Model of the Waggon-Restaurant from the CIWL company (CIWL = Commpagnie Internationale des Wagons-Lits) No. 4250, currently registered with the ÖBB (Austrian National Railroad)
The waggon was built in 1919 in France, based on spanish building plans. (Which means that it is a little shorter than "normal" waggons of this type)
In total 8 identical waggons were built.
Some photos of the prototype, in 3 different colourschemes;
Here in the famous Orient Express colours (although this is the sister-waggon No.4252);
This is what you can see, on the other side of the model;
There are 36 seats;
My daughter made all the chairs...
Internediate area in the aisle;
A photo of the interior from the prototype coach, to compare;
The MOC classifies as a SHIP, with 128 studs long and 16 studs wide.
A web-page dedicated to teh restauration of this waggon;
CIWL in Wikipedia, which uses this very waggon as an example;http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compagnie_Internationale_des_Wagons-Lits
My gallery in Brickshelf, once it has been moderated;
Never really been one for larger than Minifig scale trains, I like running them on track too much, but just because I wouldn't want to do it doesn't mean it's not extremely impressive when others do. This thing is insane, so many little details. It really says something when a train car can stand on its own without even a locomotive, this is one epic train car!
This MOC is impressive, I have actually seen it in the event! it was a luxury to have this piece and your wild west megamoc in the exhibition!
I can't even imagine to plan something like this... and build!
Very glad to meet you, and be able to show with you in my first Lego event!
A luxurious build to suit a luxurious subject. The scale is impressive too and it's brilliant how you've used this to add so much detail. I like how you've used the 1x1 cylinders to make the folded fabric corridor connector and the removable side wall is a great feature.
Rarely do we see a work so loving. The degree of detail is overwhelming when I look at the wagon I see no difference to the original. The chairs and tables are wonderful. I especially like the many technical extras.
Positively Brilliant! The level of detail is astounding . I love the undercarriage work. Then we get to the interior and Wow! It's absolutely beautiful ! I love the kitchen . I just can't get over the size . AMAZING!