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(MOC) Herningværket Vestkraft I/S (complete set of locomotives and wagons)

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An old project finalized after seven years :classic:

Herningværket Vestkraft I/S

All three typers of wagons were part of the company's famous coal train "kultoget" transporting coal from Vestkraft in the costal city of Esbjerg to Herningværket power plant in the inland city of Herning from the year 1982 to 2000.


FALS coal wagon

Digital model but built in 2012

The 18 coal wagons were built in Denmark by Scandia in 1981-82 on license from Talbot in Germany.
All were sold to France in 2000.

My model:
Scale: ~1:50
Lenght: 30 bricks
Width: 8 bricks
Bricks: 312
Weight: 335g
Designed: 2012 (slightly updated in 2018)

Very high setting render from Stud.io with custom decals done in the PartDesigner tool.

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The doors can be opened up to 45 degrees:

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Top view:

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ASJ tank wagon

Digital model but being built very soon...

The six tank wagons bought by Vestkraft I/S in 1981 were originally built in 1948-49 by AB Svenska Järnvägsverkstäderna (ASJ) in Falun, Sweden.
All six were scrapped in 1991.

My model:

Scale: ~1:45
Lenght: 26 bricks
Width: 6-8 bricks
Bricks: 302
Designed: 2019

Very high setting render from Stud.io using custom decorations from Stud.io, LDD to Pov-Ray and manual editing. 

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Side view:
The two 1-axle boogies can rotate and are held in place by a Hose, Flexible Ribbed with 8mm Ends, 10L.

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Technique used for the mid-cylinder:

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AVG tank wagon

Digital model.

The two AVG tank wagons bought by Vestkraft I/S in 1991 were originally built in 1968 by AB Gävle Vagnverkstäder (AGV) in Gävle, Sweden.
Both were removed from service in 2002 and scrapped in 2003.

My model:

Scale: ~1:45
Lenght: 40 bricks
Width: 6-8 bricks
Bricks: 361
Designed: 2019

Very high setting render from Stud.io using custom decorations from Stud.io, LDD to Pov-Ray and manual editing. 

Some of the custom  decorations were truly horrific to render due to their bend :oh3:

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Top view:

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Technique used for the mid-cylinder:

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The locomotives (!)

Both types of locomotives were from the Danish State Railways (DSB).
In the the earlier years of operation from 1982 to 1993 two Litra MX (1001 & 1024) were used, one in the front and one in the back whereas in the later years from 1993 until the end of operation in 2000 a single more powerful Litra MZ (I) (1404) were used.


DSB Litra MX

The Litra MX locomotives were built on license from General Motors by Nydquist & Holm AB - Bofors-Nohab in Trollhättan, Sweden.

45 were built from 1960-1962.

The Litra MX were very similar to their big brother Litra MY but had a smaller engine and lower weight with less pressure on the tracks making them popular on smaller railroads.

Quite a few are still used today by private railway companies either domestic or abroad. 

One locomotive is on display at a railway museum in the city of Stuer, Denmark.

My model:

Digital model but based on my very first train MOC from 2011 with the same basic design.

DSB red and black livery used in the 1980s.
Room for lights in all headlights and the interior.

Scale: ~1:60
Lenght: 40 bricks
Width: 6 bricks
Bricks: 546
Powered: 1 or 2 x PF, PUp or 9v train motor(s)
Designed: 2019 (variant of my Litra MY update  in 2018)

Very high setting render from Stud.io with custom decals done in the PartDesigner tool. 

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Interior:

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One of my pictures from 2013 with a Litra MY pulling some of the coal wagons:

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DSB Litra MZ (I)

The Danish State Railways (DSB) powerful Litra MZ (I) locomotives were built by Swedish Nydquist & Holm AB (Nohab) in Sweden and  subcontractors in Denmark on license from General Motors.

10 were built from 1967-1969.
61 in total were built across all MZ variants (I-IV).

Quite a few are still used today by private railway companies either domestic or abroad, in Iran, Norway and Australia.

My model:

Digital model but based on my second train MOC from 2011 with the same basic design.

DSB red and black livery used in the 1980s.

Scale: ~1:60
Lenght: 40 bricks
Width: 6 bricks
Bricks: 653
Powered: 1 or 2 x PF, PUp or 9v train motor(s)
Redesigned: 2015 (4st revision)

Very high setting render from Stud.io with custom decals done in the PartDesigner tool and some manual color replacement of the upper headlights.

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The top can easily be lifted providing access to the battery box and all others parts inside:

 

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Photo inspired by LEGO train builder Sérgio Batista :classic:

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Edited by dtomsen

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All of those cars are fantastic. The coal wagon has some great action and the tank cars are a great improvement on the conventional cylinder design.

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Great work, all these cars look stunning - I especially like the two axles tank one.

Also the locomotive is beautiful, and the whole train is simply amazing to see.

:thumbup::classic:

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Man I love it. In a world of MOCs that are overly detailed and fiddly for the sake of it these are just nice and clean. 

Like an 'adult' version of one of my fav childhood train cars 4536

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Damn you made two models one more beautiful than the other!!! :wub_drool:
The first blue wagon has always been one of my favorites but I had never seen one so well done on a 1:45 scale! :thumbup:

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Thanks guys but I forgot something to complete my project...the locomotives (!)

The first post have been updated accordingly :grin:

I would probably design both types of locomotives in 7 or 8 wide today with much more detail and accuracy but the old 6 wide designs somehow still manages to capture the essence quite well in my opinion. So no need really...presently :classic:

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I love the MZ, nice work. I was a new engineer at EMD when these were built, my boss got a trip to Sweden to participate in the testing on the cab noise levels - these were some of the first locomotives built with isolated cabs.

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Nice models,

Especially like the tank wagons and the snot work for the middle sections

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