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Mallard
A 1:20 scale model of the record-breaking Mallard locomotive from 1938
About this creation

This beast is 16 studs wide (with fenders) and three and a half feet long. Built for Bright Bricks , who very kindly gave me some money for it.



The wheels look good, although they won't quite support the weight...



On display at STEAM 2014 - what a weekend that was :-)



Some cab detail...



It's studtastic on the inside as well. Studtacular!



If you can brick-build your letters, then you must. It's the law...



... unless those printed tiles are exactly the right size and colour...



This streamlined beauty was timed at 126 mph in 1938. Probably faster than any UK trains 75 years later!





Thanks for looking.



Comments

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  August 31, 2017
What a great addition to the MOTD gallery! Fantastic work Nick!
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  August 31, 2017
Worthy MOTD!
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  August 31, 2017
Congrats on the MOTD!
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  August 31, 2017
There's a nice surprise! Thanks guys.
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  August 31, 2017
Absolutely amazing work of mechanical art! I enjoy the look of the 1x1 tile letters and the Technic air hoses.
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  August 31, 2017
Great!
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  August 31, 2017
Congratulations on this superb MocOfTheDay!
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  August 31, 2017
Congratz on MOTD :-)
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  August 31, 2017
Congratulations Nick! It's great to see this beauty gracing the front page! Outstanding!
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  August 31, 2017
That is massive scale! Impressive and well deserved MOTD
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  August 31, 2017
Congrats on a well deserved MOTD! Brilliant work!
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  August 31, 2017
Excellent work! Congrats on MOTD!
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  August 31, 2017
congrats on a well deserved MOTD
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  February 25, 2015
Awesome!!! This is a super moc !
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  February 7, 2015
Quoting Jim van der Kolk Did you see my Challenger? Or do you think it's a simplistic joke? : ( Page: http://mocpages.com/moc.php/398705 Updated version: https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xfa1/t31.0-8/10974246_392015527643779_8422279377853556773_o.jpg
Yes, and no - it's very nicely done.
  February 7, 2015
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  January 12, 2015
Stunning !!!
  December 19, 2014
If I could rate this 10 stars, believe me when I tell you, I would! This is one of the most amazing Lego anythings I have ever seen.
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  December 10, 2014
126mph, that's still faster then any trains here in the United States even now. We have one of the best freight rail systems, but passenger service is very lousy. Great work on this train, it looks amazing. So sleek and streamlined, the brick-built letters are nice too. Epic job!
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  November 19, 2014
Such a beautiful work Nick, and those wheels WOW, brilliant!
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  November 16, 2014
That's insanely awesome. I'm not good with trains, even if I love them... But this is a total masterpiece, on par with your best cars !
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  November 8, 2014
That's wicked, Nick! Great work!
  November 7, 2014
May I show you my Challenger?
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  November 5, 2014
Quoting Jim van der Kolk Does it roll?
Yes.
  November 5, 2014
Does it roll?
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  November 3, 2014
Hey why i forget to leave a comment here? Unbelievable.... Nick, you did an awesome job on this beautiful and well detailed creation. Really cool my friend!
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  November 3, 2014
Elegance and power... A beautiful build of a beautiful machine. Kudos!
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  November 1, 2014
Very nice scale moc. Awesome build!
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  November 1, 2014
Great model and fantastic scale! She's a beauty :)
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  October 27, 2014
This is excellent in every detail. Impressive scale. Great job.
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  October 26, 2014
Wow! It's amazing! I don't find words... :)
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  October 19, 2014
Fantastic - it looks pretty perfect.
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  October 18, 2014
Quoting MortalSwordsman . Just gets better every time you look at it - A true masterpiece. Sorry we didn't get to speak properly yesterday I was a little preoccupied. Hope to see you next week, having said that I might be preoccupied all over again ;)
No worries, Joe - that's Christmas trees for you... best of luck!
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  October 18, 2014
Great work of Lego creationism! Well done. Very impressive.
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  October 18, 2014
Blue fits you so well!! Impressive work on the design and technic solutions. A master piece!!
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  October 18, 2014
Just gets better every time you look at it - A true masterpiece. Sorry we didn't get to speak properly yesterday I was a little preoccupied. Hope to see you next week, having said that I might be preoccupied all over again ;)
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  October 15, 2014
Wow, that's a beauty Nick! And the blue is very striking!
Nick Barrett
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Crown Knight
  October 12, 2014
a proper classic beauty !.....well done
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  October 12, 2014
Oh wow... you have so beautifully captured the mallard train. The streamlined body of the mallard is so much better looking than the other contemporary steamers´. I like the blue colour a lot and it looks great in every light. Awesome train and awesome creation!
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  October 9, 2014
Quoting Ultimate -Design Bricks Wow! Nick, this is marvelous! Big, blue and detailed! I like everything on it, but the shape of the engine is fantastic. I like the wheels, too! They look awesome with that red spikes, too bad that they cant take the weight, but I guess the weight here is enormous. Maybe you could use something like mine brick built wheels that can support lots of weight, but then you would not have these beautiful thin red spokes. Awesome work, man!
Thanks, your wheel designs are inspirational, and definitely stronger!
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  October 9, 2014
Quoting matt rowntRee Steam power at it's apex! Awesome technique with the wheels, looks crazy fragile but honest to the scale. Just a plain work of Art. Quack!
Quack! I really want to make a duck now... thanks matt :-)
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  October 9, 2014
Quoting MortalSwordsman . Quack indeed! Fantastic work my friend especially now the letters are the right way around ;).
Yup. When the entire workshop heard me yell out, 'Oh You DONKEY!' it was at myself :-)
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  October 9, 2014
Quack indeed! Fantastic work my friend especially now the letters are the right way around ;). Can't wait to see the next one.
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  October 9, 2014
Steam power at it's apex! Awesome technique with the wheels, looks crazy fragile but honest to the scale. Just a plain work of Art. Quack!
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  October 8, 2014
Wonderful!
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  October 8, 2014
Wow, that's awesome, what a beast! Greatjob, Nick! :-))
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  October 8, 2014
Wow! Nick, this is marvelous! Big, blue and detailed! I like everything on it, but the shape of the engine is fantastic. I like the wheels, too! They look awesome with that red spikes, too bad that they cant take the weight, but I guess the weight here is enormous. Maybe you could use something like mine brick built wheels that can support lots of weight, but then you would not have these beautiful thin red spokes. Awesome work, man!
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  October 8, 2014
Ah yes. I bought a book on the age of steam a couple months ago and just drooled over the steam trains. So artful, and cool. I really felt like trying to build one but have put that on the backburner. Looking at this fantastic effort is inspirational. You have captured the wonder that was the early 20th century steamers...
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  October 7, 2014
You are pretty studtacular yourself.
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  October 7, 2014
That looks pretty awesom, I have been in the cab of one of these and it looks just about the same. Love it!!!
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  October 7, 2014
Dude...
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  October 7, 2014
Wonderful, great work on the shape
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  October 7, 2014
Wow that’s brilliant!
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  October 7, 2014
Well done! Great work of Lego creationism!
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  October 7, 2014
Excellent! -My CIWL waggon could almost go with it! Also congratulations for being able to making money from your hobby!
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  October 7, 2014
Just beautiful! The shape is amazing and spot on, full of delicious detail too! And I can agree that this thing went faster than many today's trains, and that's kinda sad.
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  October 7, 2014
Wow! This is beautiful Nick. The lines are amazing. I just looked at some real photo's of the engine, and I have to say your model looks spot on. Incredible job.
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  October 7, 2014
Quoting Gringat the Repugnant I had the pleasure of seeing Mallard in action on one of its final runs, right past my childhood home, before it finally came to rest in York. This is an amazing likeness and you're right to be proud of it.
I would love to have seen that. Thanks Gringat.
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  October 7, 2014
Quoting Stephan N The train has nice smooth lines, and color appeals to me very much. The technology of the wheels is wonderful. Even the cab with the hoses and other details is simply superb Nick. Are there rails in planning ?
Rails would have been nice; this could be one heck of a train set! Thanks Stephan.
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  October 7, 2014
Quoting Starscream Soundwave Oh, and maybe one year I'll make it to STEAM... Hope you lot all had a good time.
It'll be great if you can. Meeting like-minded people is the best part of being there :-)
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  October 7, 2014
Quoting Topsy Creatori Nick, not only did you succeed in amazing me once again with your building prowess, but you gave me a history lesson in steam locomotives! This is surely the impetus for the bullet train design?! :)
Thanks Topsy. It's certainly the bullet train of it's day.
 I like it 
  October 7, 2014
super, great loco!
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  October 7, 2014
A wonder in bricks. Only you could make this!
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  October 7, 2014
I had the pleasure of seeing Mallard in action on one of its final runs, right past my childhood home, before it finally came to rest in York. This is an amazing likeness and you're right to be proud of it.
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  October 7, 2014
amazing the blue monster.....!!!!!
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  October 7, 2014
Amazing work, the size of this monster is outstanding!
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  October 7, 2014
Too cool!
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  October 7, 2014
Amazing work, well done!
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  October 7, 2014
Impressive MOC!Looks very realistic. When I saw the thumbnail I new exactly what it was.
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  October 7, 2014
Very, very cool. A good engine is always a heartwarming sight. Nice job on the wheels and the color is fantastic. Great build!
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  October 7, 2014
Whao, those wheels!
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  October 7, 2014
I don't know where to begin... Truly amazing build. A five smiley head rating is mean.
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  October 7, 2014
This looks fantastic. I'm not a big fan of trains but I know when I see a marvel. The colors, the build... fantastic!
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  October 7, 2014
That is one big rig right there, wow. Cool wheel tech under there as well. Brilliant
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  October 7, 2014
Amazing work here! As with every MOC of yours, every tiny detail is absolutely spot on! Well done :)
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  October 7, 2014
The train has nice smooth lines, and color appeals to me very much. The technology of the wheels is wonderful. Even the cab with the hoses and other details is simply superb Nick. Are there rails in planning ?
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  October 7, 2014
The line is very nice, and the overall shaping is superb. The best part of all are these wheels! Absolutely fantastic ! Well done! 5/5
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  October 7, 2014
It's a beauty!
Nick Barrett
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Matt Bace
  October 6, 2014
Wow! That is absolutely beautiful. The details are superb, from the interesting technique used for the drive wheels right down to the brick-built lettering on the tender. Great subject, too -- I have doing some reading about high-speed steam locomotives, after having seen the New York Central Engine 999 in person recently (the first engine to break the 100 mph barrier) .
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  October 6, 2014
This is too awesome! An excellent rendition of one of my favorite locomotives of all time. Superb work and you have done justice to the original.
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  October 6, 2014
That is definetly the best locomotive I've ever seen replicated. You are such a master, Nick!
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  October 6, 2014
amazing job!:D
  October 6, 2014
Oh, and maybe one year I'll make it to STEAM... Hope you lot all had a good time.
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  October 6, 2014
Magnificent. My knowledge of steam engines isn't the best, but of course even I know of this beautiful and impressive locomotive. Great Lego version!
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  October 6, 2014
Nick, not only did you succeed in amazing me once again with your building prowess, but you gave me a history lesson in steam locomotives! This is surely the impetus for the bullet train design?! :)
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  October 6, 2014
fantastic!
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  October 6, 2014
Pretty good, Nick. Maybe a little too good...how do we know you're not a time traveling cyborg? Gasp- I've said too much! (but really, that thing is awesome)
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  October 6, 2014
A terrific looking train. And sooooo modern. The details are awesome.
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  October 6, 2014
Massive! Impressive rig there, Nick!
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  October 6, 2014
Gorgeous work! Details are superb! Love the controls in the cab. Just awesome!
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  October 6, 2014
Quoting Matt Bace Wow! That is absolutely beautiful. The details are superb, from the interesting technique used for the drive wheels right down to the brick-built lettering on the tender. Great subject, too -- I have doing some reading about high-speed steam locomotives, after having seen the New York Central Engine 999 in person recently (the first engine to break the 100 mph barrier) .
Hi Matt. Glad you enjoyed the subject; some of the engines from this era are just glorious. There was a German engine that may have gone slightly faster but it wasn't officially timed, and the 999 is spectacular. These were the Bullet trains of their day!
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  October 6, 2014
WOW! This is truly magnificent ! I always loved the streamlined beauty of the Mallard and you have captured it perfectly! I love the interior controls and pipes. Those wheels are amazing! Positively Brilliant Nick!
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  October 6, 2014
Quoting Senator Chinchilla . Holy cow! This is immense! The wheels look a bit strange up close, but I like the technique you've used for them and from afar they're undeniably excellent. And that blue! That BLUE! I know it's just regular old blue but it really pops here.
I always like a big chunk of blue :-) Thanks Senator.
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  October 6, 2014
Quoting Ape Fight Holy cow! This is spectacular Nick! But no working functions?... You've changed man... Just joshin' Top stuff and congrats on the paid work : ) 5/5
Thanks Ape. The three driving wheels on each side are connected and push the side piston back and forth, but that's all :-)
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  October 6, 2014
Quoting David Roberts So big! So blue! So shiny! Breath taking! I would have loved to have been able to come to STEAM this year and seen this. If the wheels don't bear its weight, what is it standing on? I can't see any props or are they skilfully hidden? A stunning build.
Hi David. The trans. pillars that support it are at either end, artfully (almost) hidden. Hope to see you next year at STEAM :-)
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  October 6, 2014
Absolutely beautiful work. It really must have challenged your creativity to build the large driver wheels. But the result is excellent. The lines of the streamlined design is also spot on. A little overlooked detail is the Tender chassis, it looks amazing. I love it!
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  October 6, 2014
Quoting Sam the first You won't be safe next year! =P
Glad to hear it. See you there!
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  October 6, 2014
Studtacular, as you said yourself.. 6/5!
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  October 6, 2014
Holy cow! This is immense! The wheels look a bit strange up close, but I like the technique you've used for them and from afar they're undeniably excellent. And that blue! That BLUE! I know it's just regular old blue but it really pops here.
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  October 6, 2014
Brilliant work, Nick! Looks very real! The shaping and detailing are top of the line, no pun intended! ;)
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  October 6, 2014
Holy cow! This is spectacular Nick! But no working functions?... You've changed man... Just joshin' Top stuff and congrats on the paid work : ) 5/5
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  October 6, 2014
'Tis a thing of beauty. :')
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  October 6, 2014
what a beauty certainly captured the look and and shape top rate
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  October 6, 2014
seen this baby in real life, stunning, one record holder that should never be challenged.
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  October 6, 2014
So big! So blue! So shiny! Breath taking! I would have loved to have been able to come to STEAM this year and seen this. If the wheels don't bear its weight, what is it standing on? I can't see any props or are they skilfully hidden? A stunning build.
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  October 6, 2014
I'm not one for trains, but this is pretty handsome. Brilliant work! I would be down to STEAM to terrorise you all, but it crept up sooner than I anticipated. You won't be safe next year! =P
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  October 6, 2014
1st I thought you made a Mallard duck, but then I saw this awesome locomotive :D Impressive build. Like how the wheels turned out, but sadly cant support all that weight.
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  October 6, 2014
I agree with Joost. What a beast!
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  October 6, 2014
What a beast! :-)
 
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