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#1 mrblue

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Posted 21 March 2010 - 11:55 PM

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here I'm back again to present you a caboose for the BNSF (still in LDD).
complete with interior: bed, small table, kitchen, chair, stairs to go up where you find a seat and some control.

EDIT: updated + interior photo + checked the price in pab = about 45.00€ + shipment
EDIT: updated version that can open!!!

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EDIT: built a small kitchen and a chair. stairs are on the exploded wall.

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EDIT: with side that can be open to access the interior and different selection of parts to lower the price a bit

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link to LDD file normal version HERE
link to LDD file open version HERE

thank you for viewing
have a nice lego day
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Edited by TheBrickster, 23 March 2010 - 01:51 PM.


#2 lightningtiger

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Posted 22 March 2010 - 12:14 AM

COOL 'mrblue' a realistic caboose with the correct set up with a stair case to the viewing platform - that's what the caboose was for - checking the train from the rear end forward.
Great LDD job there 'mrblue' and keep on bricking ! :sweet:

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Posted 22 March 2010 - 03:13 PM

Now you got me here!

First I thought: Why in all the world did you use these colors? :wacko:
Then I saw you were referring to the BNSF loco, not the Santa Fe...  :blush:

Well done, mrblue!
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Posted 22 March 2010 - 03:43 PM

Nice looking caboose!  I love the color scheme and agree it would go well with the BNSF GP38 locomotive that LEGO put out a couple of years back.  I'd love to see you take some of your LDD creations and build/photograph them  You really have some talent in LDD.  

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#5 mrblue

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Posted 23 March 2010 - 12:21 AM

I'm going to build most of them.
All of my creations are made using the pick a brick palette. This choice is because I would like to make all the models available to a wide range of people... ok... let's don't think too much about the pick a brick price, and don't even consider the built by me price which is even 30% higher, but just think that all the bricks used are easy to get, and not special parts made available only in one set available only in some country and in limited quantity and so on.
If you want, you can order all the parts and build your own with no need to spend time digging in bricklink looking for that special part!
I already placed a pick a brick order and I should get the needed pieces soon, then I'll build and take some photos to show.

thank you for your comment and for viewing my models
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Edited by mrblue, 23 March 2010 - 12:26 AM.


#6 fred67

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Posted 23 March 2010 - 02:46 AM

I'm loving these models; I have the BNSF and would love to build this caboose for it, but that green... that's not the  green that's on the engine, if I'm not mistaken.

On the engine (same as the Emerald Night), the color is 141, "Earth Green" off LEGO's color palette.

Since LEGO doesn't sell those colors separately, I'm guessing your design is 28, "Dark Green" off LEGO's color palette.

Just don't want people to be disappointed if they order this and it doesn't quite match; I'm not saying it's not still worth building, it's quite good.  I think I'd add some tiles to smooth it out.

#7 mrblue

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Posted 23 March 2010 - 02:58 AM

you are right! unfortunately it's not the same green, and the reason, as you pointed out, it's because pick a brick doesn't have the right color on the available palette (that's bad! and the same is for many other colors!)
I thought about that and the good thing is that, since a caboose will stay at the end of the train, maybe you can "accept" the color difference. anyway, it will be easy to keep the green line on the bottom part and change the roof to a dark gray or black tone, this way it will "match" better.

thank you for your suggestion
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Posted 23 March 2010 - 03:21 AM

I got an extra Emerald Night for the car; I was thinking of making a caboose for the EN in green using the extra pieces from the engine and tender, but I'm wondering if I couldn't use a few pieces for this BNSF caboose, too.

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Posted 23 March 2010 - 03:49 AM

Ooh!  I love cabooses!  Very nice colors complimentary to the BNSF loco.  What I really think makes this design unique is the outstanding interior.  In fact, this is one of the most detailed caboose interiors that I've seen.  Nice brick built door, and the bed is a great addition.  Great design here! :thumbup:



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