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MOC: Santa Fe Super Chief + 4 Cars

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#1 TheKingOfBuilding


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Posted 12 May 2012 - 06:11 PM

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I've always wanted the Lego Santa Fe set ever since I saw it. Trouble was, I saw it last year when obviously it cost well over £100 on Bricklink which was way too expensive for one engine. Recently I remembered about the Chief and decided to just go and build it along with some of the cars all of which 8 studs wide. So, heres my first Lego train MOC, the Santa Fe Super Chief!

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I'll show you the train starting with the engine. This was the first part of the train I built which i think turned out pretty well.

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The first car is the resturant/dining car, having the same exterior design as the sleeping car.

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Next is the famous Pleasure Dome car, including the pleasure dome, some seating and a bar.

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After the pleasure dome, you find a rather important carrige; the sleeping car. I'll tell you what, fitting a private compartment AND a walkway wide enough for a minifigure in a 6-wide space is a pain, although that being said I did manage to fit a nice little fold-up bed in the room.

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The last car is the sleek observation car, with the rounded end which came out quite smoothly.

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Click here to watch a video of the Super Chief driving on a layout!

I hope you liked my 8-wide Santa Fe and all comments and suggestions for improvement are welcome!

Edited by TheKingOfBuilding, 12 May 2012 - 06:14 PM.

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#2 The Rip

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Posted 12 May 2012 - 10:49 PM

The Santa Fe Super Cheif is one of the most iconic diseal trains I belive.

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#3 LEGO Train 12 Volts

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Posted 13 May 2012 - 07:20 AM

Wow great MOC!  :blush:
Very original building technique!  :thumbup:
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#4 roamingstop


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Posted 13 May 2012 - 07:32 AM

A great use of pieces; although for the scale I think the nose of the locomotive is slightly too short. Certainly the 8 wide looks good.

#5 gotoAndLego


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Posted 14 May 2012 - 07:05 PM

Shouldn't the whole engine be longer?
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#6 BrickHat


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Posted 14 May 2012 - 09:37 PM

I love the sleeping car... I had tried a few times to accomplish something similar and make some sort of hallway inside the carriage. If I had done it like you, I would have felt completely satisfied.

Kudos for the good design, and thanks for sharing.  :thumbup:

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