eric_son_of_joseph

Santa Fe Super Chief MOC

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Good day,

I could not justify purchasing set 10020 at the current aftermarket prices, so I took some time to make my own.  Some design choices were borrowed from the official set when I felt I could not improve upon them, while others were made to minimize cost.  White parts represent elements which do not yet exist in the desired colors.

https://flic.kr/p/21UPE2r

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Cheers,

Eric

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Oh my goodness, how did you incorporate the new magnet into the front of the locomotive? That is really cool! Looks a lot brighter too...

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Really great update on that model!  I think you've made some great choices.  Looks like the coupling's between cars aren't using magnets, despite the one included at the front of the engine, or am I not seeing that correctly?

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@Steamdemon

Thank you very much.  You are correct, that is the old magnet.  It just barely fits on front. 

@deraven

Thank you, I appreciate it.  The model uses a lot more pieces than the official set.  I would love to see what the LEGO designers could come up with using a much higher piece count than the original. 

The magnets are actually connecting on their sides in some of the pictures.  Thank you for pointing that out about the couplings, I didn't even notice.

@*thomas*

Thank you so much :D

@legoman666

Thank you, sir.  I almost bought some but decided against it to keep the cost down.  They would fit if placed sideways, but again, prices were a little too high. I also felt like the sides were lacking texture.  The raised round tiles help with that.

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This is the best 6-wide Santa Fe Super Chief loco I've seen in a long time! I especially love the rounded top over the headlights and onto the nose, I may have to steal that!

Over all, fantastic work, I've just fave'd your photo stream on Flickr... keep up the good work!

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33 minutes ago, legoman666 said:

Very nice nose. I need to hook you up with some portholes.

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Vinyl decals, right? I could use some of those in dark red.

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I recently built my own version of the Santa Fe (with two carriages) in bluish greys, largely based off the original design but with mods where I couldn't get the parts in those colours. I have to say that the nose on your version is markedly better than the original!

Might have to try replicating the nose on mine before I put the stickers on.

Well done Eric!!!

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Beautifully done! The front headlights and use of the 2 stud deep curved elements for the nose and below the windscreen definitely create the character.

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Wow!!!

I thought that on the 6 wide scale TLG really came up with the best design. But: No. Not even close ...

Your design is as much EMD F7 as it possibly can get!

Congratulations. On the 6-wide scale, your design is topping everything I have seen.

Regards,
Thorsten

  

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Wow. Everything I could have said has been already. Simply beautiful! I actually agree on the side portholes, those add nice texture!

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Thank you all so much for taking time to write such kind words.  It was another Train Tech community topic which motivated me to start this model.  I really liked the direction @firstofminifigs was taking.

I couldn't take it anymore... Santa Fe Super Chief MOD/MOC

@Murdoch17

My Christmas train locomotive is a mod of your Emerald Night mod :blush:

@Vilhelm22

That is a great idea, but I was not able to incorporate the PF lights.  I'll need to learn some better, smarter building techniques before I try to add them. 

Cheers,

Eric

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Very nice MOC, I like it!

Have not aired my Santa Fe in a long time, but got some inspiration now...

I too like Your solution on the nose. Is the magnet in front stuck to the frame and not the boggie?

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On 8-1-2018 at 2:35 AM, Aaron said:

Vinyl decals, right? I could use some of those in dark red.

@Aaron, I could make them for you (of course). 

You SF looks very nice Eric!

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What a great take on the Super Chief.   I've always admired the original, except for the blocky nose.   Love what you've done to smooth it out some!   Great job!

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11 hours ago, JopieK said:

@Aaron, I could make them for you (of course). 

You SF looks very nice Eric!

I was just floating the idea. I'm going to see what I can do with what I already have first before I spend any money on decals.

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