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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.

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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DraftHorseTrainer Jul 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Its SO cool to see your locomotive art again! :w00t:
Mikado55 Jul 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Its Clint...
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. 
dinodanthetrainman 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. :)
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
dinodanthetrainman Jul 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I can go  through my collection.
And not as aesthetically pleasing. :)
so how many cars is this little kettle rated to pull? 
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