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#1 danim

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Posted 07 September 2012 - 03:16 PM

Presenting my first MOC in the train section.

The Bricklingston Balloon Tram

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It is based of the Balloon trams that can be seen on Blackpool's tramway


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The side pedestrians see complete with double entry doors as well as showing the map on the top and bottom levels


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The other side


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The rear bogie set is a dummy but the front bogie is a PF train motor, inside the top level is a aaa battery box as well as an ir reciver and at the front is a set of PF lights that work as headlights

As usual C's+c's welcome

Edited by danim, 25 October 2012 - 11:50 AM.

Thanks Daniel

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#2 Hrw-Amen

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Posted 07 September 2012 - 05:27 PM

It is nice to see an example based on a real tram. I have been thinking about a tram for a while, but more older style. Maybe though a modern one is more practical and easier to get the bricks for? I had not considered that before so thanks for the idea.

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Posted 08 September 2012 - 09:18 PM

your very welcome the inspiration for me was when I went to the Legoland Discovery Center down in Manchester where they have a master model of a Blackpool tram which is much bigger and more detailed than mine
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Posted 09 September 2012 - 09:57 PM

I was going to have a go at making a Blackpool Balloon tram at some point, but decided the shape was going to be too difficult for my first attempt at copying a real design. I would like to make a few suggestions for improvements, but at the moment I can't see how you possibly can while keeping it at minifig scale and motorised. I can certainly see the resemblance to a Balloon tram though, so good job.

I like how modern the Balloon trams look, despite first being built in the 1930s. I'm close to finishing a model of a Blackpool Coronation tram which is from the 1950s, but it won't be motorised or have opening doors like your tram does =(

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 11:51 AM

I have added an updated photo in the first post which shows the tram on the Bricklingston Tram Line


would it be possible for the MODs to change the MOC index photo to the new one
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Posted 25 October 2012 - 01:52 PM

View Postdanim, on 25 October 2012 - 11:51 AM, said:

would it be possible for the MODs to change the MOC index photo to the new one

I think the original/second image provides a better thumbnail, but I've gone ahead and updated at your request.

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 05:16 PM

I will see if I can get a better 3/4 view for the thumbnail when I get home tonight
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Posted 26 October 2012 - 01:30 AM

View Postdanim, on 25 October 2012 - 05:16 PM, said:

I will see if I can get a better 3/4 view for the thumbnail when I get home tonight
No need to do this.  I honestly don't want to make it a practice of changing thumbnail images for the index.  We'll keep the one you've asked for.



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