For the team We Will MOCk You! and the category Spaceship, Spaceship, SPA...Wait, What?...AAWW, It's a Train.
About this creation
Ladies and gentlemen, welcome aboard the Gilded Express, one of the finer modes of transportation for the modern steampunk individual. With plenty of coal to burn, this old girl is ready to take you wherever your clockwork heart desires!
So I rather enjoyed this category, and jumped at the chance to build a realistic, yet still steampunk, train and carriage.
The Locomotive is by far my favourite part of the moc, just looked at those wheels! It features a driver with a few controls as well as a steam frothing boiler.
The little coal car was also fun to build. Though its a simple, small car I tried to incorporate some steampunk features. The little arm is meant to such in coal and deliver it to the main engine. There's even a stoker.
The actual carriage. This was an interesting build as I wanted to make it tall enough for minifigs to actually stand up inside. I think it's actually slightly to tall for what I had in mind, but it still works.
Because this is steampunk, the train doors don't have to open the 'normal' way. So the idea is that the train would pull up to the platform and the door would raise up like this to let the passengers out.
Ahh, the curious observers of the train in action. I loved building the little clockwork robot, he's just so cute.
A final party shot of the train, heading to some steam city near you!