aislepathlight
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Lego AEM-7 (Metroliner)

Sat Jul 29, 2006 2:01 pm

I have been working on my Lego a lot this summer, and have decided to make an accurate Lego Metroliner (It is a beautiful train, but totally wrong), as their version of the AEM-7 really sucks. I have made my first build, and turn to you a.netters. I need constructive suggestions on how to make it better.
Here is the real thing:

http://64.246.11.82/images/images2/2/2006-03-17_0301_AMT936_Havre_de_Grace_MD.jpg.54237.jpg
http://64.246.11.82/images/images2/a/AMTK_919_Halethorpe.jpg.81582.jpg

Here is the Lego version



Here mine is:







Sorry about the poor image quatlity, it was a cell phone camera.

[Edited 2006-07-29 07:35:22]
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piercey
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RE: Lego AEM-7 (Metroliner)

Sat Jul 29, 2006 2:21 pm

Well I believe it all is coming to an end. Oh well, I guess we are gonna pretend.
 
aislepathlight
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RE: Lego AEM-7 (Metroliner)

Sat Jul 29, 2006 2:38 pm

Sorry, I had emailed them to my self, and didn't link them right. I just posted them on brick shelf, and if they don't work...no, they will work. I hope you like them.

Link
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piercey
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RE: Lego AEM-7 (Metroliner)

Sat Jul 29, 2006 3:23 pm

hmm, nice job

btw, is that the Santa Fe Sleeper next to it or something like that?
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RE: Lego AEM-7 (Metroliner)

Sat Jul 29, 2006 3:28 pm

Can't sleep...must post on A.net...  faint 

Images worked fine for me...

I don't see any realy problem with your build at all. For the scale you've built it on, it seems fine to me! *Much* better than Lego's, erm, "default" version.

You want to know something funny? I have that exact Lego set (their Metroliner, that is)--and I just found the box today tucked away in a basement storage room, with all pieces intact (well, looks like it, anyway). I might have to build it, just for old times sake. Or hostilely take over my brother's Lego and build me a...something. I dunno, 2am does not creativity yield.


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aislepathlight
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RE: Lego AEM-7 (Metroliner)

Sat Jul 29, 2006 3:37 pm

Quoting Piercey (Reply 3):

btw, is that the Santa Fe Sleeper next to it or something like that?

Yeah, I have 2 Santa Fe Locos, 1 bagage care, 1 Mail car, 1 Sleaper, 1 dining car, 1 lounge.

Airwave... If you are gonna sell it, contact me... PLEASE!!! I love that set, even though it is not accurate.
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RE: Lego AEM-7 (Metroliner)

Sat Jul 29, 2006 7:50 pm

Hey nice model Ian. Looking good. I like how you made the windows! I think the only thing you have to do is make it a little bit longer. I also see you station in the background in one of the photos!  Silly
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aislepathlight
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RE: Lego AEM-7 (Metroliner)

Sat Jul 29, 2006 11:39 pm

Quoting Legoguy (Reply 6):
I think the only thing you have to do is make it a little bit longer.

Dave, how much longer do you think? I am on a regular lego train base, with 3 stud endcaps, so I would have to build it on a custom base...
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RE: Lego AEM-7 (Metroliner)

Sat Jul 29, 2006 11:50 pm

I thought Lego was for 3-10 yr olds.................../

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RE: Lego AEM-7 (Metroliner)

Sun Jul 30, 2006 12:43 am

Quoting Skidmarks (Reply 8):
I thought Lego was for 3-10 yr olds.................../

Skids, you just insulted a lot of builders on this fourm. I'd go run back under that rock your hiding underneath.  duck 
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gregtx
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RE: Lego AEM-7 (Metroliner)

Sun Jul 30, 2006 1:07 am

Actually, I'm a bit confused too...I puth those away when I was 9 years old.
What is the attraction? I see them in Daycares, etc...so they still must be popular...(?!).

Oh well....but it is strange.
 
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RE: Lego AEM-7 (Metroliner)

Sun Jul 30, 2006 1:11 am

Quoting Piercey (Reply 9):
Skids, you just insulted a lot of builders on this fourm. I'd go run back under that rock your hiding underneath.

Nothing new there then! Big grin

However, I do think that greg makes a point that you normally see Lego in childrens play areas and the like. Just not used to "older" people using it. I know my own kids grew out of it very quickly after about 7 or 8.

Ah well, it takes all-sorts I suppose......... Big grin

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RE: Lego AEM-7 (Metroliner)

Sun Jul 30, 2006 1:30 am

Quoting AislepathLight (Reply 7):
Dave, how much longer do you think? I am on a regular lego train base, with 3 stud endcaps, so I would have to build it on a custom base...

Possibly by another 3 or 4 pieces i think

For all of you you think lego is for juniors....Lego is often used in university all over the world. Also, apparently if you can build decent things out of lego... you'll make a good engineer...
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aislepathlight
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RE: Lego AEM-7 (Metroliner)

Sun Jul 30, 2006 1:34 am

Quoting Gregtx (Reply 10):
Actually, I'm a bit confused too...I puth those away when I was 9 years old.
What is the attraction? I see them in Daycares, etc...so they still must be popular...(?!).

Oh well....but it is strange.

I don't play with Lego, I build and model with them. After all, it is much cheaper to buy a bunch of Lego and re-use them over and over, rather than regualar modeling, where if you buy an E40WH2, you can not use other than as that one MARC (Maryland Rail) train. With Lego, if you don't like it, you can scrap it, and build it again. If you want to see more of my stuff, here it is




There are actually a huge number of Lego websites, and some really impresive stuff:
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RE: Lego AEM-7 (Metroliner)

Sun Jul 30, 2006 2:40 am

I think that's very artistic and creative, as long as you're not just assembling a kit thrown in a box that comes out the same no matter who puts it together.

I'd sure as hell never be able to do that! I have no artistic ability whatsoever. Bravo to all of you who are able to do that, and for sharing it too!
 
aislepathlight
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RE: Lego AEM-7 (Metroliner)

Sun Jul 30, 2006 2:47 am

Quoting Queso (Reply 14):
I think that's very artistic and creative, as long as you're not just assembling a kit thrown in a box that comes out the same no matter who puts it together.

I'd sure as hell never be able to do that! I have no artistic ability whatsoever. Bravo to all of you who are able to do that, and for sharing it too!

Thanks. That is a good point, that I rarely purchase sets, and when I do, I normally take them apart, or keep them together but change livery. I use large amounts of bulk bricks, but it is often hard to find some pieces. My one exception is the Santa Fe, which is a beautiful train.
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RE: Lego AEM-7 (Metroliner)

Sun Jul 30, 2006 2:52 am

Man, I gotta get going on my Lego-construction again, all these recent threads are really reactivating my interest so to say. If only the roof above the Lego table wasn't leaking  irked . Anyway, nice Amtrak model. I still have some train tracks, even older than those pictured, back when the tracks still had a center "electricity line".
 
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RE: Lego AEM-7 (Metroliner)

Sun Jul 30, 2006 10:06 am

Quoting AislepathLight (Reply 13):
don't play with Lego, I build and model with them

Gotcha...sorry...bad choice of words.
Looks like there a bit more sophistacted that the ones I had twenty years ago.
My apologies...no offense intended.
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