MOC: T1 Triumphant
Posted 30 January 2012 - 06:56 PM
When I first tried to build a Pennsylvania T1 duplex steam engine I gave up on it. In fact I gave up on it many times. But after a lot if help from a lot of folks over at flickr I was able to finally build one in LEGO form.
But her performance was... troubled. She ran fine in straights but bogged down in curves. I wasn't using a wheelbase design I hadn't before, so I was supremely disappointed. The mighty T1 got relegated to being yard candy at train shows.
Click the link below to see her past performance :
Then a few months ago I decided to change something on another train MOC that was giving me trouble, and being successful there, I gave the T1 another chance.
This weekend at the SAMRA train show was my first time to test the T1 under non laboratory conditions after the last bit of work. It took a bit more tweaking, but I am proud to say she ran like the thoroughbred she is. Fast and true she barely even flinches at curves.
She now stands tall, T1 triumphant.
Click below to see the video of her triumphant return to mainline service on TexLUG layouts:
Posted 30 January 2012 - 07:05 PM
I'm not into the old steam engines but your stuff sometimes makes me both wish I was (so I could have engines like yours) and glad I'm not (because I'd have to learn how to build some of those beautiful monsters)...
As my little would say (in his best train Whistle voice), "Wooo, Wooo"!
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Posted 30 January 2012 - 09:54 PM
Posted 31 January 2012 - 06:39 PM
Now if I could just improve the performance of my Angus...
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