A microscale model of an intermodal freight terminal.
About this creation
A diorama of a small intermodal freight terminal, including a quay with several harbor cranes, a small container ship being eased into place by a pair of harbor tugs, a rail yard with a pair of gantry cranes, a number of road trucks and yard trucks, straddle carriers, reach stackers, and some warehouses and covered storage areas.
The total size of the diorama is roughly 270x200 studs and it contains more than 26,000 parts. I would have included several hundred more containers and a few more vehicles, but I hit the limit of what LDD could support, at least on my PC.
Even if I had been able to include those details, I still would have fallen short of accurately representing a real containerized freight terminal. The largest container ports in the world move over 30 million TEUs per year - that's about 40,000 40-ft containers per day, or about one every two seconds. Even a relatively small port would be capable of handling several thousand containers per day. Given the size limitations, though, I tried to include all of the important details.
I'll post pictures with different points of view and some close-ups over the next few days.
Some of the trucks from my freight terminal diorama, including straddle carriers, reach stackers, front loaders, and a variety of trucks to haul the containers.
Since the resolution of the pictures here on MOCpages is horrible, I encourage you to visit my Flickr album.
Quoting Michiel Norp
A logistic dream in Lego. I work for a company that builds reachstackers. Great to see these big trucks in micro lego scale. They should be in yellow though:)
Thanks. The nice thing about building something like a reach stacker is that their wheels are large enough that I could actually use Lego wheels to represent them, rather than 1x1 round plates. Most of the reference pictures I used for the reach stackers had than in white, but I suppose that they might get repainted after delivery.