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#1 Selander


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Posted 30 August 2009 - 09:48 AM

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So here's the problem:
I wanted to re-create in Lego a Swedish famous electric locomotiv, namely the DA-class engine.
The original engine has a small "lip" (or edge) along side its base, which covers the wheels just a little, so
the ideal lego base would be a 6x24 train base plate in dark-red (or reddish-brown), which has the same kind of lip,
when the wheel boogie is assembled under it.
But, Unfortunately a dark-red train base plate is a not-existing combination.... :cry_sad:

After some creative thinking I found out that dark-red panels 1x2x1 mounted upside down, gives the same look
and overall dimensions as a train base plate.
So this is how the upside-down built baseplate looks:
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And this is the final result, a Swedish class DA engine. :tongue:
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Please share your own solutions, for this kind of "problem" :
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#2 Rick


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Posted 30 August 2009 - 09:58 AM

I inverted the 1 x 2 tile modified with handle Posted Image as a mudguard on my fire engine.
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