darkhorse00

[MOC] Santa Fe 4-4-2 "Atlantic" Locomotive

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Missed out on the Lego Emerald Night. I reckon that I should build my own steam locomotive instead of getting one on the market. After few months of bricks purchases, precious advice from fellow Eurobrick members(e.g. Motor power functions Torgue, learned about quartering technique), and several rounds of reworks and modification, it is finally completed! Sharing my 8-wide build Santa Fe 4-4-2 "Atlantic" Locomotive, with Cargo Wagon and Passenger Car. Hope you guys like it!

Train: Santa Fe 4-4-2 "Atlantic" Locomotive

Specs: Engine [8-Wide]. Tender [7-wide], Cargo Wagon [8-wide], Passenger Car [8-wide]

Power functions: 1 x XL-Motor, 1 x Power Function Light (Front Lamp and Rear Boiler), 1 x AAA Battery Pack, 1 x IR Receiver, 1 x Extension Wire

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Great job capturing the look and feel of the locomotive, you really nailed the era. Lots of great little details too (the "fire" in the firebox is a fantastic touch). The luggage rack in the passenger car is brilliant too.

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Simply beautiful. I like the lights everywhere, although perhaps the headlamp needs a yellow lens on it to take some of the harsh, blue hue out of it. The freight wagon looks excellent, but I feel the coaches are a little over-balanced; the body feels too big, or the bogies too small relative to each other. It has an excellent interior, however. Good job all round.

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The locomotive has some great details with the light up firebox. The boiler jacketing looks a bit bland, maybe there is a way to add some piping to it? I am not a fan of the coach exterior, it looks not so much like a period American coach but something more European like what the EN had. (While I don't take Bachmann as a highly accurate model maker, this HO set of theirs shows what I mean with the exterior: http://shop.bachmanntrains.com/images/13703.jpg) But on the other hand that coach interior, whoa! :wub: The interior job on that coach nailed it, and is some of the best coach detailing I have seen on the interior of a Lego model.

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Very nice locomotive ...I really like your great design! :wub:

I suggest just one (and not two) pair of o-rings to increase the speed! :thumbup:

Top notch work!

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12 hours ago, zephyr1934 said:

Great job capturing the look and feel of the locomotive, you really nailed the era. Lots of great little details too (the "fire" in the firebox is a fantastic touch). The luggage rack in the passenger car is brilliant too.

There are a pair of LED lights from the Lego power functions. I do not want keep the other light out of sight, so I route it to the rear to light up the firebox. :) Thank you for the nice comments!

9 hours ago, ColletArrow said:

Simply beautiful. I like the lights everywhere, although perhaps the headlamp needs a yellow lens on it to take some of the harsh, blue hue out of it. The freight wagon looks excellent, but I feel the coaches are a little over-balanced; the body feels too big, or the bogies too small relative to each other. It has an excellent interior, however. Good job all round.

Will do some reworks when inspirations come along.. Haha. :) Thank you for the nice comments!

6 hours ago, Nemo57 said:

Great job. Very very close to the original. Great solutions.

Thank you for the likes!!

 

5 hours ago, LEGO Train 12 Volts said:

Very nice locomotive ...I really like your great design! :wub:

I suggest just one (and not two) pair of o-rings to increase the speed! :thumbup:

Top notch work!

Thank you! Well, I thought it looks aesthetically better with 2 pairs. :) Thanks for the advice!. In any case, it was really hard to find the suitable size o-rings at the place I live...Those are just red rubber bands which fits well too. Black/darker colours would be perfect though.

8 hours ago, xboxtravis7992 said:

The locomotive has some great details with the light up firebox. The boiler jacketing looks a bit bland, maybe there is a way to add some piping to it? I am not a fan of the coach exterior, it looks not so much like a period American coach but something more European like what the EN had. (While I don't take Bachmann as a highly accurate model maker, this HO set of theirs shows what I mean with the exterior: http://shop.bachmanntrains.com/images/13703.jpg) But on the other hand that coach interior, whoa! :wub: The interior job on that coach nailed it, and is some of the best coach detailing I have seen on the interior of a Lego model.

Fantastic feedback! Yes, will do reworks on the boiler jacketing once i have the ideas. Good point there. As for the coach, it was built up as reference to the LNER. You are right, an American Engine shoudn't be pulling a UK coach in reality. Haha. Well, it was made as I have lot of extra reddish brown plates, and internet search came up with this LNER picture. Will probably do a better one in the future. :)

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Well keep the LNER coach then, and just use it for when you build a British steamer! Now that I see what source material you were going for, it seems you got the look down pretty well. 

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Good work! Beautiful and neat. Very impressive you put the XL Motor into boiler, that is what I trying to do all the time in my work. And I also like the way you make the yellow line outside the coach. Hope to see the video for running. 

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One basic question please. What is the part number and name for the curved sections of the engine boiler? I need to build some large round towers and these should do the trick.

Thanks,

Ed

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10 hours ago, marbleman said:

Good work! Beautiful and neat. Very impressive you put the XL Motor into boiler, that is what I trying to do all the time in my work. And I also like the way you make the yellow line outside the coach. Hope to see the video for running. 

Yeah! Thank you. I hope to do one video of the train running soon. You have awesome MOC trains too!

28 minutes ago, knotian said:

One basic question please. What is the part number and name for the curved sections of the engine boiler? I need to build some large round towers and these should do the trick.

Thanks,

Ed

It is made of part number is 88930, Slope, Curved 2 x 4 x 2/3 No Studs with Bottom Tubes, if this is the part you are refering to.

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Thank you very much. I should have checked the scale - I thought you used some sort of 1/4 cylinder that I couldn't find:blush:

Ed

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Really nice work. The passenger car has great classic look to it and I especially like the interior. Also, the way you built the coal in the tender is really cool. Awesome job!

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Great job. The locomotive is absolutely gorgeous. And the passenger car is great as well.

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Nice work. Your Atlantic looks great, love the passenger car, and the boxcar is pretty good too.

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2 hours ago, Feuer Zug said:

Nice work. Your Atlantic looks great, love the passenger car, and the boxcar is pretty good too.

Thank you for the likes!

14 hours ago, Man with a hat said:

Great job. The locomotive is absolutely gorgeous. And the passenger car is great as well.

Thank you for the nice comments.

On ‎25‎/‎3‎/‎2017 at 9:41 AM, 22kane said:

Really nice work. The passenger car has great classic look to it and I especially like the interior. Also, the way you built the coal in the tender is really cool. Awesome job!

Yeah. Thank you for the great comments!

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Wow, beautiful moc. This brings back memories of my first train-A Lionel NYC Atlantic. Real nice set. Have a set like it and run it occasionally. Atlantics are beautiful engines. :wub:

Nice passenger car too.

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It's always nice to see new a new steam locomotive MOC. Nice job!  Have you thought about using some of the Big Ben custom wheels? I think that some bigger drivers would evoke that "high-stepping" look of the prototype. Also, is it possible to drop the valve gear down some? It's seem a little too high. Overall - great work! I especially enjoyed the lighting and high quality photos. :thumbup:

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