MOC: Classic Steam Locomotive
Posted 12 July 2009 - 03:46 PM
I've been wanting to build one of the black and red locomotives from the 12V era for a long time now, and spent some time last night putting one together. 7727 Electric Freight Train has a great classic-town/train style engine, reminding me of old German steam trains. Unfortunately, I don't own any 12V train parts including a red motor, red buffers, and a red 6 x 16 Plate with Motor Cutout; important parts for this classic train (not to forget black train doors).
So I put on my thinking cap and was able to find many of the pieces in black (from the My Own Train Steam Engine and bulk black collection), adding a splash of red for added detail. The doors were the most challenging and after trying red ones from the Swiss Crocodile, they just didn't look good. So instead, I left the engine open. Here's the result, a Classic Steam Train using 9V parts. Unfortunately, my camera never takes good pictures of black MOCs.
Inspiration model from 7727: Electric Freight Train
The complete classic train:
Comments and criticism welcome.
Posted 12 July 2009 - 05:29 PM
one question is this your own version of the set or a modified version?
would you risk not just your own lifestyle (9-5 dayjob, pretty l'il housewife, 2.4 kids, Ford Mondeo),For just one oppertunity to say "i was there" or "that was me!". To leave a Legacy of pride and Honour,
At the risk of a "normal life" ?
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Posted 13 July 2009 - 11:43 PM
It's a much smaller locomotive.
I'm still debating if I like the use of the red ladders at the base of the engine. I may change to black (having used black initially). I was trying to alter the color a bit as all black is a bit dull.
Thanks again for the comments. This was a fun build, just wish I had more of the parts.
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