MOCs: 7 wide Passenger Cars
Posted 15 June 2010 - 04:59 AM
As much as I love the Emerald Night, like many others I was left wanting more passenger cars.
Initially I just wanted more coaches, but that soon evolved into a desire to have the coachs be wider and longer. In the end, that lead to settling in on a 7 wide by 46 long platform on which to build the basis for a fleet of passenger cars to tow behind my Cab Forward (and another large steam engine that is still a WIP).
The image below is the current state of my passenger car fleet
If you click on the image, or follow this link to my flickr there are links to each of the passenger car variations with higher res images.
Posted 16 June 2010 - 04:50 AM
The line of thought wasn't quite that clear, although elements of that were involved.
- The color scheme of the MK1s was certainly an inspiration
- I intentionally constrained the design to only 46 studs long so that the coaches did not look too ungainly navigating curves and switches.
- That said, similar coaches from South Africa were also an influence. Ref 1 | Ref 2 | Ref 3
- Since these coaches run with my Southern Pacific Cab Forward, the coaches were Americanized by not utilizing buffers.
That was the original jumping off point anyway.
Posted 16 June 2010 - 07:04 PM
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Posted 17 June 2010 - 02:58 PM
So well-balanced proportions and realistic colour-schemes, I really appreciate you're
avoiding the classic bright Lego colours, and instead use tan, dark red, dark green etc
which adds so much more realism to my point of view.
I just wonder (as always when seeing those long coaches) how they manage points and turns ?
Very well done.
Edited by Selander, 17 June 2010 - 02:59 PM.
Posted 17 June 2010 - 04:28 PM
I'm asking myself the same question!
I have spread my dreams under your feet.
Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.
From: "He Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven" by W.B. Yeats
Posted 17 June 2010 - 06:01 PM
I really love how you managed to have those different carriages, some with totally different design, some with the same with just subtle changes to them. They are a great example of how Lego can actually be used to build models of professional quality.
I'd love to see them run in person...
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Posted 17 June 2010 - 08:21 PM
Here a few videos.
My earlier cab forward with two EN style coaches, the 3rd coach (right in front of the boxcar) is one of the 7 by 46 long coaches shown above.
VIDEO #2 (curves and switches) - same setup, the 3rd coach is 7x46.
VIDEO #3 - more of the coaches shown above, but no real curves.
I really need to get some new video with the updated cab forward and all the coaches in tow.
Edited by Cooper, 17 June 2010 - 08:25 PM.
Posted 18 June 2010 - 01:27 AM
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