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#1 SavaTheAggie

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Posted 21 May 2007 - 10:29 PM

Here's my latest steam engine I've been working on.  It's lacking stickers, but someday I'll find a printer that can print decent stickers from home.  Till then I'll have to wait till I can find the time to borrow the use of my father's printer.

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It is a fully track compatible Hudson Class (4-6-4) steamer with Henry Dreyfuss inspired streamlining.  I say inspired because these locomotives, designed exclusively for the New York Central lines for their 20th Century Limited, never came in yellow.  But not all the parts I needed came in grey, and I didn't have a yellow locomotive yet.  I think it turned out pretty nifty.

The locomotive will be numbered '7244', and will carry the 'Sava Railways' livery on the tender.  It's name, the 'Tequila Sunrise', comes from the fact that it's blindingly yellow and my locomotive will be paired with Santa Fe Super Chief Pullman cars, at least till I can afford to make matching passenger cars.  Plus I like the play on meaning (a Tequila Sunrise is an orange juice based alcoholic beverage).

I'll take more pictures when I have the stickers made and I have more energy.

Please let me know what you think!

--Tony

#2 CopMike

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Posted 21 May 2007 - 10:54 PM

Hi Tony!

A beauty  *wub* ! I like the smooth rounded form - gives it a "speedy" look. You captured that smooth look really nice from the real deal I think:

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The only thing I think you could improve is to round the inverted end of the engine a bit by using this piece:
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Im looking forward to see it with the stickers *sweet*!

Engines On

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#3 MatthewUSA

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Posted 21 May 2007 - 10:59 PM

As I have mentioned before, your MOC of the Hudson is grrrrrreat!  I just wanted to add that naming it "The Tequila Sunrise" and pulling the Santa Fe cars is perfect, since Santa Fe is spanish.  Very unique name  :-D .  Very cool model, definitly two  *y* up.  Model On.

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Posted 21 May 2007 - 11:13 PM

SavaTheAggie hurry up and get some more energy !!! that thing is awesome,love the colours ,you have GOT to complete it with stickers,nice 1.

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Posted 21 May 2007 - 11:25 PM

A very nice and elegant streamliner! The wheels look great on it.  *sweet*
Back to the future on!  *y*

#6 SavaTheAggie

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Posted 25 May 2007 - 05:12 PM

View Postcopmike, on May 21 2007, 05:54 PM, said:

Hi Tony!

A beauty  *wub* ! I like the smooth rounded form - gives it a "speedy" look. You captured that smooth look really nice from the real deal I think:

The only thing I think you could improve is to round the inverted end of the engine a bit by using this piece:
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Im looking forward to see it with the stickers *sweet*!

Engines On

copmike
Thanks!  I'm glad you liked it.  I thought about using that inverted curved piece, but as you can see in the picture you linked to, that section of the locomotive is a straight line, and I'd rather have the jagged edge I do than have the smooth curve.  

Thanks for the reply!

View PostMatthewUSA, on May 21 2007, 05:59 PM, said:

As I have mentioned before, your MOC of the Hudson is grrrrrreat!  I just wanted to add that naming it "The Tequila Sunrise" and pulling the Santa Fe cars is perfect, since Santa Fe is spanish.  Very unique name  :-D .  Very cool model, definitly two  *y* up.  Model On.
Thanks!  I'll be sure to take a nice high quality picture of the locomotive pulling the cars when I get to that point.

Thanks for the reply!

View Postpaul, on May 21 2007, 06:13 PM, said:

SavaTheAggie hurry up and get some more energy !!! that thing is awesome,love the colours ,you have GOT to complete it with stickers,nice 1.
Thanks much!  I've yet to print the stickers up, life has gotten in the way.  Soon, though.  

Thanks for the reply!

View PostAsuka, on May 21 2007, 06:25 PM, said:

A very nice and elegant streamliner! The wheels look great on it.  *sweet*
Back to the future on!  *y*
Thanks much!  

--Tony




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