How it all came together:
For a while, I have been contemplating building a LEGO project that includes all six of the Fallen Flag commemorative SD70ACe diesel locomotives, Heritage Units, from the Union Pacific Railroad in a miniature scale. This way, if it ever became a set, it would be much more affordable than minifigure-scale LEGO diesel locomotives. As I started to piece together the first SD70ACe locomotive, I realized that the locomotive would be too intricate in build to make way for the unique paint-schemes portrayed on the real-life Heritage Units. And so, I settled on building only one Union Pacific SD70ACe, along with a UP boxcar and caboose to compliment it. In the end, I am satisfied with the result of this project, and I hope you are as well! (Whew, that was lengthy...as always!)
This project is 602 pieces. It includes almost to-scale LEGO versions of an SD70ACe locomotive, 50' 7" cu-ft boxcar, and an extended-vision caboose. The locomotive and its wagons have flexible ball-joint connectors, as well as very maneuverable bogies for very tight track curves.
In total, this project has ten varieties of printed pieces. Each print took a lot of work to take images and crop them to make the project look presentable. Please, and I do mean please, tell me what you think of the prints, as well as if there is anything that should be added or edited.
Thank you all so much for viewing this project! Have a great day, everyone, and take care. Submitted by Joseph cheeseinthepie on August 24th, 2020.