MOC: Classic Green Boxcar
Posted 25 July 2009 - 04:31 AM
After seeing AJW's fantastic classic 12V scrapyard train with yellow boxcar from 7735, I thought I would have to try building one. With no yellow train doors and windows, I tried building one using green pieces.
So, created based on 7735 Freight Train set from 1985, I give you a classic green boxcar. It's definately not as good as the original yellow boxcar, but I don't think it's too bad.
I love the ladder up the right side leading to a small top section with railing:
Unfortunately, I had to use both clear and trans. blue windows:
The classic green boxcar pulled by my little red shunter:
And what might be the "special cargo" in this green boxcar? Try GOLD!
Posted 25 July 2009 - 07:12 AM
I love the ladder at the back of the car, it adds a nice touch of realism to it. I think it could be improved if you got rid of the windows and replaced them with green brick (maybe even add a sticker there like keetong suggested) because freight wagons wouldn't have windows. If you decide to keep the windows there, the different shades of glass don't stand out. I didn't notice them until I read it.
Now I just need to get me some of those doors and I can build my own boxcar!
Wonderful work TheBrickster, I really admire your ability to whip up quality train MOC after quality train MOC without losing enthusiasm. Don't stop building em mate.
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Posted 25 July 2009 - 11:34 AM
That, and removing one pair of windows. Having two pairs of 1x2x3 windows makes makes one of the pair look tacked on - I would have used regular 1x2 bricks here instead.
That's about it. And I'm sure it would look great at the end of a train full of classic recreations!
Posted 25 July 2009 - 11:38 AM
Posted 25 July 2009 - 11:51 AM
I really love the classic 12v fig guarding the gold, is he keeping it safe from marauding gangs of outlaws?
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Posted 25 July 2009 - 02:08 PM
And I too love the little ladder and the gold inside the car. It adds so much playability to this creation. Thanks for working on this one Brickster. Love it!
Oh...and Hobbes. This catalog image is THE one that made me get into LEGO Trains in the first place back in the 80's. Even today my heart skips a beat when I see this picture. Thanks for posting them.
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Posted 25 July 2009 - 05:27 PM
I ran out of ink on my color printer, otherwise I would have added a "DB" decal on the door. I know that I've said this before, but it truly is fun to build these classic 12V sets. I really missed out on these during the early 80s.
Here's the revised version:
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