EWay

[MOC] Irish Rail 29000 class commuter

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Introducing my Irish Rail commuter MOC - a class 29000 diesel multiple unit, completed in May 2021.

It's seven studs wide and much shorter than it should be - built to get around Lego R40 curves. The real thing also has four carriages compared to two on mine.

It's in the older lime/white/dark blue commuter livery - this was updated a few years ago but they only repainted half the fleet, so you can still see these running frequently, sometimes even in a mixed-livery double-header!


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There's only a one-stud gap between the carriages, but surprisingly that's still plenty of room on R40 curves.

 

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I'm not a fan of custom stickers, and I like the challenge posed by brick-build patterns, so here's my attempt at the white arrow meeting the lime and dark blue sections.

 

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Welcome to Eurobricks. This is a wonderful MOC you've built. Building for R40 does involve compromises, but you've managed to create a good recreation of the 29000 class. You've included doors and I like the use of the panels on the nose to get it to the proper 7-wide look. As a fan of brick built solutions, your work on the arrow is great. Can't wait to see what else you've built.

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What an introduction! All of the lines look so clean, I especially love the angles on the face. Excellent work!

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Welcome to Train Tech! Love the brick-built angled lines on your model... you also don't see too many Ireland-based trains in Lego, so kudos to you on building something (probably) nobody else has done before!

 

Keep up the great work @EWay!

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That is some way to make an entrance.  Stunning build with such a clever use of parts to create a very good likeness, given the R40 limits as well.

I look forward to your future builds.  Might just use this as inspiration to keep a train in my town.  I was going to sell my sets on.

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Always impressed by people building in the decals/color of the train with brick. wonderful work!

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Fáilte @EWay! Always great to see Irish stuff on here, and that’s a great rendition of the 29000. I have some memories of that color scheme from visits home, but you’ve captured it really well, particularly the arrow being brick built. 

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I've taken this train out of Connolly to Leixlip a few times and this model looks great. I really like the doors and the arrow at the front.

I was considering building a 12v MOC of an E421 class. so you have inspired me to start it! 

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Wonderful MOC - great work on the brick built pattern! I like the idea with the panel covering the gap at the front.

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Welcome @EWay to Eurobricks in general and Train Tech in particular! Nice train that shows that lime green can be very appealing for a train if you use it correctly ;)

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Wow, great job. I like those brick build patterns.

And the front is also quite nicely done. Very smooth with that subtle angle

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Thanks everyone :)

 

On 5/11/2022 at 7:09 PM, Murdoch17 said:

Welcome to Train Tech! Love the brick-built angled lines on your model... you also don't see too many Ireland-based trains in Lego, so kudos to you on building something (probably) nobody else has done before!

 

Keep up the great work @EWay!

Actually there was one done many years ago in 6 wide, with blue at the bottom before dark blue was readily available. Originally I wanted to build this in the newer green/dark green commuter livery so as not to step on any toes, but then I tried out the lime/white/dark blue in stud.io just to see how it looked, and it looks so much better I had to stick with it :)

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