Using two 10194 Emerald Night sets I modified them to create a 4-8-4 engine and a modified tender.
This was my first 4-8-4 engine ever, and as such presented challenges in order to be able to get it to run around corners and switches smoothly.
Wow. That is awesome. I wonder what the pulling power is like? My only complaint is that british locomotives-what this is based off of-never used 4-8-4s. I've been thinking of converting mine into the 60163 Tornado, completed in 2008. I rode on it this summer, and 125mph trains going the other way 4 feet from you is pretty scary.
Other than than the extra blind wheels, what pieces did you need? I'm looking at my 4-6-4 right now, and I've salvaged all the parts I need so far from the tender. Would I be better off grabbing a second EN while I can or ordering the various parts off of bricklink?
Quoting Jackson Brischler
How smoothly do the wheels function? Any problems?
I think I've worked out all the kinks now. There was some minor bumping of the rear wheel on the front truck with the piston, but now everything seems to be sorted with a minor tweak to the liftarm coming off the drivers.
Quoting william coleman
is there a powere fuctions under the coal
Yes, the rechargeable battery is tucked in under the coal. The panel above the battery is only held on with one stud at each corner, so it is secure for movement but also easily removed to connect/disconnect the battery and turn the power on/off.
Quoting Argie Castillo
Nice locomotive, though I don't remember the LNER or the British Rail running 4-8-4's.
Thanks. And you're no doubt correct about there being no LNER engines in 4-8-4.
Emerald Night was my first LEGO train in 20-25 years. As a result, I didn't have a whole lot of options parts wise (that's being corrected with a couple PAB orders). This was also the first time I attempted a 4-8-4. Basically, I just started off trying to see how difficult it would be to build 4-8-4. In the process, I became totally hooked on building steam engines.