720 Iron Horse MOD
I'm not really a train fan, but I do like all that is unusual. When I found out of the existence of some 3008px18 - Brick 1x8 with Gold '720' Pattern in red I knew that was something that I would like to have. After seeing some AFOLs doing the colour swap of the locomotive of the 720 set I thought that would be an interesting project.
In the beginning I wasn't going to change the Light Grey parts... but after browsing Bricklink for the train base in grey... I decided that I wasn't going to pay 40ish Euros for that part... so the obvious option was using the black train base. I ended up changing all the Light Grey parts to Black, except for the front windows where I used Trans-black (I think it looks better this way).
Unfortunately, some parts of the motor emerge on the sides of the locomotive and since LEGO never made the type of motor used on this set in red, I had to brick built a dummy motor in black for the lower part and in red for the upper part.
I was able to swap the colour of all the parts with the exception of the 1x1 windows that were never produced in black, so I used some headlights in substitution.
Like I said, I'm not a train fan... but this makes a wonderful display piece.