MOC: M.O.W. Speeder
Posted 10 January 2010 - 05:53 AM
This is probably one of my favorite trains of all time. These M.O.W speeders were mainly used for carrying workers and materials from one stretch of rail to another.
Here's a picture of a Lionel model of a rail speeder: (picture from Classic Toy Trains)
And here is mine:
It is built on a 9-volt motor, so it does run. And I would have to say that it was one of the most complicated builds that I have ever done. Here's a picture of the inside:
Comparison to the lionel version:
Size comparison to the BNSF locomotive:
And finally, a small scene with a couple of workers:
More pictures here.
C&C are welcome.
Posted 10 January 2010 - 06:48 AM
Could I recommend some colour to it, also does it carry tools on board or does it haul a carriage behind it carrying tools and equipment ?
In any case, good work 'Tinn-man' !
Posted 10 January 2010 - 09:30 AM
Looking at the inside I see that you used a lot of technique to build this thing, I must say that the comparison to the original is difficult because the original contains a lot more windows. Yours, don't get me wrong, looks more like a driving vault.
Anyhow, it looks cool with the workers in front and you even managed to motorise it
Posted 10 January 2010 - 05:05 PM
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Posted 11 January 2010 - 08:44 PM
I agree with Aawsum though, one of the stand-out features of the original is the all-around windows which you haven't captured.
So thumbs up for looks, thumbs down for likeness.
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Posted 12 January 2010 - 04:25 AM
Oh, and to answer your question, Lightningtiger, this locomotive would usually carry all of it's tools/supplies on board, and it travels by itself, so it does not pull any cars. Here's a website completely devoted to speeders, if you want more info: http://www.railspeeders.com/ There are different type of speeders on there, too. Most of them are not fully enclosed like this one is.
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