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Denver & Rio Grande Heavyweight Coaches (completed 3-25-05)
5 Coach Consist
About this creation

I tend to be drawn to color scheme (aka livery) than body shape, which is
totally in sync with my predisposition to rare LEGO colored elements. And of
recent I am completely on an orange kick. Not BNSF orange (4th stack right), but
the more muted medium orange (3rd stack right).
This is evident in the last engine I built; the Denver
& Rio Grande Western Bumble Bee 2-6-0 steamer
. I have been drooling over this color scheme for years and finally amassed
enough medium orange plates to do all 5 coaches. 

Click here for more details in the discussion on Lugnet.trains.

By the way this was completely designed & built while exclusively
listening to "The Way
Up" - by the Pat Metheny Group
(my good friend Lyle!)

5 Coach Consist: 1 BPO (baggage/post office),
1 dinner, 1 coach, 12-1 sleeper, and 1 observation coach. 

Color Scheme: There are several variation of this color scheme, medium
orange and gray coach, gray under
carriage and trucks, black 1x2 log-brick vestibules and doors, and dark gray 1/4
round roof with windows. All glass is smoke (except the side door windows). I almost forgot to mention that compared to the
HO model coach the roof should be Dark Blay!!!  8-P

Details (4 coaches): 42 studs long; vestibule to vestibule. The bogie pivot point sets back 9
studs, and there is 1 stud separation between wheels sets. Note the 3 stud wide
bricks and plates stacked vertically to enhance the seam lines. This "helps" the eye see riveted panels
rather than "bricks". I wasn't sure that this level of detail was
really going to make much difference, but compared to the BPO car, which does
not strictly follow the 3 stud pattern, you can see (or maybe just
"feel") the difference. 1/2 stud inset doors that lead
to bogie mounted stairs. 

Details (BPO): 38 studs long; vestibule to vestibule. The bogie pivot point sets back
7 studs.

Details (general): A single stud wide under- carriage spine with sloped
ends, mounted 1/2 stud offset in both directions, and some bricks and things to
represent the under-carriage access panels and control boxes. Last but not least, simple interiors with passengers in
chairs and conductors.  

Decals: Printed using a thermal wax printer on to Avery clear full sheet
labels and cut to size. The coach
names and numbers are prototypical.

Here is a couple pics of the HO scale coach I used for a real 3-d model
(however it was very inspiring to see the G-gauge version at the local hobby

Here are some pics I found on the web:

Here are a few pics of the LEGO version:


 I like it 
  April 11, 2011
this is the nicest lego passenger set i have come across to bad its not an actual lego set cause i'd buy it! great color scheme to.
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  January 6, 2009
wow thats cool. im working on a marc train, but it wont look as good as your's
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  September 30, 2007
Incredible!!! Looks very realistic to me.
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  July 18, 2007
THESE ARE SO AWSOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It would be cool to see these coaches with your 2-6-0 Bumblebee loco. It's amazing how you did them in 6-wide.
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  May 20, 2007
While I am new to MOC pages, I have been pushing Legos around for 25 + years and I think your heavy wieght coaches are excellent. It is difficult to get the details exact in Lego but you did a great job!
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  September 22, 2005
Excellent. My favorite train at NMRA 2005!
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  March 29, 2005
Steve, these look great. I really fell the preasure to complete one of my planed passenger train consists now.
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  March 28, 2005
Wow. This is a tour de force! Whether prototypical or not, it would totally rock to see these pulled by JT's DRGW diesels. VERY well done, thanks for sharing.
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