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2 hours ago, 7APT7 said:

 

Hi HonestTom

 

It's not till the things are pointed out to you, that you see the bigger picture, that's a genus... how you can pickup tips of the simplest of things we probably see or touch everyday and we see something like your item and it starts the cogs rolling... Thanks for that. 

 

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Thanks! I was inspired by Chris Walas, who uses all sorts of unlikely household items in his steampunk models. Party whistles and wine glasses for funnels, doll eyes for rivets, he even turned an iron into a weird locomotive.

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Will Hornby be doing this loco  from Steam punk HQ?

 

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2 minutes ago, Barry O said:

Will Hornby be doing this loco  from Steam punk HQ?

 

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Baz

A photo of that 'loco' was already posted, back on page 2 of this Thread. ;)

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It is a bit rustier than it used to be..and it seems some bits of it have been modified...

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On ‎05‎/‎02‎/‎2020 at 11:11, Corbs said:

I've been inspired to make my own version of a Steampunk loco, work in progress....

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That, I would say, is pretty spot-on. It has the Victorian look, including the elaborate decor, with futuristic touches and plenty of whimsy. Mine is finally complete:

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The Seacastle, Morstemwo and Aberfanana Light Railway operates on a very low budget. More on the build here.

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11 hours ago, Corbs said:

I've been inspired to make my own version of a Steampunk loco, work in progress....

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I like the GWR streamlined smokebox door, but it looks more Raj than steampunk overall.....

 

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I'll glue some gears to the roof or something

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12 hours ago, Corbs said:

I've been inspired to make my own version of a Steampunk loco, work in progress....

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Niiiiiiice!!!

 

Looks like Collet had a hand in the streamlining....

 

 

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12 hours ago, Corbs said:

I'll glue some gears to the roof or something

I was going to ask where the gears were..?? :dontknow:

 

It can't be Steampunk without gears.... apparently. :scratchhead::jester:

 

I like the 'speedy' cab roof & tender outline. :yes:

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45 minutes ago, F-UnitMad said:

I was going to ask where the gears were..?? :dontknow:

 

It can't be Steampunk without gears.... apparently. :scratchhead::jester:

 

I like the 'speedy' cab roof & tender outline. :yes:

I’m not a fan of gratuitous gears, but nevertheless, as my engine is kind of a parody, I felt like I had to include some. I tucked them into the cab. They’re part of the brake mechanism... or the reverser... or something.

 

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Well, in my opinion Corbs and HonestTom have hit the nail (or rather, two of the many available nails) squarely on the head.

 

Prompted by @LNWR18901910 (and by the voices in my head), I've started work on another steampunk-ish design for the Hornby 0-4-0 chassis (the only chassis known to me!).

 

Here's a preliminary doodle (there's still lots to be done!):

 

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But who, honestly, doesn't need a toy 0-4-0 streamliner for their layout?

 

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8 minutes ago, TangoOscarMike said:

Well, in my opinion Corbs and HonestTom have hit the nail (or rather, two of the many available nails) squarely on the head.

 

Prompted by @LNWR18901910 (and by the voices in my head), I've started work on another steampunk-ish design for the Hornby 0-4-0 chassis (the only chassis known to me!).

 

Here's a preliminary doodle (there's still lots to be done!):

 

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But who, honestly, doesn't need a toy 0-4-0 streamliner for their layout?

 

Gosh! What a model this is! If it was decked out in a silver livery with gold streaks, it would be amazing to have on your layout! It would be reminiscent of the American streamliner toy train sets of the 1930s but still in a British flavour.

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On 05/02/2020 at 11:11, Corbs said:

I've been inspired to make my own version of a Steampunk loco, work in progress....

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Blimey! It looks like something from a Ronald Searle drawing or an illustration from a children's book!

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On 05/02/2020 at 11:11, Corbs said:

I've been inspired to make my own version of a Steampunk loco, work in progress....

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This is what I'm talking about Hornby get your ideas together and hire this man right now.

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On 05/02/2020 at 11:11, Corbs said:

I've been inspired to make my own version of a Steampunk loco, work in progress....

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I think this is a superb bit of modelling.  It's also the sort of thing I was musing on, so I confess that it fits my particular thoughts on Steampunk aesthetics, but I don't think I'm being biased; it's a genuinely great bit of design and exectution.

 

As is Honest Tom's 'Box Tank'.  While both clearly not 'of this world' they both recognisably and successfully build on a Victorian aesthetic, and they are both witty and original.

 

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I'm loving the creativity that this Hornby announcement has unleashed.  

 

On 05/02/2020 at 21:48, HonestTom said:

That, I would say, is pretty spot-on. It has the Victorian look, including the elaborate decor, with futuristic touches and plenty of whimsy. Mine is finally complete:

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The Seacastle, Morstemwo and Aberfanana Light Railway operates on a very low budget. More on the build here.

 

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And some thoughtful placement of cogs, to boot!

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Not sure if this steampunk but it's very impressive

 

 

John

 

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25 minutes ago, John ks said:

Not sure if this steampunk but it's very impressive

 

 

John

 

 

Marvellous! It's like something that Gerry Anderson would've come up with. :good:

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On 05/02/2020 at 07:26, F-UnitMad said:

A photo of that 'loco' was already posted, back on page 2 of this Thread. ;)

Looks like an 03 diesel to me.

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On 05/02/2020 at 22:58, Les1952 said:

 

I like the GWR streamlined smokebox door, but it looks more Raj than steampunk overall.....

 

Les

 

I don't know what the current steampunk scene majors [sic] on, but ten years ago, if someone wasn't a Martian time-travelling explorer it was odds on they were something out of India, particularly the "3rd Foot & Mouth" people. There is still a website, although I am not sure they've done anything since 2012.

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On ‎10‎/‎02‎/‎2020 at 12:10, John ks said:

Not sure if this steampunk but it's very impressive

 

 

John

 

There's another form of "punk" known as "atompunk," which is based on the concept of the future as seen by America in the 1950s - endless optimism, shining chrome, streamlining, bright colours and everything powered by safe, clean-burning plutonium! Think Futurama or the Fallout games. I think this loco comes under steampunk and atompunk. Extremely cool, however you categorise it.

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I think I'm going to invent a genre and call it "Cleanpunk". It's based on an alternate history where cleanliness was not merely next to godliness, but far surpassed it, with the result that everything - absolutely everything - was kept completely spotless at all times. Thus neatly negating any need for weathering :)

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