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Discussion in 'Scratchin' & Bashin'' started by kjd, Jan 5, 2005.
What would you call it? So what happens when a car guy tries to do trains?
That's neat - Different & neat!!!
Robin! To the Bat-Train!
Theres something different. Looks Good kjd :thumb: :thumb:
Often in the modeling community there is no room for the people who are creative. I am guilty of only being able to follow a photo and if it is not there in real life it is not right. When I see what other people have done it can be easy to be judgmental. The friend who built this is one of those creative types who thinks very much outside the box (what box would you find this in?). He came to a swap meet with another model railroader friend and I and picked up the F unit for a couple bucks. He usually builds car models and had the chassis for a LeMans style car and the wheels started turning. I have realized recently there are as many approaches to model railroading and model building in general as there are people doing it. I can build a decent model of a locomotive, accurate down to the last detail, but I have no right to criticize someone who comes up with something like this purely from their imagination. I could offer suggestions on how to get the paint to lay down better (if it was needed) or some other aspect of the model construction but the content is purely the right of its builder. I guess what I am trying to say is this site, The Gauge, is one where people generally respect each other and offer help with the construction without being critical of the content and I appreciate that. So, it may be hard for me to see Thomas leading double stacks but if that is what you want to do, it is your railroad and I will be willing to help with other aspects.
Model Railroading is fun! whatever form it takes.
Hopefully my rambling made sense,
After looking at it for two days I finally figured out which is the front (I think ) Now we are anxiously awaiting the cars that this will pull, a step or two up from the bullet trains? :thumb:
The end with the headlights is the front. I think it is a car, though, it has rubber tires but no flanges. He calls it the F-Mobile.
To the roundhouse, conductor (or would that be navigator?)!!!
Some people have to much time on there hands
Unusual to say the least. Nicely done whoever did it but WHY????
...'member the TV show "Supertrain"? Acually kinda reminds me of the stuff you used to see in the pages of Model Railroader magazine back in the 50s and 60s.:thumb:
I love the F-rari. Tell your friend it is creative. :thumb: Fred
Wow! I am speechless!
"F-rari"! I love it!...and I want a prototype to drive!!!! The horsepower would be fantastic on the highway...and that great diesel horn would clear the way! Fun bit of whimsy. Only thing that black loco-car is missing though are the Penn Central decals!
I seconded Cyborg's suggetion therefore there is another contraption wheezing the streets of Gotham City! Now, its Robin and Batman going "LOCO" mobile . However, a very creative piece of craftwork:thumb: .
Looks like something from Monster Garage.
I like it!!! Now it needs some rolling stock - how about a gull-wing boxcar or two?
........and a remote control keyless entry for the Locomotive with horn blaring and lights flashing when you park it somewhere in the yard.
That must be the loco that jumps out from behind bushes and buildings to whack people at train crossings with no warning.
Nice, paint is pretty smooth, too.