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  1. Good evening, everyone, Since I promised you in the last topic to design more international models besides german models, today I would like to present you the model of the "Hall-Class 4900" of the "Great Western Railway" from Great Britain. The "Hall class 4900" were tender locomotives, which were built between 1924 and 1943. A total of 259 units were built and the locomotives were used for passenger and freight traffic. The locomotive with the railway number 5972 "Olton Hall" achieved special fame. It is the locomotive shown in the Harry Potter movies, which was specially repainted for this in the well-known red coloring. The model consists of approx. 1090 parts, is approx. 66 studs long and about 10 studs wide. A Power-Functions L-motor can be installed in the boiler. The IR-receiver and the battery box find comfortably place in the large tender. Most of the decals or printed components correspond to the original LEGO parts. Furthermore, the model is equipped with numerous striking details, such as the piping, the chassis or the detailed cabin. This model is also a little bit of a premiere, because for the first time not only LEGO standard components are used, but also railway wheels in XL and M by Big Ben Bricks. I also tried the Bricklink Part-Designer for the first time. Currently the manual is available in two different versions. One as GWR "Hall-Class 4900" in dark green and one as "Hogwarts Express" in known red. I hope that you like this version in particular, because there are already some versions, even directly from LEGO. Praise and criticism are very welcome. Kind regards Martin Further pictures in the flickr-folder or on our homepage
  2. Hi! I haven't been very active here for a while, but I was busy "working" on some LDD models and revising them. Some of you might have seen them already on my flickr photostream. I also got to render my models for the first time Ok, I'll show you the pics My revised BR Standard Class 9F "Evening Star" I borrowed codefox421's coaches to try on the 9F (all credit for the coaches goes to him, here is the link to his topic: http://www.eurobrick...showtopic=97927 ) I also revised my GWR 14xx, but that'll be part of another topic soon Then I also rendered and (re) designed some rolling stock: From top left to bottom right: Cattle Wagon Tank Wagon Well Wagon Vent Van GWR 16 Ton Toad Brake Van BR 20 Ton Brake Van (brown livery) BR 20 Ton Brake Van (grey and yellow livery) I also designed a water tower: and a modular train station. This is one section: You can make it bigger: and build a pretty decent station: The station has too many parts to be rendered And another station building: I hope you enjoyed it Comments and criticisms are welcome! Greetings, Nick P.S.: You can see higher resolution pics on my flickr: http://www.flickr.co...s/94645638@N07/
  3. ColletArrow

    GWR Pannier Tank

    It's about time I posted this, I only built it a year ago... The Pannier Tanks were the Great Western Railway's most prominent 0-6-0 tank engines. With the water tanks mounted to the boiler sides rather than the frames, easy access to the inside motion was possible, whilst keeping the centre of gravity lower than on a saddle tank. The design proved successful; these ubiquitous locos could be found anywhere from GWR shunting yards to branchlines and subsidary routes, and in their later years many were used to bank heavy trains up the notorious Lickey Incline. They are also possibly my favourite British 0-6-0, primarily because my first OO gauge model was of one. This model is my second attempt at this loco in real bricks, but the 3rd or 4th digital revision. The first can be seen in this old topic, about 1/4 down. Whilst that model was not terrible, the unusual motor placement produced... interesting running. I've had constant trouble with designing robust, powerful gear trains, not helped by the fact I only have access to m-motors. For this new version I considered using the train motor; whilst this is economical on space and eliminates the need for a gear train, it also runs like a rocket, more so when given larger diameter steam driver wheels. The opposite way was to keep the m-motor but introduce a worm gear, which increases the model's power but at the cost of speed. I decided I'd have a go. This model therefore uses a battery box in the boiler/tank, as low and far forwards as possible; a receiver just behind it in the firebox; and an m-motor, vertical but low in the middle of the cab. It's output is directly onto a worm gear, which meshes with a pinion on the rear axle. In the WIP picture below, the running boards and wheel splashers have been added to the basic chassis, ready for the tanks and cab built over it all. For more pictures, here's the bricksafe folder: https://bricksafe.com/pages/Collet22/gwr-pannier-tank-v2. It also contains the .lxf file, which features a possible alternative gear arrangement I haven't tried, using the newer worm gear. And here she is complete, basking in last August's sunshine: So, what's the result of all this? The model has turned out to be a reliable, powerful... snail. Here she is running crawling along, with a quick BR 20-ton Brake Van "in need of restoration" (i.e. built from what I had to hand!): Overall then; a successful loco, and well suited to me given the diminutive size of my "layout". I'm sure the slow speed doesn't suit everyone, but if you need a powerful shunter that can cope with poor track, heavy loads and more, this mechanism has you covered. And as for this loco in particular? She didn't last long in this form. By December I had decided she was too slow, and so switched the PF components into a model of an "Autocoach" (A single carriage with an extra drivers cab at the non-loco end). Nearly a year on the pannier still survives, but only as a "dead" loco for now. Thanks for reading!
  4. Sir Nigel Gresley

    [MOC] 4-Stud Wide G.W.R. 47xx

    Hi guys. I'm quite new to Eurobricks and this is my first MOC. I'm from Britain so have done a quite recognisable Great Western Railway pannier tank. I've experimented with 2 liveries a British Rail black (post 1948) and GWR green (pre 1948) I have never used LDD that much so any hints are tips will be appreciated. Thanks
  5. Hi Guys. After doing my Pannier tank engine in 4 stud scale I decided to put it in some context with an Auto coach and 2 GWR carriages at a typical Branchline station. The layout is 12x4 large (16*16) plates in size (or 184*64 studs if you cant be bothered to do some maths). The hardest part was trying to get the windows on the Autocoach but I think I have done the best I could do at this scale. Flikr Album
  6. <http://imgur.com/zrHfANm> <http://imgur.com/fKuqmvK> <http://imgur.com/1ACtwEu> <http://imgur.com/pxYSecM> Just a little bit of history: The Great Western Railway's 517 class (first introduced 1868) had seen over 60 years of service and, in 1932, they were in need of replacing. The 4800 class was based on the 517 class, in fact, you could see how they looked like 517 class. The 2800 class locomotives were modified for oil firing and they were renamed the 4800s and the 4800s were renamed 1400 and there were 74 locomotives of the 1400s class (#1400-#1474). The 1400s were withdrawn from 1963 though 1965 and only four are preserved today; 1420, 1442, 1450, 1466. The 1400s are my favorite class. They were small and reliable. As for my build of it, its not the best but I like it. Though it originally had a powered chassis, The Drive Wheels are now connected using 3 36-teethed gears.
  7. After beginning my Lego train building career with a large engine, I had a real yearning to create a smaller engine. I originally had in mind to either build something LMS because I really like the dark red colour elements or another GWR loco (just because their the best). I hadn't until recently seen the GWR 5700 series in the maroon livery they wore after being bought by London Transport in the 50s. As soon as I saw them I thought it was pretty inevitable that I was going to try to make one from Lego sooner rather than later: I had a pop at building in 7 wide, which seems to be what everyone suggests for british loading gauges and it seems to have worked out ok, although the boiler plate is actually 6 wide plus door rails. You'll notice that the boiler is a little on the short and fat side; that's because I wanted to keep it as in-scale as possible with my King class. I'm quite happy with how the boiler looks anyway. This is where I'm at after two bricklink orders. I don't use LDD so I just try to work out in my head and on paper what I'm going to need and then see where that gets me. The parts that I know I need to change are: Make the dome in dark red (I couldn't get the parts I needed from either seller from my first orders) Improve the buffer bars and add some kind of coupling. Squeeze in a little more detail. If anyone has any specific suggestions for how it could be improved, I'd be more than happy to hear them. I would really like to add a London Transport decal to the side of the boiler. Does anyone know the best way to go about getting clear vinyl stickers printed? Thanks.
  8. (apologies for any mistakes made in posting) A Lego 'Pannier Tank' steam engine of my own design, and a GWR-style coal truck too. I tried my best to build something that both looked as realistic as possible AND was compatible with regular Lego train systems (hence the low buffers to match the height of other trains' couplings, and tall cab to allow minifigs to stand inside). Being a huge fan of steam railways this is my favourite thing I have ever built. Oh and that number '1' on the sides means that this is the first of many. Long-term I plan to build an entire Lego railway layout but for now I'm having fun trying to create specific types of engines and rolling stock.