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Beck

[MOC] ALP-45DP NJT

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Hello Everyone,

Over the past few months I've been kinda bored of building trains and worked on some other models, but Octraintober gave me the excuse to build a train I had been wanting to build for a while. During September, I had the opportunity to visit to visit Montreal which I thoroughly enjoyed. After realizing that the Canadian Railway Museum (the best train museum that I've ever visited) was only 40 min away by commuter rail, I decided to make the journey. While waiting for my train, I saw the ALP-45DP on another track. I had seen it before on the internet, but forgot that AMT operated them. The size was definitely the surprising for a passenger locomotive. Compared to the other diesel locomotives in the station, the ALP was at least 30% larger. 

Once I saw the thread announcing Octraintober, I knew what I had to build. However the paint scheme of AMT had rare colors and difficult paint lines. So I opted for the simpler NJT livery. 

It is powered by two XL motors with a AAA battery box for each motor. The length over the couplers is approximately 63 studs. I used the technical drawing from the manufacturer in conjunction with Sariel’s model scaler to ensure a proportional model.  Unfortunately I forgot to save my edited scale drawing to share, but I believe the scale was around 1:45. The slanted black top was by far the most challenging aspect of the build as I spent about seven hours just on this part. However I am mostly pleased with how the build turned out. If I had more time perhaps I could have bought the parts and built it IRL. I might just bricklink it once I have completed a model of the bombardier bi-level car. I outsourced the renders to westurngate, as I only have a mac (many thanks). I’d love to hear your feedback regarding the design.

ALP-45DP (WTv002)(POVray7h37m)_preview

https://www.flickr.com/photos/152818020@N02/albums/72157687790405911

Thank you for reading!

 

References:

https://ogrforum.ogaugerr.com/fileSendAction/fcType/0/fcOid/64499421632614999/filePointer/64640221156247016/fodoid/64640221156247012/imageType/LARGE/inlineImage/true/NJTALP-45DP.gif

https://www.flickr.com/photos/sullivan1985/36459576926/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=slf13WRoxCI

Details:

https://bricksafe.com/pages/Beck/train_mocs/alp-45dp-njt

 

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Wondeful model :wub:

The roof looks great with all those details ...and  the whole locomotive is a huge masterpiece!

I really hope to see this beauty in real lego! :thumbup:

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The roof is crazy insane and there are some really tricky angles on the nose. Great job!

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8 hours ago, LEGO Train 12 Volts said:

Wondeful model :wub:

The roof looks great with all those details ...and  the whole locomotive is a huge masterpiece!

I really hope to see this beauty in real lego! :thumbup:

 

15 minutes ago, zephyr1934 said:

The roof is crazy insane and there are some really tricky angles on the nose. Great job!

Thank you both very much! I'm pleased that my effort on the roof was well worth the time. I too I cannot wait to see it in real life. 

Should I build the bilevel cars or the mono-level cars?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NJ_Transit_Rail_Operations#Passenger_cars

 

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26 minutes ago, LEGO Train 12 Volts said:

For this model I prefer the bilevel cars! :thumbup:

Thanks for the input.

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8 hours ago, Beck said:

Should I build the bilevel cars or the mono-level cars?

Given the back story, it seems the choice is obvious, quoting from Wikipedia, "Bombardier MultiLevel Coach... Joint order with AMT (Montreal)." Besides, the multi-level cars are much more interesting on the eye. (grin)

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Nice job.  Does NJT run mix consists of single level and bilevels cars?

 

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On 04/11/2017 at 2:00 AM, KikoTube said:

Wow, the front curves are awesome!

Good Job!

Thanks very much! I'm glad that my time was worth spent.

On 04/11/2017 at 6:53 AM, zephyr1934 said:

Given the back story, it seems the choice is obvious, quoting from Wikipedia, "Bombardier MultiLevel Coach... Joint order with AMT (Montreal)." Besides, the multi-level cars are much more interesting on the eye. (grin)

Got it!

5 hours ago, dr_spock said:

Nice job.  Does NJT run mix consists of single level and bilevels cars?

 

Thanks, to my knowledge NJT does not mix mono-level and bilevel cars; however, maybe on special occasions they might. 

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Ecellent work especially  on the slanted roof. I wonder how the accompanying cars would look like.

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On 06/11/2017 at 12:51 AM, harnbak said:

Good work - nice roof

 

1 hour ago, Man with a hat said:

Ecellent work especially  on the slanted roof. I wonder how the accompanying cars would look like.

Thank you both! I am certain that the consist will look ridiculously long. I scaled the bilevel car to be about 74 studs over the frame.

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