Boys and girls I present to you my first public train moc and my entery in to category 1.
The Trans Rail Carrier.
At first I wasn't going to submit an entry in to the contest due to my limited brick selection.
Then my girlfriend decided she was going to buy me 10138 and after playing about with a few ideas and looking for inspiration I decided upon the Trans Rail Carrier.
My idea for this theme is base around the 6375 Trans Air Carrier from from1990 and all the cars are branded with the Trans Air cargo logo.
6375 was not the first lego set I ever received for Christmas or birthdays but for some reason it is the first one that I can remember getting and always makes me smile when I see it.
The one thing that used to bug me was that I never really had an extensive lego cargo network to connect the fright to the aircraft and my lego city.
My how times have changed .
My inspiration for the locomotive its self is the Southern Pacific Railroad EMD GP-9E
and if any one is interested you can find more images on railpictures.net
The train consists of five parts and I will show one photo in this post and then a link to my brick shelf folder for any one who is interested in seeing all the little details, I dont want to make this post to pic heavy.
The locomotive itself is built to minifig scale and can you can fit the two train engineers in to the cab. the locomotive is shown in the photos with out any motor however any of the standard bogy's can be changed to a 9v motor,
the passenger (or staff) car
and the inside ( it has a bathroom with reading material, toilet paper and a sink )
the flat bed wagon with the Trans Air Carrier aircraft
the box car and cargo ( you should see the cargo this thing has inside, I'm not surprised they have an armed guard)
the bay window caboose
and inside ( there is a stove a work station, table and chairs and two bunks ... cozy! )
the train on the rails
I hope you enjoy it as much as I have enjoyed the challange.
brick shelf link when moderated
Edited by cusaeng, 29 September 2009 - 08:06 AM.