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7 Wide Locomotive
My first locomotive in 7 wide. Let me know what you think.
About this creation
As a project I rebuilt one of my locomotives in 7 wide. Why 7 wide? Its a good compromise between the 6 and 8 wide trains (groan) of thought. The snot'd window for my original was a little to big for 6 wide. The centre brick lends itself to 7 wide. The trucks were harder to center. Pairs of jumper plates solved that issue. I think it turned out pretty good.



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   7 wide allows for more detail than 6 wide but still allows you to use 6 wide elements. The rear vents are SNOT'd modified 2x4 plate with grills. I haven't seen this done before.



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   The baseplate is 7 wide as is the cab but the roof of the cab is 8 wide thanks to some jumper plates. The railing is a standard 6 wide element, centered on the 7 wide plate with more jumper plates.



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   The rear is SNOT'd on using technic bricks and half pins. I love the back stud as a light. I'm not the first to do it but I like it!



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   I added the triple sloped part on the nose late in the build. Its not accurate to the color scheme of the original but its not made in blue and I really like the look.



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   The truck uses the new buffer and stacked 1x2 with door rails. All the printed bricks are official Lego bricks. I used NO STICKERS.



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   I included this photo for scale. 7 wide allows for a more bulky scale and working with the odd number of studs and having to center things like trucks and weight bricks were and interesting challenge.



Comments

Mike Kollross
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Samuel Sims
  January 31, 2014
COOL! love the design great work!!!
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  January 31, 2014
very realistic, congrats on motd!
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  January 31, 2014
Very nice to see a train on MOTD. Very nicely done. Must have been tricky doing this in 7 wide. Great model
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  January 31, 2014
Congratulation on MOTD and great work! 5/5
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  January 31, 2014
pretty cool!
Congrats on the MOTD!
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  February 24, 2008
Your locomotive looks faaaat man, I mean: really powerful cause bulky. I like it a lot and have to experiment on that, too. I build 7-stud-wide trucks & trailers, though. Come and check out my stuff - itīs all Town... Steffen
 
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