CP 1408 (1/15)
This is a memory of my childhood.
Built between 1966 and 1968, these emblematic "Machines" made in England
with 65 tonnes, provided services in practically all the lines of Portugal.
Although limited at 105 km / hour, traction either trains of suburban service, goods, medium and long-term and the prestigious Intercities service.
Of the 67 original locomotives that made up the totality of this series (the
engine material of its generation), the first 10 were manufacturedin England. The others, as included in the initial contract, were made in SOREFAME, in Amadora - Portugal.
It was a great challenge to make this construction of 14 thousand pieces (7 thousand in the locomotive and 7 thousand in the base) at 1/15 scale.
One of the main ideas was to make the wheels only with lego parts, without using 3D impression or lego motorcycle wheels, the result is a wheel made with 19 pieces.