• This kind of reminded me of that show Tomas the Tank Engine back about 15 years ago. Looks like he grew up. - icyalaskacold

BM&R #425

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  1. J5N 83 months ago | reply

    Lovely stuff, great parts usage.

  2. jmven 83 months ago | reply

    Gorgeouos image

  3. SavaTheAggie 83 months ago | reply

    Easily over 600 pieces, but I don't have an actual part count.

  4. cicidia 82 months ago | reply

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  5. cicidia 82 months ago | reply

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  6. ted @ndes 82 months ago | reply

    This is my favorite engine so far from the Sava Collection. Colors are superb, and the auxilery tender gives this engine some major gravitas. Excellent picture too.

  7. eggsstirmilkate 77 months ago | reply

    Boy Thats a beautiful engine! this inspired me to make an engine somewhat like this, And i finished it last week. Its a yellow steam engine with the SNOT technique. With an 0-6-0 tender. :)

  8. Jayhurst 67 months ago | reply

    I'm pretty sure that this is the photo that officially caused the end of my dark ages. :-)

  9. SavaTheAggie 67 months ago | reply

    Wow, that's high praise, indeed. Thank you.

  10. tanmay@flickr.ca 49 months ago | reply

    can it be bought?! I want one!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  11. SavaTheAggie 49 months ago | reply

    Instructions are available through my www.bricklink.com shop, SRW Locomotive Works.

  12. train-o-lego 36 months ago | reply

    thank you for reminding me of where i came from ;) so many memories

  13. Modelrailroader46 31 months ago | reply

    Are you going to re-make it to be a 2012 modern day 8 wide version?

  14. SavaTheAggie 31 months ago | reply

    I've considered it many times. On the one hand I'd love to do it because it would make her a better performer, and it would provide me the opportunity (and space) to upgrade her to Power Functions - allowing me to run her more often on TexLUG layouts.

    On the other hand she'd end up a near clone of the TSRR #500. While they are different engines certainly, they have enough in common that construction would be very similar, including wheel arrangement and general dimensions. It does not appear, however, that her boiler significantly increases in size like the #500.

    On top of that this locomotive marks the turning point for me, when I went from building very primitive models to where I started really caring deeply about form and details. Where I started really putting some great SNOT to work. By redesigning her, while she would be improved, the personal historical significance would be lost.

  15. Modelrailroader46 31 months ago | reply

    For the first problem, the front of her in now light grey, and has the bell in the front, so they wouldn't look the same for the most part. For the second problem, another engine close to that would be a good idea. Like N&W 475 (which I highly recomend), BR&W 60, or a Fictional Texas State Locomotive, maybe a small one like a 0-6-0.

  16. SavaTheAggie 31 months ago | reply

    Just as a point of clarity, are you suggesting I build another locomotive so I can upgrade #425, or in lieu of doing so?

    And for the record I hate the new bell/light configuration they've made to her. I've tried to accept and like it but I just can't.

  17. Modelrailroader46 31 months ago | reply

    You could build another if you want to, and this would not be to replace 425, just thought of an all black locomotive since you have all these following colors:

    grey, usa color, red, green, blue, (and 400, but she has a vanderbuilt tender which is cool looking).

    It's up to you if you want to make it, all your locomotives are great.

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