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    DLRR Ward Kimball Locomotive Model

    What I am about to show you is the most detailed and accurate model of anything I have ever made. For the last 10 months I have been researching and building my own 1:20.3 scale (G scale) model of the Disneyland Railroad locomotive #5, the Ward Kimball. It is built competently from scratch, every bit and piece was made by hand from either sheet styrene, strip styrene, or turned on a dremel out of foam. It doesn’t move, that wasn’t my goal though, I just wanted to make a nice detailed display model and I didn’t want to fuss on making it move. Besides if it did move, there wouldn’t be a layout for it to run on!

    So here it is, what may be the finest model of the Ward Kimball locomotive ever built!
























    There are over 8 light bulbs on the engine, that light up the head light, class lights, firebox, cab lights, and cab signals.







    Inside the cab, which is accurate down to the valves.






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    Re: DLRR Ward Kimball Locomotive Model

    WOW!!! That's amazing. Great work and attention to detail. My absolute favorite Disney Train too. You have a lot of time on your hands. Thanks for the share!

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    Re: DLRR Ward Kimball Locomotive Model

    Wow Nautilus very very good job. In the pictures where you can not see the blades of grass it looks real! Very well done. It looks like you put A LOT of work into this model. Again, great job.

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    Re: DLRR Ward Kimball Locomotive Model

    Thats awesome! Very beautiful.


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    Always appreciate the detail and time you take in building these Nautilus. Thank you for sharing your craft.
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    Re: DLRR Ward Kimball Locomotive Model

    Very nice! Great details. It's almost as if you're passionate about this...! It paid off.


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    Re: DLRR Ward Kimball Locomotive Model

    Woah dude! That is amazing! It has lights. The steam photos are cool.

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    Re: DLRR Ward Kimball Locomotive Model

    A work of art! As a model railroader myself, you made me tear up. I've been wanted to scratchbuild the DLRR myself, either in HOn3 or G. Steve's books are a great resource, as are field trips to the park.

    Thanks for the inspiration!

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    Re: DLRR Ward Kimball Locomotive Model

    did you build the guys in there to or are those just your old G I Joes?

    either way, its pretty dope. love love the lighting. try to simulate some smoking coming out the top and take a photo. that would really knock it out of the park.... for a second time that is.
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    Re: DLRR Ward Kimball Locomotive Model

    I think it's pretty un-cool of Nutilus to post photos of the real thing, photoshopped to look like a model.

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    Re: DLRR Ward Kimball Locomotive Model

    Really beautiful work. Amazing.

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    Re: DLRR Ward Kimball Locomotive Model

    Quote Originally Posted by WOKcreative View Post
    Very nice! Great details. It's almost as if you're passionate about this...! It paid off.
    I am!

    Quote Originally Posted by orbitalpunk
    did you build the guys in there to or are those just your old G I Joes?
    Those guys, however, I did not make, those are figures that Woodland Scenics (A model railroad scenery company) makes.

    Quote Originally Posted by Steve DeGaetano
    I think it's pretty un-cool of Nutilus to post photos of the real thing, photoshopped to look like a model.
    The secret it out! Quiet Steve! SHH!

    Well, I can prove I did build it, with these shots.

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    Re: DLRR Ward Kimball Locomotive Model

    That is BEAUTIFUL! Thanks so much for sharing this with us.


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    Re: DLRR Ward Kimball Locomotive Model

    Great job!!!! You should be very proud of yourself!!!!!

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    Re: DLRR Ward Kimball Locomotive Model

    Thanks for posting these, Nautilus! Very impressive work.


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