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#1 gambort

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Posted 28 August 2009 - 07:10 AM

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The Brickster's latest post reminded me that people here might be interested in a project I did last Christmas. It's a Western style train with different carriages and instructions for all sections. It was a kind of Christmas present to trainheads.

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You can also change the colours :)

Anyway, hope you like it.

Tim

Edited by TheBrickster, 30 August 2009 - 02:50 PM.

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#2 aawsum

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Posted 28 August 2009 - 07:46 AM

Nice  :thumbup:
It wonders me a bit what kind of instructions are included, because it seems it is completely pre build.

Wehere I am not seem to like the loco enough (maybe bacuse of the used colors and style of it) I do like the big passenger wagon and also the cargo wagon.

Do you ahve any more pics of it that you can share, your flickr didn't reveal the details that I was looking for.

I wish I would have been one of those trainheads  :cry_sad:

#3 gambort

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Posted 28 August 2009 - 08:02 AM

More pics here

I'm not really sure of your questions. The engine and each carriage has instructions. It is as simple as that.

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#4 aawsum

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Posted 28 August 2009 - 08:12 AM

Yeah, saw those pictures. I was just wondering of there are more detailed pictures of the passenger and cargo wagon.

What I mean with my question is the following. In the box you show the train in a built state. Does it mean that when the gift was presented, it came broken down and the people who got it had to build it from the instructions ? Then it is clear :)

#5 gambort

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Posted 28 August 2009 - 08:28 AM

I've never actually built the train. That's just computer graphics. Making it look nice for the crowd :)

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#6 missouri_bb63

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Posted 28 August 2009 - 10:15 AM

 gambort, on Aug 28 2009, 11:28 AM, said:

I've never actually built the train. That's just computer graphics. Making it look nice for the crowd :)

Tim

I believe aawsum is only speaking hypothetically. As the picture you posted shows the train ready built in a nice box... why would one need instructions? Or, would the train be given in bits require instructions and the box designed in such a way that it could also be used to store the completed set (like in the picture).

I am assuming that your concept is to give the completed train as a present with the instructions being there incase it breaks or because one might take it apart and want to rebuild it. The set looks fantastic!  :thumbup:

I also checked out your Flickr post and left a comment. I would love to see more pics of the blue white loco too!

EDIT 3 hours later: As it happens the BR50 you see in my Avatar is going to be a Christmas present for friends of mine and your box gave me a fantastic idea as the train will only be used occasionally and needs to be stored somewhere. That only occured to me just now!  :laugh:

Edited by missouri_bb63, 28 August 2009 - 01:36 PM.


#7 peterab

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Posted 28 August 2009 - 11:25 AM

 aawsum, on Aug 28 2009, 06:12 PM, said:

Yeah, saw those pictures. I was just wondering of there are more detailed pictures of the passenger and cargo wagon.

What I mean with my question is the following. In the box you show the train in a built state. Does it mean that when the gift was presented, it came broken down and the people who got it had to build it from the instructions ? Then it is clear :)

Just in case you have overlooked them, if you go to this page

http://www.flickr.co...57611206516332/

you will find links to pdf and mpd files of the instructions which should give you all the details you want.

#8 TheBrickster

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Posted 28 August 2009 - 01:39 PM

Gambort:  It's great to have you join us here at EB Train Tech.  I had blogged your "Box Train" back in December after seeing it for the first time.  I don't know if I'm more impressed with the box or the train itself.  I love your creation, esp. the caboose.  As a huge fan of the Wild West, I always though a steam train was missing from the theme.  This would make a fabulous addition to the theme, more-or-less "finishing off" the theme perfectly.  How did you create the box?  Is it simpler than it looks?  

Excellent creation - thanks for sharing, and again, it's great to have you here on Train Tech. :classic:

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#9 gambort

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Posted 29 August 2009 - 08:25 AM

Thanks everyone. The presentation is just an amusing bit of fun. I never really thought too much about it :)

 TheBrickster, on Aug 28 2009, 02:39 PM, said:

How did you create the box?  Is it simpler than it looks?

The box is a bit simpler than it looks in that the textures are fairly standard but it was still quite a bit of work. Was fun though.

 TheBrickster, on Aug 28 2009, 02:39 PM, said:

EDIT: please take a moment, and share your train interest in our Train Tech Registry.

Already did :)

Edited by gambort, 29 August 2009 - 08:30 AM.

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