LDD file included for the passenger train and steam engine. NOTE: The rear of the train and the tender feature the letters BRS, while the cab sides should say 5940 in printed 1 x 1 tiles.
About this creation
I was thinking about my dark green train Emerald Express train coaches last week, and decided I should do a longer, updated version in a different color. I chose tan with reddish brown stripes, added another passenger coach (to make the train 5 cars long), put my 4-6-2 steam loco at the front, and looked at the result.
I didn't like it at all: something didn't look right. I changed the engines color to tan, and that made it worse. It then hit me: the colors of tan with brown stripes should be flipped 180 degrees to become reddish brown with tan stripes. I did this, and here lies the result. I think it looks pretty cool, and am getting the coaches for Christmas, and the engine with holiday - and leftover birthday - cash.
By the way: I also changed the roof of this train to tie it together with the Emerald Express and Golden Flyer. It has a bit of both trains in it's design.
(For those keeping score: The 4-4-0 and it's cars are still on the short list, just a little later than originally planned. They will definitely be here by March 1st.)