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I think its because that 611 has a ugly bathtub slapped on top of its boiler while certain other streamlined US steamers have their streamlining be quite functional, like the Southern Pacific GS Series, noted today in SP 4449

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1 hour ago, High_Admiral said:

I think its because that 611 has a ugly bathtub slapped on top of its boiler while certain other streamlined US steamers have their streamlining be quite functional, like the Southern Pacific GS Series, noted today in SP 4449

We're gonna have to agree to disagree here. I personally think 611 is the best-looking engine of any US railroad.

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1 minute ago, 7_3_PowerStroke said:

We're gonna have to agree to disagree here. I personally think 611 is the best-looking engine of any US railroad.

Honestly, the N&W class J makes me taste bile in my mouth. Honestly one of the worst looking locos ever.

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Just now, High_Admiral said:

Honestly, the N&W class J makes me taste bile in my mouth. Honestly one of the worst looking locos ever.

Yeah, agree to disagree so things don't get ugly

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10 hours ago, 7_3_PowerStroke said:

Fair enough. Just curious, why no love for 611? 

I never thought her streamlining was particularly good. I'm also not an enormous fan of 4-8-4s in general - I feel like they too often get chosen over alternatives when it comes to restoration. It seems like every year you read about another Northern being restored somewhere. Meanwhile, the vast majority of 4-6-4s, 2-8-2s, etc. rot as static displays.

Here's tonight's effort: an ATSF 4-6-4:

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https://www.eurobricks.com/forum/index.php?/forums/topic/168872-moc-atsf-3450-class-4-6-4-hudson-3451/

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8 minutes ago, Battleship_DukeofYork said:

I never thought her streamlining was particularly good. I'm also not an enormous fan of 4-8-4s in general - I feel like they too often get chosen over alternatives when it comes to restoration. It seems like every year you read about another Northern being restored somewhere. Meanwhile, the vast majority of 4-6-4s, 2-8-2s, etc. rot as static displays.

Here's tonight's effort: an ATSF 4-6-4:

Fair point. There are some others however.

 

Looks good. Forgot the ATSF had Hudsons...

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1 hour ago, Battleship_DukeofYork said:

Today I did an Indiana Harbor Belt 0-8-0:

 

Oh nice. Always liked locos with a whole bunch of piping on the exterior. Like the C&O H8's

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34 minutes ago, 7_3_PowerStroke said:

Oh nice. Always liked locos with a whole bunch of piping on the exterior. Like the C&O H8's

Yeah, I was surprised how well that part of it came together.

I'll have to sit down and think a bit about what I want to do next. Nothing is really coming to mind immediately. I'd like to do something else on the small(ish) side - I'm kind of crapped out on huge locomotives at the moment.

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41 minutes ago, Battleship_DukeofYork said:

Yeah, I was surprised how well that part of it came together.

I'll have to sit down and think a bit about what I want to do next. Nothing is really coming to mind immediately. I'd like to do something else on the small(ish) side - I'm kind of crapped out on huge locomotives at the moment.

J94 Austerity maybe?

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Hey, would you look at that. A mighty fine looking GS-6. does she have the enclosed cab like the prototype?

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33 minutes ago, High_Admiral said:

Hey, would you look at that. A mighty fine looking GS-6. does she have the enclosed cab like the prototype?

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Yup. I do my best to follow the details of prototypes whenever possible.

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4 minutes ago, Battleship_DukeofYork said:

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Yup. I do my best to follow the details of prototypes whenever possible.

looks good, although I don't think any of the enclosed cabs had the roof overhang of their GS-2 and GS-3 sisters

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Image result for SP 4449 cab

Huh, just a slight roof overhang to protect connections. Guess I was wrong.

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37 minutes ago, High_Admiral said:

looks good, although I don't think any of the enclosed cabs had the roof overhang of their GS-2 and GS-3 sisters

Idk about the GS-2 or 3's/ 4449 is a GS-4, which did have the newer enclosed cab.

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Just now, 7_3_PowerStroke said:

Idk about the GS-2 or 3's/ 4449 is a GS-4, which did have the newer enclosed cab.

Tthat's what I was saying, the GS-2 and GS-3 classes had a traditional open cab which did have the overhang. The GS-4,5,6 classes were enclosed.

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4 minutes ago, High_Admiral said:

Tthat's what I was saying, the GS-2 and GS-3 classes had a traditional open cab which did have the overhang. The GS-4,5,6 classes were enclosed.

Yes that's true. I do like the GS's. Just kinda overrated dare I say...

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Just now, 7_3_PowerStroke said:

Yes that's true. I do like the GS's. Just kinda overrated dare I say...

Tbh, it depends on the person judging. We all have opinions on things, and I respect that. But let's get back to trains shall we?

 

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Just now, High_Admiral said:

Tbh, it depends on the person judging. We all have opinions on things, and I respect that. But let's get back to trains shall we?

 

Yep. Fine by me.

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On 12/5/2018 at 4:56 PM, Battleship_DukeofYork said:

I'll have to sit down and think a bit about what I want to do next. Nothing is really coming to mind immediately. I'd like to do something else on the small(ish) side - I'm kind of crapped out on huge locomotives at the moment.

How about a little diesel yard switcher?

 

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You know, I think Cale Leiphart did the Triplex in Lego, even got that nice Boiler Jacket color. 

Erie P-1 "Triplex"

I was wrong, it was Shupp. 

(For anyone who doesn't know who I'm refferring to, they're really good builders in the Lego Train Community, and people I look for inspiration and ways of building certain areas of my own builds.)

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