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Post by 198th legion on Mon May 11, 2009 1:49 pm

I'm going to attempt building one of my favorite childhood memories: Railroads. I'm going to try building two different trains: Amtrak, which I use to travel North to Iowa:

And a 2-8-4 Berkshire steam locomotive:

For the most part, I've got the Amtrak planned. The 2-8-4 is different. Help with it would be nice.
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Re: non-SW WIP(s)

Post by PhiMa on Mon May 11, 2009 2:24 pm

Well, what scale are you going for?

And I'd suggest using plates for the Amtrak, somehow slop them.
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Post by DarthPineapple on Mon May 11, 2009 4:26 pm

For the steam locomotive I suggest looking at techniques used in the Emerald Night.
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Post by Gerrard on Mon May 11, 2009 9:00 pm

Yes, you are going to need many technique pieces in black! You may need to greeble some parts up as well and don't try to use too many colors. Smile
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Re: non-SW WIP(s)

Post by PhiMa on Mon May 11, 2009 9:04 pm

Gerrard wrote:Yes, you are going to need many technique pieces in black! You may need to greeble some parts up as well and don't try to use too many colors. Smile

Wow this thing looks'oh:

Those are the basics Gerrard. I think he'll know what he's doing. Greebling? No mixing colours?

Give him useful tips.
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Post by Jedi Joe on Mon May 11, 2009 9:14 pm

Do you have any of it built?
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Re: non-SW WIP(s)

Post by Luke on Mon May 11, 2009 10:56 pm

You might be able to use this:http://factory.lego.com/Trains/default.aspx
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Post by 80-0 on Mon May 11, 2009 10:59 pm

Actually that would be a particularly excellent way to begin this, at least to see how awesome you could really make it. Razz

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Post by 198th legion on Tue May 12, 2009 1:15 pm

@Jedi Joe: No, but I know for the most part what I'll need (for the Amtrak). I'm lost when it comes to the Berkshire. All I know is that I need a bunch of Big Ben wheels and a bunch of greeble pieces. Suggestions would be appreciated.
@Luke and 80-0: I have a Linux/Ubuntu type computer. It doesn't let you download stuff like that. Believe me, I've tried.
All: Any suggestions as to how to make the upper windows on the observation car? Reference Pic:
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Post by PhiMa on Tue May 12, 2009 1:16 pm

Check out my AT-ARW in the CAC forum, there's a whindshield on that. Maybe if you slap two of those together, they'll look about right.
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Post by Phazezorz on Tue May 12, 2009 3:23 pm

PhiMa wrote:Check out my AT-ARW in the CAC forum, there's a whindshield on that. Maybe if you slap two of those together, they'll look about right.
And maybe add some gray 1x6 Tiles (Or Longer) over a part of the shield, to give it the separate-ness of the glass.
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Re: non-SW WIP(s)

Post by 198th legion on Thu May 14, 2009 1:07 pm

PhiMa wrote:Check out my AT-ARW in the CAC forum, there's a whindshield on that. Maybe if you slap two of those together, they'll look about right.
I tried that, it's a good idea, but they're to wide across. They are five long (ten long together) and my cars are going to be 8 wide.
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