I have taken Chris van Lottum's instructions that I found on Lugnet to make this nice unit.
It must have taken Chris a lot of time to design and build this engine. It took me 5 hours following his instructions.
I had to refer often to Bricklink to have an image of certain pieces described in the instructions.
Chris even provides the piece number, so it was really easy to find it on Bricklink.
The instructions by themselves are a puzzle, so if you like a challenge go ahead and build it.
Lucky for me I had all the pieces to build it, except the red parts to make the ditch lights and the red cupboard doors.
I had only one red door, so I used black ones while waiting for an order from bricklink :)
The 6 wheels trucks is a neet design. It articulates, so it rolls really good in curves.
It is a very long engine, so it takes a lot of space in curves. It won't run everywhere on
my layout as I have a lot of stuff near the tracks around my curves. I guess I'll have to use this engine as a display.
Really nice work from Chris. You can find the article on Lugnet : http://news.lugnet.com/announce/moc/?n=3835
and his Brickshelf folder: http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?f=239907
Pretty cool model. It definitely captures the look and feel of the original. I like how you made the three wheeled trucks. I may have to "borrow" that idea if you don't mind. :-) Color scheme is good and pretty much matches. The only thing that might make this MOC even better would be to add some stickers to it for the logos and what-not. Otherwise, very cool and and excellent build.