This is my first running prototype of my 4-6-2 TGauge Pennsylvania Steam Locomotive. It uses a 3.2mm motor for power. The motor is a hot one out of a Mini Vapor model airplane servo brick. I use them in my micro airplane designs. I have designed many model airplanes over the years, but designing a TGauge steam locomotive has been a challenging task. With the release of the steam wheels from TGauge.com I was very excited to start on this project. It has been in the planning stages for some time, but the project stalled as I was waiting for the release of the valve gear from TGauge.com. I also was not sure on what gears I was going to use and the right gear ratio for them. I want to thank Siegfried for his thread on his wonderful BR01 steam locomotive, and for the link to the company that sells the gears. I used the M0.15 gearwheels with 17 teeth, and the wormgear M0.15 1.6mm.
To construct the chassis frame I laser cut a material called Garolite. It is a thin fiberglass composite material.
I also made the tender frame out of Garolite, and I am using it to power the engine.
The body will be made using the same technique I use on my planes. I put in lots of time on the graphics and I am almost done with them. I made a test version that fits over my frame.
I still have lots of work to do on her, but I am really happy that she is running!
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I hope my work inspires people. I love pushing the limits on what can be done, and to inspire others to do the same.
I will be happy to cut you a set of my tender parts to use for your tests. I designed it to use the transmission bogie P-036-01. However, I can do one better. If you give me the dimensions of your tender, or a drawing I can cut one up that fits your locomotive. Send me an email at email@example.com