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  1. [MOC] Amtrak P42DC

    Hi all, I'm new to this forum, but I've been building LEGOs for quite a few years. I was surprised upon doing some Googling at how few LEGO models of the P42 have been made, since while it usually isn't well known for it's attractive looks, it is the most commonly used passenger locomotive used in the United States. Since I'm one of the weird ones that actually likes both the look of the Genesis and the Phase V paint scheme, I decided to try my hand at recreating it. It's built to 8 studs wide, though admittedly I sacrificed the scale a bit to make the locomotive taller so as to add more details. Overall, I think I got pretty close to capturing the 'feel' of the real thing. The model is basically hollow inside, and is built to use a battery pack, receiver, and PF motor (note the square-shaped hole on the roof, where the on/off switch would be if the battery pack was installed. Let me know what you think! Link to full-sized images (and more pictures): https://flic.kr/s/aHsm5yC5kC
  2. Taking a break from my High Speed Train Project, I decided to once again attempt an Amfleet car, easier said than done due to the curved design of the car, I also plan on building a AEM-7 to go with it and upload the locomotive and passenger car to Lego Ideas. The carriage is 8 studs wide, I attempted to make it 6 studs wide since it's going on Lego Ideas, but because of the way the body of the passenger car curves inwards on the bottom (and top), it looked horrible being 6 studs wide. The car contains 22 seats and a bathroom (inspired by the Horizon Express bathroom), opening external doors, I have not built internal doors (yet), the real train has sliding doors, but that is not possible (at least for me, I'm sure someone else could do it) with LEGO, currently the passenger car contains 662 pieces, but that number will be increased when I add opening internal doors. The bogies are able to swivel 360 degrees which will allow them to turn with ease on the tight turns of standard LEGO track. Please also check out Shupp's Amtrak AEM-7 and Amfleet Coach from 2011. Thanks for reading, God Bless Christ be with you all .lxf file: http://www.mediafire...mp15/amtrak.lxf
  3. Amtrak Cascades.

    Hello everyone! I've been lurking this forum for years now, occasionally posting in help topics. I have to admit, I'm not much of a train builder (hence my lack of posts), but I finally realized a dream I've had for a very long time. Amtrak Cascades by David Hensley, on Flickr It all started about 7 years ago.....I am a Seattle resident, and see this train passing by regularly. It's always held a special place for me. I always wanted to have a nice long train, but financial trouble made that hard, which is what got me into Talgo. I started off by building a copy of James Mathis's wonderful rendition of the Cascades, although mine was red for lack of parts. I continually improved on this design, making it more and more realistic. I must of went through at least 6 versions. 3 years ago, having no access to my bricks due to a move, I turned to LDD and decided to once again revisit the train. This time I decided to spare no detail, and upgrade to 7 wide. A year later, I finally gained access to my bricks, and tested the design, but money still kept me from building. 2 years, and a great career later, I finally decided it was time, and here is the result! NMRA_2015_30 by Allen Smith, on Flickr. Not my photo, taken at NMRA 2015 More photos with detailed descriptions on Flickr. The model is 7 wide, and powered by 4 L motors (2 per locomotive). She runs well, and will negotiate standard curves and switches. Now, since I'm here talking about trains, hopefully you won't mind if I dig up something from awhile back. Nordco Rail Inspection truck.
  4. MOC: Amtrak Cabbage

    The EMD F40PH was my favorite locomotive engine growing up. I used to watch Amtrak F40PHs coming and going out of Boston's South Station. I even had an HO model of one. Now that I have the train bug again, I have to make one. After researching, I learned that they have been replaced by the GE Genesis locomotives. I felt like I had a 30 years Dark Ages in railroading too. They have been sold off, scraped or repurposed. In the late 1990s to early 2000s, Amtrak rebuilt some of their aging fleet of F40PH locomotives into non-powered control units baggage cars. They are also called Cabbages by railfans. The prime mover engine and traction gears have been removed from the units leaving a big space inside for baggage. The advantage of the NPCU in push-pull operation over a passenger car with cab control is there is a big locomotive frame in between if a collision occurs at a level crossing. It's also roomier for the engineer. I made my MOC in Amtrak latest phase V paint scheme to match my AEM-7AC. I tried to keep to a more 1980ish Lego trains look. It's the first time I made clear stickers. I used Avery transparent inkjet label sheets. They seem to work well on a single brick. Sticker across multiple bricks seem to leave gaps and I'm afraid to smudge the ink if I pressed any harder. I also decided to sticker my AEM-7AC MOC. Amtrak AEM-7AC pulling Cabbage by dr_spock_888, on Flickr Our honeymooning bride sure has a lot of luggage for the Cabbage, Amtrak Cabbage by dr_spock_888, on Flickr
  5. MOC: Amtrak EMD F40PH

    Wanted to show my completed PF Amtrak EMD F40PH. The cab is borrowed from the one Christoph Eisenring did that I'm sure you've seen on MOCpages if you have interest in Amtrak trains. It's the best cab around for this train. You can see the IR sensor peeking through the top. P1030242 by BrianJackson, on Flickr P1030238 by BrianJackson, on Flickr P1030237 by BrianJackson, on Flickr P1030234 by BrianJackson, on Flickr