ScotNick

[moc] GWR 1442 engine

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Hi everyone!

Been a long time that I last posted here, let alone presented a moc.

34952621954_cb25be9cb0_c.jpgGWR 1442 by ScotNick1, on Flickr
35793134775_1296709086_c.jpgGWR 1442 by ScotNick1, on Flickr

1450 '1400' Class 0-4-2T. Didcot.

Above is the engine my model is based on.

I've started designing this engine in 2013 never thinking I'd ever build it for real. At some point I figured out how I could replace part 6222 that just doesn't exist in dark green. I used stickers from another Lego set in dark green - this way I could make sure it has the correct shade of green.

The 1400 class engines were built in 1932 and based on an earlier type engine with some improvements. Some were also fitted with auto train equipment to make the branch line passenger service easier. Engine 1442 hauled the "Tivvy Bumper", a shuttle service on the Tiverton branchline with autocoaches and worked till 1965. She was then bought and brought to the Tiverton Museum of Mid Devon Life, where she can still be seen.

A big problem for me was finding a way to produce my own stickers. I tried out different way, but there just was no satisfying result. In the end I just printed the decals on paper and cut them out. I know this isn't the best way to do it, but for that I'm quite happy with the result.

Now some more pictures.

35623632952_4f547f837d_c.jpgGWR 1442 by ScotNick1, on Flickr
34952594724_d726176d6b_c.jpgGWR 1442 by ScotNick1, on Flickr
34982884073_8550fe5afb_c.jpgGWR 1442 by ScotNick1, on Flickr
35752102576_2923e1a759_c.jpgGWR 1442 by ScotNick1, on Flickr
35623742152_c8a445e672_c.jpgGWR 1442 by ScotNick1, on Flickr
35752164366_0246d6cf7c_c.jpgGWR 1442 by ScotNick1, on Flickr
35752211506_e8824bc121_c.jpgGWR 1442 by ScotNick1, on Flickr
35404647870_46b5bed73d_c.jpgGWR 1442 by ScotNick1, on Flickr
 

This summer (starting from today) the Tiverton Museum of Mid Devon Life is holding an exhibition called Mini Brick Family Trail of which my model engine is part of. So if you wanna see it in real you can see the following (without the bridge) and some other exciting exhibtions in the museum (like real GWR 1442)
35752246206_011d1b0431_c.jpgGWR 1442 by ScotNick1, on Flickr

I also got them to make some pictures of both GWR 1442 engines:

35624192532_4e5b666239_c.jpgtwo GWR 1442 engines by ScotNick1, on Flickr
35661564981_9b9bb4935e_c.jpgtwo GWR 1442 engines by ScotNick1, on Flickr
35793684095_cc2de25e69_c.jpgtwo GWR 1442 engines by ScotNick1, on Flickr

Last but not least I got another pic of two 14xx engines

34952537524_d859ff1d7a_c.jpg1436 and 1442 by ScotNick1, on Flickr

And here you can see a video of my 1442 going around

35624169772_e375151e5e_c.jpgGWR 1442 by ScotNick1, on Flickr

(She is not powered btw, the motors are the two plank wagons)

 

Cheers,

Nick

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Great work ScotNick! Looks really nice. I also like the whole entourage in your garden.

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Nicely done. The model is charming and you've really captured the spirit of the 1400 class. I also like the little jalopy waiting at the crossing in the video.

In the video it looks like the train struggles a bit in turns. Are the tires on your motors worn, or perhaps you're getting extra friction from the long wheelbase of the locomotive?

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Great looking model Scotnick! I followed your progress on Flickr, and am glad to see this awesome engine finally finished.

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Wow! Beautiful model! I love tank engines, and yours is an awesome example in Lego bricks. Thumbs up.

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Is that a sonic screwdriver on this engine? :grin:

No, seriously, you've created a beautiful locomotive that is proportionally perfect, and looks great done in Earth Green. :thumbup:

It was also fun seeing it pictured next to the real thing and perched atop the boiler. :laugh:

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A beautiful model. Very large similarity with the original.

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Posted (edited)
On 7/8/2017 at 1:01 PM, JopieK said:

Great work ScotNick! Looks really nice. I also like the whole entourage in your garden.

On 7/8/2017 at 7:41 PM, Murdoch17 said:

Great looking model Scotnick! I followed your progress on Flickr, and am glad to see this awesome engine finally finished.

On 7/8/2017 at 10:07 PM, LEGO Train 12 Volts said:

Totally cool! :wub:

Fantastic locomotive and amazing background! :thumbup:

On 7/9/2017 at 2:13 PM, LegoMonorailFan said:

Wow! Beautiful model! I love tank engines, and yours is an awesome example in Lego bricks. Thumbs up.

On 7/9/2017 at 7:03 PM, rahziel said:

Beautiful work, excellent details!

On 7/9/2017 at 9:29 PM, Asper said:

Great! Beautiful model!

On 7/9/2017 at 11:04 PM, Nemo57 said:

A beautiful model. Very large similarity with the original.

15 hours ago, marbleman said:

What a lovely train MOC, looks more like model than Lego.

Thanks guys!

I really did put much work into the model so I'm really pleased you all like it! :blush:

On 7/8/2017 at 7:11 PM, jtlan said:

Nicely done. The model is charming and you've really captured the spirit of the 1400 class. I also like the little jalopy waiting at the crossing in the video.

In the video it looks like the train struggles a bit in turns. Are the tires on your motors worn, or perhaps you're getting extra friction from the long wheelbase of the locomotive?

Thanks!

You are right the train does struggle a little bit. The reason for this is that I regulated it down to go a little bit slower so you could actually see something and not just a fast train going by. Also yes, the engine does cause some friction due to the long wheelbase in curves (as well as all the wagons) but when going better (read higher) speed the train is doing very well.

On 7/9/2017 at 2:27 PM, Digger of Bricks said:

Is that a sonic screwdriver on this engine? :grin:

No, seriously, you've created a beautiful locomotive that is proportionally perfect, and looks great done in Earth Green. :thumbup:

It was also fun seeing it pictured next to the real thing and perched atop the boiler. :laugh:

Hahaha, well in this case it's a whistle, but you do have some sharp eyes :laugh:
Thanks! :thumbup:

 

Cheers,
Nick

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That's a beauty!

Great attention to detail for such a small locomotive. The couplers, the whistle , the...everything.

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What a neat little engine! And, despite of its simple appearance at first sight, so many fine details. You even modeled the sanding gear!
:thumbup::thumbup::thumbup:

Is that a sausage you used for the brake hose? Clever idea!

(One issue that is constantly annoying me with my own MOCs is visible in the daylight photos in the garden: Why is LEGO seemingly unable to produce a constant colour quality? At least four different shades of dark green there... but that's not your fault, of course.)

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On 7/11/2017 at 8:23 AM, Man with a hat said:

That's a beauty!

Great attention to detail for such a small locomotive. The couplers, the whistle , the...everything.

23 hours ago, Tenderlok said:

What a neat little engine! And, despite of its simple appearance at first sight, so many fine details. You even modeled the sanding gear!
:thumbup::thumbup::thumbup:

Is that a sausage you used for the brake hose? Clever idea!

(One issue that is constantly annoying me with my own MOCs is visible in the daylight photos in the garden: Why is LEGO seemingly unable to produce a constant colour quality? At least four different shades of dark green there... but that's not your fault, of course.)

Thanks guys!
I did try to get as many details into this little model as possible (I'm sure there's still someone out there to top this model though :laugh:)
Yes, the sausage is the brake hose :grin:
Oh yes, colour inaccuracy has been a problem with Lego, the only thing you can do about is not care though haha. Especially the dark green 1x1 bricks with clip seem to have a different shade of green, don't know why though...

Cheers,
Nick

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