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The Charming Little Shilo by gunslinger87 The Charming Little Shilo by gunslinger87
Behold! The Wolf Creek & Flagstone's charming little giant "Shilo".

For those of you who actually read my journal, ;p you may remember me seaking about an articulated 2-4-42 Mallet in HOn3 scale that I'd like to replicate in On30 scale. What's pictured above is the result. Again my I'm drawing W.C.&.F. Locomotive roster out of order. The last engine I posted was #5. I am not quite sure where "Shilo's" place/number will be yet but when I do the final color version I'll be sure ot put it in there. :D

Anyway as stated above, Shilo is based off of an HOn3 scale locomotive by the same name and wheel arrangement. I have copied the locomotive and have only made one visual change. The steam pipes leading from the steam dome to the rear pistons have been altered slightly. The Steam pipes on the HOn3 model started from the center of the steam dome and then headed to the pistons. I moved the start point form the center to the lower or base portion, I felt it would look better. I also added steam exhaust pipes to the front pistons and smoke box.

The locomotive is not based on any real world prototype. The HOn3 model was "Kitbashed" using a pair of Kemtron Brass C-16 class 2-8-0s. There was an article in the Narrow Gauge & Shortline Gazzette on the construction of this charming little locomotive.

And speaking of charm, that's what lead and inspired me to attempt building an On30 version for my Wolf Creek & Flagstone RR. I felt that the loco was SO Charming that I couldn't resist! Wouldn't all of you agree? ;p
But unlike the HOn3 version of this fine little Mallet, mine will have DCC and Sound installed and I'm hoping to have a working smoke unit as well!

Well I hope you all like and enjoy her! I'll be drawing up her tender soon and hope to splice the two pics together to make a real profile drawing.

COMMENT IF YOU FAVE!!!!!
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:iconrockyrailroad578:
Rockyrailroad578 Featured By Owner May 12, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
I can already hear the out-of-beat puffing as the little wheels go round at opposite intervals! Nice!
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Rockyrailroad578 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Remember: in narrow gauge, you don't need continuity! That's why it's a different gauge! :iconinsanitywolfplz:
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gunslinger87 Featured By Owner May 12, 2014
Thanks! It is a neat little engine. Although it doesn't fit into my current modeling theme I'd still like to make a model in On30 of it.
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Trainandclockguy Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
 is your user picture from buddy goes west?
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gunslinger87 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014
No, it's not. I'm not sure what movie it's from, but I'm certain it's the same character! Bud Spencer did a number of films with Terence Hill also. So I'm fairly sure it's a movie in which they both star. But I must say, THANK YOU for knowing what "Buddy Goes West" is!! :iconfoxyayzplz:
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Trainandclockguy Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
ha ha i have a pack of westerns and it looked interesting so i watched it. But the train in the beginning had European features but they were suppose to be in america. then at the end when it said filmed in Spain it all came together. the reason why i guessed buddy goes west is because of the old dusty bowler hat. well i like your art so keep drawing!
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gunslinger87 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014
Oh don't worry, I certainly will! I've got a few art projects I'm working on as swell as a comic.

And as a neat little fun fact, the locomotive used in that movie is American built! It's a Baldwin that was built for export, what year I don't quite remember what year though. :shrug:

I know she was recently restored to operation to. :)
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Trainandclockguy Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hmmm interesting i knew Baldwin exported to Russia quite often but i thought most of eroupe was still butt hurt over losing america ha lol
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gunslinger87 Featured By Owner May 6, 2014
Sorry for the late response.

I'm not entirely sure how it ended up over there. I'm not sure if it was before or after the war, but it got there somehow and it is a fact that it was Baldwin built.
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Trainandclockguy Featured By Owner May 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
oh its fine om the new youtube you cant accsess your inbox by a button that says inbox you have to go through this long process and i found out how and I was answering questions that were asked about 2 years ago lol
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gunslinger87 Featured By Owner May 12, 2014
Yeah, I have no idea what's going on with youtube now-a-days. ^^;
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dinodanthetrainman Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very cool
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trainboi Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2010
if she were a loco from CO, she'd be a Colorado & Southern engine
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gunslinger87 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2010
Well, it IS supposed to be a Colorad NG loco. Completely fictional, but still pheasabel. Shilo is actually for my Wolf Creek & Flagstone railroad.
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trainboi Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2010
Oh! wow!
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gunslinger87 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2010
Yeah, if you read the artist's comments section the idea is that "Shilo" was built from a derilect C-16 loco and spare C-16 parts. The idea came from an HOn3 scale model one person made and it's charm was beyond compare! So I decided to draw it and hopefully will model it one day in On30.
As to "how" I'm not sure yet. :shrug:
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Mikado55 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
AJ can I make a pixel outline of this?
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gunslinger87 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2010
Unfortunately ALLOT of my train drawings will be off limits to Pixel-ization. ^^;

Appologies friend, but I want to sell prints of these. If free pixel versions were available it might hurt the little business I have!

But if you'd like, I have an 0-6-0T you can pixelize. It's GFRR #1 "Beagle". the drawing is in color but you can pixelize it. That loco, along with GFRR #2, are up for some updating! :D
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Mikado55 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
righty' o then.
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gunslinger87 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2010
Thanks, I appreciate it. :)
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Varinki Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2010
It reminds me a lot of this. [link]
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gunslinger87 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2010
I can see why you'd say that.

Its actually based off of an HOn3 scale Model I first saw a LONG time ago online. I liked it so much that I want to make an On30 scale version. :D
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Varinki Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2010
It was built in 1907 by Alco for the Taupo Totara Timber Co, although it wasn’t delivered until 1913.
It was the only Mallet and the only Alco locomotive in the country.
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gunslinger87 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2010
I remember reading something about it a LONG time ago online some where. It had captured my interest and I bookmarked the site. Then our computer died and I couldn't find the site again. ^^;
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Varinki Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2010
I’ve been to the Glenbrook vintage railway and I’ve seen it. It's cool.
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gunslinger87 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2010
Glenbrook Vintage? That's in New Zeland right? :iconfoxwhaplz:
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:iconvarinki:
Varinki Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2010
Yeah. Glenbrook is Southwest of Auckland.
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trainboi Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2010
I thought you meant Glenbrook switchbacks on the east shore of lake Tahoe.
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gunslinger87 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2010
I'm not very familiar with allot of those places. I live here in the US. ^^;
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Joel-Swedish-Dragon Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2010
Neat, really neat. :]
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gunslinger87 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2010
Much Obliged! :D
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Atticus-W Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2010
Shoot man, sorry for the late reply... this engine is gorgous! :D It's so neat to see an articulated with all of the trappings so often associated with the Old West (like the cone-topped domes and such). And I REALLY love the spoked wheels. :D This one's gonna be a beaut!
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gunslinger87 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2010
Indeed! Now if I could just get all the parts and details needed! ^^;

And just to let you know, the "Cone Topped Domes" are officialy known as "Fluted" Domes. ;p
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Atticus-W Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2010
Aha! XD Good to know. :D
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gunslinger87 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2010
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Sampug394 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
HOLY SHIT THIS MALLET WINSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS
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DraftHorseTrainer Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
:wow: SHILO CAME OUT AWESOME!!!!! ^^ ^^ ^^
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gunslinger87 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2010
I agree! Now to draw the tender! ;p
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DraftHorseTrainer Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
^^ ^^ ^^ ^^ And SWEET!! ^^ ^^ ^^
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simulatortrain Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! Can't wait to see all of those locos as real models! You're certainly giving me ideas too.
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gunslinger87 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2010
You know its kinda funny. Once I finished the drawing I thought to myself that this kinda looks like something you'd draw! lol! :iconfoxhahaplz:
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simulatortrain Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I kinda thought that while looking at it XD

You'll have to weather it like I do once you build it XD
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gunslinger87 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2010
Oh I'm going to need ALLOT OF PRACTICE before I actually weather the model! ^^;

I haven't really been able to develope that set of skills yet.
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simulatortrain Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha me too. I don't have the guts to touch steam yet. I'm getting an airbrush soon, though...
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gunslinger87 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2010
Well I have about... ZREO experiance! ^^;

So that's something I'll have to work on. But even with temporarily being without weathering Shilo will be a fantastic looking loco! :iconfoxyayzplz:
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simulatortrain Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah she will!
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gunslinger87 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2010
Uh, just to point out, "Shilo" is a guy's name. ^^;
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PaxAeternum Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2010  Professional General Artist
Aj this is win

one thing though, back crosshead should be at midstroke with wheels in that position, not all the way back :)
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gunslinger87 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2010
Well I was using a reference and it looked ALL the way back. ^^;
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