This is my first attempt at building a passenger train. I don't know much about trains, however, I wanted a new building challenge. Not being an expert on trains was also the reason for building a straight track with some greenery to make it look more complete.
About this creation
The model is loosely based on the shape and color scheme of the SZ 713-715 Kanarcek (Canary). I used pictures from the link for inspiration, however, position of the doors and windows were tailored to the size of the train base. There are several color combinations, including a mostly red, green stripes, yellow/red stripes, and some in commercial designs. There's a video of it running on a round track on my Flickr.
very cool train! I mostly envy your windows, they re perfect for trains, if you wish for an even bigger challenge, make it pro scale 8', I did it with mine, and the feeling of it is quite remarquable, it also has the benefit to look best when sided with trucks and cars, your scenery is one of the best I ever seen with trains, bravo!