MOC: Cumbres & Toltec senic railroad K-36 no. 484
Posted 19 December 2009 - 01:10 AM
finally, after a half a year of work from concept to finished product i give you....
The Cumbres and Toltec scenic railroad's (ex DRG&W) K-36 mikado (2-8-2) narrow gauge locomotive.
the K-36 is a narrow gauge engine built by the Baldwin locomotive works in 1925 for the DRG&W (Rio Grande) They have 36,000 lbs of tractive effort which is what the 36 in K-36 stands for the K stands for the 2-8-2 wheel arrangement.
just a note this is the same engine that Brian Williams circus train has, I started work on the wheel set 2 weeks before i saw the first pictures of his great model (he beat me to it ) . I did steal the boiler from him so many thanks to him for that.
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hope you enjoy, this engine was quite a challenge
Posted 19 December 2009 - 05:29 AM
Are you planning on adding any wagons? A Rio Grande caboose and a few train cars would really add to your already outstanding creation.
Posted 19 December 2009 - 06:19 AM
I would love to see a video of this beauty in action if you could find time to record one. This is a very well designed and built train, and I commend you on it. Well done mate, I'm extremely impressed.
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Posted 19 December 2009 - 03:42 PM
yes i was! i want to build just a bunch of brown flatcars (plain i know) in 8 wide
I would love to see a video of this beauty in action if you could find time to record one. This is a very well designed and built train, and I commend you on it.
you have no idea how i labored over that boiler! i spent my 5 day thanksgiving break just to build it, i only stopped to eat and sleep
i give you guys a video sometime after Christmas because i am going away and coming back on Christmas eve
Posted 19 December 2009 - 05:07 PM
A bunch of brown flatcars sounds awesome to go with this great locomotive! There are so many amazing details and greebles, especially around the locomotive's drive wheels. One question, how is it powered?
Posted 20 December 2009 - 12:50 AM
i might put PF in it but i'm going to power my berkshire first
i'll still have i video, the counterweights are really cool looking when they're moving
Edited by gcarstensen, 20 December 2009 - 12:51 AM.
Posted 20 December 2009 - 01:45 PM
Very nice loco. The best ones usually take a long time.
My Class 14 diesel loco has counterweights, though they are on a jack shaft.
Not many British locos have separate counterweights on the same shaft as the wheels.
Posted 23 December 2009 - 04:22 AM
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