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[MOC] Various 6-Wide British Locomotive designs (Mallard, Tornado... Flying Sausage...)

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Hi all, 

I recently went on a bit of a designing spree during my holidays and thought I'd share the results. I've been developing these models at a slightly smaller scale than usual (Hence 6-wide), but it's been a fun challenge and one I would like to develop into more actual models if I have the time.

I thought i'd share them all at once as I didn't want to clog the forum xD

MALLARD (LNER A4 Class)

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The first design I did of this scale and the only model I have physically made. You'll notice that the boiler is different from the render as those arch blue pieces are horrendously expensive.

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If you are interested I go into more detail about it in this MOC video on my Youtube channel.

 

FLYING SCOTSMAN (LNER A3 Class)

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Classic design to follow on from. The wheelbase is copied from my Mallard build, which forms the base for all my pacific class designs.

TORNADO (BR Peppercorn A1 Class)

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Developed this by tweaking the Flying Scotsman build. I know of better ways to do the smoke deflectors, but unfortunately the parts weren't available on LDraw.

 

GWR HALL CLASS

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I developed this for a friend's Hogwarts Express build, but also as a bit of fun. With a couple of tweaks this could always pass for a King or a Castle.

 

LMS ROYAL SCOT CLASS

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I think the front of this engine could be different if the parts were available, and I wasn't able to do the wheel arches, but I'm happy with the tender and the shaping of the cab.

 

SR KING ARTHUR CLASS

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I thought i'd try and to an engine from each of the major British steam companies. The obvious one for Southern was a Merchant Navy or West Country, but I've already done a lot of Pacific engines. 

 

BR STANDARD 4MT TANK

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The one major drawback is that it isn't motorised. I've been considering making a motorised carriage that would not only move un-motorised engines, but help the bigger motorised ones around the corners better. That, of course, comes with its own set of drawbacks.

 

THE FLYING SAUSAGE (LNER 10000 - 'HUSH HUSH')

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I wasn't lying in the title, this is such a wonderfully absurd engine that I had to try it. my only major niggle is the colour scheme, but I suppose experimental engines are hardly worth sprucing up.

 

I hope you've found these MOCs interesting, I'd love to hear any tips, comments or suggestions for future builds! I'm planning on building the Flying Scotsman before long, then maybe a set of coaches.

-Isaac

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Some lovely renditions of locomotives I have never seen modeled in LEGO before, especially not in 6W; well done. I too dislike the fact that the LNER pacifics' tenders should have 4 axles, but I can see compromising to 3 allows the train motor to be put in. What do the rest of them look like with minifigs, or coaches? Maybe a nice Pullman set for the bigger engines to haul is your next task! Perhaps even a dynamometer car (the carriage that measures speed, drawbar force, etc); it would fit well with at least two of your models (Mallard and 10000).

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Nice work! It's rare to see engines done at a smaller scale so accurately.

7 hours ago, Bricksmith said:

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The first design I did of this scale and the only model I have physically made. You'll notice that the boiler is different from the render as those arch blue pieces are horrendously expensive.

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Honestly, I prefer the revised boiler -- it more convincingly conveys the shape of the prototype.

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Wow, these are all beautifully done, simple and clean! :thumbup:

Of these eight locomotives, the Mallard, the Tornado, the SR King Arthur Class, and the "Flying Sausage" are probably my favorites! :sweet:

 

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Just realized after watching the video -- you've still got the traction tires on the wheels of the Mallard! Remove those, and its performance in curves should improve.

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On 8/20/2017 at 10:07 PM, Digger of Bricks said:

Wow, these are all beautifully done, simple and clean! :thumbup:

Of these eight locomotives, the Mallard, the Tornado, the SR King Arthur Class, and the "Flying Sausage" are probably my favorites! :sweet:

 

Thanks! I think i'll have to have a go at making the Flying Sausage at some point. Though Scotsman is next on my list :)

On 8/20/2017 at 10:22 PM, jtlan said:

Just realized after watching the video -- you've still got the traction tires on the wheels of the Mallard! Remove those, and its performance in curves should improve.

I just tried it and it seems that the engine is too light and there isn't enough friction- the driving wheels don't move at all! They just skid along the track. Thanks for the suggestion though :)

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28 minutes ago, Bricksmith said:

I just tried it and it seems that the engine is too light and there isn't enough friction- the driving wheels don't move at all! They just skid along the track. Thanks for the suggestion though :)

Maybe try and have the traction tires on one side of the loco? either left or right.

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6 hours ago, Bricksmith said:

I just tried it and it seems that the engine is too light and there isn't enough friction- the driving wheels don't move at all! They just skid along the track. Thanks for the suggestion though :)

Possibly the geometry is off -- are the leading and trailing trucks free to rise and fall a short distance?

Failing that, did you quarter the drivers correctly?

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10 hours ago, jtlan said:

Possibly the geometry is off -- are the leading and trailing trucks free to rise and fall a short distance?

Failing that, did you quarter the drivers correctly?

They are, yes. And I actually glued the connecting rod components in place while fixed to a long technic brick to make sure the spacing was correct.

There is a chance it might be to do with the nature of the connecting rods and their friction with the wheels. I've tried it without and it seems fine so i doubt it's the valences.

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Nice. The design of the mallard looks really great. Great job with a very nice clean look in 6-wide. I really like that you managed to cover the big wheels a little bit. 

And the shapes of the "Flying Sausage" look good as well.

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On 8/23/2017 at 1:26 PM, Man with a hat said:

Nice. The design of the mallard looks really great. Great job with a very nice clean look in 6-wide. I really like that you managed to cover the big wheels a little bit. 

And the shapes of the "Flying Sausage" look good as well.

Thanks! The downside with 6-wide is sometimes a loss of detail, so I tried to compensate by getting the shapes as accurate as possible.

 

(Side note- I managed to get the mallard to run smoothly by making a few small tweaks to the connecting rod :) )

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