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  1. Of all shown below, credit is due to Zephyr1934, SavatheAggie, and TJJohn12 for making awesome models / instructions that helped me with this. Below you will see breakdowns of all these trains. Conjunction Junction, Katy Caboose, and 2-8-0 "Consolidation" This 2-8-0 engine pulls the Conjunction Jct. freight train along with Katy Caboose, who brings up the train's rear. In 2010, I bought instructions for @SavaTheAggie's "2-8-0 Consolidation" six-wide steam locomotive from Bricklink. I never really used them beyond learning techniques for useful building steam engines that could actually take curves - unlike my own late 2009 4-4-0 MOC that worked well only on straight track! You can see Sava's original 2-8-0 model here (in red / yellow with oil tender) at his new-ish online home for his awesome instructions. Both sets of instructions were dusted off recently, and I used the boiler design for this loco seen here. I had to shorten the engine to make it fit in a three and a half track space, otherwise the original cab and other items would be here. (Basically, all that remains from those instructions is the boiler.) The tender is smaller than the one Sava used, but it must fit inside the loco shed I'm building. The first two (NOT + THIS) are obviously Boxcars. The BUT tanker (most likely hauling Butane) and THAT boxcar. Next up, AND (which is possibly a refrigerated goods wagon) plus an OR (ore) hopper. Heavily inspired by a @zephyr1934 MOC of "Katy" from the classic children's book "The Caboose who got Loose" by ex-Disney animator Bill Peet. Zephyr's version can be seen here, from which mine was reverse-engineered via pictures. Emerald Express and 2-6-0 "Mogul" This 2-6-0 engine pulls my Emerald Express heavyweight passenger train. I had to change out the Pacific as the Sava-inspired 4-6-2 wouldn't fit in my train shed as it was too long for the stall. So, I slapped a new boiler (identical to the style used on the 4-6-2 Pacific) on my older set 7597-style 2-6-0 and thus this Sava-style 2-6-0 was created. As for the 2-8-0, I removed the walkways on that locomotive to make it better match the 2-6-0. The tender is the same one I used before on my newer 4-4-0's and 2-6-0's and is identical to the 2-8-0's as well.  This combination baggage and passenger car (known as a combine) relies heavily on techniques taken from the Disney Retlaw baggage car MOC instructions by @TJJohn12.  The two identical day coaches have inset doors I designed myself.  The observation car of the Emerald Express. The rear deck isn't the best, but it works using the parts available in dark green... a not too common color in some brick varieties! 4-8-2 "Mountain" Eight years ago, I bought instructions from @SavaTheAggie's Bricklink shop (back when you could sell custom instructions on the site) for a green 4-6-2 'Pacific' type steam loco. I never really used them, up until now. I added a more modern frame, smaller wheels, pistons and my own tender. I also added 2 more driving wheels to make it into a 4-8-2 Mountain-type steam loco. All that remains from those instructions is the boiler and basic 7-wide cab "look". (I also obviously changed the color to be mostly red.) You can see Sava's original model here (in regular green with oil tender), at his new-ish online home for his awesome instructions. The tender is basically the same one I used before on my newer 4-4-0's, 2-8-0, and 2-6-0, although it's been stretched two studs for this loco. It's actually not much smaller than the original one Sava built for his Pacific. The cab controls. As you may have noticed, I'm using parts stolen from my 'Haunted Engine' project all over this engine as it wasn't exciting me that much anymore and I was running into issues with finding parts. NOTES: 2-8-0 and 2-6-0 Models completed as of 7/19/22. Two orders down, two to go! (The rest of the parts are coming today / tomorrow.) I will update this thread when it's done as soon as I can. Thoughts?
  2. xboxtravis7992

    LDD WIP: 2-8-0

    I have just started a LDD build of my hometown steam engine, the Tooele Valley Railway #11 a 2-8-0. Some historical information on the prototype, the locomotive was built in 1910 for the Buffalo & Suesquhanna Railroad as #169 at the ALCO Brooks works in Dunkirk, New York. The B&S canceled the order before the engine was complete, and Brooks finished the engine and its 9 other sisters for stock. In 1912 #169 and sister engine #170 were sold to the Tooele Valley Railway were they became #11 and #12 respectfully. #12 was scrapped at the start of dieselization. #11 operated until May 1963 (50 years ago), becoming the last steam engine in freight service in Utah. The Tooele Valley Railway itself closed in the early 1980's long before I was born . #11 is currently preserved in Tooele Utah at the Tooele Valley Railroad Museum (and for those of you wondering Tooele is pronounced "Too-will-u." The pioneers were bad at spelling...). The Prototype: These are my reference pictures of the actual engine which I have taken at the museum: The WIP: I decided to start the LDD file of with building the frame of the locomotive. I used the design of the Emerald Night and the Constitution Train Chase as a point of reference, since I intend to follow a similar build style. From there I used the rear axle design of the Emerald Night as a design basis for my pilot. I have decided to link the front coupler/cowcatcher assembly to the stationary frame. The frame will connect to the tender similar to how the Constitution Train Chase does. I have also built the face-plate, which will connect to the finished boiler similar to the Emerald Night. The final boiler design will be based of the Emerald Night's with modifications to model the walkways using SNOT on the side of the engine. I want the engine to be a brick or two higher than the Night, and around 8 to 7 1/2 studs wide. Here is my current build: Build Challenges: I would like to design so it can use Power Functions for motors and lights, however I do not want to use the setup the Emerald Night uses. Should I jam the motorization in the tender or the engine itself? Any advice on the best motor functions? The staircase leading from the walkway to the pilot sort of floats in midair. I was thinking neckbraces could be used here, however I am not sure of the stability. I don't know if making the pilot beam stationary like in the real engine will affect the locomotives ability to turn on Lego track. I am not sure how to make the pistons and valve gear in a way which looks right but does not affect the mobility of the locomotive. So any advice Eurobricks can give me would be appreciated. While I do not have the money to Bricklink the finished locomotive anytime soon, I want to design a model which could be easily transferred into real bricks. I will probably also post the LDD file online once I am done, to help other AFOL's make similar models. Lastly for laughs, here is a photo of my first attempt at this type of engine during my late Rainbow Warriors stage, and yes those are Bionicle spinners:
  3. This is a generic freight train from the USA in the mid-1960's. Some cars are older (I'm looking at you, water tanker!) than that, but that's when I'm saying these cars were made up into this particular train. I'm intending to have a steam locomotive pull this train, possibly the 2-8-0 I've been wanting to build. (Yes, I know steam was almost gone by the mid-'60's, but in my LEGO layout it still exists pulling trains as if the diesel takeover never happened / was severely pushed back by several decades) This train consists of eight cars (there are 7 different type of cars but 8 pictures because of the two identical boxcars needed only one shot but the inside of the caboose warranted a second photo) Anyway, here is the lineup: - Lumber Car - Automobile Transport - Two Boxcars - Water Tanker - Generic Dropside Flatcar - Tipping Rock Gondola - Wide Vision Caboose Here are the cars in order of appearance: Originally designed by my brother, this lumber car was inspired by set 60056. (CITY Logging Truck) This car holds three logs (maybe more can fit) that float in place because of faulty LDD physics. This auto-hauling model was built to carry set 5920, (the Adventurers - Dino Island themed Island Racer) it can fit other cars of this size, but not much longer or wider. I built these boxcars from set 3677 (Red Cargo Train) but with red instead of green. These car s have been in my real-life train collection for a long time... about three years! This water tanker (Does it carry water or not? I don't know what it was supposed to carry!) was originally part of set 2126 (The TRAINS theme's wondrously named Train Cars.) This car features very few upgrades from the original tanker. I did however, change the roof pipe to an odd length and tiled it. (It always had one studs overhang on one side, and it drove me nuts!) This drop side flat car was first part of set 2126 (Train Cars), but it didn't really have a purpose. It was hauling uprooted evergreen trees in the set, but that didn't look very good, so I changed it to generic freight. (My resident hobo usually catches a ride on this car.) Another version of set 2126 (train Cars... AGAIN!) , this time it's a rock hauling tipper gondola. (That's quite a mouthful of a name for this small car!) It usually is empty, as chasing escaping 1x1 round cylinders across my floor is not fun. This Wide Vision Caboose was originally Model number 30 from set 10183. (LEGO Factory's Hobby Train). I redid the whole model from the ground up, replacing old windows and updating the style. The caboose features removable cupola and cupola roof, along with the two regular roof sections. I'm going to use this piece for the side of the caboose: http://www.bricklink...sp?P=87079pb006 The Inside features a bed, stove, table and two chairs, while the cupola features two more chairs. Here is the whole train... minus the locomotive. Here is the engine: NOTE: I have raised the pistons about 1/3 of a brick since taking this picture. This prevents the from banging into the front pony truck. Their are printed 1x1 tiles spelling out "BRS" (these should go on the tender) while "5775" will go on the cab. Here is the LDD file for the whole train, minus the engine: http://www.mocpages....1423516645m.lxf The engine is a Anthony Sava design and will not be handed out. If you want your own then here is a link to his Bricklink store: http://www.bricklink...itemID=15852317 (If I might add, he sells some pretty brilliant model instructions there!) EDIT: I also want to add most of these train cars I already own In Real Life. The timber car, caboose, steam engine are all that's left to get.
  4. I've done a few steam engines recently, my 4-6-2 engine and my twin 0-6-0 pannier tank engines (which now look even better with proper connecting rods, thanks to zephyr1934!) being my most recent. All my previous trains were done in 6-wide, but I've found that a bit too restrictive recently - it's very hard to get a proper 'round' look for the boiler in that scale, so I thought I'd try 7-wide this time and see what it looked like. I also wanted to do a different class of engine, and 2-8-0 seemed sufficiently different to anything I've done :) I based the design on the British LMS (London, Midland and Scottish Railway) Stanier Class 8F, built between 1935 and 1946. On the outbreak of the Second World War, the design was chosen to become the country's standard freight design, reprising the role the GCR Class 8K had in the First World War. The War Department had 208 8Fs built and requisitioned 51 more.[ref] This is the engine I based it on, but I chose to do it in black rather than dark red. It's not perfect - the chimney is a bit too far back, and the hoses I've used on the sides curve upwards a bit, but overall I'm pretty pleased with it. The tender is built to take Power Functions too, although it doesn't currently have them in there. More (and larger) photos are on my flickr.