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Great! Love the little town atmosphere, and the statue realized in classic style is wonderful! :thumbup: For the buildings the snack bar is my favourite. Good luck for the contest! :wink:

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koffiemoc, that is just so lovely and outstanding. :wub:

This entry is filled with so much details and yet so classical at the same time. There are so much activities and details happening in every one single minifig depicting their lives inside this scene such as the cook preparing its store, a civilian enjoying its morning coffee, policeman on duty, cleaner working on the statue and street cleaner working on the pavement. Apart from that, those classical buildings such as Snack Bar and Warehouse give a very classical feel. I supposed the main beauty of this scene, is its Classical Train station. I am sure avid train fans like TheBrickster will love to have this station inside their train setup. It's very nicely done, and the morning train is great too. The statue is a very nice touch. The 3 pictures' restriction do not display the true beauty of this set, and I strongly urge all to take a look at his Flicker for more closeup images.

Well done, and this entry has been featured in Classic-Town.net. :classic:

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Wow, I really love this one. Lots of details and indeed a nice atmosphere! :classic:

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Nice entry that really captures a classic town feeling. I like the doors used on the warehouse and the green truck. But the details pointed out earlier - like the statue - are also really nice.

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Thanks for all your compliments.

When I read the announcement and rules for the contest, that railway crossing immediately jumped to my mind. And it was clear to me that a "six stud wide vehicle" could be a train of course. Puzzling and testing varying layouts with the railwaycrossing on top of the two road baseplates, I concluded that that wouldn't make any sense trafficwise, so I decided to push the moc to the limits of the rules: additional 2 baseplates 16x32. And such a big scene could only be brought alive with quite a lot of minifigs, so I used 18 (19 if you count the statue as 1).

I also deliberately used colours that weren't in use in TLC classic town sets, like orange, tan, bley and grey, and -most prominent- green for the truck.

The railway crossing doesn't have the original beams (poles? booms? what is their name in english?) because one of the two I own has broken, years and years ago. I'm very happy with the brickbuilt ones, especially because I could make half ones (which permit vehicles to leave the crossing even if they are closed). The crossing is in fact one of the things I finished first, together with the orange busstop, the cars and the train.

I gave all buildings an old as well as a newer component, wether looked upon with an architectural view or a Lego-historical view. The station has an old-fashioned look with modern windows on the railway side. Travelers can watch the trains better that way. The oldfashioned look uses some tan bricks, a brown door and brown window panes from a Harry Potter set. The same for the warehouse, with a modernized ground floor (black doors and extension on the left side) and an oldfashioned top part, though it has the new green shutters from set 6117 to obtain that older look.

And of course there's the snackbar, with its late 60ies / early 70ies windows on the second floor which gives a 50ies or 60ies impression to me, modern looking glass elements on the ground floor, the classic snackbar sign from set 675 and the roof parts from the 90ies pizzeria 6350.

I tried hard to make a natural flowing combination of colours and style elements from different periods in time, and I'm quite happy with the result. It's my nicest moc since my dark years I reckon. And I've learned something new: I thought that adding the building interiors and minifigs would be a less exciting, but short exercise. But it took a little longer and I had much more fun with it than I expected!

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Dear Koffiemoc,

just checked your flickr folder.

The vehicles are really "old-school" so verry Classic Town. :classic:

And the interiot detailing of th ebuildings is great as well.

So a verry good entry. :thumbup:

Kind regards,

Teddy

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That's a great entry, koffiemoc! :thumbup:

I really :wub: it!

The buildings look very nice and you even included many important things: a snackbar, a bus station, a little "park", some brilliant classic cars and something very exceptional - the warehouse - which is imo a great idea (and btw I really don't understand why TLG hasn't released a warehouse or depot as City set before). The train station with the level crossing is a very nice idea, too.

What looks to me a bit stange is that there is a train with tracks but the tracks don't built a circle. Imo TLG surely wouldn't release such a big City/Town set without a whole tracks circle. But like already said that's perhaps only my opinion.

The most I like the warehouse, the awesome black statue of the rider on his horse :oh: , the street lamps and the classic cars.

Very well done! :thumbup:

Klaus-Dieter

Edited by Klaus-Dieter

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