4-6-4 Steam Locomotive JF6
Full Side View
Most model railroaders would call this a fantasy locomotive although I prefer the term hybrid. I've taken the wheel and valve gear layout of the first prototype pictured. Next I added streamlining sheet metal in the style of the second prototype. Finally I used the colour scheme of the third prototype. From a design standpoint I haven't broken any rules, but there is no real prototype for this model.
Running gear on fireman's side
Running gear on engineer's side
Engineer's side of the cab
This image is probably the main reason I find computer modeling so much more satisfying than scale modeling in meatspace. I defy anyone with even the largest live-steam model chuffing around their backyard to take a picture like this from the cab of their locomotive keeping the horizon and the handrails in perfect focus.