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8A by SeanDouglas 8A by SeanDouglas
An NA Class 2-6-2 Tank locomotive of the Puffing Billy Railway, Belgrave, Victoria. This railway is the last survivor of four 2'6" narrow gauge railways to operate in Victoria during the early 1900's. Except for two G Class Garratts, these NAs provided the sole motive power for the four lines.

Apart from a pair of prototypes built by Baldwin in America, all of the locos were built by the Victorian Railways workshop in Newport, near Melbourne. The Puffing Billy Railway operates 5 of these locomotives, with a sixth one under restoration.

Illustrator CS and Photoshop 7. Drawn mostly as an exercise in perspective and because I wanted to try a different form of transport.

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© 2010 Seán Douglas. This artwork remains the property of its owner and may be downloaded for private use only. It must not be re-distributed or altered in any way. I'm pretty reasonable - if you want to use it drop me a line before you put it in to your magazine/website/software etc. It's just polite.
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dinodanthetrainman Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is great
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Oceanlinerorca Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Ah the Puffing Billy! Quite an interesting railroad in Australia.
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:iconseandouglas:
SeanDouglas Featured By Owner May 7, 2011
Yeah, it's also a fun day out. Thanks for the fave. Much appreciated.
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RedtailFox Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I love this image mate, great work. The NA class locomotives are a very cool machine and strong for their size.
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:iconseandouglas:
SeanDouglas Featured By Owner May 4, 2011
Thanks very much, I've always had a soft sot for these locos. Thanks for the fave.
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gunslinger87 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2010
Amazing! I've always LOVED these locos! Especially the ones with the more decorative "Capped" stacks.

I'm also a sucker for Outside Framed locomotives in general. ;p I've actually been considering building one of these for my model railroad! This will make an excelent reference! :iconfoxyayzplz:
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:iconseandouglas:
SeanDouglas Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2010
Thanks very much and thanks for the fave. I'm not actually a huge train fan, but I've always had a soft spot for these locos. I think you're right, there's something funky about outside framed locos.
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gunslinger87 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2010
I don't know what it is about outside framed locos, but I find them irresidtable! :D

Most of the locomotives for my layout are outside framed.
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simulatortrain Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Almost looks like a photo!
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:iconseandouglas:
SeanDouglas Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2010
Thanks, I like this one. Thanks for the fave. Much appreciated.
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simulatortrain Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Much deserved on your part!
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Sampug394 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
This is getting a Featuring in a group good sir because it's so awesome. :D
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:iconseandouglas:
SeanDouglas Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2010
Thank you, and thanks for the fave as well. Much appreciated.
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:iconenigmaticspirit:
EnigmaticSpirit Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2010
Amazing work as ever.

I've been on that train :D
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:iconseandouglas:
SeanDouglas Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2010
Me too. I first went on it for my 4th birthday.
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:iconenigmaticspirit:
EnigmaticSpirit Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2010
I think it might have been about my 9th or thereabouts :)
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paploothelearned Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2010
Wow, that is really well done! It'd make a good wallpaper!
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:iconseandouglas:
SeanDouglas Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2010
It does. I tend to put my newest drawing on my desktop so that I can admire it for a time.

Thanks for the fave. Much appreciated.
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PaxAeternum Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2010  Professional General Artist
Excellent work on a beautful engine mate, keep it up and youll be the envy of every railroad man on Deviantart!
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:iconseandouglas:
SeanDouglas Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2010
I wanted to try something different to my usual ships. I'm not actually a major train fan, but have always had a soft spot for these locos. And I figure if I'm going to draw one, I'm going to draw it well.

Thanks for the fave. Always appreciated.
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PaxAeternum Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2010  Professional General Artist
certainly!
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:icondrumlanrig:
Drumlanrig Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Great job! The hours of patient drawing have certainly paid off with this picture.

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:iconseandouglas:
SeanDouglas Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2010
I'm glad really. My next one will be less complex I think. Thanks for the fave.
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huxley75 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2010
Amazing detail and great subject! Good job capturing the perspective, as well.
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:iconseandouglas:
SeanDouglas Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2010
Thanks. I haven't done a measured single point perspective, well, ever I think. Certainly not in Illustrator. Some bits are short cuts but I've tried to do it all properly. Thanks for the fave. Much appreciated.
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Mobileo Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
:clap: Very good work.
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:iconseandouglas:
SeanDouglas Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2010
Thank you, and thanks for the fave. Much appreciated.
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martabeceiro Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2010
good work!!! :O
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SeanDouglas Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2010
Thanks very much, and thanks for the fave.
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RevoltingFriendship Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2010
Brilliant work as ever, I love the accuracy and attention to details.
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:iconseandouglas:
SeanDouglas Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2010
Thanks very much, I'm very pleased with the result. There was a lot of surfing through Flickr to look for detail photos. I can't believe I'm planning a similar drawing to start soon. I'm a sucker for punishment I guess.
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:iconrevoltingfriendship:
RevoltingFriendship Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2010
The punishment of mad research is well rewarded once the results come out the way they did here. :)
Looking forward to seeing more stuff from you.
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WS-Clave Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2010
Awesome detailing, and a lovely capture of that period.
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:iconseandouglas:
SeanDouglas Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2010
This was what I was alluding to when I asked about perspective. It's taken forever but I'm really pleased with the result.

Thanks, as always, for the fave.
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WS-Clave Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2010
Any time :)
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