MOC EMD G12 Diesel-electric locomotive #51, introduced in Hong Kong in 1955, which is called "Sir Alexander", named after former Governor Alexander Grantham
The EMD G12 was a class of locomotive built by GM-EMD, and its Canadian affiliate General Motors Diesel. In addition, Australian licensee Clyde Engineering built ten locomotives for New Zealand in 1957, five for Hong Kong, 23 for Queensland, 14 for Western Australia and seven for BHP. Australian licensee Commonwealth Engineering also built 42 for Queensland Rail in 1964-66. Many examples were built in the 1950-60s for railroads all over the world. They are powered by EMD 12-567C prime movers rated at 1250 hp. Some have been rebuilt with EMD 645 engines.
This G12 #51 "Sir Alexander" was using from 1957-1997. After repairing, it is displayed in Hong Kong Railway Museium since 2004.
To make this MOC locomotive, i don't want to break a 10194, it is too EXPENSIVE. So that i give up the dark green color, i use of brick green color as main color. For another reason, it is not ease to collect the dark green parts in Hong Kong. The bright green with white color is very matched and sharp. So as to improve the control room, i install the doors and upside cover. The minifigure can be changed in ease. We can also see the engine through the door or top cover.
Edited by benny, 05 July 2010 - 10:57 AM.