TTCE: Swiss Crocodile (Power Functions)
Posted 09 September 2009 - 08:26 PM
As category 2 entry I post this MOC of a BE 6/8, a so called Swiss Crocodile. This model uses Power Functions (1x rechargeable battery box, 1x reciever, 2x medium motor). The wheels are from Emerald Night, the first and last wheel is a medium sized Big Ben Bricks train wheel.
The engine is build in brown except the grill 1x2 bricks which are reddisch brown.
See some more pictures and a little video sequence at my Flickr website: Swiss Crocodile at Flickr
Some more information about the real engine (in German only):
Posted 10 September 2009 - 05:23 AM
I have a question about the colour; I've only seen photo's of green Swiss crocodiles. Did they also come in other colours? I've seen lego models in grey, red, yellow and blue but I'm not sure if thats because dark green bricks are rare and the modelers made a compromise, or if the real prototypes exsisted in a range of colours, or had different liveries over time.
Posted 10 September 2009 - 07:23 AM
Image source at bahnbilder.de
The Swiss Crocodiles (Be 6/8 and Ce 6/8 ... I don't know the differences very well) came in dark green and brown in real life. Märklin wanted to paint one in black with red wheels and rods like a German Steamer recently but that didn't work out. Only a model will be available for the Märklin Insider Club.
In other countries like Austria and Germany "crocodile like" engines where used. The Austrians came in red, similar to the LEGO set 4551. In Germany - as far as I know - "crocodile like" engines came in dark green.
Posted 14 September 2009 - 11:55 PM
Posted 15 September 2009 - 10:26 AM
This image shows the pantograph slightly narrower on my Stuttgart Tram. The building technics are the same as for the croco pantographs.
Posted 04 October 2009 - 10:48 PM
Since my first MOC train is also powerd by power functions I am always interested in seeing how people find new ways to mount the motors, do the gearing and hide the huge pile of electronics required. You did a great job with that here. I also really like the texturing and the proportions.
Edited by missouri_bb63, 04 October 2009 - 10:50 PM.
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