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Murdoch17 posted a topic in LEGO Train TechThe War Department "Austerity" 2-10-0 is a type of steam heavy freight locomotive that was introduced in WWII in 1943. It was designed by R.A. Riddles, the same man who latter went on to design the British Railways 9F 2-10-0 type. I've backdated my 1950's 9F type into this 1940's Austerity class by removing the side smoke deflectors and changing around some small features here and there. As most of this engine still existed as-built from my previous 9F build from 2014 (that itself was inspired by @ScotNick's model of Thomas and Friends' 9F-type engine Murdoch) or so, I just needed to get wheels, a tender draw-bar connector, pistons / side-rods, and the little bit of parts to convert it to a Austerity type. The tender should have a "WD" printed on it in 1 x 1 tiles, standing for War Department. As this engine was bought and placed on a revitalized rail-line made available after the Beeching Cuts of the mid-1960's, the engine was repainted in it's original War Department paint scheme. The cab of the engine, with firebox in the middle. FACT: The Austerity 2-10-0 class engine was designed and built during the Second World War as an British export locomotive, with some going as far away as Greece, the Netherlands, or Syria, while a few stayed in the UK to be worked by the War Department, and later, British Railways. All but three of the ones from the UK (of which one was owned by the Longmoor Military Railway) survived mass scrapping in 1962 and were preserved, while a fourth was brought back from the Netherlands and also survives. (There are also a few derelict versions in Greece, while a museum in the Netherlands has an engine as well, albeit in much better condition than the Greek locos.) FICTION: This 2-10-0 Austerity type is used by the Lego Rail Transportation Society (LRTS) as one of it's main freight haulers. It hauls cargo from the mainline big city interchange at Ironwood to the small town of Davis, about 25 miles distant. Davis is the location of the Rust-eze factory and engine sheds for the LRTS. There are plans to get trains across the iron bridge close to town and onto the Island of Sodor beyond that. The old iron bridge is sound, they just need to re-lay the rail on the bridge and on the approaching stonework. This would be great, as it would nearly double the amount of trackage for the Society's passenger trains. These oil tankers are supposed to have this OCTAN print on the four 2 x 2 white round tiles on the end of each car. These car's were inspired by 2010 Cargo Train's (set 7939) OCTAN wagons. The three boxcars seen here are owned by Rust-eze Bumper Ointment (basically, a vehicular rust prevention solution), and are used to transfer completed pallets of product from their factory to a nearby cargo main terminal, where it is shipped as needed. There is another factory in North America to take care of both the Americas, while the English factory covers Europe and Africa, and a new Australian factory is to corner the Asian / Australian market, which has yet to be opened. (In reality, I'm using the same factory model for both North American and UK factories, as they are both rail-served anyway in my own head-canon. Also, two of these printed panels go on each boxcar) My standard British Railways guard's van. As usual, comments, questions, and complaints are always welcome!
Murdoch17 posted a topic in LEGO Train TechIntroducing the Rust-eze factory, which is where they make the rust remover / chrome restorer product Inspired by / not quite the same as the one seen in the CARS & PLANES shared universe from Disney / Pixar . I have set this building in my transition-era layout, which means the 40's through the mid-1980's, as the steam / diesel mix era continued longer on my alt-timeline. Their is a small 0-6-0ST switcher that services the factory as seen above and here in it's own topic. The factory without the train in front. The rear of the factory, with the ladder to the top of the chimney flue. The detachable roof can be removed, however I never really finished the inside part, and probably never will as I haven't a clue what to put in there machinery-wise. The loading doors do open, and were modified from the original arched doors as they couldn't fit a forklift... then again, these doors might not either! I was inspired by this photo by JB Lego to build these boxcars as seen here. They are made to haul pallets of cargo, specifically Rust-eze chrome restorer in 55-gallon drum containers for commercial packaging at another facility into smaller containers. This model was heavily inspired by set 8486, (Mack's Team Truck) from 2011. I changed the model to seat one mini figure at the wheel, added new headlights and license plate plus revised the fenders and enlarged the cab. The rear of the semi features a opening door and fold-down trailer stand, while the cab has two moving driver's doors. The trailer no longer has opening sides, but it does have two opening rear doors and folding stand for when the cab pulls away. Speaking of the cab, the roof of the driver's compartment comes off and both doors open. I hoped this factory would be of some use for some people, as the original always has been gathering dust in the basement since it was built, as seen below: This is the original factory that was by my Dad around the years 2000 - 2004. it was built with parts from several Sand Red supplemental packs available at that time. It does not feature any interior, nor does it have a removable roof. But this thing is built STRONG: you have to really put your weight on it to press the roof together. Here is the rear of his model. Comments, questions, suggestions, and complaints are always welcome! EDIT 4/9/19: added real life photos of the factory.
Here's my version of a Lego boxcar. There are only a limited number of color combinations possible given the bricks I've selected like the rails, roof and walls. The sliding doors also come in a limited color choice so I chose black with black roof and ladder accents. 6 wide, 28 long and about 12 high. Which color combination do you like the most? Below is a pic and a link to my Bricksafe which has the .lxf for this and all my creations. https://bricksafe.com/pages/sed6/lego-train-boxcar Hope you like! Comments always welcome.
I was inspired by DaveBey Buildable in the following colours. (BL Name) Black Blue Brown Dark Bluish Gray Dark Gray Dark Orange Dark Purple Dark Red Dark Tan Green Light Bluish Gray Light Gray Lime Maersk Blue Medium Blue Orange Pink Reddish Brown Sand Blue Sand Green Tan Trans-Clear White Yellow dowload This is the Lime version.