Scaled Garratt Options

I have a decision to make. Do I go with the scaling where the drivers are all roughly 4 studs (drivers without flange - option #1) or do I count flanged drivers as 5 studs in diameter (option #2).


Right now I'm leaning towards Option #2.

  • Ariana Van Conant 6y

    Yeah option #2 sounds great. Could you possibly moc this out to see which would be the better alternative? I'm curious to see if it makes an impact to the design.
  • -Cooper- 6y

    My vote: option #2

    Something about that just feels right. Option #1 feels a bit cramped in comparison.
  • Tony Sava 6y

    I'm too lazy to MOC them both out, so I'll have to go with one or the other.

    I said I wasn't going to before, but I'm considering trying to build this only using the parts from two Emerald Night locomotives (no passenger car parts), at least at first. Then I can go back and tweak the design with my own collection when I know how far I can go.
  • Shuppiluliumas 6y

    I think number 2 is the better, considering things like the flanges on the small wheels as well as the drivers, and the size of the cab.
  • Cale Leiphart 6y

    I'll take Door #2
  • Jason Steinhurst 6y

    #2. Less scale compression required, more room for greebles.

    And of course, with all other things being equal, bigger is just better...
  • Creme-de-la-creme 6y

    Yeah, No. 2 looks right.
  • Tony Sava 6y

    Grrr.... I've torn apart the E Night (my son calls it the "Good Night Train"), and adding a motor where it needs to be is breaking me. I am definitely NOT expert Technic builder material. I've got a new idea, though, so hopefully when I have time tonight to go back to it I'll have more success.

    Consequently it looks like on the rear locomotive there will be an exposed gear, a necessary evil. I'm also seeing that it may be impossible to build this locomotive without added parts, first and foremost the addition of small 8 toothed gears to help gear down the medium PF motors that I'll be using.
  • Beau Donnan 6y

    Nice, an articulated locomotive! A fave in the making.
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