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BTMt. RR No. 1. by gunslinger87 BTMt. RR No. 1. by gunslinger87
Well this didn't take me long to do! ;p
So anyways here she be! Big Thunder Mt. Railroad & Mining Co. #1! :iconfoxyayzplz:

And honestly I have to admit that this has got to be the cutest little loco I have EVER drawn! :D As previously stated, in one of my journals, this was bassed/inspired by someone else's On30 model. But it this one was compared to the "Prototype" there are some clear differences. The stack will be from a Railmaster Exports' 2-8-0 kit. They model Sn3 scale so the proportions of their parts will look great for small On30 locos. The saddle tank will come from, obviously, a Bachmann On30 Porter. Not quite sure how I will make the cab. I may use the Bahmann 0-4-2 porter cab as a base and work from there.

The chassis will come from the Bachmann HO scale/gauge 4-2-0 Norris loco. Either the "Lafayette" or the new "Pegasus" loco. And like these locos they will be tender driven. The real challenge will be installing DCC and Sound! Well if they can do that in N scale locomotives I certain that it can be done with this one! ;p I'm also tinkering with the idea of adding "firebox flicker". Still pondering on how to do it though. ^^;

And for you enjoyment I added a small bit of fictional history to the picture. If there are any "Historical Inaccuracies" please let me know and I will correct it ASAP. :)

Also I have yet to decide a name for this engine. I thought about calling it "Tuco" (pronouned "Too Coe") after Clint Eastwood's "Buddy" in "The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly". But it just doesn't seem to fit right. I might just name it "Atticus" since this looks VERY much like something he'd come up with. And #1 also looks like something right out of Walt Disney's imagination! ;p

Well I hope you all like her! It was incrediblely fun to draw! Color version soon to follow! :D

COMMENT IF YOU FAVE!!! :shakefist:
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:iconrockyrailroad578:
Rockyrailroad578 Featured By Owner May 9, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
looks easy to fire!
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:icongunslinger87:
gunslinger87 Featured By Owner May 12, 2014
It would be I imagine, though I don't know enough about locomotive design to say that for certain.

It's a small locomotive with a Copper Knob style boiler, wood fired. Though this drawing is a little... "stretched" out looking. It should be more squat and stubby. I've been working on a newer version that is more proportional. I plan on making this into an On30 model at some point.
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Rockyrailroad578 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Yay! BTW, the Lego "Spud" is a poor runner. The shay and Porter are good though :).
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:icongunslinger87:
gunslinger87 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014
Um... a Lego Spud? :iconfoxwhaplz:
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:iconrockyrailroad578:
Rockyrailroad578 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Yes. It's done I just haven't photographed it yet. The cab has no roof and the air compressor on the front will be modelled later. It's based on "Spud", but with some detail differences.
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:icongundammech101:
GundamMech101 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012
i have to agree with you that this is the cutest engine you've ever drawn
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:icongunslinger87:
gunslinger87 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012
In all honesty this drawing came out a little too stretched out looking. I've since redrawn it. I just need to work on the coloring.
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:icongundammech101:
GundamMech101 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012
yes thats true but got to admit its pretty cute and charming
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:icondinodanthetrainman:
dinodanthetrainman Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
love it
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:iconomega-steam:
omega-steam Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Student Digital Artist
When I go back to Disneyland, this is the first ride I'm heading on!
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:iconkota123:
Kota123 Featured By Owner May 5, 2010
I love it! A little 4-2-0 after my own heart. ^^
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:icongunslinger87:
gunslinger87 Featured By Owner May 5, 2010
You should see the color version! ;p
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:iconchakat-railrunner:
Chakat-Railrunner Featured By Owner May 2, 2010
Very sharp! Cant wait for the colors! :D
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:icongunslinger87:
gunslinger87 Featured By Owner May 2, 2010
Oh I'm sure! ;p
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:iconmikado55:
Mikado55 Featured By Owner May 2, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I see no counter whieghts
Is there a reason for this?
Sorry constructive criticism.
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:icongunslinger87:
gunslinger87 Featured By Owner May 2, 2010
There will be. I'll but them on the color version.
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:iconsampug394:
Sampug394 Featured By Owner May 2, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
GRAGH IT WINS

AND LOOKS LIKE MY 3D MODEL

SORTA

YAYYYY
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:icongunslinger87:
gunslinger87 Featured By Owner May 2, 2010
You just wait till i build the thing! ;p
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:iconsimulatortrain:
simulatortrain Featured By Owner May 2, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Epic win.
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:icongunslinger87:
gunslinger87 Featured By Owner May 2, 2010
Indeed she be! Now all I need to figuer out is to install DCC and sound. ;p
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:iconvarinki:
Varinki Featured By Owner May 2, 2010
Cool.
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Atticus-W Featured By Owner May 1, 2010
Bloody BRILLIANT, mate! :D This is some darn creative designin'... I can SO imagine this running in real life...

I can't, however, imagine it being built in 1871. =p A design like that would date to the 1830s, maybe the 1840s. But who's to say an old Norris product (or something resembling a Norris product? O.o) couldn't have been kicking around for DECADES whilst picking up a "modern" tank, cab, tender, and etc. on the way? (That's what I was thinking with my own "Beadle" engine a while back! (But yours looks better. XD))

That all said. This would be a WICKED cool model. (I love how the headlight brackets rest on the pilot beam! XD)
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:icongunslinger87:
gunslinger87 Featured By Owner May 2, 2010
Ok, so maybe she's a second hand locomotive. ^^;
the BTMt. RR PURCHASED her in 1871. And after the purchase was fitted witht he Porter style saddle tank and what not. I'll make that revision later. For I am lazy and it's 2:58 am. ^^;

Glad you like her. I'm considering having your name grace her cab! I mean she kinda looks like something you'd make. ;p

BTW, out of curiossity, is Atticus your first or last name?
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Atticus-W Featured By Owner May 2, 2010
That makes sense, that makes sense! XD

And I DO like her! XD But yikes, really, my name does not deserve to grace a locomotive, let alone one like this. ^^; (And to say that this engine looks like something I'd make is to pay me a hugely un-deserved compliment... I only WISH I could make something this attractive!)

For the record, though, Atticus is my first name. Astikatus is my last. :nod:
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:icongunslinger87:
gunslinger87 Featured By Owner May 2, 2010
I am the modeler of this fine steamer am I not? :D
And I can decern whatever name I wish for it! ;p
And whether you like it or not your name will be on this loco's side in pretty ornate gold lettering. :)
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Atticus-W Featured By Owner May 2, 2010
But... but... it isn't historically authentic! I didn't exist in 1871. XD (Of course, you could always claim it was named after Parson F.R. Atticus Showl of Colorado mining fame, but... he doesn't exist. XD)
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:icongunslinger87:
gunslinger87 Featured By Owner May 2, 2010
Well the locomotive isn't historically accurate either! ;p
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Atticus-W Featured By Owner May 2, 2010
SURE SHE IS, that be the beauty of it! XD
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:icongunslinger87:
gunslinger87 Featured By Owner May 2, 2010
Your name is still going on it. :D
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Mikado55 Featured By Owner May 1, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
AWESOME!
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RedtailFox Featured By Owner May 1, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
fairly odd looking machine. Despite its oddness I quite like it, instant fave
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:icongunslinger87:
gunslinger87 Featured By Owner May 1, 2010
It's the charm. You can't ignore it's charm. ;p
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trainguy111 Featured By Owner May 1, 2010
Sweet!!! What a great idea! An 4-2-0 Saddle Tank!
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:icongunslinger87:
gunslinger87 Featured By Owner May 1, 2010
It's not nessisarily an original idea. Some guy thought of it first. But mine has SO much more WIN! ;p
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Lapeer Featured By Owner May 1, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I see, A NORRIS WITH SADDLE TANK = EXTREME COOLZ XD

That is a rather brilliant little engine :)
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:icongunslinger87:
gunslinger87 Featured By Owner May 1, 2010
Indeed she be! And she be Narrow Gauge! ;p
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:iconlapeer:
Lapeer Featured By Owner May 1, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
EVEN BETTER! :)
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:icongunslinger87:
gunslinger87 Featured By Owner May 1, 2010
YAY for Slim Gauge Norris of epic WIN!!! :iconfoxyayzplz:
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Jim-Prower Featured By Owner May 1, 2010
IS EXTREMELY KJOOT!
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:icongunslinger87:
gunslinger87 Featured By Owner May 1, 2010
"KJOOT"? Never heard that expression before! ^^;
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Jim-Prower Featured By Owner May 1, 2010
Me 'n Jonatan use it a lot.
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:iconpaxaeternum:
PaxAeternum Featured By Owner May 1, 2010  Professional General Artist
ITS......A NORRIS/SADDLETANK.....THING!
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:icongunslinger87:
gunslinger87 Featured By Owner May 1, 2010
I take it you like? :D
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:iconpaxaeternum:
PaxAeternum Featured By Owner May 1, 2010  Professional General Artist
YESS although it looks narrowgauge, Norris 4-2-0's were a bit bigger than that
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gunslinger87 Featured By Owner May 1, 2010
Well it IS Narrow Gauge!!! ;p
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:iconpaxaeternum:
PaxAeternum Featured By Owner May 1, 2010  Professional General Artist
BUT....BUT....NORRIS-4-2-0=STANDARRDDD XDDDD
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gunslinger87 Featured By Owner May 1, 2010
Well I couldn't think of another builder for this loco! ^^; :shrug:
Do you know of any?

And were they still around in the 1870s?
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PaxAeternum Featured By Owner May 1, 2010  Professional General Artist
HMMMMMmmmmmmmmmmmmMMMMMmmmmm....Mm.......
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gunslinger87 Featured By Owner May 1, 2010
I'll take that as a yes. ^^;
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