On this page I shall present some of the trains as seen on the articles 001 to 027 on http://www.pixelstravel.com and I will put each train type or location. If you wish to see more, please visit their respective articles to catch a glimpse at different pictures and their stories. One thing to know is that I really love trains and I am lucky to have a wife that understands that and lets me visit train stations wherever we go. (meaning sometimes we start with that so that I won`t miss )
My best trips on rails were actually done in Portugal so is no coincidence that I start this Trainspotting series with this most western European Country: Portugal.
First we went with my favorite locomotive the Siemens EuroSprinter E64P locomotive, also known as 3500 series. I own actually a book on the EuroSprinter series, and I have scale models representing this version, the second and Taurus. I hope in the following years to purchase also a Vectron scale model, but for now I wait for the prices to drop more.
I love that locomotive that I actually made it in 3D in Blender software from some drawings, from the pictures that I took and from the scale model (that I realized while working, that is not accurate, yet the price was really high).
You can see bellow some renders and even the model in 3D.
Also the most unique trip I made so far was with a rather fast moving steam locomotive, on the Douro valley, from Regua to Tua.
This is the same model (as the real one) CP 0186 locomotive, a 2-8-4 type locomotive from German house Henschel & Sohn from the 1924. This model I made in Blender and since I was at it, I made also the coaches. For this model I did not wanted to be exact or very close to the real thing because steam locomotives have a ton of details and they can make you loose a ton of time to put them in. And in the end I wanted to make something low-poly so here is the final result: