antique train

  • October 11, 2013
  • 285 Downloads
  • 3 Likes
  • Blender 2.6x
  • Render: Blender Internal
  • Creator: chrx
  • License: CC-0
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Description:

The model of an antique locomotive train modeled with inspiration taken from an illustration on a very old newspaper print (found on the web as public domain image).

Comments:

  • FayZee profile picture
    FayZee

    This is gorgeous - good work, chrx.

    I'd like to mount this on a polished wooden base to display on a sideboard as a scale model.

    I'd like to add a brass plaque with its name and perhaps other details. Please could you provide the URL of the image you used?

    Written October 11, 2013
  • chrx profile picture
    chrx

    Thanks, FayZee, I downloaded the pic a long time ago, so I'm not sure I can find the exact URL: I remember I started the search from Wikipedia page http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Public_domain_image_resources and followed some links. If I manage to retrieve the exact address of the web site I'll post it here!

    Written October 12, 2013
  • FayZee profile picture
    FayZee

    OK, thanks. I began from where you indicated, but didn't get far, so I tried various image searches.

    I came up with this:

    http://www.oldbookillustrations.com/pages/crampton-locomotive.php?lng=en

    Quoting from the page: "The Crampton-type locomotive was built in various countries from 1846 to 1864. It was a steam-powered locomotive, particularly well suited for the transport of passengers because of its stability and its speed: our book refers to it as the racehorse of railways."

    There are strong similarities between your model and the photograph. What do you think? Is it the right one?

    If so, the glorious "The racehorse of railways" nickname could go as a subtitle on my brass plaque :-)

    Written October 12, 2013
  • chrx profile picture
    chrx

    Ecellent! I think you found the very same image I started from :-)

    Written October 13, 2013
  • FayZee profile picture
    FayZee

    Here are two research tips that I came up with years ago and have used continuously and diligently up to the present:

    Tip 1: When saving an image, I create a text file (.txt) under the identical name, then paste the URL of the website, the URL of the image, the image caption and any relevant notes into it.

    The filename I choose for the image often incorporates part of the website URL.

    Tip 2: When saving a complete website, I add the date into the "saved from" comment.

    I often save portions of web pages and do the same thing.

    Edited October 12, 2013
  • bondoman profile picture
    bondoman

    This is wonderful. A great learning tool (original 2D image + finished model) for newbies like me. Thanks!

    Written November 30, 2013