I'm not really into trains and haven't built any in decades. However, for a while I have had the intention of adding a few more bits to my English High Street. I want to turn it into a scene reminiscent of London and part of that will be a railway track running along the back of the buildings (preferably on top of Victorian arches).
I know that if you get a bunch of LEGO train builders together and get them talking about which width is better, you'll have a long discussion on your hands. I chose eight-wide. This obviously means I ended up with a train that is much too long to go around on LEGO's normal curved train tracks, but I was going for looks here and have no intention of ever running it on any sort of layout.
The train in question is a British class 158 Diesel Multiple Unit in the colour scheme of Southwest Trains (the train company that operates in the part of the UK where I used to live). I didn't want it to be too long, so I looked for a train with just two carriages, and I wanted a colourful livery. This fit the bill.
I hope you'll enjoy my little excursion into this theme. It was a fun build, although I already got a bit bored by the time I started building the second carriage .
Edited by TheBrickster, 18 October 2009 - 04:31 PM.