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  1. ritzcrackerman

    SP 4449

    I've posted this elsewhere on social media, so apologies if it's been shown before. Here's me with my copy of Tony Sava's SP 4449, alongside the real locomotive in Portland, OR. Daylight, meet Daylight by Ritzcrackerman_22, on Flickr The SP 4449 recently completed its federally mandated 15 year boiler inspection and remains in permanent display at the Oregon Rail Heritage Foundation. Aside from Thomas the Tank Engine , the SP 4449 may be the most photographed locomotive in the world. She is arguably one of the most beautiful locomotives ever built, and kept that way by the all-volunteer Friends of SP 4449. Many thanks to Mr. Sava for making these instructions available - and as you can see for yourself, his rendition is nearly perfectly proportioned to the real-life locomotive. Next on the docket for me will be to complete some 8w coaches to go along with her.
  2. I downloaded this magnificent model MOCpages' JD Davis. He designs HUGE engines over there. (Check him out here: http://www.mocpages.com/home.php/31000 ) Anyway, JD Davis based this one off Anthony Sava's Daylight, and then I modified it to better represent the Southern Pacific #4460. Eventually, the original model merged with my previous version of the 4460. Long story short: The tender is from the other 4460, while the loco is new. It will be bigger than the Berkshire that I made from Sava's instructions a while back by about 8 or so studs. The engine will have "SOUTHERN PACIFIC" in printed tiles on the tender sides, with "4460" on the cab sides and tender rear. Here is a comparison picture of the real deal (from Wampa-One's Flickr page) Locomotive history / background: During World War II, the US Government controlled the railway locomotive builders, one of which was Lima. Southern Pacific submitted a order to Lima Locomotive Works for 16 new 4-8-4 steam engines, (known as Daylights) which was turned down. Southern Pacific reworked the blueprints to have little streamlining, and not feature the Daylight's color scheme of orange, red and black. These new engines were painted in silver and black, and were also smaller. Lima finally green-lighted the order in 1943, but with one condition: Six engines would be taken from the order and given to the power-starved Western Pacific Railroad. Because of their smaller size and the fact they were built during WWII gave these engine the names "Baby Daylights" and "War Babies". Officially, they were called GS-6 and numbered 4460 - 4469. (GS meaning General Service or Golden State, and 6 because they were the sixth batch of engines.) What makes #4460 so unique is that it pulled the final movement of steam on the Southern Pacific in 1958. The engine was donated to the Museum of Transportation in St. Louis Missouri on April 16th 1959, where it sits today. The only surviving cousin of this engine is GS-4 #4449, which is better known and actually still runs. That's where the 4460's nickname of the 'Forgotten Daylight', comes from. Also, I got this reply to my first version of the 4460 on MOCpages (seen here: http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/368617 ) NOTE: The driving wheels used on this model are supposed to be Big Ben Bricks XL wheel, both flanged and un-flanged. They are not included in the model, (as they are not in LDD) but some stock official wheels are there instead. They must be removed before building, unless you want some extra drivers that don't touch the track. EDIT: I have updated the model's LXF to be more stable when built it real life. I also updated the pictures! EDIT #2: I have fixed an error with the smoke box where the single 1x1 headlight worked in it's spot in LDD, but not in real life as far as I could tell. This meant taking the smoke box apart, and gave me a chance to strengthen it. I have attached the fixed LXF for the locomotive for any who wish to build it as I am going to sometime around Christmas 2014. EDIT#3: I added the newly updated pictures for the loco & coaches. EDIT #4: I redid the photos and ldd file, plus adding four more studs of length to the model. It is now 102 studs long with the tender attached. I am also attaching the passenger cars that #4460 will pull: The train consists is one baggage car, three coaches, and one observation car. A side view of the cars. The LDD file for the 4460 (without cars) is here: http://www.mocpages.com/user_images/80135/1419022605m.lxf The LDD file for the cars (without 4460) is here: http://www.mocpages....1406567506m.lxf Comments, Questions & complaints welcome!