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Adventurers Train
Why hasn't anyone done this? Adventurers for the treasure!
About this creation
I haven't been able to find any Adventurers trains. This astounds me. In the pre-WWII era that Adventurers likely took place in, Trains were the most common form of travel. I used the color scheme (although half of the wheel pins are NOT dark gray, which was used (but not often) in Adventurers, due to a lack of better colored wheel pins).

























Unfortunately, I have description of the train in mind.

Picture Notes: I did not use my camera, I used my grandpa's. The rest of my family is on vacation, and they took the camera that's better for LEGO pictures. This and the Adventurers World Journeys MOCs were both photographed by a better camera (my grandpa's). However, it is not good for somethings, so please bear with me if the pictures aren't perfect-I'm not used to his camera.

Design Notes: I have one "train"-The original Hogwarts Express. Unfortunately, that great set is lacking in one thing-actual train wheels-that's probably how they kept the price low (stupid LEGO makes stupid trains so freaking expensive...and the Bricklink ones are so freaking overpriced). But I've always wanted to make a train. The design WAS slightly based off the Hogwarts express, but aside from a bit of the shape, the entire thing is about 98% original BobaFett2. I plan to get the Cargo Train-no, not the crappy ultra-overpriced World City or City ones-the one from the 1990s in the Res-Q colors with awesome design and color. Cheaper than that stupid Metroliner, which isn't even half as good. But i digress...
Anyways, the hardest part of the build was undoubtedly the steam engine part. The shape started out one way, and changed a bit as it grew. I really like how I worked the wood beams (those are hard to use for me) into it, and I really like how the colors fit together. I love the roof of it (I used some weird piece that I can't find on bricklink because while it should be under wedges it's not). I added a few odd details, but they actually worked well. The passenger section is also something I like. I spent about 20 minutes deciding whether to use clear windows or to buy a lot of the window frames-but I decided upon clear windows, which I really liked. The chairs were a bit of trouble, but I decided to have four of them, next to windows and arranged so they would walk through them. I spent some time on the roof.
The most annoying part of the build is the wheels. Due to a lack of true train wheels, I had two options-use TECHNIC wheel centers, which fit perfectly on tracks but don't roll well and would look awkward, or the ones from the Hogwarts Express which didn't stay on the tracks but sort of worked. I decided upon used the Hogwarts Express wheels, since I didn't really care about playing with them as much.
Lastly, I'm really surprised. There are no Adventurers trains. I don't know why in the world there aren't any, but as you see here, they look awesome. And Western trains as well, but Adventurers has a great color scheme for this and a great variety of parts that fit the theme.
I'd REALLY appreciate comments (and rating).



Comments

 I like it 
  October 24, 2010
Nice I too am shocked no one came up with this.you should add another car thats a treasure tansport car or a flatbed car so you can transport other vehicles
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  October 22, 2010
Nice job on this mate, I think your pictures came out just fine! What stands out to me on this moc is the train car, the design and color scheme are very nice, and it has a nice old school feel. Good work, and keep bricking!
 I like it 
  October 22, 2010
Nice work on the form and colors. I might suggest shooting for a bit more detail, particularly on the engine, the next time you try a train piece, but still...a solid MOC in every respect! Well done.
BobaFett 2
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Spencer The Soccer Player
  October 21, 2010
Excellent train. Might I suggest adding some steam to make it more realistic though. Otherwise Well Done.
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  October 21, 2010
I didn't commented on your MOCs but I checked them out (Nearly all) So I have to say that your building and photographing skills are improving. I really liked your MOC about death. This train is also nice.
 I like it 
  October 21, 2010
I love Lego trains. Nice one!
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  October 21, 2010
awesome! I like the windows!
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  October 21, 2010
MOC is awesome, you really hit the old fashion! I only have this one problem, there isn't any good picture of the main part, but what I see, I like.
 I made it 
  October 21, 2010
Quoting Callan Lord of Fire Awesome train! Looks kind of old fashioned, is that what you were going for? And would you mind checking out my new Will Furno revamp?
Yes, it's supposed to be old fashioned like the rest of Adventurers (pre-WWII era I believe). And yes, I'll check it out, but it may annoy people to advertise your creations in your comments.
 I like it 
  October 21, 2010
Awesome train! Looks kind of old fashioned, is that what you were going for? And would you mind checking out my new Will Furno revamp?
 I like it 
  October 21, 2010
Nice work, man! The color combination is perfect! I'd recomment just a bit more detail on the passenger car, but besides that, this thing is awesome! Keep it up! -Drew
 
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