Fantastically elegant! I feel that Joshua grasped the idea that Nick was pulling out for this category better than you; however, this is truly a beast of a beauty. You have my vote, now do Joshua the honor of winning this whole thing. Second chances are rare, make the best of this one. ;) Outstanding job!
I'm not judging this bracket, I'm just here for the view... she's a beauty! You captured the shape and elegance of this really well. Although it's a 20th century locomotive - when I said 'early' I was thinking more along the lines of Trevithick or Stephenson's Rocket etc from 100 years before... still, a very, very nice job on this.
I had googled first time these steam locomotive. But you have the locomotive rebuilt really perfect. The boiler looks very good, the smoke cloud highlights in this picture a ride. I particularly like the train driver so leaning out. A unique replica, hats off. Good luck my friend