Monday, January 6, 2014

LEGO Steam locomotive runs for the first time!


Since April or May of last year, my BlueBrick digital mock-ups of my LEGO city-to-be included a single steam locomotive as a placeholder to remind myself of my need to house one of these classic machines somewhere in my layout.  Today, after weeks of off & on work, my first scratchbuilt LEGO steam loco had its very first powered run around my outer loop, and much to my delight, it was a success!  It was harder than I expected to make a steam loco actually work around the tight curves of a LEGO track layout, but this one does it, with no room to spare!

As you can see in the preview pic above, it's 9V motivated and I still have a lot of work to do to get it detailed up, but as soon as I'm comfortable calling it "version 1" I'll share the details on video.  After that I'll give it some time to marinate while I work on other MOCs.

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