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Chesapeake & Ohio H8 Allegheny 2-6-6-6 articulated steam locomotive in 10-wide.
About this creation
This model features the fabulous Big Ben Bricks custom steam engine wheels.

Chesapeake & Ohio H8 Allegheny class (2-6-6-6) articulated steam locomotive, the tallest, widest, heaviest steam engine ever created.



By herself, the H8 weighed a staggering 724,500 lbs; with her fully loaded tender she topped out at earth shaking 1,066,100 lbs. She was capable of producing up to 8,000 horsepower, the highest ever calculated on an articulated steam locomotive, greater than even Challenger and Big Boy.



In fact, her massive boiler, the largest ever installed on a locomotive, was large enough for the boiler of the Big Boy to fit inside.



She was named after the mountains where she worked, pulling mile long trains of 150+ coal cars up and down the Allegheny mountains, but was also capable of pulling long troop trains at speeds up to 60 mph.



Built in 10-wide, she's probably still to scale with other 8-wide train MOCs. She's fully track compatible, capable of navigating turns and points, and is powered by three 9v train motors.



Two of the train motors are under the tender, with the third disguised as the 6 wheeled trailing truck. Her flex tubing is still a little misshapen, probably only internal wire supports will get them exactly how I want them, but I haven't found what I think will work, yet.







More photos are available, including in-progress photos, via FLICKR.



Comments

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  December 12, 2012
Due to the sheer awesomesauceness of this locomotive, I was inspired to build my own monster steam locomotive. If you are still somewhat active, I would like to know what you think of my steam locomotive "Big Blair", please. And thank you.
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  December 10, 2012
Amazing build! One question: How did you letter the engine and tender? I have been working on a Copper Range consolidation, and have not figured out how to make the lettering look right. I would like to use LEGO-style stickers, but can't think of how to make them.
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  December 27, 2011
This locomotive is amazing. Perfect for my layout. Just about everything on my layout is larger than it should be. How much would you say this locomotive costs?
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  February 17, 2011
Amazing work and amazing train. Love it
  January 11, 2010
I need advice from a pro i just got 4 large flanged and 2 large blind drivers from Big Ben Bricks and i need to know the best way to make a ten wheeler
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  August 15, 2009
My goodness! This is SOOOOO awesome! Maybe you can get some pneumatic parts and power it with actual air, and work like the real thing in ABS plastic...
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  July 25, 2009
Absolutely amazing. Incredible detail and life like proportions. It would be great if you could you check out my BR50 and let me know what you think. I am aiming to build the 3985 Challenger by the end of the year and I can only hope it will be anything like what you have made so far. Keep up the great work!
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  July 10, 2009
I saw on flickr the front coupler. i know its not a coupler but it is so small the engine is bigger than normal engines but the coupler is too small for regular lego trains. im just saying it looks kind of odd.
  July 8, 2009
i saw it in railbricks magazine. it says check out this 12-wide monster! this is my favorite steam locomotive of all time. i want it in HO scale too.
Anthony Sava
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Paul Beach
  June 24, 2009
Simply stunning. Nice write up to go with it!
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  June 14, 2009
Beautiful work. Will this be at Brickworld?
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  June 11, 2009
one of your best....Nice work
Anthony Sava
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Thomas N
  June 10, 2009
Ah, an old C&O, this is insanely awesome, The detailing is just perfect, incredible work! ~T
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  June 10, 2009
What Thomas Thomas said.
  June 10, 2009
THAT IS AWESOME!
Anthony Sava
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James W.
  June 8, 2009
Ah, your done... lol, nice work, she is a beauty!
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  June 7, 2009
Wow...beautiful work Anthony! 10-wide feels just right with those big locomotives, and it seems you've built it to a good scale. Excellent work! Could we get a group shot with this beast?
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  June 6, 2009
Man, what a beast of a steam engine! I love how you were able to get so many black round pieces for it - it makes it look amazing. I really have to build an 8-wide (diesel) engine... Oh well, maybe later - I canīt build right now, and have to do some other creations beforehand :(... Steffen
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  June 6, 2009
cool! One day I wanted to use that method you built the boiler with, but wasn't sure how it looks. But it works well! Great MOC!
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  June 6, 2009
Wow, amazing work. With all the SNOT technique you used at first glance it dosen't even look like it's built with LEGO. I also like the detail you put into the locomotive. 5*
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  June 6, 2009
This is really cool. I love these locomotives of yours. I have yet to make one, and any tips would be nice. Could you maybe try the worlds first 4-6-2 locomotive? It is one from New Zealand.
 
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