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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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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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