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MOC: Old Swaybacked Flatcar (No Freeloading!)


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#1 RTN LNA

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Posted 27 October 2009 - 06:55 AM

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I am pleased to bring you:

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Old Swaybacked Flatcar (No Freeloading!)

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The Republic of Texas
has gotten a Railroad!


Or maybe just railroad equipment,
or just rolling stock.

OK, it's got a piece of rolling stock,

I mean a piece of
heavily USED rolling stock.

All right it's got one
beat-up old used flatcar.

So, are you happy?
Look,
I know it's a piece of
rolling cra... er, farmyard fertilizer.

But it's the only thing we got so far,
OK?

I mean it may be racked, twisted,
and swaybacked,

but it's our racked, twisted,
and swaybacked flatcar.

SO THERE!


enjoy

kurt

Edited by RTN LNA, 30 October 2009 - 12:30 AM.

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#2 Captain Zuloo

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Posted 27 October 2009 - 08:52 AM

Haha, that's great! I love the bend in the middle. The wheels don't look at all safe either! And the minifig expressions are hillarious! Well done, and keep up the great work. :classic:  :thumbup:

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#3 TheBrickster

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Posted 27 October 2009 - 02:19 PM

Pirates + Train, very clever!  I really like the aged design of this little flatbed, as you've captured the damage from the years of use (esp from those pirate).  Word in the train shed is that they can really abuse a good flatbed wagon. :laugh:

It's neat to see the bend in the middle.  Now if you add some ghost pirates, you'd have a perfect entry for the Build a Ghost Train Building Challenge, but this gives me a great idea for a future building challenge. :wink:

#4 BMW

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Posted 27 October 2009 - 07:35 PM

Wow.  And I thought that all your models has sails or reciprocating engines !

Lots of character on this one.  The broken, overgrown look and layed back men add a lot.  Part-wise I love the truck journals of course... and they look very nice with the use of the 1x5 technic plates.

I can just see this sitting on an RTN naval yard siding.  You could include a mortar or cannon balls as the center load to add some visual "weight" to that swayback.  

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#5 Legostein

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Posted 29 October 2009 - 07:26 PM

Hello there!

Although I am not really into trains, I appreciate original building techniques. Those not properly connected tiles on the left side as loose planks are excellent, and give it a very authentic look!  :classic:

Cheers,

~ Christopher

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#6 RTN LNA

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Posted 30 October 2009 - 12:24 AM

FOUR replies here!

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View PostCaptain Zuloo, on Oct 27 2009, 09:52 AM, said:

Haha, that's great! I love the bend in the middle. The wheels don't look at all safe either! And the minifig expressions are hillarious! Well done, and keep up the great work. :classic:  :thumbup:

Thanks, I am glad you enjoyed it!

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View PostTheBrickster, on Oct 27 2009, 02:19 PM, said:

Pirates + Train, very clever!  I really like the aged design of this little flatbed, as you've captured the damage from the years of use (esp from those pirate).  Word in the train shed is that they can really abuse a good flatbed wagon. :laugh:

It's neat to see the bend in the middle.  Now if you add some ghost pirates, you'd have a perfect entry for the Build a Ghost Train Building Challenge, but this gives me a great idea for a future building challenge. :wink:

I am glad you like it's "cleverness"!!

I liked the idea of racking the flatcar, which was why I did it!
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Sorry about the "no ghosts" though, But I am glad to give you any LEGO ideas I can!

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View PostBMW, on Oct 27 2009, 07:35 PM, said:

Wow.  And I thought that all your models has sails or reciprocating engines !

Lots of character on this one.  The broken, overgrown look and layed back men add a lot.  Part-wise I love the truck journals of course... and they look very nice with the use of the 1x5 technic plates.

I can just see this sitting on an RTN naval yard siding.  You could include a mortar or cannon balls as the center load to add some visual "weight" to that swayback.  

- BMW

Not all of my MOCs have sails and/or reciprocating engines!! (close though!)

I got that trick of using 1x5 technic plates somewhere on the web...
You can see it well here:
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Note: that this is the only corner with a "good" step.


Ooh!! Cool! A good flatcar with a large load of new cannons, just cannons!
Carefully stacked and strapped/chained down nose to tail in layers!!
Like a large shipment from the iron casting forge to the to the naval yard... I can see it!


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View PostLegostein, on Oct 29 2009, 07:26 PM, said:

Hello there!

Although I am not really into trains, I appreciate original building techniques. Those not properly connected tiles on the left side as loose planks are excellent, and give it a very authentic look!  :classic:

Cheers,

~ Christopher

I am glad you appreciate my "original building techniques"

The torn and twisted planking can be seen better in these pics:
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You can see that the planking is "suppose" to be torn up and off of the iron subframe,
leaving the step far below the the wood deck planks.


enjoy

kurt

Edited by RTN LNA, 30 October 2009 - 12:42 AM.

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