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#1 CamelBoy68

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 12:47 PM

Hi Guys,

This is my first post in this part of EB and I'd like to share a couple of custom containers I built as a gift for my dad, who has also come out of the Lego-less void    :thumbup:

Using the Maersk container wagon as a base, I made two in grey shades to distinguish them from the others and also I felt that they needed to be plain and boring... :classic:

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Again, using the same size/scale of the Maersk containers, I built 2 of each of a blue P&O and yellow Ferrymasters ones.  

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Also, when I was sourcing the parts I found that one of the rarest bricks is the 6 x 16 Yellow plate, of which there are only 59 in Europe, after I bagged 5 of them... :tongue:



The P&O containers are a good fit for the Maersk train, as they bought P&O Nedlloyd a while ago, so it wouldn't be strange of the containers to be on the Maersk...


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#2 lostdriveway

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 01:59 PM

Awesome work! Fits really well and love the designs!

Oh and welcome to this side of the tracks!  :classic:

#3 purpleparadox

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 02:30 PM

I'm not usually a trains guy, but this is a really neat MOC! The designs are great and they're really realistic. My favourites are the blue P&O ones. :thumbup: Good work!

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 04:05 PM

Very nice idea indeed!!!

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#5 LEGO Train 12 Volts

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 07:51 PM

So simple but so perfect! Great containers!  :wub:
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#6 kieran

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 08:16 PM

I have just ordered my first train bits and this is exactly the sort of thing I want to build. they looks so life like to me...

#7 CamelBoy68

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 10:29 PM

Thanks for the great comments, much appreciated... :classic:

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#8 lightningtiger

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 11:31 PM

AWESOME containers 'CamelBoy68' :thumbup: , you should Cuusoo them....you never know what might happen and who might be looking ? :wink:

#9 Hrw-Amen

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Posted 25 June 2012 - 12:48 AM

I got some very similar, again using the original Maersk as inspiration for the wagon, only mine are normal LEGO blue. I have built yellow containers to go on them although they are not specific to a particular company. I just wanted the Maersk engine to have more than two wagons to pull around.

#10 ZueriHB

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Posted 25 June 2012 - 06:21 PM

Nice flat bed car and containers.

The car would look even better if you used the train buffers without plow, which are only used on heading cars (like engines or steering cars).


So you're the reason the 6x16 yellow plates are rare? I need those for double cargo railway pods ;)
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#11 CamelBoy68

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Posted 25 June 2012 - 07:32 PM

View Postlightningtiger, on 24 June 2012 - 11:31 PM, said:

AWESOME containers 'CamelBoy68' :thumbup: , you should Cuusoo them....you never know what might happen and who might be looking ? :wink:

Its a nice idea, but it would get rejected...I can't see more real world companies in lego sets, plus the price of the sets would finish the bid off.  There are 136 x Blue Modified 1 x 2 logs (30136) which cost £29.92 + the Yellow Profile brick (2877) @ £14.62 and that's without the rest of the containers and then the two trailers...... :cry_sad:

View PostHrw-Amen, on 25 June 2012 - 12:48 AM, said:

I got some very similar, again using the original Maersk as inspiration for the wagon, only mine are normal LEGO blue. I have built yellow containers to go on them although they are not specific to a particular company. I just wanted the Maersk engine to have more than two wagons to pull around.

Absolutely, the train looks better pulling more freight... :classic:


View PostZueriHB, on 25 June 2012 - 06:21 PM, said:

Nice flat bed car and containers.

The car would look even better if you used the train buffers without plow, which are only used on heading cars (like engines or steering cars).


So you're the reason the 6x16 yellow plates are rare? I need those for double cargo railway pods ;)


I know what I did here.  I designed the containers & cars in LDD and for whatever reason, the bogies aren't in it, so I just used the 10219 manual for the part no's.  However, I picked out the engine ones, instead of the flat-beds.... :sad:   I will BL them immediately... :wink:   Thanks for the keen eye... :thumbup:

You just wouldn't think that the 6 x 16 plate would be that rare... :sceptic:   So you better get in before I corner the Worlds supply.... :devil:

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 04:17 PM

View PostCamelBoy68, on 25 June 2012 - 07:32 PM, said:

Its a nice idea, but it would get rejected...I can't see more real world companies in lego sets, plus the price of the sets would finish the bid off.  There are 136 x Blue Modified 1 x 2 logs (30136) which cost £29.92 + the Yellow Profile brick (2877) @ £14.62 and that's without the rest of the containers and then the two trailers...... :cry_sad:


You just wouldn't think that the 6 x 16 plate would be that rare... :sceptic:   So you better get in before I corner the Worlds supply.... :devil:
Prices on Bricklink are nothing to do with what it costs TLG to produce the item, they're entirely driven by supply-and-demand. A blue log costs TLG the same to produce as a reddish brown one so the price of any sets could be entirely affordable. But you're right that it would be rejected - it would need licencing and TLG won't produce add-ons to train sets after getting burned the last time it tried.

Your containers are very good work though and I will be unashamedly stealing your colour scheme for the wagons.  :laugh:

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#13 tedbeard

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 04:26 PM

View PostCamelBoy68, on 25 June 2012 - 07:32 PM, said:

Its a nice idea, but it would get rejected...I can't see more real world companies in lego sets, plus the price of the sets would finish the bid off.  
The price from PAB is retail, not the factory cost so don't sweat that part. As for the real world companies why would you go that route? For Cuusoo make  up a company like Octan or the Cargo delivery company and use that branding. They can print stickers and people can use them or they can print their own.
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#14 chrk82

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 05:51 PM

Excellent work!!!The P&O containers is perfect!!!!

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 06:24 AM

Beautiful design!  :thumbup:
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Posted 03 January 2013 - 11:38 PM

View PostCamelBoy68, on 24 June 2012 - 12:47 PM, said:

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Congratulations, CamelBoy68!
Awesome containers.

Could you please share building instructions or inventory for those yellow and blue containers?

Thanks.

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