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#1 Selander

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Posted 09 July 2009 - 07:14 PM

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My version of the famous German express train "Rhein Gold" TEE, with a BR class 103 engine.
In tan-red colour scheme, with advanced SNOT technices on the sides, note the 1 plate (1 tile)
thickness in both directions between the light bluish gray bricks with grille.
I used the speed racer windscreen, which I think fits nicely to this smoothly shaped engine.
When Emerald night came I made some corresponding waggons in tan-red as well, since
tan windows became available on Bricklink.
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Posted 09 July 2009 - 11:51 PM

wow.... :oh3: . if I had all my lego peices i could make one maybe. but most are occupied for now becuase of a lego city buildings. but hey. keep up the great work. :thumbup:

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Posted 10 July 2009 - 11:07 AM

Very well done, Selander!

I recall those older trains. Your MOC is a great copy of it.
I´m impressed about the complete layout of yours.  :oh: Is it all placed in your lair?
Or did you make photos on an exhibition?

And I would like to know what the white/brown TEE is. Is that the colour of the train in your place?
Looking at your collection, you like to alter the colours of your engine, don´t you? Nice amount of cars.

Thx for sharing.

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#4 Selander

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Posted 10 July 2009 - 05:12 PM

View PostHolodoc, on Jul 10 2009, 11:07 AM, said:

Very well done, Selander!

I recall those older trains. Your MOC is a great copy of it.
I´m impressed about the complete layout of yours.  :oh: Is it all placed in your lair?
Or did you make photos on an exhibition?

And I would like to know what the white/brown TEE is. Is that the colour of the train in your place?
Looking at your collection, you like to alter the colours of your engine, don´t you? Nice amount of cars.

Picture is taken in my home, bur I normally just make small sceanarios for photographing,
so I don't have a large layout.
The wite-brow engine, is a design by James Mathis, namely a German BR class 111, which
in james version is white-orange, which in fact was a colour scheme that existed in real life.
Mine got a white-brown colour, but is otherwise a quite correct copy to James model.
And, yes I enjoy building several similar (or rather exact) designs but with different colours.
I started with making copies of locomotives like 4564, and 4565. Later I discovered 10183
and made 3 different colours of the design I enjoyed mostly - which also happen to be a
James Mathis design as it turned out.
Lately I have tried to focus on making 6-wide replicas of locomotives from Sweden, like
the famous RC-series and the older DA. Also, as in this post mu own MOC of BR 103.
I am glad you enjoyed my models :-)
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Posted 10 July 2009 - 06:10 PM

I think you built a very nice and fine locomotive. Keep up that good work; it's really very impressive.
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Posted 13 July 2009 - 02:00 PM

Wow! It's not often that we get european electric train MOCS here.  You have a nice balance of SNOT and traditional building techniques. I really like the more muted color schemes you have gone with for these trains. I'm not well acquainted with the official color schemes, but it does give them a "vintage" vibe.
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#7 Selander

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Posted 13 July 2009 - 06:58 PM

View PostEilif, on Jul 13 2009, 02:00 PM, said:

Wow! It's not often that we get european electric train MOCS here.  You have a nice balance of SNOT and traditional building techniques. I really like the more muted color schemes you have gone with for these trains. I'm not well acquainted with the official color schemes, but it does give them a "vintage" vibe.
Regarding the tan-red BR 103 engine, my colour scheme is rather exact to what it was in "real life".
The white-brown BR 111 engine, existed in a similar but white-orange colour scheme (among several other colour schemes).
Thanks for positive comments  :cry_happy:
I intend to also upload pictures of my Swedish locomotives, from "SJ" =Swedish state railways, so you will have a chance to see
even more european electric train MOCS :tongue:
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Posted 14 July 2009 - 07:02 PM

Thats a really beautyfull design. Lots of little snot techniques in there to give it just that little more accuracy.  :wub:
Really love the use of that wind screen. It's the first time I've seen it used for this purpose and it looks fantastic.  :thumbup:
I might copy that windscreen idea in the future.  :wink:
Thanks for sharing.
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#9 Selander

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Posted 06 August 2009 - 06:46 PM

I added a few more pictures of my locomotive.
I think its easier to see all SNOT technics I applied on those pictures.
Hope you enjoy  :tongue:
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Posted 06 August 2009 - 08:22 PM

Phew!

I´m so relieved you made this MOC before the train competition started. :tongue:  :wink:
This is for sure a no. 1 MOC.

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Posted 26 April 2010 - 11:30 AM

When browsing some of the recent posts, I noticed that a member of Danish Byggepladen has made a
BR 103 locomotive very similar to my design. It was apparantly displayed recently during Klodsfest 2010.
It was so nice to see someone appreciating my MOC  :tongue:
Except, I think the Danish builder made a design better looking than mine  :thumbup:

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Posted 26 April 2010 - 02:04 PM

Both are AWESOME 'Selander', actually had a hard time telling them a part ! :wink:
Yours is a fantastic design, so keep on bricking 'Selander' keep on bricking....... always ! :sweet:

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Posted 26 April 2010 - 02:22 PM

I have to agree with LT's comments above.  I like both versions.  The red and tan look good together.  I've always been a fan of these types of German locomotives.  I played with the HO versions as a kid.  In fact, I still have this one:

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Posted 27 April 2010 - 02:51 AM

View PostSelander, on Apr 26 2010, 09:30 PM, said:

When browsing some of the recent posts, I noticed that a member of Danish Byggepladen has made a
BR 103 locomotive very similar to my design. It was apparantly displayed recently during Klodsfest 2010.
It was so nice to see someone appreciating my MOC  :tongue:

Except, I think the Danish builder made a design better looking than mine  :thumbup:

Hi Selander,

I agree the Klodfest design is better, but only because it has an accurate number of vents on the side, otherwise it looks the same as your design. I've always been a fan of this train, and plan to build it in 7 wide in the future, after I've finished some other projects.

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Posted 28 April 2010 - 08:14 PM

View Postpeterab, on Apr 27 2010, 02:51 AM, said:

Hi Selander,
I agree the Klodfest design is better, but only because it has an accurate number of vents on the side, otherwise it looks the same as your design.
Agree, it should by 5 vents on the side as the original prototype has, but I wanted to limit the overall lenght.
My version is approx 32 studs long, so Klodsfest version must be approx 36studs.....
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