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Torpedo Wagon

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Hi everyone,

waiting to release the my next locomotive I've taken a break to make a replica of this fascinating wagon found on Lego Ideas (Torpedo Wagon by Stephanix): the torpedo wagon.

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A torpedo wagon is one of the largest and heaviest cargo wagons in the world (and  It is definitely my longest car :laugh:); it is used to transport hot liquid iron to the foundry where the liquid iron is poured in to molds.

The torpedo wagon has a load capacity of 160 ton ...and I simply love this lego model! :wub:

Inside the cabin I've inserted a mechanism with a worm gear to tilt the torpedo

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See you soon... :wink:

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Excellent, I love that! You have already made two models I want to do, before the triplex and now this!

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When I saw the first pic, which was from a distance, it looked very blah. But up close, I then noticed the great details put into the wheel bases and I was like "WOW!". And that pic of it going around the curves? Crazy! I'd love to see a video of it running! Four thumbs up. (My big toes helped out.)

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4 hours ago, Brickwolf said:

Interesting prototype!

 

4 hours ago, LegoMonorailFan said:

I then noticed the great details put into the wheel bases and I was like "WOW!"

The wheels are so many ...and it's amazing see all of them turning around on the train switches! :classic:

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Very nice model, well detailed, as usual in your realizations. 

The Lego track geometry proves, once more, to be very poor for modeling.

Sergio and Eros

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2 hours ago, monai said:

The Lego track geometry proves, once more, to be very poor for modeling.

Well maybe it doesn't operate on the track like the real thing, but I'm sure its a fun and very rewarding challenge once accomplished

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Nice work. The torpedo car seems built on the same idea as the Schnabel car. And the yard locomotive is cute too.

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11 hours ago, monai said:

Very nice model, well detailed, as usual in your realizations. 

The Lego track geometry proves, once more, to be very poor for modeling.

Thanks Sergio & Elos, the lego geometry is just a standard to respect but in my large layout I'll prefer large radius curves to avoid this hilarious situation! :wink:

 

8 hours ago, LegoMonorailFan said:

I'm sure its a fun and very rewarding challenge once accomplished

You're right, every my locomotives and wagons must pass this test ...this is the real challenge! :thumbup:

1 hour ago, Feuer Zug said:

The yard locomotive is cute too.

The yard locomotive is sold by blokbricks ...and I agree: it's a great model :wub:

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Nice model.  It's always fun to see long cars with many wheels try to get around LEGO R40 curves.  Does your torpedo make it through switches?  :classic:

 

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Oh

20 hours ago, dr_spock said:

Does your torpedo make it through switches?  :classic:

Oh yes ...in a very smooth way :wink:

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That's gorgeous! :thumbup::thumbup::thumbup:
The undercarriage, the handrails - such carefully elaborated details. But the icing on the cake is the tilting mechanism - stunning!

Would love to have a wagon like this for my industrial locomotives...
:wub::wub:

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On 15/5/2017 at 10:02 PM, Tenderlok said:

Would love to have a wagon like this for my industrial locomotives...

You're always too kind Tenderlok but I know that you play in a different league :blush: ...when you talk about elaborate details I just think to your locomotives :wub:

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