MOC: DB Red Shunter
Posted 16 July 2009 - 05:34 AM
I've been really admiring some of the classic 12V train sets and locomotives recently, especially this all-time favorite among Lego train fans, the Blue Diesel Shunter 7760:
How can anyone NOT love this all-time classic train loco?
So, (TheBrickster begins thinking...). I'd like to build a 9V version of this outstanding little classic. I broke out some parts, but had a rough time with the blue (no train doors or shutter bricks in blue - shucks ).
But how about red from the good old Crocodile Hobby Train (plus lots of black plates from bulk sets ). The result is what I call a "Red DB Shunter", another classic train set with some modification.
The little shunter that could:
Front angle view:
Pulling a custom blue boxcar:
And a top view:
This little engine took me about 2.5 hours to build, pulling the right pieces, replacing pieces I didn't have, while using instructions from Peeron (Set 7760).
And it flies around the track and also does a pretty good job pulling heavy cargo (including the Emerald Express with broken Johnson Rod).
Posted 16 July 2009 - 05:45 AM
It call pull a emerald Express? Wow, sure is strong for a small engine!
I noticed some variation, like the door opens to the wrong side, these are intentional?
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Posted 16 July 2009 - 06:05 AM
I tried to keep most of the original design intact. Take a look at this instruction page. Strangely, the doors are set the other direction.
I did add a few small doors to the rear for added detail:
In regard to pulling the Emerald - it won't pull it with the gears intact - just the weight of an Emerald.
Posted 16 July 2009 - 08:06 PM
There have been quite a few red 7760s around. Some 12V, some 9V. I'm not really fond of the 9V versions because I think the rod of the 12V motor makes it the charming little loco it is. But yours somehow manages to look good. Good MOC.
I built a gray-green one once from parts of 4512. That was before I got my 7760. I wasn't quite satisfied with it. It was OK but it wasn't really a substitute for the real thing:
The "backward" doors, I think, were supposed to hide the 1 stud from the weight brick that extends into the cabin in the original 12V version (I mentioned it in my review a while back).
Again, good MOC
Posted 16 July 2009 - 08:31 PM
Imagine what I did three days ago?
I made the same MOC: A red shunter!
I was just too lazy to take pictures of it, but here you are:
me and my train
and the complete folder (with a RC 9V swiss "Krokodil" I made in the same session)
I like yours, but I have to say mine is closer to the original (except for the roof, but I liked it better this way).
Thanks for opening this topic and reminding me not to be so lazy...
EDIT: Sorry, I forgot: Nice 4512 shunter, Hobbes!
Even more interested in LEGO bricks & parts? Read Tim Johnson's (aka Caperberry) blog:
Posted 18 July 2009 - 05:36 AM
Strangely, take a look at the other side of the front side:
I only had two red shutter part sets from Gold City Junction so did the same thing as you.
Strangely, we both changed the back end side (I used a small car door, you the 1x2 grill brick).
Great train minds must think alike!
Posted 19 July 2009 - 06:09 AM
I broke out the "old parts box" from the garage and got busy. Washing each of the pieces carefully (like the 2x3 windows and the grey sloped roof pieces, the result is a creation much closer to the original. I left the small 1x3 door and added a grey 1x4 plate near the motor for a personal touch:
Night photography is a bit tricky - let's try this one:
I must say that I'm truly enjoying building these classic 12V sets. What a great era for Lego trains. The designers of these classics deserve a lot of credit. I think sets like this are just fantastic and will live on forever in the history of Lego trains.
And adding a few custom decals:
Posted 20 July 2009 - 08:02 AM
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