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    10254 Winter Holiday Train

    I came up with a quick idea on how to have working driving rods for the locomotive. It is very simple and does not require that many parts. Here are the parts that I used.
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    [MOC] Emerald Night class locomotives

    Everything that I build I design so that it works on regular LEGO track, and my hope is that it looks well while traversing the track. My "Disney Locomotive" has its frame based upon Nick Jackson's Midland 4F, which can be found here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/94581721@N06/albums/72157646570249721 His frame is amazing since it allows the L-Motor to sit between the driving wheels and underneath the boiler.
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    [MOC] Emerald Night class locomotives

    It has been a while since I posted here, but I figured that I would post some WIP pictures of a new locomotive that I have been working on. It (and the eventual train cars that it will pull) are inspired by the new Disney Minifigures. With that in mind, the locomotive and train cars will have odd proportions and some "silly" designs. The colors are not final, although I may keep the main part of the boiler tan. Any input and constructive criticism is welcome!
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    [MOC] Emerald Night class locomotives

    As requested:
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    [MOC] Emerald Night class locomotives

    For which locomotive?
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    [MOC] Emerald Night class locomotives

    Unfortunately Naco Enterprises is awaiting funds to be released for the production of many products and end items by customer organizations. By that I mean that I am still trying to convince my wife to let me order parts for lots of my MOCs.
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    [MOC] Emerald Night class locomotives

    I have done some more work with various locomotives, so here is an update. 2-6-4 I redesigned the tender on the 2-6-4 to have better access to the batteries so that they could be removed without having to take the entire battery box out. The AA battery box is integrated into the tender's structure so I had to be creative with the construction. 0-6-0 After the L-Motor was released in LDD I had to see how it integrated into designs that used a pieced together L-Motor. The 0-6-0 had to be modified slightly to make room for it, with the main difference being the raising of the rear end of the boiler by one plate. Nick Jackson has assured me that in real bricks the raising of the IR Receiver by one plate is not necessary. 0-8-0 This side view of the 0-8-0 shows how I am working with empty space under the boiler and between the frame to make a more realistic locomotive. While I am using pictures as inspiration, I am adding my own touch to everything.
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    [MOC] Emerald Night class locomotives

    This thread did start out by being just about my Emerald Night variations, but then it just became my overall WIP/MOC thread. I tried naming the locomotives differently, but I did not like it since it did not tie them back to the original class that they were based upon.
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    [MOC] Emerald Night class locomotives

    Here is some more work on the 0-8-0. While I am using Duq's BR 55 as a base for the frame I will be doing my own custom work for the boiler, cab, and tender.
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    [MOC] Emerald Night class locomotives

    Thank you for the feedback! I went with the double smokestack for several reasons, the primary reason being is that it does look odd and I wanted to include that in this custom build. The second being that since this is designed more for freight hauling (since it does have two XL-Motors) having a second smokestack shows that it has to have that extra release for the amount of pressure and power this produces.
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    [MOC] Emerald Night class locomotives

    After branching out with the 2-6-4 from my normal steam locomotive designs of Emerald Night variations, I decided to make a steam locomotive that focuses more on the greebles around the driving wheels. For that I turned to Duq's BR 55 locomotive (https://www.flickr.com/photos/duq/sets/72157633633010873), which they so graciously provided some "how it was done" pictures.
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    [MOC] Emerald Night class locomotives

    A 2-8-4 of this would not be hard to do since you would just have to extend the boiler and lower frame by about 4 studs. I will upload all of my recent work onto MOCpages eventually.
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    [MOC] Emerald Night class locomotives

    I pretty much completed my 2-6-4. I thoroughly enjoyed this build since it was much different than what I normally do. As with anything, any constructive comments and critique is always welcome.
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    [MOC] Emerald Night class locomotives

    While two L-Motors will fit inside the boiler, the issue lies with routing the wires. This is why I downgraded to M-Motors. The Emerald Baltic is only longer than the Emerald Night in the firebox area (so four studs), and would not really be feasible due to the same issues (and to keep the same general look and features).
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    [MOC] Emerald Night class locomotives

    For FebRovery (a Classic Space thing), I created a Maintenance of Way rover to service the Classic Space train tracks. While Earthly vehicles have the train wheels flip down, I took artistic and creative liberty to switch them.