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#1 TheBrickster

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Posted 25 January 2010 - 03:37 AM

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Thank you all for the comments and suggestions regarding a train for Old Mexico's Town with No Name.  Over the next few weeks, I'm going to attempt to build a Santa Fe Western Train with more detailed MOCs than that of my past train creations.  I'm quite pleased with this first addition, a small Santa Fe Hopper:

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Posted 25 January 2010 - 03:55 AM

View PostTheBrickster, on Jan 25 2010, 02:37 PM, said:

Over the next few weeks, I'm going to attempt to build a Santa Fe train with more detailed MOCs than that of my past train creations.  I'm quite pleased with this first addition, a small Santa Fe Hopper

Oh this is very nice, I particularly like the sleek look of the sides due to the tile join being hidden by the logo. I like the reinforcing bars too. You've got a right to be pleased, from experience, I know it can take some time to improve when you attempt to make more detailed Mocs, but this makes it seem for you it was effortless.

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Posted 25 January 2010 - 06:41 PM

Really nice start of a train. The dark tan works really well and the background for the 'box art' is great!  :classic: Looking forward to more...

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Posted 25 January 2010 - 07:46 PM

I can only agree with the comments above. The type of car may be simple, but you managed to create a detailed piece of art.  :thumbup:

Do you have a picture from top?

It's multifunctionomical.

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Posted 25 January 2010 - 10:06 PM

You're getting better and better at these!
I really like the dark tan and the tiles with the studs to the sides, with bars over it.
Great job!  :thumbup:
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Posted 25 January 2010 - 10:44 PM

Very nice - very well trimmed - I like it ! :sweet:  :grin:  :laugh:
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Posted 25 January 2010 - 11:27 PM

While I am not a train guy and therefor not the best judge this looks pretty cool to me.  I love it and the continuation of your theme.
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Posted 26 January 2010 - 02:25 AM

Wow, this is great TheBrickster. It's nice to see you trying a different building style, and while you may have built more classic-style MOCs, this is certainly a good way to enter the world of highly detailed train MOCs. I look forward to seeing the end result, and I applaud you for stepping out of the box and trying something new. :classic:

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Posted 27 January 2010 - 03:22 PM

Thanks for the feedback fellas.

The tiles are actually old dark grey, not dark tan.

Here's an unedited photo from a different angle:

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Posted 29 January 2010 - 05:20 PM

Hello!

I didn't realize the story went on, as I was used to see the new sets in the historical forum. :classic:

Yes, a great western city should also have a great train. I guess you can easily remove the planks at the sides for loading duties. I also like the new evening background image. :classic:

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