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LordsofMedieval

<moc> Union Pacific MT-1 4-8-2 #7002 '49er'

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This is the most difficult thing I've ever done in Lego. Also, I ditched the original color scheme for UP's Greyhound - I just don't think the candy-wrapper appearance of the original is all that good. 

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You nailed it! I love that colour palette you chose, and a good idea for the front of the boiler (I`ll try maybe for some streamlined engines) 
Great model! 

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1 minute ago, Darkkostas25 said:

You nailed it! I love that colour palette you chose, and a good idea for the front of the boiler (I`ll try maybe for some streamlined engines) 
Great model! 

Thanks. I cannot be credited with the colors though - UP's marketing department came up with them themselves. 

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Sadly, the 49er only lasted a very brief time - into the early 1940s. So the streamlining never survived long enough to receive that grey treatment. Still, I think it's not too much of a stretch to have slapped it onto this locomotive.

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Ooh hadn’t realised they had the greyhound paint scheme in their non streamlined form.  It’s one of my favourite paint schemes in the US actually - I’ve got an H0 Scale FEF-3 in the livery and of course there’s the preserved 3977 Challenger in Nevada….

Anyway, brilliant MOC, @LordsofMedieval!  Will you be building it out of rear bricks in the future?

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5 minutes ago, Vilhelm22 said:

Ooh hadn’t realised they had the greyhound paint scheme in their non streamlined form.  It’s one of my favourite paint schemes in the US actually - I’ve got an H0 Scale FEF-3 in the livery and of course there’s the preserved 3977 Challenger in Nevada….

Anyway, brilliant MOC, @LordsofMedieval!  Will you be building it out of rear bricks in the future?

Unless something fancier catches my eye, yes. The entire front lower pilot (beneath the silver line) is attached only to the lead bogie so as to allow full pivoting on narrow curves. So it was very much designed with construction in mind (as are all my engines, but this one required extra attention due to the shroud overlapping wheels).

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Nice model. I agree that the Greyhound scheme works better for it than the original paint.

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4 hours ago, Feuer Zug said:

Nice model. I agree that the Greyhound scheme works better for it than the original paint.

Thanks. Yeah, I never thought yellow + red + brown was a good look for... anything. It's like a rusty Iron Man armor set.

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