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The engine Chance should make by Atticus-W The engine Chance should make by Atticus-W
If you've ever ridden a miniature train at an amusement park or zoo, Chances are you've ridden this: Chance Rides' famous C.P. Huntington ([link]), a train based on a real locomotive with a 4-2-4 wheel arrangement. Of course, the Chance locomotive is powered by gas, not steam, and its drive system is radically different from its prototype's: whereas the real C.P. Huntington was powered by the 2 large wheels on the center axle (connected to the pistons), Chance built their locomotive powered by the wheels on the front and back trucks, leaving the center wheels in the design for decoration only. The powered trucks, connected to the motor via a spinning drive shaft under the boiler, make for an efficient drive system-- but one that is hopelessly unrealistic and ugly-looking for a supposedly rod-driven engine.
In fact, the Chance locomotive is driven in a manner much more closely resembling the real-life Heisler geared logging engines ([link])... And that's where I came in. The engine I drew above is what an amusement park engine might look like if it were based on a Heisler. It might not look exactly like a traditional locomotive, but its design is perfect for Chance's mechanical drive system-- it's functional and doesn't look half bad! The only "fake" elements are the cylinders below the running boards, as the drive shaft is actually driven by the gearbox under the firebox. The firebox houses the motor.



(I donít, of course, have any relation to Chance Rides. They are property of themselves.)
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Rockyrailroad578 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Camden Park in WV has their own-design 4-4-0 in a D&RGW-ish yellow color cab, lamp, and cowcatcher. The motors are in the tender, however the grates are a little "fake" looking. The engine's whistle no longer works, so they use it's bell, which works A-OK for me! The coaches even look better because they have side doors instead of the open sides, and even fake handbrakes at the ends! That little loco looks amazing in the field area with the fence and from the mini golf as well as the sky-trams!
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Atticus-W Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014
I just found a few pictures of it-- what a bizarre, funky contraption. XD A clever construction job, to say the least.  I wouldn't mind seeing some better views of it.
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Rockyrailroad578 Featured By Owner May 24, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
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Atticus-W Featured By Owner May 25, 2014
Righto. XD
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Rockyrailroad578 Featured By Owner May 25, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Shame the whistle doesn't work. Bell does though!
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Rockyrailroad578 Featured By Owner May 9, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Personally, I consider that 4-4-0 narrow gauge since the cab houses a person, the cars are close-sided, so it looks legit!
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dinodanthetrainman Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
good idea
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Atticus-W Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012
Cheers. =)
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RailroadNutjob Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2011  Student General Artist
Ooh, so cool!
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Angelcuti Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010  Student
You're welcome.

BTW, I may have some
*in slow motion*
MORE
*resume speed again*
things I was gonna talk more about,

but.........

.....I'll be back in a while.
See you later!
;)
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Angelcuti Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2010  Student
Cool.

If Chance Rides really make these, they might call it as "Heisler-Geared Train"!
Since Chance Ride already named their 4-2-4 trains "C.P. Huntington Train".

LOL
Any name suggestions for this type of park/zoo train?
:D
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Atticus-W Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2010
Ay. I'd call it the 1-Ton Park Locomotive, Two-Truck. :D

Actually, no, I have no idea what I'd call it. XD Marketing it as "Heisler" seems somewhat inappropriate because Heisler was a company name, not the given name of any one locomotive. But I dunno... it could work anyway.

Y'anyway, thanks. XD
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Angelcuti Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2010  Student
Whoops, I'm late!

Darn, oncoming new idea!

I wonder what if I would see a futuristic-looking 4-2-4 similar to its original counterpart, C.P. Huntington, but looks a lot more like [link] and... something else.
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Atticus-W Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2010
That would be interesting. Draw it. ;)
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Angelcuti Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2010  Student
Okay, buddy.

Well, I got the new futuristic counterpart of the C.P. Huntington idea down.

It'll be here on DeviantART MUCH soon.

Thanks much.
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Angelcuti Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2010  Student
Hehehe....

I will, but I'll might also done these ideas myself too...

I'm currently working on a TF2 Northern Express 4-8-4 pic in MS Paint anyways, thank you very much.

Some ideas can be done by you, some other ideas can also be done by me!
Ideas can be done by you would've includes another Videogame Trains poster, and perhaps something else, too!
LOL

Anyways, I'll chat more with you later.
;)
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Kota123 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2008
You draw trains so wonderfully.
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Atticus-W Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2008
Thanks very much! :)
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Sampug394 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, great Shay, Atticus.

The paint sceme is awesome, and the trim is well done.

That engine would be a great miniature live steam (or Real) Locomotive.

Shays are so cool...
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Atticus-W Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2007
Thank you! Only it is (based on) a Heisler, not a Shay. Shay's have all their cylinders mounted vertically on the right side. Heisler's have a V-2 cylinder arrangement under the boiler.

The paint scheme is custom, but most of the trim work (esp. on the stack and pilot beam) is based on Chance's own products. :)
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Sampug394 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Ok, the cylinders could have ben hidden on the other side, but Shays don't have mini side rods on their "driving wheels."

Heislers are also cool cuz you can see the mini side rods go up & down like bigger, "normal" steam locos. :D
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Atticus-W Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2007
Ah, yeah, I see where you're coming from-- I guess it could look like the "blind side" of a Shay. My apologies. :)

The side rods are a unique and neat feature, though-- I imagine it would be fun to see one run. Yet the Climax remains my favorite geared type. You can't beat a complete steam engine mechanism mounted up above rail level, whirling around in the air (not to mention I got to ride in the cab of one once, under steam :)).
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Sampug394 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Neat, Trains are so cool. :D :D :D
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Heartiful Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2007
This looks really sweet. I like the chrome look ^_^
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Atticus-W Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2007
Thanks! I was going for that "Russian Iron" look for the boiler. :)
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Heartiful Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2007
It looks very nice indeed ;P
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ShadowRacemanKoopa Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2007
Awesomeness.
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Atticus-W Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2007
Thanks. :D
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