Posted 16 October 2012 - 12:27 PM
I put together this little loco over the course of an afternoon. At the moment it's unpowered, but soon I'm going to have a bit of a mess about and put a motor in it. In case anyone is wondering the tyre on the top of the chimney is meant to be the primitive type of spark arrestor that was commonly used on these locos.
Posted 16 October 2012 - 10:22 PM
Posted 17 October 2012 - 12:15 AM
Looks like a M-motor would fit quite nicely inside the boiler! Then there's the problem of hiding the battery box though... perhaps it could be hidden under a pile of logs on another train car it'd be pulling?
Posted 17 October 2012 - 01:48 AM
Once I get it working properly I will more than likely have a go at detailing the boiler a bit more with a pressure gauge, some extra handwheels and a few more pipes.
Posted 17 October 2012 - 04:01 AM
Posted 17 October 2012 - 04:37 AM
These locomotives aren't as odd as you might think: This looks very much like some of the lighter Climax or Shay locomotives used for the same purposes on American Logging railways. I also like how you're making it to Friends scale.
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Posted 17 October 2012 - 09:47 AM
I had wondered about using some of the Jack Stone figures too. The figure in the photo arrived in a pile of 2nd hand Lego I purchased a while ago, but I know the range has some crew and mechanic figures that would be perfect for my railway.
This loco is built 8 wide by the way.
Edited by Locomotive Annie, 17 October 2012 - 10:01 AM.
Posted 19 November 2012 - 12:30 AM
Posted 19 November 2012 - 01:06 AM
Pity that you don't have any pictures of your loco, sounds like it would've been interesting to have a look at.
Posted 19 November 2012 - 01:14 AM
Edited by Electricsteam, 19 November 2012 - 01:20 AM.
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