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2-8-2 "Mikado" steam loco with 1920's freight train - MOC - Version Two
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LDD file included for the whole train, complete with 2-8-2 "Mikado" type steam loco.
About this creation
This freight train is in the middle / late stages of being built. I have just the two boxcars, bathtub gondola and tanker car to be built, plus caboose is just a few bricks short of finished. The bricks have just been ordered today to complete the train.

I should have this finished (and photographed) by next week or the week after that.

I have adapted this UK inspired model of a brake van by Fireglo450 (see it here: ) to be a more American inspired caboose.

Inspired by the green tractor trailer from CITY set 4204 (The Mine), this bathtub gondola is carrying boulders from the mine destined for the gold refinery where they will be opened up and the metal extracted to make coins and ingots.

I was inspired by this photo by JB Lego to build this boxcar (seen here: ) I have two of these in the LDD file and as you can see, both doors open to allow cargo to be loaded.

This tanker car was inspired by set 7939 (Cargo Train, 2010 version) and by Anthony Sava's recent pick-a-brick MOC-up tanker car. (seen here: )

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.)

This flat car has a fancy road vehicle load on top. The automobile is styled similarly to set 7682, (Shanghai Chase) but minus the cloth canopy.

This Mikado was the second of my trio of 1920's steam engines to be built in real life, and features a swinging front pony truck originally derived from Anthony Sava's 2-8-4 steam loco. The loco also has a boiler inspired by set 79111 (Constitution Train Chase) and a bigger tender than the first in the sequence, but smaller than the later one. This loco serves as the freight hauler on my railroad. (I'm using a screen-shot here to represent the loco to keep the style of the other photos. It is already build, though, and photos of it have been taken!)

Building instructions
Download building instructions (LEGO Digital Designer)


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  April 1, 2016
Quoting Scott Bourgeois Very nice Iron Mike!
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  April 1, 2016
Very nice Iron Mike!
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LEGO models my own creation MOCpages toys shop 2-8-2 "Mikado" steam loco with 1920's freight train - MOC - Version TwoCargo & freight

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