History The Narrow Gauge locomotive TENMILE was built in 1879 by the famous Mason Locomotive Works, in Taunton, Massachusetts, USA. She was one of many built for the 36” gauge Denver, South Park and Pacific Railroad in the high mountains of Colorado. She was scrapped in 1881 following an accident.
William Mason’s elegant designs were considered the finest locomotives of 19th century America, often called “the Swiss watch of locomotives” for the superb design and craftsmanship that made the firm’s reputation. the kind assistance of Arthur Wallace and David Fletcher, both authorities on Mason Bogie locomotives.
This historically accurate and highly detailed full scale (1:1) 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-ups and rendering. Includes a long length of narrow gauge track and ballast.
She’s the perfect motive power for use with my TurboSquid models Boxcar 772159, Reefer 772151, Waycar (caboose) 772167, track 772135 and wood trestle (bridge) 703167.
The Model 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 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).
All moving parts are individually modeled to allow for appropriate animation. The cab interior is fully detailed. The period correct narrow-gauge track section would allow for copying to extend the length.
The rendered images depict an accurate representation of the original color scheme as described in a letter from the Mason Paint Shop foreman. However, I color-mapped the features and appropriate surfaces to allow simplified material and color application to suit your scheme.
Lettering was created with the split-line feature so is not physical geometry.
The high resolution model contains 3,679,450 polys. All parts and/or surfaces were color mapped within SolidWorks™. The .obj imports in traditional blue, but all mapped surfaces are still retained.
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, in the 'Combined Based on Structure' format to maintain parts and groups.