It seems like the new Metal Earth models at Disney Parks come in waves. This time we have one completely new model, the Nautilus, and two updated models, the Monorail and Train. What’s nice is that the two updated models are not just old models with added color, but they appear to have some design changes as well. The Monorail apparently have enough differences to earn it the new name “Mark I Monorail,” while the Train is still using the name Disney Train. I really like the added level of detail on the Train, and look forward to building it at some point. All three appear to clock in at 2 sheets and $21.99.
I’ve updated the Metal Earth Checklist to include these 3 new models.
HelloCodeWookiee, The difference in the trains is the wheel arrangement. A 4-4-0 locomotive has a leading “truck” comprising 4 wheels, two on each side, designed to help guide the engine through curves. These are smaller wheels designed to follow the track. Next comes the 4 driving wheels. These are much larger (see your picture of the disney train) and are the geared wheels that drive the train. The last number 0 is the trailing “truck” that is usually under the cab. It is similar to the leading truck with small wheels and can be 4 small wheels like the front and also 2 wheel. The 2-6-0 follows the same pattern: two leading wheels to guide, one on each side; 6 driving wheels and no trailing wheels. The largest engine is the Union Pacific “Big Boy” that has an arrangement of 4-8-8-4. hobo4449