MOC: SNCB/NMBS Class 70 Shunter
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Posted 09 May 2012 - 11:17 AM
This is the class 70 shunting locos used around Antwerp harbour many years ago. The 270005 engine is preserved in original livery. The moc is 9 studs wide and the silver smoke stack acts as the battery power switch. I would have liked to have used dark green bricks but there was a lack of necessary parts. More photos of the switching house and blue shunter can be seen on my flickr.
Posted 09 May 2012 - 11:37 AM
I agree dark green (link) would have been *sweet* - but looking at the original photo, I cant help but feel the nose is slightly too wide. Is there a reason you went for such a wide head - apart from having to hide the battery box? I wonder if SNOT work similar to the Maersk locomotive would help with that?
Posted 09 May 2012 - 09:41 PM
That does appear to be one mighty big shunter. I did think that it was way to big for mini-fig scale until I sawe the pictures of the real thing and then realised it was a lot bigger than the little engine I had imagined. Yes I agree dark green would have been better, but the parts can be hard to come by and expensive so I think you have done a pretty good job all in all at representing this engine.
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