Silver Streak

Discussion in 'Photos & Videos' started by rockislandmike, Feb 18, 2002.

  1. rockislandmike

    rockislandmike Active Member

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    Thought some of you might be curious whatever happened with that Silver Streak I was mentioning a month ago that I got as part of an eBay lot. I already knew it didn't work, so when I got it, I stripped the paint, and repainted it as a Valentine's gift for my wife. I wasn't quite sure what she'd think, but she's very much looking forward to seeing it run on my final layout (yes yes, she already knows it'll end up as a dummy unit).

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  2. rockislandmike

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    BTW, the digital camera's causing me some fussiness today, so the pics are a bit out of focus, but you get the general idea.....
  3. Drew1125

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    Hi Mike!
    The engine's a little fuzzy, but hey, that backdrop looks great!
  4. BDC

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    Wow! A locomotive covered with crushed red velvet!! Wait a minute... (I know. It's the camera's fault, right? ;) :p )

    Just out of curiosity, why the blue paint on both sides of the fuel tank? It almost looks like styrene. That's assuming you left the original plastic pieces on and painted over them.
  5. rockislandmike

    rockislandmike Active Member

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    Shhhh you weren't supposed to notice that!!! LOL.

    ACTUALLY, they're part of the shell, and I *should* have painted them as well. However, when I was painting the shell, I presumed they would not be visible as they would stick inside the chassis, so I just didn't bother to paint them. And didn't notice the oversight until after I gave the train to my wife, *and* after I took the pics.

    I figure I'll paint them in the next little while, perhaps black.
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    I thought the "Silver Streak" was a trans-con passenger train. Or have I been watching to many movies?
  7. rockislandmike

    rockislandmike Active Member

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    It was a totally fictional railroad that Tyco issued a locomotive and caboose for in the late 70's. Never actually existed.