Today I have something totally different for you, a gift I made for someone, but I have decided to send it back to Twiddleybitz to take to their shows that they attend. Hopefully I will have it back for Christmas to give to him instead.
So for the side of the train, I silver leafed the top of the steam funnels, I added a silver metal which I embossed with gears and then I added black ink over it, and then I added the clock mechanism from Twiddleybitz that I cut down. I also added extra cogs and metal embellishments. I still wasn't happy so I added the chipboard barbed wire pieces across the sides. I added the knob to the place where the carriage joins the train. A clock winder out the top, finished the train.
The front of the train I had a metal clock, but then I added this chipboard light bulb with cogs, then I added a metal piece from my husbands shed, and screwed It through the front wall. I added some broken peg parts to make a cattle mover in the front and added a spring to join them together. I then added the Graphic 45 metal piece down the front as well. We found these light bulbs for the carriage top, and I added some chain which you cannot really see across the top as well.
So my steam punk train is finished, and I have to say probably one of the best pieces I have ever made from my point of view. If my husband had his way we would have had laser lights and a cannon on it as well. Luckily he went away for a few days so i got it finished with out him. Still he thinks it is cool, so I guess I must have done something right.