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D&D 5E What size category is a locomotive?

I'm not sure how big is big.

I remember that in 3e Colossal was essentially the size of a tractor trailer or motor home and seeing if it still applies.

How big would be a train engine (and bonus points if its determined that adding rail cars increases its size ranking?)
 

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found this to answer my 2nd question.


my concept is inverting the bank robbers trope by having bank robbers drive a train and then unload on a town, steal what they can and leave

Trying to simulate how to do broadside canons in dnd (as they will be on a car between the engines).

This might have been influenced by the old video games of metal slug. :p

edit: also any crazy ideas of pretending a train is a pirate ship are welcomed as well (the bandits are pirate cosplayers). :D
 
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Stormonu

Legend
Depends on the the train. A 0-4-2 (that's the wheel count, this would be a Disney-sized train) would easily be Huge, while a 2-8-0 (your typical wild west movie train) would be Gargantuan (there's bigger trains, but they're for hauling coal up and down mountains). Most boxcars are 50' long (actually 55-60', so 11-12 grid squares long), and passenger cars can be up to 80' long (16 grid squares long).
 

embee

Lawyer by day. Rules lawyer by night.
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It depends on which scale locomotive you're using.
 




Eltab

Lord of the Hidden Layer
A 35-ton diesel locomotive - legally too small to run on normal right-of-way with a train but useable by a factory to move individual cars back and forth within plant property - would be a little bigger than a UPS or Amazon delivery van.

The standard distance between the rails in US is 4 ft 8 in. The width of the cars would be 5 or 6 feet. During the Wild West era, boxcars were 36 - 40 feet long.
 






I looked through D20 Modern, D20 Past, D20 Call of Cthulhu... and not one of these books thought of including any train as a vehicle. I am both surprised and disappointed.
 


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