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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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:iconrockyrailroad578:
This engine looks nice without tanks!
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:icongunslinger87:
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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:iconrockyrailroad578:
TWEEEEET TWEEEET TWEET TWEEEEEEEEET
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Trainandclockguy Jul 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is awesome 0__0
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:icongundammech101:
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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:icondinodanthetrainman:
dinodanthetrainman Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nature's Wonderland Mine Train I wish it was still there
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AceNos 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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:icongunslinger87:
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 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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