My Interpretation of the BR52 which is at the National Railway Museum in Riga as a thank you present for friends who live near there and have been a huge support over the years.
About this creation
Hello everyone. I am happy to present my first MOC in quite some time. It is a present for the kids of friends of mine (all Lego fans) who live only a few hundred meters from the Railway Museum in Riga. They were a huge help and support when I lived in Riga in 2009 and this is a thank you present for them. I had hoped to get this done for Christmas 2012 and 2013 but I didn't manage to finish it until a few weeks ago and it will be on its way to Riga shortly (they have already seen the Pictures and seem pretty happy with it). :-)
I was originaly thinking I could just copy my BR50 in green, but as many of the parts were not available in green most of it ended up completely new. I also added more details as the kids who will be receiving this are quite a bit older that those who received the last train so it does not have to be quite a sturdy. The new boiler design is unfortnately not as roomy on the inside as the BR50 which meant I went for one L Motor instead of two M Motors. It is a bit slow but it still runs pretty well.
There are many more pictures with a higher Resolution on my Flickr page. As this will hopefully not be my last train I would be happy to receive any comments either here or on Flickr.
The above picture has the family which will be receiving the train represented as Minifigs.
The waggon has "armour plating" underneath the windows just like the original
There are several more comparison shots on my Flickr page. :-)
Quoting Riley Duff
I like it, any videos of it running? How much does it weigh engine, tender and all?
Hi Riley, below is a video which I made today. It usually goes a bit quicker but the batteries are almost empty.
I am still tweaking it as it had some running issues and was too fragile for the kids that will be receiving it.
I am hoping to finally send it off to its new owners later this week so that the parents have time to do a test build before disassembling it and packing it away ready to surprise the kids for Christmas. :-)
Not sure about the weight as I donn't have a set of scales in the house but it is pretty light.