Been a while since I posted a locomotive drawing.
Well here is another one of my oddball concepts. This is a narrow gauge "Cab Forward" style 4-4-0 heavily inspired by North Pacific Coast #21.[link]
My version, however, has some alterations. I added a sand dome just behind the steam resevior, a stylish capped stack, saftey ("pop") valves, and a wooden cab with celestory. Due to the unusual arrangement of the locomotive she is designed to be an oil burner.
However the original design of NCP #21 didn't "breath" well, meaning it didn't have enough draft for the fire in the firebox. This was rectified by literally cutting and oval shaped hole right in the front of the locomotive's cab front wall. This fixed the issue, but now you had a HOLE in the front of your cab and the headlight was forced to be mounted higher and causing visual obstruction to the engine crew.
On my design I added an "air scoop" just under the cab. It's the shaded thing just before the steam chests on the cylinders. This allows better draft into the firebox and is don so the headlight didn't need relocating.
Again, the cab is constructed primarily of wood, however the lower portion is steel clad.
The tender I'm actually not all that satisfied by. I would like to revise it and make it more of a traditional tender like those used on either Cooke narrow gauge 2-6-0 or an early to intermediate period "C-16" style tender.
And yes, I know I forgot the bell cord...
Not sure what her road number is to be, yet. I'm leaning towards "26". but I won't decide on that until I can actually sit down and work out a detailed locomotive roster for the Wolf Creek & Flagstone RR. This unique little locomotive is really used as a test bed for experimental advancements in locomotive technology on the WC&F. And I think that's what give the locomotive its charm.
Anyways, I hope you all like her! PLEASE comment if you fave!!