Beck

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  1. You've got some great fire appliances! I'd like to point out that the wheels the on-road trucks look a bit too wide. I think substituting this part would make them more realistic. I know they don't fit on to the rims in LDD but in real life they fit snugly.
  2. Looks like you've got the overall shape; however, I feel the model is a little bit bland. For instance you might add a cap on the fuel tank, a latch on the toolbox below the trailer, mudflaps, hubcaps on the rear wheels, or the hydraulic and electric hookups on the rear of the cabin. From your photos, it appears that you have the space to add a cabin interior, but I might be wrong about this. For a model this size you could certainly spend a little time to significantly improve the overall appearance of the model.
  3. I first want to test the feasibility of adding the ribs, but I will also begin figuring out the decals. Thank you! I didn't forget about the plow; I chose not to model it because I did not want to add another small detail that would get caught on various bits on layouts. Downsizing the plow is an alternative that I am willing to consider. Thank you very much!
  4. Thank you! I spent a considerable amount of time on the battery box mounting since the battery box accessibility on my previous version was less than ideal. Yep, I completely agree that the sides are a bit plain. My older variant had the ribs on the sides, which gave it more texture, but I had to sacrifice the ribbing to mount the XL motors. Although I may be able to make the ribs on this one in the future. The less common version of this train which my new model is based off of has a complex logo on the side, which would be almost impossible to model in LEGO. I've never really had any experience with decals, so I really dont know what I want to do. ^^https://farm6.static.flickr.com/5513/31320321446_0686908231_b.jpg^^ Good to hear that the proportions are an improvement! I cannot take credit for the SNOT grille technique as I found it on Bricktrix's flickr. Although the side windows are a bit of a dissapointment in my eyes, I've learned that building in LEGO is all about compromises.
  5. Hello Everyone! It was almost a year ago when I finished my TRAXX AC3, and during that time I was able to identify some of its flaws and strengths. In LDD it appeared to be very proportional, but in real life the scale left something to be desired. Over the past month I have reworked the scaling by using the manufacturer's scale drawing. Here's the old thread for comparison: I was displeased with the amount of power & torque produced by the PF train motors, so I opted for two XL motors geared 3:1. I was also forced to use geared bogies since the PF train motors were not scaled for this model. I realize that the side windows are about one stud too far away from the front of each end, but I could not find a way to fix this without compromising the realism of the windshield. I had hoped to fit the AA battery box inside the locomotive, but there would be no space remaining for the receiver. I considered using BBB medium drivers since the PF train wheels are a bit too small, but this would prevent the bogie from rotating since the wheels protrude upwards into the locomotive. I'll let the pictures do the rest of the talking. More Photos: http://bricksafe.com/pages/Beck/train_mocs/traxx-ac3---2.0 Thanks for reading! P.S. I will make a video as soon as my ball bearings arrive for my cargo wagons.
  6. I bought the arocs truck (42043) for $180USD from the walmart online store, but the box was heavily damaged.
  7. Love it! It seems you have become very skilled at making peculiar compact powered locomotives. For the central axle you could have used this part, which is designed to have the axle slide through it. My response to the designer of this loco:
  8. I was able to fit 2 PF L motors into the train with a battery box and receiver into the train. I tried to not stray too far away from Kiko's design, while adding minor details and cosmetic changes. I purposely didn't attach one bar on the top of the cabin so that the 4x6 plate can be removed for battery access. Kikotube, I noticed that you built your model in LDD extended, which allows you to change the color any part in the inventory, even if the part is not available in that color. Your "white" was not actually white (not sure if this was intentional), rather it was "Light stone grey," a color exclusively used in the old NXT kits. This is not a problem if you are not planning on building this model IRL. Your non-powered bogie used technic axles, which create a substantial amount of friction. I hope you like it and it is useful to you in some way. LXF: http://bricksafe.com/pages/Beck/train_mocs/mod-kikotubes-obb-1163 Reference image: https://farm1.staticflickr.com/571/22475525386_4f291463ba_b.jpg
  9. Look at the caption: http://www.bahnbilder.de/bild/oesterreich~e-loks~br-1163/423126/oebb-1163-007-6-mit-einem-containerzug.html It looks really good! You're quickly improving your train-building skills. I don't understand what you mean when you say it has a 9v battery, but doesn't have room for PF. Anyways, I'd really like to try to fit PF into this train, so if there's a way that you could share the LXF with me I'd really appreciate it. I think your pantograph is a bit messy and could be improved. Here's my design for a similar pantograph http://bricksafe.com/pages/Beck/train_mocs/railpool-traxx-ac3-lm/wip This locomotive is predominately used as a shunter and sometimes is used for short distance freight traffic. You're probably mistaking the photos on the internet of this loco shunting passenger cars, as a regional passenger train.
  10. You did a great job in keeping the train to scale while squeezing all of the pf and 9v components into such a small model! However I must say that it looks very bland. However it is still more interesting than the bulleid Q1 class .
  11. Fantastic work! So smooth. Your work was a huge inspiration for me to begin building lego trucks. Perhaps you might add a 2x2 smooth rounded tile on a 2x2 plate on each rear wheel.
  12. Looks fantastic- I have found that XL motors and pf train motors are the only logical choices for powering trains excluding shunters. I would try to redo the drive system however I understand how difficult this could be. Adding another battery box ma also improve the performance. Great moc!
  13. Not many lego users are aware of peeron.com. It's a great resource for finding free instructions from all sets, new and old.
  14. Hello Everyone, Over the last few months I have been working on my vectron in LDD. The main purpose of building this train was to be able to fit 2 xl motors (with gearing) into one unit. I finished the main body, but it looks a bit off and I'm not sure exactly what proportions are wrong. Any suggestions or ideas are very much appreciated. Here's what I have: The vectron locomotives have a slight slant to the front panel just below the windscreen, however I decided against making it since it would just make the model weaker and add unnecessary complexity, in my opinion. Here's what the inside looks like just to give you an idea of the space (or the lack thereof) I have. More photos HERE Reference photos: http://www.ilpendolaremagazine.it/news/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/Vectron_Siemens_E191_Fuorimuro.jpg http://www.railcolor.net/images/basic/siem_21845_53.jpg Specifically, what dimensions are wrong? Thanks for reading