Loco-motive Christmas

I think most people love trains, especially at Christmas! So a couple few years back doing a card with a train engine just seemed to be the ticket. My family had been giving me train parts for a few years so I could put one in my studio, you know up overhead so it goes around to my delight and for everyone else a distraction. It is an LGB that stands for Lehmann Gross Bahn a German toy train company.  these train sets are a large gauge (G scale) and designed to go in the garden or outside as well as inside. So that year on my birthday I finally had received enough pieces to put the train on enough track to go around the kitchen and dinning room floor. Kids and grand kids all helped, real smoking smoke stack, light in the front and all. My wife loved it for a couple hours then started pointing to the upstairs where my studio is and began mumbling something about the ceiling. It just seemed to be the perfect Christmas card subject. I scanned a photo of the engine into photoshop and painted in a background. The original engine was all yellow, and that would never do for christmas so I added some red and black. Distractions have kept me from getting it put up but I think this year I will get it installed into my studio. Since that time I have been collecting a few pieces of old Lionel trains and now have enough to put one of those together too.

After Christmas i will also post a few rail road paintings I have done.


9 thoughts on “Loco-motive Christmas

  1. LadyBlueRose's Thoughts Into Words

    YEAH! I figured out where to comment !
    sorry I have been coming back to see if I could figure it out on your blog
    each is set up so different and with being computer challenged it takes me a short forever to figure out how ( and blonde/white and senior can add to the mix)

    this is BEAUTIFUL…! I love trains…when my kids were little I always had a train going under the tree…
    I enjoyed the art on the home page I clicked on, I will eventually find them too to comment on…

    I hope you had a wonderful Christmas, and reveled in the New Year
    I wish you the best that is Yet to Be….and so look forward to more of your incredible art….
    Take Care…You Matter…

    1. eightdecades Post author

      Thank you and a very good and happy new year to you. thank you for all the wonderful comments this past year, it has helped to keep me inspired and moving forward too.

    1. eightdecades Post author

      Thank you, I do have pictures of it running, it is a long story and I think I will make a separate posting of that story. I have had so much fun with the train, especially with the grand kids.
      Thanks for your response.


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