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ProvenceTristram

[MOC] JNR Class D51 2-8-2

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So, right off the bat I need to apologize: I cannot do renders while on the road. My parents' computer is not capable of such advanced technical sorcery.

Second, I changed my mind (as I am prone to do) and went with 8w for the JNR. Ultimately, I feel like a loading gauge of 9.6 feet is so close to North America's ~10 feet that it wasn't worth jumping down. So this is a 5w wheel base (3w between the rails) on what amounts to a nearly full-sized locomotive and tender (which is essentially what the JNR's 3'6" cape gauge is - it's "ultimate" narrow gauge).

I'm very happy with how this engine turned out, although it would definitely require a fair number of stickers for the gold boiler striping, white on the tender, more white on the running boards, etc. If I can find the motivation, I'm going to attempt a C62 4-6-4 next (I was really torn between these two), though I may hold off on it and do some cars, instead.

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An excellent Mikado! Even without a render, the high level of detail is apparent. I agree that some stickers would really set it off as a physical build. (I think I've heard of a way to add custom decals in LDD, but, like most of the dark arts, it seems to be a closely guarded secret!)

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21 minutes ago, Pdaitabird said:

An excellent Mikado! Even without a render, the high level of detail is apparent. I agree that some stickers would really set it off as a physical build. (I think I've heard of a way to add custom decals in LDD, but, like most of the dark arts, it seems to be a closely guarded secret!)

I did cheat a bit - elements of the smoke lifters are unsupported. I would fuse the pieces with modeling glue IRL. While this is a sin, and not a move I typically (or, really, ever) resort to, in this case (and in the case of all future such elements on an engine), I feel like the necessity of maintaining the narrowness of the part outweighs the gravity of the crime. In essence: deflectors are such an oddball item that I think they require a custom part - much like, say, third party wheels - to produce satisfactory results.

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Have you considered using turntable  tops for the smoke deflectors? They are thinner than the boat studs often used for the same purpose of "backing/connecting" plates that are otherwise hard to connect. 

They don't come in black though.  But if truly desired, I feel painting a part is a far lesser "sin" than gluing.  (Since even LEGO spray paints their own parts to get the metallic silver and gold ones). 

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