Jeffinslaw

[MOC] Southern Pacific 4-10-2

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The 4-10-2 wheel arrangement, often referred to as the Southern Pacific for the railroad which put it to use most successfully, was a unique design that utilized three-cylinders instead of the traditional two. In terms of steam locomotive evolution, it followed the 2-10-2 Santa Fe but the American Locomotive Company's (Alco) desire to advance three-cylinder technology proved somewhat problematic, at least for the Union Pacific (which referred to its roster as "Overlands" for its Overland Route main line). The SP on the other hand found their fleet quite useful and reliable in regular service and continued to use them for nearly 30 years until diesels finally took over.

Hey guys! I wanted to share my completed model of Southern Pacific's 4-10-2 steam engine. I designed this model myself taking inspiration from brass models of the engine and techniques from various builders here on EB and Flickr. This model took me several months to design, build, and test but it is finally completed! The best part? You can purchase your own set of instructions to build the same model! Yes, that's right. Have all of those amazing BMR rolling stock and maybe one or two of my SP & UP PFE cars but no engine to pull it? Well now you can build an expertly modeled steam engine that will fit in with your rolling stock perfectly. Instructions can be purchased here: https://www.bricktraindepot.com/product-page/southern-pacific-4-10-2 

The model is powered by two XL PF motors, and a AAA battery box in the tender. An SBrick is housed in the tender as well. Features side rods by @zephyr1934. This engine can haul a LOT of rolling stock. Was going to test with all 45 of my train cars here soon but I am positive it will work exceptionally well.

Let's get on to some pictures!

44992570464_58a6d224be_b.jpgSouthern Pacific 4-10-2 by Jeffinslaw, on Flickr

31845554798_3e8ef90a6c_b.jpgSouthern Pacific 4-10-2 by Jeffinslaw, on Flickr

44992571254_dd6ea6e6c9_b.jpgSouthern Pacific 4-10-2 by Jeffinslaw, on Flickr

31845554398_0a4fe1edaa_b.jpgSouthern Pacific 4-10-2 by Jeffinslaw, on Flickr

Hope you guys like it! Let me know what you think.

-Jeffinslaw

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That is an excellent build. I like how you got the continuous curve on the cab (only one of many eye catching detailed bits throughout). What is the power, an XL motor or two in the tender?

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This loco is packed with great details - when I first saw the pictures, I thought "Ok, where's the Lego version?" The tender bogies are really well designed and that angled cab front really sets it off!

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You've captured the Southern Pacific class perfectly. Great work, can't wait to see it hauling some tonnage.

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15 hours ago, zephyr1934 said:

That is an excellent build. I like how you got the continuous curve on the cab (only one of many eye catching detailed bits throughout). What is the power, an XL motor or two in the tender?

Thank you! There are two XL motors in the tender.

2 hours ago, Pdaitabird said:

This loco is packed with great details - when I first saw the pictures, I thought "Ok, where's the Lego version?" The tender bogies are really well designed and that angled cab front really sets it off!

Why thank you! I tried to create the most accurate model I possibly could.

2 hours ago, Feuer Zug said:

You've captured the Southern Pacific class perfectly. Great work, can't wait to see it hauling some tonnage.

Should have a video soon, just need to find a large enough space to set up some track.

13 minutes ago, LEGO Train 12 Volts said:

Very nice design for this locomotive ...I like how the roof looks curved :wub:

The tender is lovely too with its tank shape

Thanks! I'm very pleased with how the roof and tender turned out.

Thanks for the comments guys!

-Jeffinslaw

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