This is an other idea to realize a LEGO locomotive in H0 scale. Since I have no idea how motorize these locomotives – I’ve tried an other approach: a removable hood and a visible motor with drive. Further the motor should be visible thru the closed hood.
This is still my favorite model based on the Märklin 44734 LEGO car. It was an spontaneous idea – and took me basically an afternoon to design it. To collect all parts from Ebay took me few days. The basic design is inspired by a swiss steam snow plow.
I love printed LEGO bricks and tiles. After discovering these gorgeous tiles with wooden prints I’ve decided to design a flat car based on the Märklin 44734 car. The flat car is loaded with industrial pumps. It is a very simple design – but I love it. Of course I’ve used only original LEGO parts.
The Märklin 44734 Clip-on block car isn’t a new idea. Lego and H0 scale model trains have a long tradition. Back in the 1950s LEGO Germany came up with a TV commercial showing LEGO building bricks combined with a Märklin model train layout.
This commercial dates to 1957, 2nd year of LEGO in Germany!
First off you have to imitate the base plate of the Märklin 44734 car to get a proper instruction manual. The Märklin 44734 base plate comes with 4×18 knobs. Lego doesn’t have such plate available so you have to improvise.
I’ve got best results using a 2×16 plate and then attaching three 4×6 plates as shown above.
The instruction for the base plate isn’t necessary to create your own model – but it enables the LEGO Digital Designer to create automatically the instruction manual for your rail car.
This is my second design for a rail car built on the H0 scale Märklin Clip-on block car. The mobile power station is intended to power the satellite communications car of the emergency train. Once again you can see the heavy usage of transparent bricks to give the train a more detailed look in H0 scale.