Well, it's been built for months now but I've finally gotten around to posting pictures!
The Day-Glo Special is my first full and 'real' train. I've built other "trains" before this, but none to this scope. The train is based on the old Daylight Special line which was in use in America in the early/middle 20th century. I named my own model the 'Day-Glow' Special, for what I hope are obvious reasons. :)
This all started last September when my club did a display at a model train show. My friend, Eurobricks member Eilif, found a vendor selling cheap old/broken model train cars. His idea was to get one of these cheap models and use it as inspiration to build a Lego model. Thinking that was a great idea, I went to that vendor as well and came away with these: .
Based on those, and with some help in determining the type of engine and tender that goes with it, I've built this train:
The train, when on the track, is around 110 inches long. Each car is separated by about a one-brick width gap, and when going around corners no part of the train swings out or in more then 3 studs past the track. Overall this is a 6-wide train, although that line gets fudged a bit in the engine. ;) For more details, click each of the pictures, or just view the full set on Flickr.
Edited by TheBrickster, 28 February 2010 - 12:48 AM.