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HOn3 Bulldog Locomotive by gunslinger87 HOn3 Bulldog Locomotive by gunslinger87
A long, LONG time ago I had posted a drawing of a narrow gauge concept locomotive. A 3ft gauge 0-8-0 helper locomotive for the Dry Gulch & Hellingon Ry, more commonly known as the "Bulldog". Here is the original art concept.

This is officially the FIRST model locomotive I am building from a concept! There is still much to be done, namely tweaking out the chassis and running gear to get it to roll smoothly, Adding numerous details, motorizing and gearing, ect...

Just another one of my ongoing projects I thought you would all like to see.
Oh, and this is OFFICIALLY my first HOn3 loco EVAH!!!! :iconfoxyayzplz:
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Trainandclockguy Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
i wish i had your craftsman ship for building engines! I get all confused when I look at the dismantle paper for trains. Then I think god help the Chinese who put this together!
gunslinger87 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014
I think the Chinese just have tiny dexterous fingers.

God's blessed me with the ability to use my hands for both large and small projects. For me I sometimes have trouble reading those papers to, so I often just disassemble a model and "learn" how that engine comes apart.

I've made a little more progress on this engine since I posted this photo. I shortened the pilot deck so it didn't stick out as far, giving the impression that the locomotive is in fact an 0-8-0T.
Trainandclockguy Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thats great to hear you learn the same way as I do! I took apart a mechanical alarm clock and knew exactly how to put back together then I hit a screw that I needed a special clock kit to loosen it so to this day it sits dismantled wating for me to put it back together once I get the tool. Also i'm glad to hear your project is going good and strong when I first saw this little girl. I thought of number 75 of the Heber valley railroad because of this locos abnormally long smoke box and frame. If you google image her you will know what I mean or watch clips from Break heart pass witch she starred in.
gunslinger87 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014
Ha! I've seen that movie a number of times! I enjoy it quite a bit. And I know exactly what you mean. The pilot deck has been shortened since I took this photo. I have some more current pics of the engine in my gallery.

All that's needed is a set of gears and a motor to get her running. In the mean time I'll be fine tuning the chassis and painting and detailing the body shell.
Rockyrailroad578 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
a tanker with that stack, cowcatcher, and that lamp looks like Puffa (sort of) from TUGS (made an HO one!) 
gunslinger87 Featured By Owner May 6, 2014
I can see the resemblance. But I never watched that show, only seen a few screen captures. This engine was mostly inspired by one of the "options" shown in the instructions for the kit. When MDC was still around they offered a series of "3in1" kits. Though technically they were a One of Three kit. You had three options and you could pick one of them to build. They required some considerable skill as you had to extensively modify parts in order to build what you wanted from the kit(s). This one is known as a "Moose Jaws" kit. Not sure why though. :shrug:

I love the idea of big, chunky switch engines and not only is this locomotive going to be used for switching, but for helper and local service.
Rockyrailroad578 Featured By Owner May 9, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
I can already hear it with the sound "PUSH! PUSH!" when Patrick was pushing Bikini Bottom XD
gunslinger87 Featured By Owner May 12, 2014
These engines were called "Bull Dogs" because of their veracious power and performance. They're technically road switchers, designed around a road locomotive chassis, but focuses as much weight on the drivers as possible and also had fairly large boilers for more steam. This photo was taken before I shortened the front pilot deck and made it into a proper 0-8-0T.

I've got a drawing somewhere for the overall concept of the locomotive. 
Rockyrailroad578 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
I just got a little Vulcan today in HOn30 with four tippers. It is a fun little thing and the couplers actually have a trick to uncoupling other than a bent paperclip: tilt the car a little to the side. It seriously works every time!
gunslinger87 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014
I do want to get a few of those little 0-4-0s. I want to use the chassis to convert them into On20 porters.
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