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  1. dtomsen

    (MOC) DSB Litra MZ (I & III)

    Last render with both locomotives updated with the Dark Red 1 x 2 Brick with Grille which I would have used in the first place had I known the part had become available in that color 👍
  2. dtomsen

    (MOC) DSB Litra MZ (I & III)

    Thanks, Laura 🙂 If you do visit Denmark, please find time to visit The Danish Railway Museum in the city of Odense. The museum is well worth a lengthy visit 👌 The former Odense Banegård is right next door to the roundhouse housing the museum 😁
  3. dtomsen

    (MOC) DSB Litra MZ (I & III)

    Thanks The slant wasn't that big of a challenge as I had already tried numerous approaches during the evolution of my older 6-wide version The two main challenges for me were: 1) The curvature along the side edges on the front. Hard edges were neither correct nor looked good (too boxy), curved slopes sideways were too flat and placed the curvature in the wrong places (either on the front itself or too far back on the sides) and curved bricks sideways gave the appearance of fat chubby cheeks with too much of a gap between them and the 6-wide train windscreen. Cam (one of the Brick Train Depot guys) suggested to close and bridge the gap visually using the small curved wedge and everything quickly fell into place after that. 2) The bogies. In particular the front proved rather difficult with the continuously lower front part and the slanted brick-built plow which both had to move together with the turning bogie necessary for navigation curves. This took some time (and several failures) to figure out how to do reasonable solid and look both good and correct.
  4. dtomsen

    (MOC) DSB Litra MZ (I & III)

    The horror 😱😱😱😱😱 That part finally produced in dark red and I hadn’t noticed, so thank you for making me aware of it 👍 Now I need to make some new renders 😁
  5. dtomsen

    (MOC) DSB Litra MZ (I & III)

    Technic Disks 3 x 3 with the Maersk Train sticker on top. Technic 2 Axles connected to 2 x 2 Round Plates with Axle Hole hold them in place underneath the 4 x 4 Turntable Square Bases Interesting point I prefer the red and black but that's probably nostalgia talking
  6. I've been split in scale since I began building LEGO trains with all my shunters, freight wagons and latest passenger train being 7-wide or 1:50 and all my older locomotives and passenger wagons being 6-wide or 1:60. With almost all of my buildings close to true minifig-scale, I've been contemplating to unify my scale for a few years now but I couldn't decide to go for either 7 or 8-wide...in addition to being pretty much satisfied with most of my 6-wide models as they are. Well, no more Presenting my favourite Danish State Railways’ (DSB) locomotive redesigned to 8-wide and digitally rendered in two versions and liveries... DSB Litra MZ The powerful Litra MZ locomotives were built by Swedish Nydquist & Holm AB (Nohab) and Danish subcontractors on license from General Motors. 10 MZ (I) were built from 1967-1969. 20 MZ (III) were built from 1972-1974. 61 in total were built across all four 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 of DSB Litra MZ (I): DSB maroon livery used in the 1960/70s with the highly recognizable wing logo on the front. Scale: 1:46 Length: 56 studs from buffer to buffer Width: 8 bricks Bricks: 1.318 Powered: 2 x L-motors with 2 x battery boxes Control: PUp or PF with SBrick Designed: 2020 My older 6-wide version from 2016: https://www.eurobricks.com/forum/index.php?/forums/topic/119474-moc-the-danish-state-railways-dsb-locomotive-litra-mz-i/ All renders are done on the very high setting in Stud.io with all of my own custom decals added in the PartDesigner tool. Upgearing from 20 to 12 teeth with a ratio of 5:3....more speed, less power L-motor design with good advice from some of the Brick Train Depot guys on Discord. Credit to Duq for coming up with the original idea of the T-piece on top. 3-axled bogie: The center wheel will utilize a black hockey puck as a blind driver or a 2 x 2 round tile with open stud and 1 x 1 round tile placed on top on it as the alternative. https://www.bricklink.com/v2/catalog/catalogitem.page?P=47576#T=C My model of DSB Litra MZ (III): DSB red and black repaint used in the 1980s. Scale: 1:46 Length: 56 studs from buffer to buffer Width: 8 bricks Bricks: 1.375 Powered: 2 x L-motors with 2 x battery boxes Control: PUp or PF with SBrick Designed: 2020 My older 6-wide version from 2011 and redesigned in 2015: https://www.eurobricks.com/forum/index.php?/forums/topic/172599-moc-herningværket-vestkraft-is-complete-set-of-locomotives-and-wagons Part of the fun and what set LEGO trains apart from pure model railroading is the inclusion of minifigs, so whenever and whatever I always try to make space for them and also keep on some play features and interiors. The 8-wide body is quite roomy and has a fairly correct interior. 2 x L-motors and 2 x standard battery boxes will be utilized for PUp or 2 x L-motors and 1 x battery box for PF with SBrick. Both locomotives with DSB Litra MZ (I) in front of the later version DSB Litra MZ (III) in the background: Technical addendum: For the first time ever I have used technical drawings overlayed with LEGO scaled grids to get the dimensions right or as close to right as possible. The models haven't been built yet but some smaller builds have been used for testing during the design phase. My slightly shorter test train didn’t really like driving through R40 curves, no surprise there Too much length overall and the wheel sets in both ends of the bogies are also pretty far from each other producing some drag. Going through isn't impossible though but rather uneven and a tiny bit struggling, especially with added wagons. There are no problems driving on straight tracks and through larger radii curves. To my surprise however was the finding that the total number of parts were the same or even slightly less than a similar 7-wide model So henceforth, 8-wide it is
  7. dtomsen

    Brick Train Awards: The Entries Gallery

    Great initiative 👌 Below are the three out of my four entries which didn’t win 🙂
  8. dtomsen

    (MOC) DSB IC3

    Thanks - beauty is in the eye of the beholder but we can definitly agree that the train won’t win any beauty contests 😁 Super smooth and comfy irl though. interesting idea with the “coverage” 👍 Brick-built boogies could be a reasonable solution for a display model only but this kind of defeats the purpose 🤔 A single IC3 trainset on my Odense Banegård display - I really need two trainsets now 😁
  9. dtomsen

    LEGO VT 11.5 Trans Europ Express (TEE)

    Good to read your own views on this, Holger 👍 I just had to ask because even though there are a lot of differences, I still see some “inspirational” similarities to close to your TEE to be purely coincidence. BlueBrixx also seems rather controversial to me to say the least but that is a completely different discussion 🙂
  10. dtomsen

    LEGO VT 11.5 Trans Europ Express (TEE)

    Sorry, I just have to ask 😬 Did you have something to do with this model from BlueBrixx, Holger?
  11. dtomsen

    Trains forum banner

    What, a banner with a train....in the train subforum 😲 How novel 😁 👍 to everyone involved
  12. dtomsen

    [MOC] Odense Banegård & modular platforms

    Last round of photos 🙂
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    [MOC] Odense Banegård & modular platforms

    More close-ups:
  14. dtomsen

    [MOC] Odense Banegård & modular platforms

    Replicated. Some are historical and found online like most DSB adverts or the Carlsberg one, some are current like the H.C. Andersen one or the Selecta vending machine and one is entirely made up (the one with my LUG’s logo Byggepladen and the Togklodsen logo underneath). All signs, displays and messages are current and recreated from photos taken from my tours around the station down to even using the official Via Office DSB font.
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    [MOC] Odense Banegård & modular platforms

    Some close-ups of the platform: