Behold! The Wolf Creek & Flagstone's charming little giant "Shilo".
For those of you who actually read my journal,
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.
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?
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.
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