Stefaneris

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  • Birthday 03/16/1996

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  1. Stefaneris

    Space efficient storage of train tracks

    I never thought about this, but I guess this will save some space in the future.
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    Building Techniques for European passenger cars

    Haha, thanks. I went with the Nightjet because it's the actual paint scheme, but since the CNL was also dark blue, to change this shouldn't be that difficult. Thanks. I guess in the Netherlands, there are also cars with such windows.
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    (MOC) DSB IC3

    Super MOC of a funny looking train. My favourite detail is, that you even took care that the chairs are aligned with the windows. I guess that's the only aerodynamic part of the train
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    [MOC]HI-Rail Utility Truck

    Nice work. It also reminds me on the TV series Railroad Alaska and Railroad Australia. I don't think they are as common in Europe as in the states but you also see excavators with removable axles for maintenance works. There's even one railroad in Switzerland (the Rhb in Grisons) which have Fire trucks with such axles so they can be used to help trains.
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    Building Techniques for European passenger cars

    @Roadmonkeytj @LEGO Train 12 Volts @Sérgio Thanks for the kind words I added another picture of the roof, since I thought that the first one doesn't show the black hinge bricks well enough.
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    Building Techniques for European passenger cars

    Thanks a lot. The roof keeps it's shape but the hinges have some play. So removing the tiles and reattach them like I did for the photo has to be done carefully. The middle line of tiles is stable and therofore the roof can be handeld easily holding it while putting the pressure in the middle of the roof (I hope you get what I mean).
  7. Hello all I want to show you some techniques I used for my MOC of the ÖBB Nightjet. Since this train consists of several different cars from different former owners, there’s quite some variety of cars. I want to show you the most important building techniques used for cars based on the UIC-X car and the Eurofima-car. There are two links to the respective German Wikipedia page. UIC-X Eurofima These two types of cars can still be seen on the major European railroads on InterCity lines and were also used on the legendary TEE Rheingold. So, with changing the colours and some details, a lot of cars can be built using the same techniques Now the first part I show you are the windows, since the original ones from LEGO only come in limited colours and are quite expensive: http://UIC-X by StefanEris, auf Flickr http://Übersetzfenster 1 by StefanEris, auf Flickr http://Übersetzfenster 2 by StefanEris, auf Flickr http://Bautechnik Fenster by StefanEris, auf Flickr The windows are built using SNOT-techniques and using plats with handles and plates with clips, one can achieve different spaces between the windows, as seen on the picture with the one stud wide window. This technique can also be applied to 6-wide cars. Also note the doors, here a minifig hand is used to model the door handle. (I’ve seen this idea on other MOCs, thanks for the inspiration) The roof is made with the slope curved piece and a lot of hinge plates. The next car is an SBB Eurocity car, which is based on the Eurofima-car. The story behind this car is, that several railroads wanted to order the same car with the advantage of paying less per car. Since the more were built, the less one single one would cost. In the end not everything worked like the railroads wanted, but a lot of cars are still based on the Eurofima-car. Also the Swiss Eurocity car you see below. The most challenging part here was the roof with it’s longitudinal beads (?) (please correct me if someone knows the right translation of “Längssicken” here, they are used to reinforce the roof). To get this shape right, I used tiles and hinges. On the other hand, the windows here are quite simple. There’s only a three studs height stripe (snotted) with trans black and black brick. http://EC-Wagen by StefanEris, auf Flickr http://Dach by StefanEris, auf Flickr http://Dach 2 by StefanEris, auf Flickr I hope I could inspire someone or help you to build some trains, even if train windows and doors aren’t widely available in the wanted colours. Stefan Edit: Added another picture of the roof technique.
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    [MOC] NS Hispeed Traxx F140 MS2 #186 114

    I feel honoured to be mentioned here. If I rebuild the cab of my LKAB IORE one day, I will definitely look at your techniques. Your loc looks indeed like there went a lot of thinking and trial and error in it, but it does match the real Traxx very well.
  9. About the stickers: I use pictures which I copie into a word-file, then scale them and print them on a regular sheet of paper and cut everything out. Nothing very special here Concerning the yellow stripe: If I see correctly, you have a row of red plates/tiles above the windows of the door. Just google "SBB eurocity wagen" and you will find some good pictures (and see what I mean ;)) My cars should be able to run, however they need a lot of clearance in the curves. I hope I can test them in October when we have an exhibtion with SwissLUG.
  10. Hello Unfortunately I only saw your MOCs but not you at ABSolut Steinchen. Maybe next year. About the SBB and the NS trains: They are of course well recognisable, but I would add some stickers with the name of the railway. The cars often look more complete afterwards. Another detail is the yellow stripe above the doors on the first class cars. I guess it would be sufficient to just change one plate in height of the red part to yellow.
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    Long Trains.... Show 'm !

    Last weekend I was at an exhibiton in Germany where I diplayed my MOC of the night train of the ÖBB, the Nightjet, for the first time. The train is about three metres long and consists if five cars and one locomotive. http://Nightjet at ABSolut Steinchen 2019 by StefanEris, auf Flickr
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    [Discussion] European Railway Instructions?

    For my part, I don't make any instructions because I don't have time to learn it (and also don't want it). Another reason is, that some MOCs of mine are quite fragile and if I would buy instructions from someone I want the model to hold together. However, if there is a LDD model or somehting like that, I'm happy to share it. Also on exhibitions, if someone asks if I have instructions I offer to show them the building techniques I used. I also learn new things at exhibitions while talking with other builders. There's also the German community 1000 Steine, of course everything is German but there are a lot of builders who build MOCs of German and other rolling stock. There's also from time to time the question if there are any instructions available, but often the answer is no. But there are books about our hobby, for example @HoMa 's books about trains. I don't own them so I can't tell a lot about but there should be techniques and a lot of pictures included. I'm not sure about instructions though.
  13. A big thank you to everyone who was involved in this project. I guess the Big Boy is and will ever be a great part of the railroading history. I hope that your work inspires many people outthere to build their own Big Boy or another of your engines.
  14. Stefaneris

    Trans Europ Express (TEE) VT 11.5

    Great MOC, especially since you modified it to run on your layout.
  15. Stefaneris

    OcTRAINber 2018: The Foreign Challenge is go!

    You might be right, however that something British is on Swiss (!) tracks obviously happend: http://www.railpictures.net/photo/225391/ @raised doesn't make it easy for me