The 141 R Steamtrain : The classic 2-8-2 "Mikado" steam locomotive was one of a series of 1340 engines, of which only twelve have been preserved today.
Only six in working order today of which the 141 R 840 in France.
Fan of this 141R locomotive, and especially the 840 with his "dress" black and his two thin yellow line (built at Baldwin Locomotive Works to Philadelphie), I wanted to build, but at the scale of the track gauge LEGO®.
First step: the diagram
And the result : a locomotive of 9 studs wide
Views from the front
Views from above
"the only exception to LEGO® bricks, wires of scoubidou and thin metal rods"
Comparison between the MOC and the real locomotive
This is maybe one of the, if not the best, LEGO minifig sized steamengines I ever come across. It is brilliantly shaped and and the level of detailing is amazing. This account is obviously not active any more, but it`s great that the content is still accessible. Congrats on a well deserved MOTD!
I search to contact you for your excellent work ont this machine.
I'm a movie maker, and I'm doing a movie for my pleasure about this machine : the 141R840. I would know if you autorize me to insert a few photos of your working with your name in my movie (it's a report in fact).
Can you write me quickly or the most quicky as possible, because, I finish this work in a few weeks.
Your work is very exceptionnal, congratulations for that and I hope you write to me.
Superb effort! This is the best LEGO steam locomotive I have seen so far. I especially like what you have done with the cylinders and rods.
Considering that this was posted nearly two years ago, I wondering if you have made any changes in that time. Also, how is the Garrat coming along?
According to Wikipedia, these trains were made under the Marshall Plan.
I like it
August 3, 2009
Your use of small parts and your techniques are truly inspirational. I am not even going to attempt to pick out any favorite parts on this train as every time I look I see something new. Thanks for sharing this with us!
Congratulations to a fantastic steam engine. The model is very impressive and you have really caught the characteristics of French steam locomotives. I particularly like the pistons and the driving mechanism. Your method of creating the round shape of the boiler is new to me - have you found a stable way to connect the tiles here. Thanks also for the extra pictures published on FreeLUG.
Um... good? There's so many little details that caught my eye while looking through your pics! It's obvious that you have some awesome building skills: I'll have to come back later to see your other stuff. Great work!
WOW the best steam engine I´ve seen here! So is it 8 or even 9 or 10 studs wide? My guess is 8 or/and 9 studs... The amount of detail is astounding, it almost doesn´t look like Lego anymore and I mean this in a VERY positive way. It looks really powerful, too - like a beast. Perfect setting/mise en scène together with the signal house! So this is my favorite Lego steam engine so far, and I think it´ll stay like that for a looooong time. Unless you make up an even more impressive one... Steffen
ok, i have to admit here that i'm not into stuff like this, but at the same time you can't ignore something like THIS!!! what a Lego skills you showed over your MOC here, its just very accurate and fully detailed just like the real thing... really we need here at MOCpages some high class work like this! this is how you make it PEOPLE!!! great work man! keep on this level >>> peace.. fofo