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Tenderlok posted a topic in LEGO Train TechDear fellow AFOLs, it’s been quite a long time since my last MOC, but finally, I am proud to present another one. And I dare say that the waiting was quite worth it… But let’s take one thing at a time: I’ve always loved Swedish steam locomotives for their clean, elegant lines, their beautiful colour scheme and those massive snowploughs ; so when the Mallet project I announced a few months ago had failed, I thought it was time for an old Scandinavian lady in 1/33 scale – the TGOJ M3a No. 104. The prototype is a three-cylinder 0-8-2 tank engine (did I mention that I love tank engines, too?). Four of these locomotives were built between 1928 and 1930 by Nydqvist & Holm AB (NOHAB) in Trollhättan, Sweden, and delivered to Frövi-Ludvika railway, where they were classified as Litt. M3a, nos. 101–104. From 1931 on, the engines were operated by TGOJ (Trafikaktiebolaget Grängesberg–Oxelösunds Järnvägar). They were used primarily in freight service, e.g. for hauling ore trains to the harbours on the Baltic Sea. While engines 102–104 were scrapped in 1975, no. 101 is preserved at the railway museum in Grängesberg. The model consists of ca. 2100 parts and weighs about 1.4 kg. It features a working reproduction of the inner cylinder and a realistic frame with prototypic cutouts, inside-mounted equalizing beams, and brakes. The cab interior is as detailed as possible, given that the battery box is placed inside the cab. Two L-motors, controlled via one IR receiver (V2), are working directly on the fourth axle; the first to third axles are driven by the side rods. All the rods were made to measure by zephyr1934 (and I really want to thank him for this great job!), while the wheels are BBB XL and Medium ones. Enough said, here are the pictures: The frame during construction, showing the prototypical inclination (approx. 6,7°) of the middle cylinder, which allows the connecting rod to clear the first axle: Two more views of the frame. You can see the equalizing beam between the first and second axle as well as the one between the third and fourth: The motors are situated in the side tanks and in the lower half of the boiler: A longitudinal section (render). The red boat weight brick improves weight distribution: Some cab side detail. Note the small windshield glass between the windows: Self-made stickers: The rear windows are barred, to prevent them from being damaged while taking coal: The roof is detachable for easy access to the on/off switch and the charging socket. You can also see the rudimentary cab interior: Finally, here’s a video, showing the locomotive in action. Despite its long wheelbase, the model is able to negotiate LGB R3 curves and switches, as the trailing axle (Bissell type) swings out both radially and laterally (Note: The brakes between third and fourth axle are for display only. In operation, they have to be removed; otherwise, they rub against the fourth axle’s flange and make a terrible noise). As usual, you will find larger versions of the pictures in my Bricksafe folder. You can also download the LXF there. Thanks for your kind interest! Best wishes, Sven Edit: New videos here!
This is my latest designed train. It depicts the first Swedish double-decker diesel train Y3 or more commonly called "the Camel". It was in service between 1966 and 1990. Kloss på Kloss 2018 - Hässleholm by LegoOzp, on Flickr Kloss på Kloss 2018 - Hässleholm by LegoOzp, on Flickr Referense image:
A typical Swedish cottage that I made for a competition over at Swebrick. Dark red cottages with white corners is as traditional as it gets over here :) Was very frustrating to work in such a small space, but happy with how it turned out in the end. Hope you like it
Tenderlok posted a topic in LEGO Train TechHello AFOLs, as promised, here’s the passenger coach for my Swedish museum train (if you don’t remember, here are links to the locomotive and the freight wagon). There is no specific prototype for this MOC; instead, I tried to reproduce the characteristic features of several types of wooden pre-WWII Scandinavian coaches. The wagon is lettered as no. 3 of JMJ, a fictional museum railway, which (by mere chance, of course ) uses the same abbrevation as the last Swedish line that operated steam locomotives in regular service. As with my previous wagon models, the roof is detachable, so you can see the fully detailed interior: Tasteful two-tone wall panelling, and a toilet paper roll in the lavatory compartment (see below). The curtains were inspired by those on marbleman’s Orient Express coaches. A shot of the interior during construction: The lavatory compartment, of course equipped with a toilet brush… … as well as a washbasin, a towel roll and a mirror. Some bogie detail, showing the primary (coil springs) and secondary (leaf spring) suspension and the axle-driven generator for the car’s electrical supply: With just over 2100 pieces and a length of 62 studs plus buffers, this is my largest MOC so far. One bench alone consists of 30 parts: I also designed a first-class version of this coach, with only six windows per side and more generous seat spacing; however, due to the lack of time and space, I chose to build only the second-class car (for now, that is). A video of my TGOJ M3a pulling the museum train will follow as soon as there’s sufficient sunlight to shoot it – at the moment, it’s all dark grey here (some of the photos were taken with exposure times > 1 sec)... As always, you will find additional images and larger versions of the photos in my Bricksafe folder. Thanks for stopping by! Best regards, Sven Edit: Videos now available here!