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Not that Gordon, the other one. by Old-Freddy Not that Gordon, the other one. :iconold-freddy:Old-Freddy 20 3 Weird Matchbox Clones by Old-Freddy Weird Matchbox Clones :iconold-freddy:Old-Freddy 8 1 LNER J83 Released! by Old-Freddy LNER J83 Released! :iconold-freddy:Old-Freddy 15 1 Yrevil Syawliar Hsitirb by Old-Freddy Yrevil Syawliar Hsitirb :iconold-freddy:Old-Freddy 10 0 The Apple of my Eye by Old-Freddy The Apple of my Eye :iconold-freddy:Old-Freddy 14 2 Enbiare livery by Old-Freddy Enbiare livery :iconold-freddy:Old-Freddy 10 0 A Holmesian Locomotive by Old-Freddy A Holmesian Locomotive :iconold-freddy:Old-Freddy 15 0 Time to start rehashing old content by Old-Freddy Time to start rehashing old content :iconold-freddy:Old-Freddy 14 4 Corby Steelworks Loco Released by Old-Freddy Corby Steelworks Loco Released :iconold-freddy:Old-Freddy 6 0 Numbuh 21 by Old-Freddy Numbuh 21 :iconold-freddy:Old-Freddy 9 0 The steelworks engine by Old-Freddy The steelworks engine :iconold-freddy:Old-Freddy 14 3 LTSR 79 Released by Old-Freddy LTSR 79 Released :iconold-freddy:Old-Freddy 9 0 Yes, I'm still working on it. by Old-Freddy Yes, I'm still working on it. :iconold-freddy:Old-Freddy 8 0 Ellemesse Tank by Old-Freddy Ellemesse Tank :iconold-freddy:Old-Freddy 6 0 A new avatar at last by Old-Freddy A new avatar at last :iconold-freddy:Old-Freddy 8 0 Seeing Red by Old-Freddy Seeing Red :iconold-freddy:Old-Freddy 7 0


'Conglomerate' by CaptainKman 'Conglomerate' :iconcaptainkman:CaptainKman 16 7 It's a simple message by porkcow It's a simple message :iconporkcow:porkcow 136 22
Collecting is Insanity and I love it...
What makes us collect?
Well I can start off telling you how my Joker card collecting started, some drunk fool got red wine all over my favorite deck of cards with Skegness backs... so since my deck of cards was heavily marked for all future and more or less useless I kept the Joker who had managed to survive unsoiled...
Then when I got home I put it on my kitchen wall, and from then on I would pick out any joker from any new deck of cards I bough and put it on my kitchen wall...
Then on and on my Madness and craving for new Jokers to my collection grew, I asked friends and relatives if I could steal their Jokers... I suddenly couldn't just go past playing cards who for some weird reason would be trashing around on the streets, but had to turn every single one (that doesn't make you look rather nutty) and I found many new Jokers that way...
Later on when I got a cable connected to my flat I started browsing the interweb, for Jokers and quickly found out that I wasn't the only fool to co
:iconmushroombrain:MushroomBrain 13 40
QR PB15 - Update 9/20/16 by PercyRosalina QR PB15 - Update 9/20/16 :iconpercyrosalina:PercyRosalina 37 11 Quick splosh of paint by PercyRosalina Quick splosh of paint :iconpercyrosalina:PercyRosalina 27 4 Crovan's Gate New-Build by Nictrain123 Crovan's Gate New-Build :iconnictrain123:Nictrain123 40 9 grey church by IHanakoI grey church :iconihanakoi:IHanakoI 1 0 Commission Example - Emily Helen Hatt by wildnorwester Commission Example - Emily Helen Hatt :iconwildnorwester:wildnorwester 151 50 Hey, this isn't a real builder's plate! by OkamiTakahashi Hey, this isn't a real builder's plate! :iconokamitakahashi:OkamiTakahashi 16 7 Trainz - TROB - Garricks goods by Damocles178 Trainz - TROB - Garricks goods :icondamocles178:Damocles178 8 4 Railway Series Portraits - Percy by wildnorwester Railway Series Portraits - Percy :iconwildnorwester:wildnorwester 43 27 NEWS: Returning to Comics! by WizzKid97 NEWS: Returning to Comics! :iconwizzkid97:WizzKid97 4 7 LMS Class 2FT Webb 'Coal Tank' by CaptainKman LMS Class 2FT Webb 'Coal Tank' :iconcaptainkman:CaptainKman 10 10 Next Locomotive! - Webb 'Coal Tank' by CaptainKman Next Locomotive! - Webb 'Coal Tank' :iconcaptainkman:CaptainKman 10 21 Salty Stafford by OkamiTakahashi Salty Stafford :iconokamitakahashi:OkamiTakahashi 16 3 Trainz - Chain Shunting by Damocles178 Trainz - Chain Shunting :icondamocles178:Damocles178 16 7


Not that Gordon, the other one.
Over the last few weeks I've been making a model of Gordon. Not the Thomas character, this one's a big blue engine. Oh wait.

I've always found this to be a weird coincidence. Two engines named Gordon, they both look similar, and first appeared around the same time as one another (for the record, the LMR's Gordon was built before The Three Railway Engines was published, but after most of it was written)

I've always preferred the WD 2-10-0 to the 2-8-0, though if the number of available models (both physical and virtual) are anything to go by, the 2-8-0 tends to be the preferred type (probably because it was more common in the UK). I will be making this model in various other liveries, including both WD green liveries, BR black and Σ.Ε.Κ. black livery.
Weird Matchbox Clones
I went to a market today. There was one stall selling various diecast vehicles (including a sticker face ERTL Bertie, which I picked up) and in the £1 tub was a series of toys that looked like smaller versions of the Matchbox trains. Since I'd never seen or heard of them before, I decided to snap them up. Not shown here are the passenger coach and the container wagon.

Basically, these are just like the Matchbox range, but smaller and with a more liberal use of plastic. The engines also have a metallic finish. They're apparently from a Hong Kong based company called Summer Metal Products Manufacturing (Though the toys are all just labelled "SM".)

Their official names are as follows:

No. S.8109 Steam Locomotive (The 0-4-0T)
No. S.8110 Pass Enger Coach (sic)
No. S.8111 Locomotive (The pannier tank)
No. S.8112 Continer (sic)

It looks like these haven't been documented on the web before, so it'd be interesting to know if anyone has any prior knowledge of these. 
The Apple of my Eye
I'm very fond of the LNER's postwar take on apple green. Possibly because I really like Gill Sans (it still looks contemporary as compared to the 3D font they were using on engines before the war). Plus it's just nice to see smaller engines painted a colour other than black.

As usual, all that's left to do are the BR liveries, and then the J83 should be ready for release.


Max Champion
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Hey, Peeps, you're looking at my very OK Deviantart page! I've not uploaded an awful lot yet, but I've been drawing comic strips since around 2003 so there should be more to come, both new stuff and stuff dug up from my archive of old strips!


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Yellow-Dash-1998 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2017
Happy birthday!
Mallardfan62 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2016
Hey Fred, have you stopped making music? just curious. :) 
Old-Freddy Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2016
I'mm still making music sometimes- I've got a handful of unfinished remixes and original compositions that I need to complete at some point.
Mallardfan62 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2016
Ah right. :)
Alex0000t Featured By Owner Edited Oct 4, 2016
Hi Freddy. Thank you for giving the UK LMS company much needed love in 'Trainz' . There was/is a great shortage of Freeware models.

My only feed-back grape is most of your loco models seem are without a players drivers cab. As they stand they great for AI trains, but a sim player needs a bit more to play with.

If you can't do your own (sure you heard) there is 'default cabs' in Trainz. the file name is 'PD 15' for tender locos and PD 15 tank' for tank locos.

Right now there seem to be no LMS tank loco aimed at the sim player to use.

I hope you can fix this.

Best Regards

Alex-T (
Old-Freddy Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2016
I haven't figured out how to do cab controls yet, but I still prefer to have my own interiors for the locos. Hopefully at some point I'll be able to create cab controls of my own
Nerfherder219 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
Happy Birthday!
Old-Freddy Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2016
Iscreamer1 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2016
Happy birthday.
Old-Freddy Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2016
Ta mate.
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