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BTMt. 0-4-0 Yellow Scheme by gunslinger87 BTMt. 0-4-0 Yellow Scheme by gunslinger87
Well this is the first of two twin locomotives. They are both 0-4-0 Porter type locomotives, the first colored green and the secon painted yellow. This is the first of the two locos delivered to the Big Thunder Mountain Railroad & Mining Co. of Arizona. These locos were among the first locos used by the railroad. It is not specified as to why these Poters were build without the the will known "Saddle Tanks" atop their boiler. But their performance was satisfactory for the railroad's needs.

But as more and more copper deposits were found and new mines being built; the work loads increased dramtically. These locos remained in service but mostly as passenger locos or switchers.

Ok, enough with the fictional history. The Yellow Scheme is almost taken directly from a "Locomotive" that used to be part of a ride called Nature's Wonderland Mine Trian". Sadly the ride was torn down during the mid or late 1960s to make room for the new, more thrilling, "Big Thunder Mountain Railroad". The ride we know today was the major inspration for a future model railroading project. This loco, like the green version and many more to come, are concepts for locomotives that will run on the model railroad. Like the Green version, this loco will be built using a Bachmann On30 0-4-0 Porter.

Since I will be naming the Green version after my best friend I have decided to name this loco after his wife. May they live many many happy years together! :D

COMMENT IF YOU FAV!!!! :shakefist:
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CJManson Featured By Owner May 20, 2014
Ironically, a bit of the Mine Train Through Nature's Wonderland is still at Disneyland.

A bit of the track layout went by the Rivers of America, and that track is still there to this day, along with a locomotive from the Nature's Wonderland ride (albeit, in a "crashed" form with gophers sticking up and down the cars behind the tender).

So you can say that piece is a homage to a ride that went off into Yesterland.
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therailfaningboy Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014
Actually the train is gonna get put on display at Walt Disney Barn in Griffith Park near Los Angeles.
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gunslinger87 Featured By Owner May 21, 2014
Yes, I have seen that. Not in person, but online. ;p
And also a portion of the town that was used as a backdrop (As well as the backdrop for an occasional Wild West Shoot-em'-up show) Is still incorporated into the Big Thunder Mountain Railroad ride that replaced NWMT.
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Rockyrailroad578 Featured By Owner May 1, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
The cylinders remind me of a Mamod Welsh 0-4-0. If I had one, I'd use Google Translate for 'Welsh Dragon' in Welsh.
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gunslinger87 Featured By Owner May 6, 2014
This engine, as well as the alternate color scheme, are based on engines that operated on a Disney ride called Nature's Wonderland Mine Train. Though funny enough there was nothing to do with mines on the ride at all! :iconfoxhahaplz:

The ride was a calm, mild pace ride, but then in the late 1970s it was torn down and replaced with the Big Thunder Mountain Railroad. In the Disneyland, CA part a portion of the original town from NWMT was incorporated into the scenery for BTMt. RR.
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Rockyrailroad578 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
This engine looks nice without tanks!
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gunslinger87 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014
The locomotive was based on a ride that existed at Disneyland before Big thunder Mountain Railroad called "Nature's Wonderland Mine Train". The power, not unlike my model version here, was in the tender, using a battery locomotive disguised as a tender.
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Rockyrailroad578 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
TWEEEEET TWEEEET TWEET TWEEEEEEEEET
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Trainandclockguy Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is awesome 0__0
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gunslinger87 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013
Much Obliged! :)
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GundamMech101 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012
this is very nice just like the green scheme, the yellow scheme shown here really make the locomotive pop and gives the hard working mining company locomotive look and i think its cute as well
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dinodanthetrainman Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nature's Wonderland Mine Train I wish it was still there
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AceNos Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thats the train that used to be in a forgotten disney ride called "Mine train thru nature's wonderland*" isn't it?

* the ride that existed before big thunder mountain railroad.
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gunslinger87 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012
Yes, that's what it is based on.
For the model railroad these engines will run on I'm incorporating elements from both the Nature's Wonderland Mine Train and Big Thunder Mt. Railroad.

I have a proposed track plan for what will be the Big Thunder & Western RR. It's in my gallery if you're interested.
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AceNos Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
yeah, also the design of the locomotives in both rides are supposed to based on porter locomotives the train in Mine train thru nature's wonderland is meant to be a porter and the locomotive on the coaster train of big thunder mountain is based on a saddle tank porter am i right?
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gunslinger87 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012
Yes, though the NWMT's rendition was more accurate.
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Chakat-Railrunner Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2010
Difficult to say, but I think this one wins out ever so narrowly above the green one. Great job on both counts!
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gunslinger87 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2010
Much Obliged Pardner! :D
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Sampug394 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Totally awesome. But apparently I'm the first to notice that a chunk of the underside, frame and all, between the wheels, is gone. :noes:
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gunslinger87 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2010
Yes, I have yet to fill in the details there. I wanted to be sure that this would be the Final version for the Yellow Scheme.

I'll go back and update the drawing later. :D
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Sampug394 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
O GOOD
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engineer825 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2010  Hobbyist
She's a very spiffy looking locomotive gunslinger, I'll have to give ya that. :D
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gunslinger87 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2010
"Spiffy"!? WOW! I haven't heard of that word in a LONG time! :D
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engineer825 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2010  Hobbyist
Well you have to admit, it does describe that engine of yours rather well. :)
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gunslinger87 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2010
Yeah, I guess so. To me the color scheme seem more like some "Circus" engine. ^^;
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engineer825 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2010  Hobbyist
No to me, its nice to see another engine in a bright paint scheme.
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gunslinger87 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2010
That is true. :D
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RedtailFox Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
i like this one better than the green one, nice work
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gunslinger87 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2010
The green one was a first attempt. I'll be doing a second version to hopfully improve on the current green shceme's faults.
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acela Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2010
Nice job on the boiler's sheen, as well as the headlamp's side details.
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gunslinger87 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2010
Much Obliged!! :D
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Atticus-W Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2010
Love it love it love it love it love it. :D


Seriously. XD

Ordinarily I'd say yellow is way too gaudy a color to ever be used on a steam locomotive (or... any locomotive XD), but somehow you make it work perfectly here! I think it's the combination of bright colors and fancy lining (the tender lining is fantastic) that makes it all come together like the engine's the pride of the company. (I can imagine this looking really good weathered, too.) The black and copper boiler adds a nice compliment to the yellow too... and nice reflection on that part!


I'm sorry. This is so cool I'm just gonna have to fav both of 'em. XD
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gunslinger87 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2010
Go ahead and Fav Away!!! :D

Actually, the "Copper" is suposed to be brass. I didn't want to sued the same yellow as I did for the paint, I felt is would blend too much.

The next green version will be similar to this. It won't have as much livery as this engine, but the lining set up will be the same on the tender. (only it will be yellow/gold instead of red.)

The names and numbers of these locos are pending. Numbers especially, I'm trying to stick with the single digit range.
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simulatortrain Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I agree, I like this one better.
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gunslinger87 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2010
And now if I can perfect the green scheme.
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