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American 4-4-0
An American 'Standard' 4-4-0 wood burning locomotive.
About this creation
This is my MOC of an American 'Standard' 4-4-0 wood burning steam locomotive. I based it off of a 'live steam' 1/8th scale model locomotive that can be found HERE.

The MOC is track ready and runs really well, of something, I must admit , I'm very proud.



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   3/4 front.



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   Profile. LEGO doesn't make inverted slopes in dark green (yet), so I had to use some SNOT to finish my boiler.



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   3/4 rear.



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   Back of the tender. I think the panels in the walls really add something.



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   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.



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   Minifig eye view. I had wanted to put something behind the window piece to make it look more like a light, but I haven't found anything that fits yet.



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   Head-on shot.



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   Piston. I used a minifig wrench to attach the drive rod to the stationary piston. It works very effortlessly, though it does stick out a bit.



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   The tender. The 'logs' aren't permanently attached, so if I want to add pennies or some other form of weight to the motor, I can.



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   The cabin. I used panels to give it a wider look at the base. I eventually want to add dials.



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   The cow catcher. I'm very proud of it. It's built using flex tubing and minifig hands. The base 'A' shaped tube is attached using two battle droid arms.



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   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.



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   Here is the locomotive navigating a turn.



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   The front truck really travels far, the entire width of the train, but it never gets in the way of the drive rods.



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   Curve from the outside.



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   When I was building the engine, I invisioned it pulling these cars, and I think it looks really slick.



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   Minifig eye view of the locomotive and cars.



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   Here is my 4-4-0 and LEGO's black My Own Train set facing off. A real Promontory Point moment, dontcha think?



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   Another comparison shot.



Comments

 I like it 
  November 5, 2011
I dont really like the 6 stud wide trains, but i like this one.
  August 13, 2010
you got the Website?
  August 13, 2010
do you have a Account on http://www.deviantart.com/ if you dont you should you can put up your Lego pics and stuff on that website
 I made it 
  August 13, 2010
Quoting sly cooper hmmmmm can i ask you somthing?
Go ahead.
  August 13, 2010
hmmmmm can i ask you somthing?
 I made it 
  August 13, 2010
Quoting sly cooper so what your name on that website?
"AggieSava"
  August 13, 2010
so what your name on that website?
 I made it 
  August 10, 2010
Quoting sly cooper This is awsome!!! also did you make a Manual for this?
Instructions for this and several of my other locomotives are available at my Bricklink shop "SRW Locomotive Works".
 I like it 
  August 8, 2010
This is awsome!!! also did you make a Manual for this?
 I like it 
  May 23, 2009
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.
Anthony Sava
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LEGO KING
  May 13, 2009
Where do you get the train tracks?
 I made it 
  May 13, 2009
Quoting LEGO KING Where do you get the train tracks?
The tracks are official LEGO 9v train tracks. They have been discontinued, but the all plastic, non electric versions can be purchases from LEGO.
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  May 13, 2009
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.
 I like it 
  March 19, 2009
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 :)
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  January 22, 2009
very nice, looks great pulling the older coach styles.
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  December 8, 2007
Very realistic looking. I love the cow-catcher, pilot truck, and pistons.
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  April 23, 2007
I simply love this engine. Looks great. It will really boost your rating when you have working drive rods.
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  May 28, 2006
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.
 
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