What inspired this project:
On December 30th, 2019, I went to a LEGO event called Towers of Tomorrow with LEGO Bricks
. During this visit, which just-so-happened to be my fourth visit, I built a massive steam locomotive. It composed mostly of 2x4 bricks and was colorful like the MOC presented here. I thought about making the model, as is, a LEGO Ideas project. However, I actually made the decision to recreate it on LEGO Digital Designer
(for the most part), for the model needed much refinement. I wanted to keep some of the original colors and features from the original model in this model to make it stand out. And now, here it is!
This 0-4-2 steam locomotive is 693 pieces. As a usual steam locomotives do include, this locomotive has a cab section with interior, a boiler section, sand and steam domes, a bell, a smokestack, a cow-catcher, lights, and drive wheels connected by a coupling-rod. The only functioning element in this locomotive is the removable drivers' seats option. This way, the interior can be better inspected and appreciated. Besides being a replication of another MOC, this locomotive features the number "1230", a reference to when the original MOC was built.
Thank you all so much for viewing this model! If you have any opinions you'd like to express regarding this model, please feel free to char your opinions in the description. Note that starting January 13th EST, I will be gone for ninety days. I will return on Easter Sunday. Have a great day, everyone, and take care! Submitted by Joseph cheeseinthepie on January 11th, 2020.