4-4-0 Locomotive

I have been working for some time on a steam locomotive that is both functional as well as historically accurate.  This steam locomotive is based on the Baldwin 4-4-0, which was used to construct the Canadian Pacific Railroad.  These wood burning locomotives were also used on the main line for a few decades, but were phased out by coal and liquid fuelled locomotives.

I first completed the design (after several iterations) in ML CAD.  I had also completed the design with LEGO®’s Digital Designer, but it has a limited number of the special bricks required to complete a design such as this.

Train Designed in MLCad
Train Designed in MLCad

Here is a photograph of the finished product.  The only challenge now is to get power from the LEGO® 9V steel track to the Power Functions motor.  A common way to to this is to use a dead 9V train motor… but I would love to complete this using Silver Nickel wheels on a boggie to pick up the power.

4-4-0 Steam Locomotive
4-4-0 Steam Locomotive

 

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