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#1 TheBrickster

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Posted 07 September 2009 - 11:34 PM

I've been wanting to build an American Orient Express train for a number of years now, and never had the pieces I needed.  Using the frame and similar design as the Emerald Night passenger car, this is my custom version, the Legoland Express:

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#2 Richie

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Posted 08 September 2009 - 10:10 AM

For an entry just for fun, it's really great.  :thumbup:
If you haven't said it, I wouldn't have noticed. Can the doors be opened?

It's multifunctionomical.

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Posted 08 September 2009 - 12:00 PM

Looking very good  :thumbup: I like the used colors and how you created the doors.
I must say i have some questions;
- why only 4 windows where there is room for 5
- what did you do with the right train wheel couple, it looks like they are next to eahother, where the left couple has 1 wheel width between them

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Posted 08 September 2009 - 12:22 PM

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Posted 08 September 2009 - 08:24 PM

Ah, yes. Blue and yellow are indeed a very nice combination when combined together. :wink:

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Great work TheBrickster.

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Are the wheels placed like that on purpose?
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Posted 08 September 2009 - 08:32 PM

View PostRichie, on Sep 8 2009, 10:10 AM, said:

Can the doors be opened?
Yes - it works almost like the EN car.

Great car, btw.
(If you just had refrained from photoshopping it... :wink: )
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#7 TheBrickster

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Posted 08 September 2009 - 09:31 PM

View PostRichie, on Sep 8 2009, 03:10 AM, said:

Can the doors be opened?
Yes - by pulling the little yellow knob on the door (that's an old Basic Fig hand in case you were wondering).

View Postaawsum, on Sep 8 2009, 05:00 AM, said:

- why only 4 windows where there is room for 5
- what did you do with the right train wheel couple, it looks like they are next to eahother, where the left couple has 1 wheel width between them
I was modelling it after a US. Gran Luxe train that had quite a bit of open white space on the sides.  After creating it though, I think another set of windows would look better.
In regard to the wheels, I didn't even notice I had done this. :blush: After I had the train complete, I wanted to add the old Legoland brick.  Pulling off the wheels, one broke apart, and I thought I had put it together in the same manner.  Only now I am realizing I did not (so thanks for noticing- oops!)

View PostZorbas, on Sep 8 2009, 01:24 PM, said:

Are the wheels placed like that on purpose?
Accident (see above). :blush:

View PostHolodoc, on Sep 8 2009, 01:32 PM, said:

(If you just had refrained from photoshopping it... :wink: )
Yes, I wanted to add a custom sticker to the yellow 2x2 plate, but didn't get around to it.  I may replace the # on the right with an actual printed space brick.  The photoshopping was just to give me an idea of how it might look.

Thanks for the feedback everyone.  I'm not real happy with it, esp. the doors.  Also, I wanted to use dark blue vs. standard blue, but don't have enough to do so.  It came out "just okay". :sceptic:

#8 Klaus-Dieter

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Posted 10 September 2009 - 09:50 AM

This is an awesome MOC, TheBrickster! :oh:

I really  :wub: it!

It is designed very realistic and in the special Lego train cars style! :oh:
The most I like the very well fitting color combination.
Is the interior the same like in the Emerald Night dining car?

Very, very well done! :thumbup: :thumbup:  


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Posted 13 September 2009 - 12:35 AM

View PostKlaus-Dieter, on Sep 10 2009, 02:50 AM, said:

Is the interior the same like in the Emerald Night dining car?
Thanks KD.  Yes, I used the same interior as the Emerald.



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