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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Rockyrailroad578 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
This engine looks nice without tanks!
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.
Rockyrailroad578 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Trainandclockguy Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is awesome 0__0
gunslinger87 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013
Much Obliged! :)
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