous song: "It's a long way from Tipperary..."

;-)

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Wow, if this is your first one I can't wait to see what you can do next.

My initial reaction was: "that boiler is way to small", but I checked some reference pictures and you did get it right! Well done, really nice loco. There is something special in black and red steamers.

Happy steaming!

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I have indeed made a cad version. I'm putting the finishing touches to the instructions. Watch this space as they say ;-)

Hi Duq,

Did you finish? :)

Leergut

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The little engine that COULD - beautiful - simple - it's steam ! :sweet:

Fantastic design and well trimed too ! :sweet:

Great job you have done here 'Duq' and I'm a conformist! ! :sweet:

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