Dread Pirate Rob

[MOC] Red 0-4-0 Saddle Tank Steam Locomotive

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Good Evening All,

What happens when you smash your 60098 red cargo train into a vintage 7725 then rebuild it as one train?

I have been trying to work out what to do with my new 60098 red cargo locomotive as it is just not, well, how can I put this kindly? Coal fired enough. It was a great little loco but those curved red 2x2s on the roof were crying out to be turned into a red 0-4-0 saddle tank engine!

I used the same basic layout as my dark blue engine but gave her a sturdier (in appearance but not structurally) smoke box, new bunker and static side rods. The side rods are a compromise as I need her to run reliably at Brickexpo in Canberra in July. The added benefit is that this is all unmodified bricks (this time)! After Brickexpo I will look at moving side rods…

Fans of 7777 may identify the culprit wielding the spanner.

Thank you to Bricksmith, Rail Co, Paperballpark and Chromeknight for giving me the motivation to complete this project. It would be great to have all our little shunters running together one day but I fear they are all a shade too geographically dispersed.

25878463150_077a7dcc8d_n.jpgSorry Modified 60098 With Lowered Roof and Extra Train Weights. It is time to become a steam engine... by Canvas Rails, on Flickr

26151347885_a5f10fedd1_n.jpgSorry Modified 60098 With Lowered Roof and Extra Train Weights. It is time to become a steam engine... by Canvas Rails, on Flickr

25878495850_9ddc083ee5.jpgLego Power Functions 0-4-0 saddle tank steam locomotive in red by Canvas Rails, on Flickr

26058909462_13aa22f66e.jpgLego Power Functions 0-4-0 saddle tank steam locomotive in red by Canvas Rails, on Flickr

25878491950_9e16627d53.jpgLego Power Functions 0-4-0 saddle tank steam locomotive in red by Canvas Rails, on Flickr

26085044031_2b5ea30793.jpgLego Power Functions 0-4-0 saddle tank steam locomotive in red by Canvas Rails, on Flickr

25878488950_cc5bfcc467.jpgLego Power Functions 0-4-0 saddle tank steam locomotive in red by Canvas Rails, on Flickr

26125428696_0225b1ea7f.jpgLego Power Functions 0-4-0 saddle tank steam locomotive in red by Canvas Rails, on Flickr

25546611644_5b944b3189.jpgLego Power Functions 0-4-0 saddle tank steam locomotive in red by Canvas Rails, on Flickr

26085041141_ca56ed4eee.jpgLego Power Functions 0-4-0 saddle tank steam locomotive in red by Canvas Rails, on Flickr

As always, more photos on Flickr

Suggestions for improvements are most welcome and I have plenty of time to make modifications

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This is one of the cutest locomotives I've ever seen. And the techniques you've used are impressive. It would look excellent into a layout.

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Now that will go very well with the 60098 coal crane!

That is a great idea, I have recently acquired some end plates to make a version of the four wheeled rotating hopper trucks from 7777 so I will look into it. (I also got three current snow ploughs to make orange versions but they are missing the vital pins)

Very nice little steam locomotive!

I've never tried to build with small lego wheels but the details of rods are amazing! :wub:

Thank you, I hope it is in the spirit of 12V! I really like the small wheels, just wish they came with holes for the old 12v side rods :sadnew: . I am trying to work out how to get those old wheels off of a 12v motor and attach them to a technic axle. At this point it looks like it will be easier to splice the PF power cable onto a 12v plug and just use the 12v motor... Thank you for the comment on the rods, I just kept adding bits until you couldn't tell there was nothing moving underneath.

This is one of the cutest locomotives I've ever seen. And the techniques you've used are impressive. It would look excellent into a layout.

Thank you! this loco can't claim that title though, I think it has to go to Alexander's Puffing Billy. Has there been a Eurobricks poll for cutest locomotive? :wub:

Here is a quick video of her running on my wee layout Tüblingen:

https://flic.kr/p/Gdxs8D

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26396205051_c09669d94a_n.jpgLego red saddle tank running on Tüblingen by Canvas Rails, on Flickr

Hey, I'm in Australia too. If you're up at Sydney Brick Show, say hi!

It was great to meet you today and see your great locos. That green was hard to photograph in that light, my photo didn't do Percy justice

Brilliant, excellent :)

Thank you bjorkan

26462516925_7cf706b5e7.jpgTüblingen by Canvas Rails, on Flickr

Edited by Dread Pirate Rob

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Very nice loco! :sweet:

All the details you managed to put, are great! Also, the fact that you managed to pack the battery, the IR receiver (i suppose), plus the motor (underneath i believe), in so tight space, is amazing!

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This is really nicely done. I especially like the cylinder blocks which capture that distinctive look.

Can we see a photo of the inside to see how everything is packed so tight?

- BMW

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