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London Underground 1972mkII Tube Stock
About this creation
The 1972 tube stock was a minor evolution of the 1967 stock that was ordered for the Victoria line. The first batch (MkI) were for the Northern Line to replace 1938 stock. The second batch (MKII), while intended for the new Fleet (now Jubilee) line worked on the Northern until the former opened in 1979. Subsequently displaced by the 1983 stock the 72mkII replaced the '38s on the Bakerloo line, where they have remained to this day.


The cars were built by Metro-Cammell, a political order to save the company. There were thiry-three trains built, each of seven cars. These were joined on the Bakerloo line by some of the MkIs and the line-fleet is currently thirty-six trains. As with all Underground trains, they run on the 630v fourth rail system.


This is my second tube train model; the stock was chosen because it is, visually at least, the archetypal tube train. As with my other tube stock models the motor is hidden beneath a skirt on one of the cars. The design was challenging, as the offset doors cut into the body which creates complications with the structure of the car bodies as the strength had to be focused though the roof and a central section of the floor down each car, while at the same time attaching the doors securely.


The cars are joined by tow-balls and -sockets which makes the cars appear more semi-permanently coupled and realistically spaced apart. However, to actually run, they require replacing with magnetic couplers which add the necessary second hinge point to the couplings and space the cars out further for the curves of the track, which has been done on this model recently and will be retrofitted to all other tube stocks in the near future.


This model was first displayed at the Milton Keynes Lego Brand Store in the summer of 2006 and has since been displayed at the Brickish Association 2006 LLW Christmas Party, 2007 AGM, Petersfield Lego Show and Merrist Wood and Twyford Lego displays .











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  October 25, 2013
@R H, it's the destination blind, if you look on images, it'll be there. But I do agree, if it's lighter, it'll look like a Jubilee line train.
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  October 2, 2012
Hi, i really like the train. Can you tell me how to build it. Thanks.
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  August 14, 2012
it looks so real
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  December 11, 2011
That is awsome!!!!! :]
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  May 21, 2011
hi, i love your creations !, can u send a parts lust for all ur tube creations, i will be internally grateful, thanks !.
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  March 6, 2011
it is awesome better than my creation coooooll!!!!!
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  November 6, 2009
I love it! I was recently in London and it looks exactly like the original!
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  January 18, 2009
WOW!
David Tabner
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Jason Fett
  October 8, 2008
This is deffenently the "MOC of the day"!!! :)
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  October 8, 2008
This is awsome! I made this my computer's background.
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  October 8, 2008
the techniques on the windscreen are marvelous
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  October 8, 2008
Pure MOTD amazing well done
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  October 8, 2008
Quality model, really deserves MOC of the day. Love the scenery
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  October 8, 2008
Awesome looking train - great job! London must have such a gigantic underground... Steffen
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  October 8, 2008
Nice tram, Happy MOTD!
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  October 8, 2008
nice, it's beautiful and realistic, because the outside looks so good it probably doesn't have an interior but that's ok, great job
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  October 8, 2008
wow, this is a very nice big-scale moc! I love it!
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  June 26, 2008
very good. you got the curves and lines well build and it looks very authentic. but it is kinda small (below minifig scale)and is missing just a little dtail
David Tabner
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Andrei Rozhin
  August 28, 2007
Beatiful looks also like the subway in Toronto I love this man keep up the great work.
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  August 28, 2007
thats a really nice train car.
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  August 28, 2007
Whoa that train is cool and the lego backdrop is amazing.
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  August 28, 2007
This is a great model. You've captured the shape and details of the train excellently. Is the grey line above the door just a decoration or did you purposely decide to make it a Jubilee line train?
 
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