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Calgary LRT (C Train) - Siemens U2
My first Lego train! This is a model of the Calgary (Canada) Light Rail Transit (LRT) train. The actual train is manufactured by Siemens (model U2).
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Calgary LRT (C Train) - Siemens U2Enlarge this photo Here it is. My first Lego train model. It is a model of the Calgary (Canada) Light Rail Transit train (affectionately known as the C train). The actual train is manufactured by Siemens (model U2). Calgary Transit also runs another type of train which is a Siemens SD 160 which I have also MOC'd here.






Calgary LRT (C Train) - Siemens U2Enlarge this photo A real Calgary LRT






Calgary LRT (C Train) - Siemens U2Enlarge this photo The decals took just as long to make as the model itself! I thought I would get away with a few stripes but after I got started I just couldn't stop...






Calgary LRT (C Train) - Siemens U2Enlarge this photo The side of a real Calgary LRT






Calgary LRT (C Train) - Siemens U2Enlarge this photo The roof detail I added included the speaker, roof vents, the pantograph assembly and surrounding detail.






Calgary LRT (C Train) - Siemens U2Enlarge this photo More roof detail






Calgary LRT (C Train) - Siemens U2Enlarge this photo Roof detail of real Calgary LRT






Calgary LRT (C Train) - Siemens U2Enlarge this photo I stuck with the 6 wide standard train width. However, I think scale-wise I would have been better with 7. My train looks a bit skinnier than the real one.

The other reason I didn't go with a 7 wide was because I couldn't find a front window arrangement that worked. As it was, I used a 1 x 6 x 3 panorama type window that I stuck a decal on to immitate the middle bar!







Calgary LRT (C Train) - Siemens U2Enlarge this photo Front of a real Calgary LRT






Calgary LRT (C Train) - Siemens U2Enlarge this photo The shared bogey was also tricky but it works beautifully. Thanks to David VinZant (and his TGV) for the idea of using a slider type arrangement with an elastic holding it together.






Calgary LRT (C Train) - Siemens U2Enlarge this photo A closeup of the shared bogey. The elastic allows the train to stretch on the corners and contract on the straights. I offset the joint inward by 1/2 a stud on both sides because the real LRT joint is also offset slightly inwards.

The photo also shows the pantograph assembly in some detail. This took a few redesigns and get it looking somewhat like the real thing.






Calgary LRT (C Train) - Siemens U2Enlarge this photo Shared bogey and mid-joint on a real Calgary LRT






Calgary LRT (C Train) - Siemens U2Enlarge this photo Pantograph assembly on a real Calgary LRT






Calgary LRT (C Train) - Siemens U2Enlarge this photo The shared bogey dissasembled. Note the sliders on the underside of the 2 halves.






Calgary LRT (C Train) - Siemens U2Enlarge this photo Some detail on the inside. The poles near the joint were used to attach the elastic for the shared bogey arrangement. I couldn't fit chairs on both sides in the 6 stud wide model without eliminating the center aisle.






Calgary LRT (C Train) - Siemens U2Enlarge this photo Inside a real Calgary LRT










Here are some pictures of the U2 and its sister train the SD160 together. Also, there is a picture of the trains at the
Calgary Zoo Station

Calgary LRT (C Train) - Siemens U2 Calgary LRT (C Train) - Siemens U2

Calgary Zoo Station





Comments

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  October 29, 2012
Quoting Chris B Hey what did you use to keep the center part in place so it can bend left and right. I'm trying to build a similar joint for my articulated bus I'm building.
I used an elastic to hold it together. The elastic loops around some poles that were part of the interior detail. The ends of the cars basically slide forwards and backwards on the centre piece as it turns corners.
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  October 26, 2012
Hey what did you use to keep the center part in place so it can bend left and right. I'm trying to build a similar joint for my articulated bus I'm building.
  July 5, 2012
Nice job! It's weird seeing the U2 with that paint job though, I'm used to the old, practically original U2s used here in San Diego... ye, with your fancy renovated U2s. X3 Any chance of doing an S70?
Andrew Duff
White Knight
  October 31, 2011
Amazing layout you`ve got here.....well done..... OO gauge was never quite as fun and constructable as lego trains.....especially when incorporated with a lego village.....
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  October 31, 2011
Your coupling system is genius and looks like it works perfectly. This is pure quality and your research and time spent really shows. Congrats on a very well deserved MOTD.
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  October 31, 2011
Awesome! comngrats on MOTD!
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  October 31, 2011
Cool! Very accurate!
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  October 31, 2011
Looks great, congrats on MOTD!
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  October 31, 2011
Awesome! Great MOTD! Great details! :)
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  October 31, 2011
Congrats on the MOTD!
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  January 2, 2010
Quoting Steven LaForce I live in Calgary Alberta!!! this si spo accurate, please make a new C train with the red wave color scheme!!!
Thanks Steven. I did do the red wave train as well. Check it out here: http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/95927 Also I have done 3 C Train stations. This one is my latest: http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/167404
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  January 2, 2010
I live in Calgary Alberta!!! this si spo accurate, please make a new C train with the red wave color scheme!!!
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  September 21, 2009
great details man i like it. well done. exellent. :-)
Andrew Duff
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Thomas N
  August 7, 2009
That is a very nice train, Its amazing how close to the prototype you made it, and your technique for articulating the cars is great too! Congrats on MOTD. ~T
Andrew Duff
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Sgt. Magnum
  August 7, 2009
AWESOME!!!! VERY REALISTIC AND DETAILED!!
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  August 7, 2009
Congratulations on MotD! I still think this is a great model of the C-Train!
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  August 7, 2009
WOW thats all I can say is wow.
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  August 7, 2009
you did great on the detail check out my stuff please!
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  August 7, 2009
I am sorry but I am personally against decals so I'll rate 4.5 out of 5. Other than that keep up the good work!
  August 7, 2009
yo this train that you build is so cool how did you build this train
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  August 7, 2009
wow i live in Calgary and it looks exactly like it good job!
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  August 7, 2009
O.M.G that is so cool you know how did you make it ?
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  August 7, 2009
Let me be the second to say: Congrats on MOTD!
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  June 24, 2009
AWSOME! The interior look better on your moc than the real train.
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  March 2, 2009
first things first I would like to become involved in the super train secondly I really like your creations and thirdly would u like to make a comment on my photos? thanks so much
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  February 23, 2009
I like it but not right colors i made a lego lrt of edmonomton but it is blue and grey but i made a sd
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  February 23, 2009
I like it but not right colors i made a lego lrt of edmonomton but it is blue and grey but i made a sd
  January 28, 2009
hey I would definaly like to be involved .I havent shown my best creation yet I would lIke to bring it to the super train 2009, its a lego verson of the macs store in calgary .
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  January 23, 2009
Quoting vincent Tsai this would go reallly well with the salug lego layout at the super train 2009 this stuff is awsome .
Thanks Vincent. I will be at Supertrain 2009 with SALUG. Please say hi if you are there and let us know if you want to get involved. :)
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  January 23, 2009
this would go reallly well with the salug lego layout at the super train 2009 this stuff is awsome .
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  December 30, 2008
Quoting Anjroo model is excellent! Can you fit many mini figures inside? Would the original Siemens train be the same used in Edmonton Alberta?
Yes the train does fit lots of minifigs. I have 12 seats per car to accommodate them. :) This is the same train as Edmonton has. Also, I believe San Diego and a few other places also have it.
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  December 30, 2008
Quoting CIPHER you, I drive the Ctrain for a living, are you going to build a SD160?
Hi Cipher. Yes I have the SD 160 almost done. I am still doing a little work the lights and stickers. I expect to post it on MOCPages in January or February.
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  December 30, 2008
Quoting Johan e design. I was working on a similar project but looks like you aced it. Excellent job of using decals and smoothing out the top. I was just wondering if you were in the Southern Alberta Lego Users Group. I bet your C Train design would fit in perfectly with some of the calgary landmarks on thier layout.
Thanks Johan. Yes I have joined up with the SALUG guys. This train and some new C Train stuff (soon to be posted) will be shown at their upcoming exhibitions including Calgary SuperTrain 2009
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  December 30, 2008
Quoting Sir Walker n Calgary and it's great to see something local. I have plans for a NEW design for the C-train. Love the detail with all the decals. What did you use for the decals?
I made the decals myself. The decals were as much work as making the train. :) To make them, I started by taking photos of a real C Train. I then used a graphics program on my computer to scale and touch up the images to fit the Lego C Train. When I was done, I printed them on a transparent, sticker paper and cut them out for my model.
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  December 15, 2008
I live in Calgary and it's great to see something local. I have plans for a NEW design for the C-train. Love the detail with all the decals. What did you use for the decals?
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  November 22, 2008
nice looks like the real thing from what i can see
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  September 23, 2008
MAN i live in calgary and that looks exactly like the real thing!!!
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  June 17, 2008
very good it looks awsome
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  June 5, 2008
I think I'll just stick to the O-Train thanks... It may go nowhere, but it goes nowhere in style. The custome decals are really nice, and so's the train. Great work.
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  June 4, 2008
Awesome train! Love the decals, the overall look of the MOC is very realistic! :)
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  June 4, 2008
AMAZING!! its nice too see a fellow creator who's detail is very realistic, please see my transit vehicles.
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  June 4, 2008
wow ! what have you printed your decals on the door detail is exellent. great realistic moc well done.
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  June 4, 2008
Nice job and welcome to MOCpages. Lee.
 
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