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#1 Duq

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Posted 16 October 2009 - 06:59 PM

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This should have been my category 2 entry for the Train Tech Contest but I didn't get it finished in time...
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I actually started working on this months ago for the second challenge on Flickr (the 2-4-0). That's also the reason my first steamer ended up being a BR70 which I think is a bit of an ugly duckling. The proportions just don't seem quite right.
For a first steam engine I'm quite happy with it, even if it's not perfect. Unfortunately I didn't have room for a motor in that tiny boiler so it will need a motorised car behind it. My next steamer should have a PF motor though.
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#2 Leergut

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Posted 16 October 2009 - 09:25 PM

Hi Duq,

during the summer I started working on a LEGO version of the BR70, too. It seemed to be an easy introduction into the steam world. I didn't come to a satisfying result. Did you create a CAD-File you'd like to share?

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#3 Duq

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Posted 16 October 2009 - 10:10 PM

I have indeed made a cad version. I'm putting the finishing touches to the instructions. Watch this space as they say ;-)
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Posted 16 October 2009 - 10:32 PM

Looks great Duq! I'm yet to venture into the world of steam MOCing, but I plan to in the near future, and if my first loco turns out anything at all like that one, I'll be over the moon. Well done mate. :thumbup:

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Posted 17 October 2009 - 04:47 AM

View PostDuq, on Oct 17 2009, 05:59 AM, said:

I actually started working on this months ago for the second challenge on Flickr (the 2-4-0). That's also the reason my first steamer ended up being a BR70 which I think is a bit of an ugly duckling. The proportions just don't seem quite right.
For a first steam engine I'm quite happy with it, even if it's not perfect. Unfortunately I didn't have room for a motor in that tiny boiler so it will need a motorised car behind it. My next steamer should have a PF motor though.

I also find the proportions of older German steam locos odd, but I think thats because later locos had a uniform look due to the standardised cabs and boilers of the 'einheitsprogram'. I think you've done a very nice job on this. I would not have guessed it was your first steam Moc.

EditedToAdd: I just noticed the steps up to the coal tender using 1x1 slopes on your flickr photos. Thats a great technique, I'm sure I'll 'borrow' it in the future.

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Posted 17 October 2009 - 10:02 AM

Looks great Duq, i hope to see it at Legoworld next week?
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#7 Duq

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Posted 17 October 2009 - 11:25 AM

Thanks Captain!
I'm afraid it won't be at Legoworld. The problem with Zwolle is like they sing in that famous song: "It's a long way from Tipperary..."
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Posted 17 October 2009 - 05:55 PM

Wow, if this is your first one I can't wait to see what you can do next.
My initial reaction was: "that boiler is way to small", but I checked some reference pictures and you did get it right! Well done, really nice loco. There is something special in black and red steamers.
Happy steaming!

#9 Leergut

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Posted 24 February 2010 - 09:04 PM

View PostDuq, on Oct 16 2009, 11:10 PM, said:

I have indeed made a cad version. I'm putting the finishing touches to the instructions. Watch this space as they say ;-)

Hi Duq,
Did you finish? :)

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#10 Sérgio

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Posted 24 February 2010 - 09:29 PM

like it a lot,

nice work!!

that wheels are from BigBen?

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Posted 24 February 2010 - 09:44 PM

The little engine that COULD - beautiful - simple - it's steam ! :sweet:
Fantastic design and well trimed too ! :sweet:
Great job you have done here 'Duq' and keep on bricking ! :sweet:



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