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MOC: M.O.W. Speeder

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This is probably one of my favorite trains of all time. These M.O.W speeders were mainly used for carrying workers and materials from one stretch of rail to another.

Here's a picture of a Lionel model of a rail speeder: (picture from Classic Toy Trains)

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And here is mine:

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It is built on a 9-volt motor, so it does run. And I would have to say that it was one of the most complicated builds that I have ever done. Here's a picture of the inside:

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Comparison to the lionel version:

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Size comparison to the BNSF locomotive:

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And finally, a small scene with a couple of workers:

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More pictures here.

C&C are welcome. :thumbup:

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Good try at it, the speeder does look simple one way, but to do in Lego just like the other, well that's another story.

Could I recommend some colour to it, also does it carry tools on board or does it haul a carriage behind it carrying tools and equipment ?

In any case, good work 'Tinn-man' ! :sweet:

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Interesting build. Never seen these type of wagons before.

Looking at the inside I see that you used a lot of technique to build this thing, I must say that the comparison to the original is difficult because the original contains a lot more windows. Yours, don't get me wrong, looks more like a driving vault.

Anyhow, it looks cool with the workers in front and you even managed to motorise it :thumbup:

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This is really a unique creation and train Tinn-man. I've never seen one of these rail cars before. I think you've done an excellent job at constructing it in LEGO, and I like how you've pictured it with the Lionel version and BNSF for comparison. Do you plan to add any custom decals?

Front-paged! :thumbup:

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Very accurate looking, I think this would really look at home in a big train board setup.

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This is a very original and funny MOC, it's like the R2-D2 of Lego trains :tongue:

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It's an interesting looking ugly duckling. You can easily enter it for the Ugly train contest over on Flickr.

I agree with Aawsum though, one of the stand-out features of the original is the all-around windows which you haven't captured.

So thumbs up for looks, thumbs down for likeness.

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Very good work Tinn-man. I think the work you did looks very well done. Your MOC is a nice change from the posts of locomotives. Well done!

Model On!!

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Thanks for the feedback everybody. I was originally going to put more windows in the sides, but it left too much of a gap in the front of the locomotive, and I thought that it would look better without them.

Oh, and to answer your question, Lightningtiger, this locomotive would usually carry all of it's tools/supplies on board, and it travels by itself, so it does not pull any cars. Here's a website completely devoted to speeders, if you want more info: http://www.railspeeders.com/ There are different type of speeders on there, too. Most of them are not fully enclosed like this one is.

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do you have the Santa Fe Super Chief and cars? I think they'd look nice with your MOC, pics with it would be nice too!

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