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4-8-2 steam locomotive (Frisco 1522) - version three
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About this creation
This loco is a 1926 oil burning 4-8-2 "Mountain" type, (4 leading, 8 drivers, 2 trailing) that was made surplus in 1951, donated to the Museum of Transportation (in St. Louis, Missouri) in 1959, and restored to working order in 1988 for it's excursion career. It's new lease on life lasted until 2002 when insurance costs made the engine enter it's second retirement, while will be probably be forever.



This may not be the best interpretation of the Frisco 1522, but it seems to be the one of the few I've seen built out of Lego. (this one is the only other 1522 I've found and it really blows mine away: www.flickr.com/photos/150003595@N08/33943313344/in/datepo... ) The model you see here has been my dream ever since I was 5 or six years old and rode behind the steamer on one of it's last public trips. (I don't remember much of the trip, but I do remember the sense of awe and respect for the power of steam after seeing the loco pull past us on it's journey back to the museum and into what looks to be permanent retirement.) Since I last uploaded this, I modified the boiler to be more accurate with the walkway higher up along the side.



The cab walls on both model and real engine have the name of the railroad (Frisco) on it's side, while the number of the loco (1522) goes on the tender sides. The way to do this is using printed 1 x 1 tiles.



The cab features the firebox door and two gauges, plus this part that is not printed in LDD: www.bricklink.com/v2/catalog/catalogitem.page?P=3039px6#T=C



The real engine in it's permanent home.


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