Not the Emperor of Japan, of course (which is what Mikado actually means, by the way). Rather, a 2-8-2 steam locomotive – Anthony Sava‘s latest creation.
Texas State Railroad: Four out of five for Tony
A renowned master of LEGO steam engines, Tony is almost done with his ambitious project of building faithful LEGO reproductions of all five steam engines of the Texas State Railroad. I can’t help but wonder what’ll come next after that…
Eurobricks MOC expert, kris kelvin has done it again and this time, he brought us a very good rendition of the old Stephenson’s Rocket in this very own creation known as the The Rocket 1829 Anno Domini.
The Rocket 1829 Anno Domini
If you love the works of the expert train builder, SavaTheAggie, then you should not miss this second oldest Texas State Railroad ALCO RS-2 Engine #7.
Texas State Railroad ALCO RS-2 Engine #7
Quoted from the TSRR website, the Engine number 7 is the second oldest diesel locomotive operated on the Texas State Railroad. This engine was built in 1947 by the American Locomotive Company at their Schenectedy, New York, locomotive plant for the Point Comfort & Northern Railroad of Lolita, Texas. The Point Comfort & Northern was owned and operated by Alcoa (Aluminum Company of America) and served their aluminum manufacturing plant at Point Comfort, Texas. This type of engine is representative of the first wave of diesel engines that started replacing steam locomotives immediately after the end of World War II.
Interested to find out more, then head onto our informative Eurobricks Train Tech.
Come and take a look at SavaTheAggie’s latest Texas State Railroad Pacific (4-6-2) Engine #500 steam locomotive train. Although this creation is Tony’s second attempt, but he rebuilt the entire train and modified it from a 7 wide to an 8 wide design that is almost studless.
Quoted from the TSRR website, Built by the Baldwin Locomotive Works in 1911, engine 500 began its career with the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway wearing number 1316. It was originally built as a compound steam engine. This design proved to be mechanically unreliable and the locomotive was converted into a standard steam engine in 1923. With a 4-6-2 wheel arrangement (that’s four small wheels in front, six large wheels in the middle and two small wheels in the rear) engine 500 is what’s known as a “Pacific” type locomotive. The 1316 was primarily utilized on fast passenger trains and saw service over most of West Texas, often through the city of San Angelo.
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Texas State Railroad Pacific (4-6-2) Engine #500.
For those whom are familiar with the name, SavaTheAggie or seen his work before, then you must not miss this! Let’s take a look at this piece of finest locomotive in town which is known as the Texas State Railroad Consolidation (2-8-0) Engine #300.
Quoted from the TSRR website, Engine 300 is one of two surviving United States Army “Pershing” engines. This type of engine was named after General “Blackjack” Pershing and built for service in Europe during World War One. Fortunately, this locomotive remained in the United States, primarily serving the Camp Polk Army Base in Leesville Louisiana. Head over to Eurobricks Train Tech to find out more.
Texas State Railroad Consolidation (2-8-0) Engine #300
I can feel the smooth breeze from its cool surroundings blowing to my cabin as we ride forth to an unknown destination in this long winding journey. My heart filled with anticipation and excitement, to this unknown future. Looking out of the window, there was nothing but glittering stars in the night showing the bare reflection of this beautiful emerald shine by the riverside. It was all in the minds of the “Emerald Night”.
And there you go, Eurobricks Shipyard Master and Reviewers Academy Student, Captain Zuloo has done an outstanding review of this beautiful 10194 Emerald Night PF Train. Find out more about his thoughts and views as he bring close to us, with many close up images of this lovely train set, which is a definite winner for all LEGO Train lovers.
10194 Emerald Night
Train builder Sekiyama shares his new creation, a Type ED5420 Nankai Electric Locomotive. What a great color and style for this clever little classic town-style train engine.
Lego train fan Sekiyama builds a wonderful rendition of a Japanese 6200 Steam Locomotive, that ran along the Tokaido main line until 1964.
Flickr member Swoofty creates this beautiful GP40P-2 train engine complete with stars and strips. The colors are fantastic only adding to the terrific design.
Swoofty’s photostream can be found here: FLICKR.