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Ever wanted a new Lego train, but found out that it's a limited selection? Well I want to help! I've been playing with Lego for as long as I can remember, and I first started doing trains on L.D.D. (Lego Digital Designer) back on the Lego Universe Creation Lab. On the 17th of May, 2013 I made my first industrial model train, (I was making trains before but they ware pretty small,) it was a Pennsylvania S-2 Steam Turbine locomotive that I built for a friend. It was HUGE! And I started making bigger trains! Since I made the S-2, I built about 15 Industrial trains and train sets!
This is one of three geared locomotives I made on the new Lego Gallery, a Two-Truck Shay logging set. I made this train when I was looking at a picture in a calender, and the Shay is one of my Dad's favorite steam locomotives. So here is some history on the type!
The Shay was invented in 1877 by an engineering genius and logger named Ephraim Shay. It all started when he had the idea to put a boiler on a flatcar and use gears to give the wheels more torque and make tight curves. In 1881 he made blue prints and Lima Locomotive Works made the same locomotives named after him. After fore years the Shay was the most popular logging locomotive and there were over 122 built in those first four years! But today, only 117 survived the fall to diesel.
This is a super good train but sadly, it dose not have power-functions. So you haft to push the train on the tracks. But there might be a way to add them in the boiler. So this set includes:
A Two-Truck (Class-B) Shay, when you push the locomotive the pistons go up and down, there is a changeable log and coal load for the tender, and there are new couplers of my own creation on the front and back that open and close.
A log car with five logs that can go on and off the car, and there are new couplers of my own creation on the front and back that open and close.
A small caboose with a removable roof to see the in side, doors now in dark red, and there are new couplers of my own creation on the front and back that open and close.
I hope you like this idea and support this to be a real set! And here is a link to the real creation on the Lego Gallery, http://www.us.lego.com/en-us/gallery/e0f0a98c-6e14-442f-9881-bc6818170a4d?i.... And like I always say, this is codym512s signing off.