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20 inch gauge Shay of the Ocalla Tramway by gunslinger87 20 inch gauge Shay of the Ocalla Tramway by gunslinger87
Well I finally have access to a scanner once again! And now I have finally been able to post the colored version of my 20" gauge shay concept.

They locomotive is freelance in design, but much inspiration was taken from Gilpin Tramway #1.
www.james-art.com/pictures/e_2...

The way I looked at it, Gilpin #1 is 2ft gauge and the one I've drawn here is 20" gauge... it's only a 4 inch difference so why not! I added a few things here and there for creative liberty. Such as the diamond stack and the monstrous headlamp that would be more appropriate on a 3ft gauge or standard gauge locomotive.

I also added a "scale reference", featuring The Man With No Name, to give an idea of how big/small this little loco is. I think I could have done better drawing Clint. the coloring is way off. Other than that I'm pretty happy with the end result.

Comment if you fave please! ;p
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:iconrockyrailroad578:
Rockyrailroad578 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
I love tiny little NG engines with giant lamps and smokestacks. 
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gunslinger87 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015
Indeed, there's something alluring about engines like that. :)
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Rockyrailroad578 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
It makes them look very comical, considering that a narrow gauge 0-4-0t can have a giant oil headlight and a giant 2-8-8-2 can have a tiny little one on the pilotbeam.
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gunslinger87 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2015
Well... That's partly an optical illusion. BIG steam headlamps may look tiny, but you're also looking at a LOT of iron. For many narrow gauge railroads it wasn't exactly uncommon for NG lines to use SG headlamps on their locomotives. The were easier to obtain than getting a lamp specifically for a narrow gauge engine. ;p

But I do see your point though, and it is a bit funny. But I think seeing larger headlamps and such on NG engines really helps to sell that it is a Narrow Gauge locomotive. 
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Joel-Swedish-Dragon Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013
Nice:meow:
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gunslinger87 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013
Much Obliged!
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Joel-Swedish-Dragon Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013
Welcome you are, sire :meow:
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DraftHorseTrainer Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Its SO cool to see your locomotive art again! :w00t:
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Mikado55 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Its Clint...
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gunslinger87 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013
The infamous "Man With No Name". :iconfoxhahaplz:
I love those old Spaghetti Westerns!! There among the best ever made, and given the Arizona motif for the Ocalla Tramway, the character seemed fitting for the drawing.

I actually added him in there, not just as a scale reference, but also to "balance" out the drawing. I had intended for the shay to be centered on the paper... but somehow got shifted to one side. At least this way one can get an idea of "big" the little locomotive is. 
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dinodanthetrainman Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love this!!!!!!! :)
I would love to see a combine or a coach or S.R.& R.L.RR.'s 24 inch gauge 0-4-4s in 20 inch gauge
I have scene a 20 inch gauge RPO in narrow gauge and shortline gazette. :)
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gunslinger87 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013
A 20" gauge RPO!? Do you know what railroad it was, and what issue of the Gazette was that featured in?

Also, you do know that the most of the Arizona Copper Co.'s Porters were 0-4-4s! :D
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dinodanthetrainman Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I can go  through my collection.
And not as aesthetically pleasing. :)
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gh22 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013
so how many cars is this little kettle rated to pull? 
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gunslinger87 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013
Not sure yet. I still need to build it and get a fleet of ore cars!! :iconfoxhahaplz:
But based on what others have done with their On20 shays, I'd say it will be able to pull quite a bit! ;p
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gh22 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013
Given it's size I'd say 10 maybe 11 empty's, 8 loaded. But what do I know^^;  
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gunslinger87 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013
I wouldn't underestimate a shay. Keep in mind 0-4-0 Porters are capable of hauling that and then some! ;p
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gh22 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013
It truly amazes me at just how much locomotives of that size can pull.:XD:

Now a Standard gauge Shay hell it could pull a house clear off it's foundation! :iconfoxhahaplz:
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gunslinger87 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013
Indeed it could! But never underestimate that of the "Baby Gauge"! ;p
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gh22 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013
Indeed :XD:
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