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Paperinik77pk

MOC - 12V DB BR78

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Hi all, I'd like to present you my first 12V MOC. 

It is a Deutsche Bahn BR78 - inspired locomotive, built using extra pieces from a 7730 and 7750. This is the third big steamer I use, along with the original 7750 and the 7777 steam locomotives.  I built this one following using special pieces (e.g. lights lenses are yellow/clear like in 7750 - rubber pipes on the sides) and following the style of the early 80's Lego trains. 

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It was simplified in many details, like the cabin (using standard doors and windows) and sides (which are missing a lot of leverages, handrails and so on).

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DB BR78 Locotender - 7750

Here it is on my test station - front and rear lights are on when moving forward, small white light on the back is on when moving backwards. 

Hope you like it! :laugh:

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Really nice Paperinik, I always liked the 7750 but this brings it to a much more realistic level while keeping the gray 12V/4.5 era look and feel as well.

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Thanks, actually I like a lot the 12v/4,5v look and feel of the 80s, as well as the 70s and late 60s styles.

A little explanation about the stickers: as you can see from the image below, the parts donor was a 7730, then I bought some replica stickers on Ebay. Since my 7750 was already restored and complete, I had some extra stickers. For this reason I marked the locomotive as 7750.

I am missing two 2x1 black windows on the back of the cabin (I had them but they were used to complete the 7777, which was built in the same period). Since they are very expensive, until I won't  find them inside a lucky Ebay auction...the locomotive will remain as it is :laugh:

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Oh wow. Nice project. It really fits well with all those other those classic 12V trains and buildings. And still a very realistic model. Well done!

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Looks great your 12 Volt style MOC steam engine! It fits really good in the line of "large" 12 Volt steam engines. Hmm, shouldn't call it a line, we only know the 7750 and it's bigger sister 7777 (which is a 7750+7810). Why not call yours a 7780 (50+30=80)?

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12v lives! Your MOC looks very period, yet fresh. It fits well with the style of the time then and could still turn heads today. Good work.

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13 hours ago, HoMa said:

Looks great your 12 Volt style MOC steam engine! It fits really good in the line of "large" 12 Volt steam engines. Hmm, shouldn't call it a line, we only know the 7750 and it's bigger sister 7777 (which is a 7750+7810). Why not call yours a 7780 (50+30=80)?

Nice Idea, it can be the best fake set of the 80's :laugh:

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This is the best version of the beautiful BR78 for the 12 volts system, that I've ever seen! :wub:

Wonderful MOC and amazing use of lights! :thumbup:

The background from the same era is the icing on the cake!

Bravissimo!

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