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American 0-6-0 saddle tank steam locomotive - Brick Railway Systems

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0-6-0 steam heavy-duty switcher

This model is an Americanized version of Scotnick's Thomas & friends model "Stanley" (link to that engine on Flickr: https://www.flickr.c...N07/8732762280/ ) with some new running gear provided by Hunter Dobbs from his model of the Thomas & Friends engine "Lady". (link to that engine on Flickr: https://www.flickr.c...02/16562999581/ )

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The engine features a new headlight on top of the smokebox and is a little longer than the last version by about four studs. The pistons (hopefully) will work in real life, as I messed with and extended Hunter Dobbs design to include a third axle. The engine is going to be numbered 4990, with the number going on the saddle tank and the letters BRS going on the rear of the locomotive, right between the two red stripes on the coal bunker. NOTE: This model requires custom Big Ben Bricks small steam engine drivers, as in 4 flanged and 2 blind. The gears seen here are placeholders and will NOT work on track! (Link to Big Ben Bricks: http://www.bigbenbricks.com/ )

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The rear of the locomotive.

Background:

Built in 1922 by H.K. Porter, this steam locomotive is of a saddle tank design, (that means it carries the water over-the-top of the boiler in tanks, kinda like a saddle on a horse) as part of an order for 25 engines by Brick Railway Systems, numbered 4975 to 5000. The class was built for yard work, though some were sent out onto the main lines to haul commuter trains when the need arose. This engine class features red stripes on the sides and over the tanks on top of the boiler.

I will be purchasing this engine after the parts for locomotive shed I posted on February 15th.

LDD file: http://www.mocpages.com/user_images/80135/1428605637m.lxf

0-4-0 steam dockyard switcher

This was originally set 3740, Small Locomotive from the My Own Train series. I revamped the 2001 set, adding Big Ben Brick medium wheels and working pistons courtesy of Hunter Dobbs.

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NOTE: All four of the wheels are removed from them LDD model. The proper parts are available at the Big Ben Bricks website, and are not in LDD. (You need four of the "Medium Flanged Drivers")The number of the engine (3007) goes on the side of the boiler, while the letters "BRS" go on the side of the cab.

Fictional background:

Built in 1923 by Baldwin Locomotive Works for Brick Railway Systems (BRS), engine 3007 was part of a 250 strong class of switchers made for the tight industrial & dockyard trackage of Brick Railway Systems. The class spread from number 3000 to 3250. They were painted in classic BRS black with a red stripe along the base.

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LDD file: http://www.mocpages.com/user_images/80135/1428604656m.lxf

Thought, Comments, and questions are all welcome!

(EDIT 9-15-2015: Fixed the LDD file and pictures, plus I added a another switcher to the first post.)

Edited by Murdoch17

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Nifty use of gears to fit in drive rods! You buy any motors yet?

Thanks for your comment, but the gears-as-wheels is a old LDD technique, I've seen it on several peoples digital builds, such as HunterDobbs. (That's who I got the original piston design from, I just stretched it to fit the frame.) Also, I don't use motors for my trains, with 9V they are ridiculously expensive, and the PF components do not fit most of my 13 locomotives. Personally, I just hand power the trains around my layout. :grin:

(Speaking of drive rods, I have discovered an error with the LDD model I uploaded. I will fix the file when I can.)

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Sorry for the double post, but the LDD file has now been fixed. I moved the wheels one two holes close together, and shortened the drive rods. I also fixed a structural issue with the boiler. The parted out price is $55 in US money plus some parts I already own. The custom wheels (two blind, four flanged) cost $18 from Big Ben Bricks, bringing the total $73. (shipping and handling not included)

EDIT: typo correction

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update!

I have added another engine to this page:

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Can a moderator please change the topic title to "American steam Switcher locomotives - Brick Railway Systems" instead of it's current title? Thanks in advance!

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