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MOC: The Great Laxey Mine Railway Engine, "Bee"


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#1 greg3

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Posted 27 May 2010 - 06:14 PM

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Hi
Here's my latest MOC train, the Bee, one of a pair of 19 inch gauge engines (the other being the Ant) operating on a restored section of mine railway in Laxey in the Isle of Man. The original railway began in 1877 with the 2 engines taking over from ponies to haul lead and zinc along a mile and a half track. In 1929, the mine closed and the engines were scrapped but a section of railway has recently been restored and 2 replica engines now pull tiny passenger wagons a quarter of a mile along the old mine workings. I thought a small engine might be easier to build - but it wasn't!! If anything it's a bit oversized and it's still a bit of a WIP but I'm quite pleased with how it's come out so far. I might change the red for yellow and  I need some wagons for it to pull and some narrow gauge track!!

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Thanks for looking - all comments very welcome..
Cheers
Greg

Edited by TheBrickster, 28 May 2010 - 02:04 PM.


#2 RoryoCox

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Posted 27 May 2010 - 06:55 PM

Very nice. I reminds me of a little engine they used to have near me.
Well Done :thumbup:

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#3 lightningtiger

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Posted 28 May 2010 - 12:41 AM

Aw, now that's CUTE ! :grin:
Great work 'greg3' and keep on bricking ! :sweet:




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