From above. I had to make a sacrifice with the tender. Traditionally, the tender on this type of train would have 8 wheels (4 pairs). However, because I needed the motor in the tender, I had to choose between a very long tender to accommodate wheels and the motor, or a shorter tender and only the motor's four wheels.
The front truck of the locomotive is not attached, but rather the engine simply floats over it. This is necessary because, given the long nature of my boiler, the front truck travels too much, and would get in the way of the pistons.
Got one of these sets from you, truly amazing. Thank you for the great model and making a few available to the public. Couldnt say enough good things about this, im hoping to use it to pull my "tourist" train. Again thanks and keep up your amazing train creations.
Quoting lego person dude
im trying to build a lego American 4-4-0 train but its really hard without instructions, could you e-mail me instructions on how to build this train? if you could that would be great :)
No, but I am selling copies of this train on Bricklink currently.
It's always good to see another classic steam engine, especially one as classy as this one! I love your cow catcher solution and will have to borrow the design sometime whenever I get a chance to work on some engines.