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Lego Pannier Tank Engine (and truck) by Kumata Lego Pannier Tank Engine (and truck) by Kumata
A Lego 'Pannier Tank' steam engine of my own design, and a GWR-style coal truck too. I tried my best to build something that both looked as realistic as possible AND was compatible with regular Lego train systems (hence the low buffers to match the height of other trains' couplings, and tall cab to allow minifigs to stand inside).

Being a huge fan of steam railways this is my favourite thing I have ever built. Oh and that number '1' on the sides means that this is the first of many. Long-term I plan to build an entire Lego railway layout but for now I'm having fun trying to create specific types of engines and rolling stock.
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FerbFletcher1234 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015  Student Artist
Its duck from Thomas and Friends XD
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mitchika2 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2014
you should really put these engines on LEGO ideas (Cuuso) - im sure people would vote for them!
your little tank engine looks so amazing, wish i could build that and display it :3
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ScotNick Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Have you thought of joining Lego forums? You are a great Lego builder and your engines look nice!
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Kumata Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014  Hobbyist
Thanks! Not really no, I'm more of a lurker than a poster when it comes to forum discussions =P
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ScotNick Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Me too! Still I think they are great models and worthy to be shown to more people :) You can also inspire other people with it :P
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TomRedlion Featured By Owner May 13, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Very nicely done.
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Tzoli Featured By Owner May 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The railtracks looks like non standard ones or these from some special set?
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Kumata Featured By Owner May 13, 2014  Hobbyist
Actually it's just the standard track pieces with brown parts on top =)
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Tzoli Featured By Owner May 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh!
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Rock-Raider Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014
If I were you, I would submit this to Lego CUUSOO if you have not done so already.
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Kumata Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014  Hobbyist
I'm not sure, trains don't seem to get a great deal of support on CUUSOO...
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Rockyrailroad578 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
does it "like" shunting? With it's longer wheelbase, does it derail on "S" bends common in yards? I'd love to see a video of those siderods going 'round!
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Kumata Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014  Hobbyist
The wheelbase happily fits standard Lego curve pieces but I haven't tested it out on more complex bends (possible with the flexible track pieces) - mainly because my railway's still being built! :D

No. 1 enjoys all kinds of jobs since it's the only engine currently present to perform any =P
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Rockyrailroad578 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Good, I'd like a video of it shunting on some sidings made of the standard Lego points and such, rearranging random trucks and wagons! I can show you how to make a few wagons and trucks easily, and with slight differences! 
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Kumata Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014  Hobbyist
I'll try to get a video uploaded at some point, perhaps when I have a few more bits of rolling stock for No. 1 to shunt. Thanks for the offer but I like the challenge of figuring out a build on my own - makes me feel more proud when I complete something :D
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Rockyrailroad578 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
If I make a 14xx, can I number it 2 of the same railway, even though it is not and is more intended to be 1401?
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Kumata Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014  Hobbyist
Sorry, I'd like all numbered locos on my railway to be engines I physically own.
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Rockyrailroad578 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
I just realised I am low on parts anyways, so I will just use Std. Gauge Ivor!
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Rockyrailroad578 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Alright. 1401 it is then! Can it still be black?
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Kumata Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014  Hobbyist
Sure? You don't need my permission if it's your loco lol
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Rockyrailroad578 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Nice build anyways! Anything with the bigger wheels looks good automatically if it's motion is going fast!
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Rockyrailroad578 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
I'm also doing something like this in narrow gauge with the numbering. Speaking of that, would you like to help name Brickshire Railway no. 2, a yellow well tank built by Ornstein and Koppel for use in Scotland. Check the page for the name options!
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DJFlat Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
This is a testament to Lego building :)
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acela Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014
Impressive!

(The kid in me wants it to be grass-green (don't shoot me), lol)
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Kumata Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014  Hobbyist
Actually I will probably make a grass-green variant in future, for the same reason :D
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lag-roil Featured By Owner Edited Feb 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Does "Grass Green" mean Duck? 
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Kumata Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015  Hobbyist
Duck. GWR green would be dark green.
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acela Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014
Hehe, nice.
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Rockyrailroad578 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
with a really deep whistle *WOOT WOOT*
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Gardevoir-trainer Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014
I envy your building skills.
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Kumata Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Hobbyist
You too can become a master builder, all you need to do is believe (and practise)
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Gardevoir-trainer Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014
And a lot of Lego bricks.
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KPhillips702 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
 Amazing job!!! Always loved the GWR tank engines.
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Kumata Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Hobbyist
Thanks! Yeah me too, though I live in Bristol where the GWR originated so I'm probably biased ;p
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Tesla51 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
BEAUTIFUL!!!
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Phillipzu Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Awesome! :D
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SteamRailwayCompany Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
They once made a Lego GWR Dean Single. This is a beautiful creation of what can be made with Legos.
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Kumata Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014  Hobbyist
Thanks! But are you sure that wasn't a fan model you saw? I don't recall Lego making any British steam locomotives?
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SteamRailwayCompany Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
What I meant was it was a homemade model. Lego did make the Emerald Night however, which was based on the Flying Scotsman, but they couldn't call it that because they didn't have the liscense, because for some reason Flying Scotsman's name has been franchised.
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Kumata Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014  Hobbyist
Ah yes of course, the Emerald Night. For some reason I was thinking of it as a non-British locomotive because its class is called A3 Pacific... :blush:
Incidentally the Emerald Night's coach makes a good match for this model.
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SteamRailwayCompany Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
It does resemble the GWR's style of coaching stock livery accidently indeed. It may also possibly be inspired by Pullman coaches.
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Kumata Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014  Hobbyist
I think their real basis may be British Railways Mark 1 coaches, but who knows. I'll probably work on a custom coach design at some point anyway since I'd like to have some in the 'blood and custard' colour scheme.
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SteamRailwayCompany Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Once again good work. I'd love it though if you could attempt to make some pre-grouping railway running or rolling stock in the future.
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Kumata Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014  Hobbyist
Stay tuned 'cause I probably will. I really like the look of those little Victorian coaches. 
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