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4-4-0 "American" steam loco and Western freight train MODs - 2017 version
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About this creation
The train features a log car, side-dump ore car, water tanker, boxcar, and caboose all pulled by a Wild west style yellow 4-4-0. The engine is supposed to feature four of this part on the tender and cab walls where the green bricks are located: www.bricklink.com/v2/catalog/catalogitem.page?P=3009pb011...

NOTE: The steam loco's parts have started arriving today, and should be built in real life soon. The train cars to go with the loco are next on my list, and should be bought later this month.



Since I turned the red 4-4-0 into a 4-6-0, the slot has been opened up for another "American"-type. Thus, I created Yellow 4-4-0 number 2, to go along with red 4-6-0 number 3 and green 4-2-4 number 1. This loco will be the freight hauler on my western line.

As the red one before it, this engine was originally modeled after set 7597 (Western Train Chase) with some design inspiration from TF Twitch's "Humble Sapphire" 4-4-0. The engine also features a boiler copied from set 79111 (Constitution Train Chase) to keep it inline with the rest of my steam locomotives.



This car was also designed by my brother, and is quite ingenious for using set 60059 (Logging Truck) but on a train base.

The logs are floating place, as they would be resting on the bottom of the car in real life. It was quite a pain to position them into place as seen here.



This side-dumping ore car was heavily inspired by a similar car in set 3225, (Classic Train) except this car has four sets of wheels instead of two.



This water tanker is a modified set 2126 (Train Cars) design with four wheels on the two bogies instead of two wheels stuck to the frame.



Set 7597 was the original model for this boxcar, which has been made so the doors can't open.... though you can remove the handle on the side of the car and it will open fine, though the roof might not be as stable with the doors open.



This caboose was inspired by set 10014 (Caboose) except this versions cupola (that's the roof top thing) is centered and is a bit bigger.


Building instructions
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Comments

  April 14, 2017
That would work as well, I just figured you wanted to keep the handles on the side. With the headlight brick, they would still be sticking out the sides, but be attached to the front/back. I haven't had this problem yet myself, but my boxcars are built by "Shady Corp." so they don't even have opening doors!
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  April 11, 2017
Quoting Scott Bertaut Even if a lot of it is modified sets, this is a really nice looking train. I like the color scheme you have going with it, yellow and black is one of my favorites, but it only works for very certain builds. I have a suggestion for the side rails on your boxcar design, if you use a 1x1 headlight brick with the stud facing the front of the car, then a 1x1 plate with horizontal clip holding a 4L bar, it will be a lot easier to remove it and open the doors. You could just remove the clip and bar, leaving the 1x1 headlight brick, which is part of the frame, in place.
Or I could turn the handle bricks 90 degrees to face the ends of the car. ;-P Thanks for the suggestion though!
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  April 11, 2017
Even if a lot of it is modified sets, this is a really nice looking train. I like the color scheme you have going with it, yellow and black is one of my favorites, but it only works for very certain builds. I have a suggestion for the side rails on your boxcar design, if you use a 1x1 headlight brick with the stud facing the front of the car, then a 1x1 plate with horizontal clip holding a 4L bar, it will be a lot easier to remove it and open the doors. You could just remove the clip and bar, leaving the 1x1 headlight brick, which is part of the frame, in place.
 
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