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#1 gambort

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Posted 07 December 2009 - 07:30 AM

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Hi all,

Last year I worked on a Western Train along with instructions (and on EB). It was a project as a Christmas gift to the LEGO train community. This year my plan is to add accessories to the train so that a bit more of a train set can be created.

I make these models on the fly so I don't know how many or what I will create but I've started with some trees. Please feel free to make suggestions but remember I'm not your beech.

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I'll keep the links from here to a minimum as they have a habit of changing but follow flickr to get the instructions.

Tim

PS. To the moderators: these are accessories for trains and refer to a project for train builders but might be better off in another forum. Please move it if you feel I've put it in the right place.

Edited by TheBrickster, 10 December 2009 - 03:14 PM.

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#2 MightySlickPancake

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Posted 07 December 2009 - 05:46 PM

Nice. its as great as ever and as scenery is not my strong point this could be quite useful.
The cactus (imho) looks a bit of a funny colour or is it supposed to be like that?

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#3 gambort

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Posted 07 December 2009 - 11:54 PM

View Postcrabboy329, on Dec 7 2009, 05:46 PM, said:

Nice. its as great as ever and as scenery is not my strong point this could be quite useful.
The cactus (imho) looks a bit of a funny colour or is it supposed to be like that?

Cheers  :pir-laugh: cb :pir-wink:

The cactus is sand green which is a great colour for a cactus but not so great in the instructions for some reason. It's easily built in green.

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#4 Svelte

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Posted 08 December 2009 - 12:01 AM

Thanks for sharing these!

I'm a plant-fanatic so it's lovely to have detailed instructions for some very original techniques!  :classic:

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Posted 08 December 2009 - 01:19 AM

The cactus is really good! :thumbup:  I'll have to try that some time. Thanks!

#6 gambort

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Posted 08 December 2009 - 06:16 AM

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Second part is up. The platform and some accessories.

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#7 Klaus-Dieter

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Posted 08 December 2009 - 09:26 AM

These are totally awesome MOCs, gambort! :oh:

I really  :wub: them!

They look very realistic and full of details! :oh:
The most I like the awesome brick-built cactus and the lovely platform.

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


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#8 gambort

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Posted 08 December 2009 - 10:19 AM

View PostKlaus-Dieter, on Dec 8 2009, 09:26 AM, said:

The most I like the awesome brick-built cactus

Klaus-Dieter

Thanks. Just to make it clear that cactus design is very, very old. I'm not sure where I first saw it but Tony Sava used it quite recently. I can make no claims to its invention.

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#9 lgorlando

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Posted 09 December 2009 - 02:47 AM

The scenery is awesome! Thanks for the instructions. I love the old prairie tree  :wub:

#10 peterab

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Posted 10 December 2009 - 02:42 AM

Thanks for the Xmas present Tim.  It's very community minded for you to do this each year.

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Posted 10 December 2009 - 03:39 AM

Thanks for the Xmas present Tim.  It's very community minded for you to do this each year.

#12 gambort

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Posted 11 December 2009 - 02:35 AM

View Postpeterab, on Dec 10 2009, 03:39 AM, said:

Thanks for the Xmas present Tim.  It's very community minded for you to do this each year.

Not as community minded as you writing this twice ;)

It's fun to take a step back and go for more of a set-like style. Christmas is just an excuse.

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Posted 11 December 2009 - 04:58 AM

View Postgambort, on Dec 11 2009, 01:35 PM, said:

Not as community minded as you writing this twice ;)

Perhaps posting in the middle of the night is not my greatest skill  :hmpf_bad: Mod's feel free to delete the duplicate.

#14 gambort

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Posted 11 December 2009 - 12:40 PM

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And now for the station :)
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#15 Richie

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Posted 11 December 2009 - 07:11 PM

Very nice! I like the picture of the trees, to me it has a vintage look.  :thumbup:

It's multifunctionomical.

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Posted 17 December 2009 - 05:35 AM

SWEET!

Thanks for sharing all of this.  I did find the building instructions for the platform, station, and trees but can't seem to find the ones for the train?

Is there a separate link?

Thanks!

Larry

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Posted 18 December 2009 - 01:24 AM

View PostCorreus, on Dec 17 2009, 05:35 AM, said:

SWEET!

Thanks for sharing all of this.  I did find the building instructions for the platform, station, and trees but can't seem to find the ones for the train?

Is there a separate link?

Thanks!

Larry

Just click up a couple of time on Brickshelf. Or follow the link trail in the first post in this thread. Or get them from RAILBRICKS ;)

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Posted 23 December 2009 - 10:48 PM

What a splendid station.  Would look right at home under the Christmas Cactus ;-)  The roof support brackets in the corners are an unusual application of angled snot and look great.  Maybe repeat two more flanking the dispatch office.  Don't forget the water tower.  

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#19 gambort

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Posted 26 December 2009 - 02:18 AM

View PostBMW, on Dec 23 2009, 10:48 PM, said:

What a splendid station.  Would look right at home under the Christmas Cactus ;-)  The roof support brackets in the corners are an unusual application of angled snot and look great.  Maybe repeat two more flanking the dispatch office.  Don't forget the water tower.  

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Thanks Brian,

I agree about the extra support brackets but it would have made the build quite a bit more complicated so I felt it was easier to leave them off. I also originally planned the trackside accessories and then totally forgot them... bummer. Maybe a NY present. Probably won't have time before then :(

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