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Microscale Intermodal Freight Terminal
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A microscale model of an intermodal freight terminal.
About this creation
A diorama of a small intermodal freight terminal, including a quay with several harbor cranes, a small container ship being eased into place by a pair of harbor tugs, a rail yard with a pair of gantry cranes, a number of road trucks and yard trucks, straddle carriers, reach stackers, and some warehouses and covered storage areas.

The total size of the diorama is roughly 270x200 studs and it contains more than 26,000 parts. I would have included several hundred more containers and a few more vehicles, but I hit the limit of what LDD could support, at least on my PC.

Even if I had been able to include those details, I still would have fallen short of accurately representing a real containerized freight terminal. The largest container ports in the world move over 30 million TEUs per year - that's about 40,000 40-ft containers per day, or about one every two seconds. Even a relatively small port would be capable of handling several thousand containers per day. Given the size limitations, though, I tried to include all of the important details.

I'll post pictures with different points of view and some close-ups over the next few days.











Some of the trucks from my freight terminal diorama, including straddle carriers, reach stackers, front loaders, and a variety of trucks to haul the containers.





Since the resolution of the pictures here on MOCpages is horrible, I encourage you to visit my Flickr album.




Comments

 I made it 
  November 13, 2017
Quoting Henrik Jensen An absolutely amazing scenery! It would be amazing to see something like this put on display at a LEGO event.
Thanks. Perhaps someday I could make a real display something like this, but it would probably have to be built gradually over a long period, one component at a time.
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  November 13, 2017
An absolutely amazing scenery! It would be amazing to see something like this put on display at a LEGO event.
 I made it 
  November 12, 2017
Quoting adam thelegofan rutland great job!:D
Thanks!
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  November 12, 2017
great job!:D
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  November 12, 2017
Quoting Michiel Norp A logistic dream in Lego. I work for a company that builds reachstackers. Great to see these big trucks in micro lego scale. They should be in yellow though:)
Thanks. The nice thing about building something like a reach stacker is that their wheels are large enough that I could actually use Lego wheels to represent them, rather than 1x1 round plates. Most of the reference pictures I used for the reach stackers had than in white, but I suppose that they might get repainted after delivery.
  November 12, 2017
A logistic dream in Lego. I work for a company that builds reachstackers. Great to see these big trucks in micro lego scale. They should be in yellow though:)
 I made it 
  November 12, 2017
Quoting Nirds forprez I am really enjoying these micro builds. Cleverly built and accurate. Great job.
Thanks! Obviously, at this scale, a lot of detail is lost, but I'm always trying to make my models as accurate as possible.
 I like it 
  November 12, 2017
I am really enjoying these micro builds. Cleverly built and accurate. Great job.
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  November 11, 2017
Quoting Misa Nikolic You had me at DMC
You're the first person to notice that detail, and I'm happy that someone finally did. I wad looking for a corporate logo that would be easy to do in Lego bricks, and DeLorean fit the bill.
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  November 11, 2017
You had me at DMC
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  November 11, 2017
Quoting Doug Hughes Wow! This is fantastic, and huuuuge!
Thanks! It's not quite as huge as I wanted it to be, but my PC ran out of gas before I could add all of the features that I had originally planned.
 I like it 
  November 11, 2017
Wow! This is fantastic, and huuuuge!
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  November 11, 2017
Quoting P. Voranc Wonderful creation, love to see so many details, therefore some more close-ups would be more than welcome!
Thanks! I'll see what I can do about creating some close-ups, but in the meantime you can check out my Flickr album (see the link above). The pictures there have about 20 times the resolution.
 I like it 
  November 11, 2017
Wonderful creation, love to see so many details, therefore some more close-ups would be more than welcome!
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  November 11, 2017
Quoting BATOH rossi the word "micro" is the opposite of what this MOC. fantastic diorama!
Thanks! The word "micro" may seem out of place here, but when you consider that this diorama represents an area of about 31 acres (12.5 hectares), it makes sense.
 I made it 
  November 11, 2017
Quoting Seaman SPb Fantastic work!
Thanks!
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  November 11, 2017
the word "micro" is the opposite of what this MOC. fantastic diorama!
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  November 11, 2017
Fantastic work!
 
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