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MOC - Three axle passenger wagon for 12v / 4,5v trains (Umbauwagen 3yg)

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Hi all, 

this evening I prepared a wagon which was in my mind for some time, but I've never built. @jtlan mentioned it in the "castering effect" thread, showing us his two very nice Umbauwagen 3YG, which are built with new parts.

Since these wagons are the perfect partners for DB BR78 locomotives, I tried to replicate it in gray era style. It is very simple and straight:

  • the narrow part where the doors should be was not replicated
  • interiors are similar to the 7725
  • undercarriage is quite simple - since it must leave space to the passive steering system

I added a toilet, since it was a nice challenge. It does not have a door in the photos, so the toilet is visible. After some passengers complained, I closed the door. :laugh:

Steering system is very basic, and it leaves space for interiors (I just noted that the two red parts have "Pat Pend" markings - my 60s collection will be happy) :devil:.

The only part not used in the gray era is the 6x24 train base. It can be made of plates, but I have a lot of them - and this is a good use. I cannot use the green color, but I saw the Umbauwagen was also made in blue as a wagon-lit.

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Here it is with my 12v BR78 and 7820 :sweet:. Hope you like it!

Ciao!

Davide

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Really nice design and it totally fits the 12V era. I always wondered how people can make wonderful MOC trains with simple building techniques and such good match with the chosen train era, however I build and design a lot, I could never replicate they style of original LEGO sets.

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Wonderful. As simple as that.

I believe this is what LEGO is about. Use bricks available and "Pimp the Eras". Grey, Blue ... you name it.

What a nice and truly LEGO build!

Best
Thorsten 

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On 3/7/2018 at 11:44 PM, Ashi Valkoinen said:

Really nice design and it totally fits the 12V era. I always wondered how people can make wonderful MOC trains with simple building techniques and such good match with the chosen train era, however I build and design a lot, I could never replicate they style of original LEGO sets.

Thanks!

Well, it is all a matter of using the right parts and color combination. The only thing I can suggest for gray era is spending a lot of time reading Lego catalogues, instructions and the "bible" for 12v/4,5v, which is the 7777 Idea Book.

The parts are always the same - normal bricks and plates, wheels, 12v/4,5v motors, windows, doors, oldgray roof, light bricks - and some Technic and special parts (ladders, magnets, buffers, cylinders). 6-wide all the way. And stickers too!:sweet:

The bigger problem in gray era MOCs is they are pretty expensive (steam trains in particular), since made of vintage parts, in some cases really rare.:hmpf_bad:.

Yesterday I looked again at the Umbauwagen - I do not like the doors at all :angry: after all they are a distinctive detail of the real model - I have to find out a way to narrow the platform to 5 studs.

 

 

 

 

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1 hour ago, LEGO Train 12 Volts said:

Amazing solution! :wub:

I've never seen it before but I think is a very clever idea! :thumbup:

Nice shot!

 

Thanks!!!

Here it is in "reality" , normally these were seen in green, in some cases DB changed the paint scheme. These exist also in four axle/two-bogies version  (4yg).

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This evening I modified the wagon, making it a bit more detailed.

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Now doors are narrower than the rest of the body, and better resemble the original wagon.

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I made a custom base, keeping the total lenght of 24 studs, so it is longer than normal two axles and shorter than 4 axles 12V original wagons. It still is way shorter than it should be, but making it longer would have caused some proportions issues comparing to the other 12V rolling stock. I had to change a bit the steering link, but it works the same way and I did not made updated photos.:wink:

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Now I personally like it more than yesterday's version :laugh:

 

 

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Looks fantastic! Very authentic vintage look. It looks so much better on the 4.5 track too, the PF track is offensive to my eyes. :laugh:

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On 3/13/2018 at 4:32 AM, Jetflap said:

Looks fantastic! Very authentic vintage look. It looks so much better on the 4.5 track too, the PF track is offensive to my eyes. :laugh:

I absolutely have to remediate to your "eye-ache" :laugh::laugh::laugh: 

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Ahhh yes, it really does look better! There is something about the new gray with the old, they just don't go well together!.

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