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#1 SirNadroj

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Posted 28 July 2009 - 02:44 PM

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Stanley the Fox bought a new steam car and is off through the country! I originally built this to be minifigure scale, but it came out much too large; luckily, it's the perfect scale for belville child figures!

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Thanks.  :classic:

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#2 ComputerBug

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Posted 28 July 2009 - 04:36 PM

Great job I love all the little details you put in and the fig fits the creation very nicely! :cry_happy:

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Posted 28 July 2009 - 05:54 PM

This would be perfect for a 1920's Fabuland/Belville Diorama. I like it!
That fox just for some reason creeps me out :look: A lot.

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Posted 28 July 2009 - 06:09 PM

Awesome! it reminds me of Jay Leno's Model R Stanley Steamer!

The boiler looks like the real one.

Nice work!

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Posted 28 July 2009 - 06:27 PM

It looks ok, but a few things strike me as odd though.
If it is steam powered, then where is the big exhaust?
And why do the mudguards not fit over the wheels, they are kinda useless now..

Nice use of the chrome cups as headlights though and using the arches upside down on the sides is a nice tough as well.


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Posted 28 July 2009 - 08:37 PM

View PostCaptain Blue Hair, on Jul 28 2009, 06:27 PM, said:

And why do the mudguards not fit over the wheels, they are kinda useless now..
Because that is called a fender, not a mudguard.

I was expecting this to be about the Stanley Steamer Carpet Cleaner company. :grin:

Good MOC overall. :thumbup:
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Posted 28 July 2009 - 08:40 PM

View PostCaptain Blue Hair, on Jul 28 2009, 01:27 PM, said:

It looks ok, but a few things strike me as odd though.
If it is steam powered, then where is the big exhaust?
I don't see any exhaust. :look:

#8 SirNadroj

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Posted 28 July 2009 - 08:47 PM

Thanks for the feedback fellas.  :classic:

View PostCaptain Blue Hair, on Jul 28 2009, 12:27 PM, said:

It looks ok, but a few things strike me as odd though.
If it is steam powered, then where is the big exhaust?
And why do the mudguards not fit over the wheels, they are kinda useless now..

Nice use of the chrome cups as headlights though and using the arches upside down on the sides is a nice tough as well.


Did you base this of a real car Jordan?

Well, it's not a historically accurate model, but it's based on Stanley Steam Cars; for example: http://www.flickr.co...ocs/2477663776/ I guess I just forgot the exhaust pipe; simply put, the mudguards didn't end up fitting over the wheels; technically they should be over the wheels, but instead they rest more closely against the body of the vehicle. Again, not so historically accurate.  :grin:

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Posted 28 July 2009 - 08:51 PM

View PostSirNadroj, on Jul 28 2009, 09:47 PM, said:

Again, not so historically accurate.  :grin:
Plus the cars are orange around here, not yellow. :grin:
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Posted 29 July 2009 - 12:12 AM

To all of those who say, "where is the big exhaust", It does not need one.

This is not your typical steam engine, its more of a home water heater on wheels that uses a gasoline/kerosine vaporizer and a pilot light to heat the water and uses re-circulator valves to power the pistons which power the gearbox and power the car.

Here is a picture of a real steam car:
1909 Model R Stanley Steamer.
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Posted 29 July 2009 - 05:39 AM

I love this. It makes me lol and reminds me of the Wind in the Willows. And that banana yellow color makes it even better because it looks silly.









Also might I add the foxman driver is not historically accurate either  :tongue:

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Posted 29 July 2009 - 01:04 PM

View PostSirNadroj, on Jul 28 2009, 08:44 AM, said:

Stanley the Fox bought a new steam car and is off through the country! I originally built this to be minifigure scale, but it came out much too large; luckily, it's the perfect scale for belville child figures!

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Is it just me or does it look like the driver is blissfully mowing down a field of flowers in this picture?  Could this be a subtle commentary on the development of the automobile and foreshadowing of where it will take us?  Perhaps an editorial on humans use of technology and how we commonly use new technology to destroy things.  Or maybe I'm just having a bad Wednesday.   :tongue:    

Great work Jordan.  As always, this is a really nice build and I love the design of the car.  Color scheme rocks too.   :thumbup: :thumbup:  

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Posted 30 July 2009 - 07:00 AM

Magnificent ! I really like how you made the wheels. Wasn't it hard to invert those tiny arches ? How did you connect them to the rest ?

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Posted 31 July 2009 - 09:21 PM

Thanks for the feedback everyone!  :classic:

View PostJipay, on Jul 30 2009, 01:00 AM, said:

Magnificent ! I really like how you made the wheels. Wasn't it hard to invert those tiny arches ? How did you connect them to the rest ?

Thanks Jipay; It was hard to fit the tires over the wagon wheels; I've seen it done quite a few times before, and was surprised at how much force was needed to get them on! The arches are attached with 1/2 pins (a builder's best friend!  :wink:) The whole thing is a structural nightmare, though.  :grin:

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Posted 31 July 2009 - 09:24 PM

View PostSirNadroj, on Jul 31 2009, 09:21 PM, said:

The whole thing is a structural nightmare, though.  :grin:
By that, do you mean it is extremely fragile, or incredibly complicated?
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Posted 31 July 2009 - 10:44 PM

View Postbooger540, on Jul 31 2009, 04:24 PM, said:

By that, do you mean it is extremely fragile, or incredibly complicated?

Both.  :wink:

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Posted 31 July 2009 - 10:49 PM

View PostSirNadroj, on Jul 31 2009, 10:44 PM, said:

Both.  :wink:
Glad you pulled that off well, still accomplishing the realistic look of the car.

And where do those rubber tires come from?
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Posted 01 August 2009 - 12:40 AM

It looks quite hilarious to see a fox skylarking around in the country.  :laugh:  Even if it is only in Lego.  :sweet:   Great details.  Love all those flowers... :grin:   ~LW 8~
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