AB03: the old white and blue train from San Marino

Discussion in 'Railroading' started by Tonino, Apr 1, 2014.

  1. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

    @Tonino Is this model (that you just finished) for your personal collection or are you going to have it on display at the ATBA?
    I think that this would make for a GREAT museum or display piece.

    I am looking forward to seeing more of your work!!!
  2. Tonino

    Tonino Member

    Uhmmm.... @Rhaven Blaack , this is a very good question :rolleyes:
    I confess that I must decide what to do but I don't think that I will separate easily from my baby.
    Really, this was just a test building to verify the fit and other details of the prototype. The finished model is just, how can I say, a "secondary effect" of this test... Obviously at any meeting or public occasion in which ATBA is involved, the paper AB03 has the place of honor on the stage :) but, at the end, she comes home with me! ;)

    Then, when the definitive model kit will be produced, I will consider building a second one (with some further enhancements I have on my mind) and THEN I think I will generously donate the first prototype to ATBA... (if they want;))
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  3. blueyeppoon

    blueyeppoon Member

    What an absolutely fantastic model!
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  4. scifimodelfan

    scifimodelfan Member

    I first have to say great story I love fascinating stories such as this. Second you have done a beautiful job. totally amazed at the lever of craftsmanship of your work. Truly a model to be prod of. Thank you so much for sharing your work and that wonderful story.
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  5. Tonino

    Tonino Member

    I'm glad to see that many of you liked the story that is behind this build. If you like I'll try to tell you some more of that story because it has many very interesting facts linked in some ways and, moreover, is not finished yet!
    Last edited: Apr 30, 2014
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  6. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

    By all means, please continue the story.
    Historical stories like this make the model more interesting and draws more interest to it as a whole. It can (and sometimes does) inspire people to want to build that model even more, just so that they can have a piece of history.
  7. Tonino

    Tonino Member

    Hello my friends. Excuse my long delay: unfortunately during last months my life has drastically reduced my time for modeling (...and for all the other things except work and family...). Now I'm back with the "long" version of the San Marino Train story I promised you. I wrote it in Italian, now I should try to translate it in some kind of English language. I don't know how can I afford this with my limited knowledge of the foreign dictionary... Perhaps you can help me fixing - at least - the worst mistakes... I will post it in few days in the section "Model history and Reference" as my article is really a piece of story and has nothing to do with card models...

    "I'll be back!" (Terminator, 1984)
    Last edited: Nov 11, 2014
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  8. zathros

    zathros SENIOR Administrator

    Hey Tonino, don't disappear like that!! :)
  9. draccus

    draccus New Member

    Wow very nice detailed and clean work. Awesome :Bravo:
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  10. Tonino

    Tonino Member

    Thanks draccus, this is a very special project to me and I'm glad you appreciate it! :)
  11. zathros

    zathros SENIOR Administrator

    I'd hold onto that model also. It's beautiful. :)
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