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#1 HoMa

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Posted 09 September 2009 - 08:34 PM

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As category 1 entry I post this MOC of a old German Freight Train. This trains includes a BR 80 steamer (with Power Functions for drive and lights), a weathered flat bed loaded with some train wheels, a box car (recognise the old LEGO logo?) and a condola.

This model is inspired by a Märklin starter set, similar to this one: Märklin starter set

See some more pictures and a little video sequence at my Flickr website: Freight Train at Flickr

Some more information about the real BR 80 steamer:

http://en.wikipedia....ki/DRG_Class_80
http://www.bahnbilde...loks~BR 80.html

Enjoy,
Holger

#2 Captain Zuloo

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Posted 09 September 2009 - 09:26 PM

Great work HoMa! Your locomotive looks brilliant, very realistic. And I love your idea of putting wheels as the cargo on one oof the cars. Supurb entry mate. :thumbup:

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#3 prateek

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Posted 09 September 2009 - 11:49 PM

It looks great! I really like the white cabin the best, and the addition of PF is really awesome too. :thumbup:

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Posted 10 September 2009 - 01:04 AM

Nice work (as always) HoMa!  I love the boiler design and the overall shape of the locomotive.  The driving rod solution is interesting as well.  As others have said, great idea to have the flatbed be carrying spare steam wheels.  Great work!

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Posted 10 September 2009 - 03:53 AM

This is a beautiful entry. Its exactly the sort of thing I'd like to build for my own home layout.

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Posted 12 September 2009 - 07:41 PM

Really nice work again !
Interesting to see how you incorporated the PF lights with such simple but effective method  :classic:
I like the engine the most. It's got very nice proportions.
One comment though, which in fact has nothing to do with your fantastic creation:
I think it is too bad Lego hasn't released any sleaker rods for the driver wheels.
Technic beams looks too bulky......(same comment also valid for Emerald night...)
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#7 pe668

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Posted 27 September 2009 - 01:27 PM

The rolling stock is really good but totally outshined by the BR 80 steamer. Wow, that's some nice work.
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#8 Brickstarrunner

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Posted 27 September 2009 - 09:14 PM

Wow, bea-U-ti-FUL that one is. I am still wondering what is better; The engine or the rolling stock

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#9 FreeBee

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Posted 14 October 2009 - 07:38 PM

Sorry for kicking this up, but I have to say I LOVE THIS TRAIN.
It looks so simple but it is so perfect. Just like old marklin and
fleischmann times.

I will make a copy fot my home layout just to see it in real life.

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#10 missouri_bb63

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Posted 14 October 2009 - 08:58 PM

I have to agree with FreeBee. I already praised this creation on Flickr, and I think I should do it here too. Knowing how incredibly difficult it was to conceal all the PF gear in my steamer which is almost twice the size of this one, to see how it was done here is simply amazing. Plus the fact that it is all so neat and tidy. Fantastic!




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