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06 - Observation
ATSF Super Chief Consist Observation Car Bob Tail Budd built.
About this creation
We come to the end of the consist at last. the tail of the train. And let's face it, it's what you've been waiting for, because everyone is willing to wait for tail.



This observation was one of the harder cars to do, because I wanted the bobtail look as in this
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The design James did wasn't quite rounded enough for me although it's also prototypical. As with the FA engine and the hood piece, the whole car's build hinges on one piece. In this case it's the 3x3 facet brick as two of these make the perfect curved roof back. That, and the special truck, were the complications I had to solve before I could do the gruntwork.



If the diner was the place to be seen, and the dome was the place to send your kids, the observation was the place to PARTY. I chose to put a band in mine, although it was a bit of a squeeze. Some real observations or lounges had pianos! That would be a bit much in a 6 wide.



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   Builder shot. Shows the rear since that's more interesting. Funny, I know some people like that too.



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   Bar side view



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   Aisle side view



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   I could be in pictures but instead, here I am, pouring. Everyone wants to tell me their troubles. They watch too many movies. Bartenders aren't really sympathetic you know. I think I am going to cap the next producer who complains about some disease he caught... wait, can I say cap?



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   I dress like a school girl, because, well, I AM a schoolgirl. Don't tell my dad you bought me this drink OK?



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   Don't worry honey, you're secret's safe with me... after all I'm "with the band", and besides why would I tell him that? He might ask a bunch of other questions.



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   Now playing in the Super Chief Lounge: Eddy "the Chief" Clearwater and orchestra(1). Eddy is using his awesome new Brickenrocker guitar to lay down some mean licks. Get your own Brickenrocker today http://www.spamcake.com/town/brickenrocker.htm it's the best investment you'll ever make!



1 - one trumpet player and he's not happy.



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   Wish I hadn't stood so close to this amp.. what did you say? Eh? Amps haven't been invented yet? What are you talking about!



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   Wish she wasn't so deaf, I think buying her a drink was a waste... hmm... what's that I see over there? SCHOOLGIRL!... Excuse me I have to go.



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   This photo has nothing to do with our story, it's just a commercial brought to you by the USPS. Remember, use that zip code and speed your mail! What's that, the zip code hasn't been invented yet? What are you talking about?



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   What's that you say? the conductor shouldn't be using a computer? It's not a computer, it's a green screen. What's that, 3277s haven't been invented yet? What are you talking about?



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   Do you come here often? No? well what about back in your room? Ouch! there was no need to slap me like that.



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   I GOTTA get out of here, this guy keeps buying me lollipops and saying they're drinks. What a bunch of drunks. Excuse me while I go seek a porcelean god.



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   Another shot of the rear. Note the recessed drumhead, it's 1/2 plate recessed.



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   And another shot of the rear... hmm...



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   pulling back a little bit this is the whole roof. As to why I used black facets instead of gray, I can't bear to open my MISB builder cliff canyon, you know I'm a speculator and that's going to be worth a fortune someday!



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   The other end... I think it's called the front.



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   Oh ya, baby, take your top off.



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   and show me the rear!



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   Ahem. What the heck was going on there? I think I was channelling Janey for a sec. Topside view.



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   more of the same except different.



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   Hmm, crowded in there too.



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   Front shot. Bet you were expecting another parting shot? No way man, that's not me... two shots is all I'm good for.



Comments

 I like it 
  January 30, 2010
Awesome. Very crowded in there.
 I like it 
  July 14, 2006
Well why is it that its rated 2? Whats going on? Now its an amazing moc! I need some help. Im going to buy a lego train set but i dont wantthe green monorail thing! What do you think i should go with? I do like the Santa Fe trains and i love lego trains! I think you should submitt these designs to www.lego.com and see what they have to say because i would buy this if i saw it :).
 I like it 
  February 1, 2005
The cars look so good...except for that black end-cap. This is a harsh finish to a nice consist. Oh, man, is that butt-ugly! Larry, you gotta find two gray multi-faceted slope elements and get rid of that black. -- James Mathis
 I like it 
  February 1, 2005
K, this is by far the funniest train moc I have seen... your comments are truely smacktastic. The model is wicked, but then again you probably already know that... nothing like a train full of drunk, horny, lolly-pop licking, air-guitar playing, abusive and loud minifigs. Just tell me this... who are these people and where is the train taking them? Cheers! ~ Paul.
 I like it 
  January 30, 2005
So you finally admitted it- 6 wide HAS its limitations. You couldn't put a piano in there could ya? nyah nya na nyah nyah! :-P Well, all kidding aside, it's been a good evening (or should I say morning- it's 2 am here!) checking out your MOCs. I liked the detailing and interiors especially, such few people bother to do them at all, and more importantly you did them well! The black piece just kills it for me, so I had to dock 1 smile. But I think you should do some shots with the whole rake, unless youre doing them right now as I'm writing. It'd really be cool. Thanks for sharing.
 
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