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MOC: M.O.W. Speeder

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#1 Tinn-man


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Posted 10 January 2010 - 05:53 AM

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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)
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And here is mine:
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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:
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Comparison to the lionel version:
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Size comparison to the BNSF locomotive:
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And finally, a small scene with a couple of workers:
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More pictures here.

C&C are welcome.   :thumbup:

#2 lightningtiger


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Posted 10 January 2010 - 06:48 AM

Good try at it, the speeder does look simple one way, but to do in Lego just like the other, well that's another story.
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' ! :sweet:

#3 aawsum


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Posted 10 January 2010 - 09:30 AM

Interesting build. Never seen these type of wagons before.
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  :thumbup:

#4 TheBrickster


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Posted 10 January 2010 - 05:05 PM

This is really a unique creation and train Tinn-man.  I've never seen one of these rail cars before.  I think you've done an excellent job at constructing it in LEGO, and I like how you've pictured it with the Lionel version and BNSF for comparison.  Do you plan to add any custom decals?  
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#5 Big Cam

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Posted 11 January 2010 - 01:56 PM

Very accurate looking, I think this would really look at home in a big train board setup.

#6 Legoist


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Posted 11 January 2010 - 02:53 PM

This is a very original and funny MOC, it's like the R2-D2 of Lego trains  :tongue:

#7 Duq


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Posted 11 January 2010 - 08:44 PM

It's an interesting looking ugly duckling. You can easily enter it for the Ugly train contest over on Flickr.
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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#8 MatthewUSA


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Posted 12 January 2010 - 12:24 AM

Very good work Tinn-man.  I think the work you did looks very well done.  Your MOC is a nice change from the posts of locomotives.  Well done!

Model On!!

#9 Tinn-man


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Posted 12 January 2010 - 04:25 AM

Thanks for the feedback everybody.  I was originally going to put more windows in the sides, but it left too much of a gap in the front of the locomotive, and I thought that it would look better without them.  

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.

#10 j3tang


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Posted 16 January 2010 - 09:26 PM

do you have the Santa Fe Super Chief and cars? I think they'd look nice with your MOC, pics with it would be nice too!
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