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#1 solta

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Posted 28 February 2012 - 09:11 PM

To build my locomotive, I was inspired by sets 10133 (Santa Fe BNSF) and 10219 (Maersk Train). I picked up some solutions from these two locomotives and some solutions are mine.
The locomotive is constructed on the RC platform, which already has built-in battery box and IR receiver. This is the main reason why the lower part of the locomotive is in black color.

Locomotive is a replica of General Motors EMD mark GP9. It is 36 studs long and almost 8 studs wide over all. It has air vents for cooling air and air intake for engine. There are two exhausts on top.

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A few more photos here: GM locomotive EMD GP9

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#2 LEGO Train 12 Volts

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Posted 28 February 2012 - 09:18 PM

Nice model and great color scheme!  :thumbup:
Good work!   :blush:
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#3 lightningtiger

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Posted 28 February 2012 - 10:42 PM

Great looking engine 'solta', any rolling stock to join this engine ? :wink:
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Posted 29 February 2012 - 02:16 AM

Very nice engine 'solta'. You definitely got it's looks right; I too, love the color scheme. Keep up the great builds   Posted Image
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Posted 29 February 2012 - 03:04 AM

Nice one Solta.  I like the B&W color combination. The side vent pieces (for lack of a better name) look good and add to the detail. Nice job on the back end as well - great use of the cheese slopes.  Overall, a very impressive engine. :thumbup:

#6 Tearloch

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 04:48 AM

Cool.....nicely done....I had started working on a MOC of that very engine around Christmas, but in the Rock Island blue and white...but I stopped when I realized that the color I needed (the new med azure) wasn't in enough parts to make this without a ton of difficulty....
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Here is what I was going for, plus I plan to do the caboose...if I can get the color worked out (the medium blue doesn't look right).

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 07:06 AM

That's a very clever use of the RC train base. It's notoriously difficult to use well but this makes it look easy.

#8 solta

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 01:01 PM

Thanks everybody for your comments.

View PostTearloch, on 29 February 2012 - 04:48 AM, said:

Cool.....nicely done....I had started working on a MOC of that very engine around Christmas, but in the Rock Island blue and white...but I stopped when I realized that the color I needed (the new med azure) wasn't in enough parts to make this without a ton of difficulty....

Yeah I know, sometimes the color can be a problem. I always check the consistency between parts, color and availability during the construction.
As I can see, it seems to me that the photo shows the EMD mark GP7. May be I am wrong? But still a good choice.

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 01:17 PM

View Postsolta, on 29 February 2012 - 01:01 PM, said:

As I can see, it seems to me that the photo shows the EMD mark GP7. May be I am wrong? But still a good choice.

The difference between a GP7 and a GP9 was mostly a more powerful engine on the GP9.  On the exterior, the only difference was to the classification lights and an extra set of loovers on the side if I remember correctly.  So you can decide which it is.

I've always been a big fan of the early diesels, especially the ones with tall short hoods.  Your model is particularly good great!  The extra challenge of using the RC base makes it even more impressive.  The only easy thing about using the RC base is that you won't have to try to fit in the Power Function components.  The color choice is quite striking with the yellow line separating the black and the white.

I have a small question.  I noticed that the motor was clipped in one plate lower (which gives it the proper proportions) than the RC base allows.  I was curious as to how you pulled that off?

Brick on!!

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#10 solta

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 01:44 PM

View PostDan-147, on 29 February 2012 - 01:17 PM, said:

I have a small question.  I noticed that the motor was clipped in one plate lower (which gives it the proper proportions) than the RC base allows.  I was curious as to how you pulled that off?

Thanks 'Dan-147' for you comment.
The answer to you question: I simply added 'Black Technic, Plate 2 x 6 with 5 Holes' at the bottom.

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#11 Tearloch

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 12:02 AM

View Postsolta, on 29 February 2012 - 01:01 PM, said:

Yeah I know, sometimes the color can be a problem. I always check the consistency between parts, color and availability during the construction.
As I can see, it seems to me that the photo shows the EMD mark GP7. May be I am wrong? But still a good choice.
Nice catch...I am actually new to the whole train world, so I make some mistakes like that...I guess I was speaking of the overall design (tall hood, early diesel, etc).  
I am hoping that I can make mine a reality at some point.  With the Medium Azure being a new color, I hope it gets an expanded part inventory in the near future.  I actually think I could do about 95% of what I need with existing parts, but I got lazy  :sweet:

Anyway, your MOC is flippin awesome.  The colors really pop, and the RC base saves the dreaded decals.  Thanks so much for sharing it.  My first post kinda missed that point (it was late...wife was nagging...forgot why I was replying).  On my re-read, I seemed like I was trying to steal the show.....not intended :look:

#12 Steinkopf

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 03:18 AM

Very nice work there Solta with using the IR base, they are not the most build friendly of elements to use but you have done a really good job with creating such a nice looking locomotive.

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 05:06 PM

Looking good!  I love the roof design.  I might have to steal some of that and re-deaux my GP-9.  Nice use of the RC base as others have mentioned.  It can be tough to incorporate nicely, but you managed it.

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#14 solta

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 07:45 PM

Thanks again to all for your comments.

View PostDavey, on 01 March 2012 - 05:06 PM, said:

Looking good!  I love the roof design.  I might have to steal some of that and re-deaux my GP-9.  Nice use of the RC base as others have mentioned.  It can be tough to incorporate nicely, but you managed it.

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Hi Dave. I saw your GP9. It looks great. Red color makes it more powerful. Good job.

#15 Legoroni

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Posted 02 March 2012 - 03:14 AM

Nice loco. I really like the colors.

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Posted 02 March 2012 - 04:01 AM

I always liked these vintage diesels, and you definitely got this one spot-on!

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 02:09 PM

Very nice, love the colors.

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 06:47 PM

Looking very nice!
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Posted 03 November 2012 - 08:58 PM

This is why I like bumping from time to time very much ...

Missed this entirely. It is absolutely brilliant. That bulky piece (the RC train failure base) is rusting somewhere deeply buried in some box ... time to get it out! What a cool design Solta! The very slim design is really nice. And it comes with the batteries nicely wrapped up. And it does not interfere with the PF channels. And you can run it with the much more better PF train motor.

Absolutely nice.

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 12:46 PM

Great work. Very beautifull locomotive. Some realy nice building technics
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#21 solta

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 08:32 PM

Thanks again everyone for all your comments. I really had fun when I designed the locomotive.

#22 JacloS_UA

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Posted 02 July 2014 - 01:14 PM

Very beautiful model!
But ... there where the battery block?
Body diesel - 4 width ...
No?

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Posted 02 July 2014 - 05:27 PM

View PostJacloS_UA, on 02 July 2014 - 01:14 PM, said:

Very beautiful model!
But ... there where the battery block?
Body diesel - 4 width ...
No?
Well, In this case it has an RC chassis: http://www.bricklink....asp?P=55455c01 with battery included.
That does the trick.



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