Like many others, I got into Lego Trains after getting my hands on the Emerald Night. For me, it wasn't a case of getting back into Lego Trains, because I'd never owned one before that. But the EN really got it started, and now I have quite a collection of original sets and customs from Blokbricks and Antony Sava.
I've never been particularly interested in real-life trains, and as a consequence I don't know very much about trains and locomotives. For that reason I don't really feel comfortable with trying to design my own trains - yet - but I wanted another loco for my collection, so why not recreate the EN in another colour?
I'd seen black, blue and red versions, but wanted to do something different. So I checked BL for which colours that were available for the 2x4 curved slopes for the boiler, and landed on lime green. I knew it would probably look quite special, so I recoloured it in MLCad first, just to see what it'd look like, and then ordered the necessary bricks.
And that, my fellow Eurobrickers, is how this massive lime green locomotive ended up on my tracks.
Please have a look and tell me what you think :) - the result will probably divide opinion!
I've come up with a story about it as well. I'll tell you as I present the pictures.
Meet Roger the millionaire and his newly restored 4-6-2 locomotive!
It was on its way to becoming scrap metal when Roger decided he needed a project to sink his money into.
Roger spent a lot of cash on getting the big loco back in perfect condition.
It was originally dark green, but obviously needed a full respray during the restoration.
That's when the slightly eccentric millionaire came up with the idea to paint it lime green.
On the side of it, just ahead of the cab, there's room for a plaque with the locomotive's new name.
A dark green example of just this kind of loco is called 'Emerald Night', as you may be aware of,
but as this is not emerald green, Roger swapped 'Emerald' for 'Lime' and wanted something that rhymed with 'night'.
Behold: The Lime Light!
Now, Roger's learning how to drive his newest aquisition by himself. He likes to get his hands dirty.
Might have to let go of that banknote, though.
With its new colour, it certainly won't be confused with any other old locomotive.
Whether it looks good or not is up for debate, but it's still a nice loco!
And here's the MLCad version that I used to see how the final result would be.
Thanks for looking - there are a couple of extra shots in the Lime Light set in my Flickr folder, if you're interested!
Edited by L@go, 12 May 2011 - 04:48 PM.