Considered the most popular locomotive in America, the 4-4-0 design was ideal for the early development of rail transport. Being fully equalized, they were light and nimble, well suited to the light rail and rudimentary construction of the tracks across the vast landscapes in the West. Being light weight, they were limited to shorter trains, but they were also very fast yet economical to operate. They were the most popular locomotive from the 1850s until being replaced by heavier motive power in the late 1890s. . This historically accurate and highly detailed full scale (1:1) Standard Gauge locomotive would be an ideal Key Asset to late 19th Century period or Western themed set design and imaging, and is capable of extreme close-up imaging and rendering. Includes a long length of track and ballast.
The SolidWorks CAD model was reverse-engineered from original builder's line drawings and numerous photographs. The CAD model is considered by historians to be one of the most accurate depiction of this locomotive, and is often cited in references. It is representative of my museum quality work in the field of Industrial Archeology (IA).
This specific locomotive is based on one built in 1872 by the Danforth Locomotive Company, from original drawings in the artists collection.
The period correct standard-gauge (4 8.5) track section allows for copying to extend the length.
The rendered images depict an accurate representation of a typical color scheme as described in contemporary literature and illustrations. Very bright and colorful paint schemes were common, like greens, reds, blues and browns.
I color-mapped the features and appropriate surfaces to allow simplified material and color application to suit your scheme.
The high resolution model contains 2,667,820 polys. All parts and/or surfaces were color mapped within SolidWorks. All mapped surfaces are retained in the downloads.
Materials and Textures are NOT included.
It is offered in multiple formats suitable for import into most CAD and CG applications.
The SolidWorks model was converted into the .obj format using SimLab Animator. .