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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

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Rockyrailroad578 Featured By Owner May 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
looks easy to fire!
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.
Rockyrailroad578 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yay! BTW, the Lego "Spud" is a poor runner. The shay and Porter are good though :).
gunslinger87 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014
Um... a Lego Spud? :iconfoxwhaplz:
Rockyrailroad578 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014  Hobbyist 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.
GundamMech101 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012
i have to agree with you that this is the cutest engine you've ever drawn
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.
GundamMech101 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012
yes thats true but got to admit its pretty cute and charming
dinodanthetrainman Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
love it
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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