Since Cale showcased the trains on the ginormous end of the scale spectrum, I thought I could highlight those on the opposite side. Tim announced the Flickr LEGO Trains Group Challenge #2 some time ago, but the time for getting your entries in draws near - you only have till the 30th of July.
The challenge? Build a Porter class (2-4-0) steam engine of any size, scale, or description.
And now to highlight some entries:
First up is g-rat3's "Polar Bear," a cute little narrow gauge tank engine.
Next is Elroy Davis' Baldwin 2-4-0, a locomotive with striking contrast and some nice details.
I decided to try to build an entry, but mine ended up being a non-entry, since I was cheeky and decided to be clever, building a double Porter Garratt class locomotive.
Finally is Brickhead's LBB/KLS 19 Class 2-4-0 in one of my favorite color schemes.
Good things do come in small packages.