Murdoch17

4-8-2 Mountain type steam loco - Frisco 1522 - MOC

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This loco is a 1926 oil burning 4-8-2 "Mountain" type, (4 leading, 8 drivers, 2 trailing) that was made surplus in 1951, donated to the Museum of Transportation (of St. Louis, Missouri) in 1959, and restored to working order in 1988 for it's excursion career. It's new lease on life lasted until 2002 when insurance costs made the engine enter it's second retirement, while will be probably be forever.

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This may not be the best interpretation of the Frisco 1522, but it seems to be the one of the few I've seen built out of Lego. (this loco is the only other 1522 I've found and it really blows mine away. ) The model you see here has been my dream ever since I was 5 or six years old and rode behind the steamer on one of it's last public trips. (I don't remember much of the trip, but I do remember the sense of awe and respect for the power of steam after seeing the loco pull past us on it's journey back to the museum and into what looks to be permanent retirement.)

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The cab walls on both model and real engine have the name of the railroad (Frisco) on it's side, while the number of the loco (1522) goes on the tender sides. The way to do this is using printed 1 x 1 tiles.

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The cab features the firebox door and two gauges, plus this part that is not printed in LDD

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The real engine is publicly displayed at the Museum of Transportation in St. Louis, Missouri.

Here is the most recent LDD file for the engine and tender.

NOTES:

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Hopefully next year the Frisco 1522 and Milwaukee Road Bi-Polar will be built in real bricks, ready to be displayed beside the Southern Pacific 4460 and the GM Aerotrain that I already own.

Please, if you have any complaints, praise, questions, or anything like that, please post it below. Feedback is always welcome, and I would like some advice on things I could improve on.

Thanks in advance!

EDIT 9/28/17: Updated ldd file and added new pictures. The device in between the two domes (I forgot it's technical name, "feed water heater" maybe?) is now more like the real engine, with two cylinders instead of none like I had before. This engine should be built by early next year.

EDIT 10/6/17: the parts for the Frisco 4-8-2 steam loco + '57 Plymouth Fury parts are finally here!

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NOTE: Two tender wheels and all the letters / numbers are not here because I need to place that order separately later on by myself. So it's really not all here, but it's about 99% arrived.

Edited by Murdoch17

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I love it! I can't wait to actually build this one and add a '1501' sticker, since it's in my hometown. The headlight may need some work, and the firebox will need a lot more detailing, but I love it! Thanks for sharing!

Edited by legonerd54321

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So before I build this myself, I decided to add and change some things to your model. I didn't want to make an entire post because it's your model and they're small changes.

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So before I build this myself, I decided to add and change some things to your model. I didn't want to make an entire post because it's your model and they're small changes.

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That looks very awesome! I hope you post your model when you build it in real bricks, as I would love to see it!

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That looks very awesome! I hope you post your model when you build it in real bricks, as I would love to see it!

Don't worry, I will!

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Thank you. The 1522 seen in the first post will not be built, but it did serve as a launch pad for this model, which will be built:

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Please see this topic for more info on this design variant: http://www.eurobrick...howtopic=138020

Great! I hope to see it soon in the real world :)

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Sorry for the almost year-long bump, but the model was relocated and modified as inspired by @legonerd54321's mods of my model. The engine will be built IRL along with the Bi-polar electric loco from the same railroad museum.... just got to get some other, more time-sensitive things done first!

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Any thoughts?

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EDIT 9/28/17:

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The device in between the two domes (I forgot it's technical name, "feed water heater" maybe?) is now more like the real engine, with two cylinders instead of none like I had before. (This engine should be built in real bricks by early next year.)

Enjoy  the updated ldd file and added new pictures!

Edited by Murdoch17

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Posted (edited)

Small update: the Frisco 4-8-2 steam loco + '57 Plymouth Fury parts are finally here!

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I have just received the last parts for the Frisco 1522 / Plymouth Fury... now I just need to wait nearly a month before I can build it.

NOTE: Two tender wheels and all the letters / numbers are not here because I need to place that order separately later on by myself. So it's really not all here, but it's about 99% arrived.

Edited by Murdoch17

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