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Commander Wolf posted a topic in LEGO Train TechHello Train Tech! I haven’t been here for a while, but I have been building trains! I recently came across an old thread on the Boston and Albany 4-6-6T suburban tank engine, and I saw a comment about its smaller sibling. Well, I am here to share not one, but two suburban tank engines, including the aforementioned 2-6-6T, which I still consider one of my best models to date. To make things as confusing as possible, the NYC called both of these engines D-2a, though not at the same time. The 1912 D-2a (2-4-4T) went out of service shortly before the 1928 D-2a (2-6-6T) changed names. Both engines can navigate all R40 geometry and are much more buildable and usable than my first suburban tank attempt, though the 2-4-4T has to use Powered Up due to size limitations. The two videos at the end go into more detail about each engine and build.
I built this tender for a B&A F2 Class 4-6-0 which I finished because of running issues I ended up scrapping the project. I wish I took photos. The F2 group consisted of twenty locomotives built by Schenectady in 1907 with 22x26 inch cylinders, 69-inch drivers, and 200 lbs. of boiler pressure. Some had the cylinder bore increased by one inch and were designated F-12 Class. I built this after Christmas because my B&A D1a 4-6-6t had running issues(cough caugh**vertical drive motor). Overall I am pretty happy with this model and I turned out well. Instead of using a flex tube, I used black coffee stirrers which are nearly the exact same size as flex tube and they are $2 for 300. This is a good runner and **Bonus** can run on R40. Boston and Albany Tender by Coal Fired Bricks, on Flickr Boston and Albany Tender by Coal Fired Bricks, on Flickr Boston and Albany Tender by Coal Fired Bricks, on Flickr For more pics head to my Flickr page https://www.flickr.com/photos/188099743@N07/with/49837782056/ -Coal Fired PS stay tuned for my next build and I may post some pics of older builds here and my Christmas layout.