Deluxe Cargo Electric Train Locomotive Design?
Posted 21 January 2010 - 06:25 AM
Why is the Locomotive from the Deluxe Cargo Train Set so ugly? I can't quite put my finger on it. I have been trying to work on the design but there isn't anything that really helps it out....:( At first I thought it was the John Deere color scheme so I switched that up to black and green. Still a no go...then I thought maybe it was the noses but that didn't help. I'm stumped...maybe it's just a blah design.
Maybe I'm spoiled since I built these... The white and red one is a dummy locomotive (non powered)
My modified RC acceptable Diesel Locomotive (powered)
Posted 21 January 2010 - 09:25 AM
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Posted 21 January 2010 - 03:19 PM
I suppose my only complaint would be the middle wall section between the doors that just look a bit plain. It makes the loco look elongated. Aside from that, I think it's a pretty nice engine.
Posted 22 January 2010 - 01:56 AM
You are one of the few who understood my question and may be on to something. I believe it's lacking some detail from the one Dug pictured (which I really like BTW).
My version based off of set 10133 captures the GP40 locomotive extremely well. The amount of detail and lines they put into it really makes it look realistic. It's probably one of the reasons I decide to get back into Lego (train). I missed out on buying the set but I love the general design.
That's very true about what you are use to but I love the look of the electric engine you posted. The engine in Deluxe Cargo Train Set doesn't capture that feeling of it.
Besides that I like your first black with orange strip along the side of the train 'Zach. M' !
Keep on bricking !
Thanks, one is very limited when working around the constraints of the RC power box... I really don't want battery powered box cars.
Posted 22 January 2010 - 07:46 AM
How about adding a couple of green window shutters in the middle area, to create one or two opening that might hide some measurement or control equipment?
Posted 22 January 2010 - 10:31 AM
I made similar modifications for my 12V Crocodile which is based on the 4551 9V set, it has old style windows, roof and windows shutters on the sides. I'll try to remember to take pictures of both of them... :)
Posted 26 January 2010 - 09:53 AM
Yes, I was afraid of this... And I think the old windows with tabs are forever gone out of production, so no chance of getting green ones ever.
Please do :)
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