Some of you may have seen a show called, "Nailed It." The basic premise is normal people try to recreate edible, artistic masterpieces, (generally baked goods) that were originally prepared by master chefs. Well, the results typically look like a melted wax candle version of the original and they get to sarcastically say, "Nailed It!"
Here is my O Gauge version. A few years ago, I saw the Lionel 400e pink girl's train and thought, "That beautiful work of art would be wonderful for my daughter."...Until I saw the price of seven hundred some odd dollars....on to plan B...
I bought a used Lionel 244 which is a great little scout engine with an open frame AC motor, smoke unit, light, 2 position e unit...great stuff. I attempted to recreate the 400e appearance on the engine and well the results are below...not so good, but good for a laugh and she loves it, so that's all that matters. NAILED IT!
Please share your model railroading attempts that fell just short of the mark.