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[MOC] DM&IR M4 Yellowstone #237

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34311623471_0879eed4b4.jpgDuluth, Missabe, & Iron Range M4 Yellowstone #237 by Tony Sava, on Flickr

  Duluth, Missabe, & Iron Range M4 "Yellowstone" class steam locomotive #237

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Of "Yellowstone" class locomotives, the DM&IR Yellowstones were the strongest built.  #237 was the only locomotive retired prior to dieselization, sold for scrap after a wreck. 

34442126955_d167973a4c.jpgDM&IR-237_008 by Tony Sava, on Flickr

This locomotive has been built in 9-wide, and is my first successful driver-driven steam locomotive.  The locomotive is powered by two Power Functions L-Motors in the boiler, and a AA battery box in the tender. 

 34442140255_7901262646.jpgDM&IR-237_015 by Tony Sava, on Flickr

The cab overhangs more than I'd like, but hopefully I can keep it on ME Model curves and Grand Curves.

 34282561282_a7f2b429ec.jpgDM&IR-237_023 by Tony Sava, on Flickr

A huge, enormous thank-you to Terry Akuna for the excellent work on designing and printing the decals on the tender, cab, and road numbers on the headlights.

34057428970_28cf63daf8.jpgDM&IR-237_012 by Tony Sava, on Flickr

 

--Tony

 

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Driver driven? As in the motors fire the drivers instead of turning the wheels directly? I need to see an explanation of how it was done!

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I'm not entirely sure what you mean by "fire the drivers".  By "Driver Driven" I mean the locomotive is powered directly through the drivers, rather than the motors in the tender pushing a dead-head locomotive. 

--Tony

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Nice build! The detailing is great, the front of the locomotive is very realistic.

I'm just curious, have you been to the train museum in Duluth? Since you built a Duluth and Missabe locomotive, I was wondering if you drew any inspiration from the area.

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I reaaly hope you'll put the plans for this beauty up for sale in your bricklink, she's simply amazing

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Another top notch work Tony!  :thumbup:

...and 9 studs wide is crazy! :wub:

Nice to see that you've finally put motors in the boiler. Is this solution better (and faster) than your locomotives with motorized tender?

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