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WaningDaylight

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Why am I here again? I draw anything from furries, to humans, to ponies, to apparently trains now. Quite the variety, I think.

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Votin' Time

Thu Aug 25, 2016, 11:56 AM


I  don't want to interrupt the poll so I'll do it here! So I wanna create my own loco class exclusively for the California Coastal, I call it - the Golden Royal (Emperor) you know because it's California kinda like the GS. They'll be semi-streamliners painted in a dark royal blue with gold/brass bits. Think of GWR only in dark blue.

THESE ARE NOT FOR THE WANING DAYLIGHT UNIVERSE. 

Issue is that I don't know what loco class to use. So far I narrowed it down to a Hudson, Northern, or a Mountain. With Dean's suggestion of a Berk. Since I cannot decide on a type, I'll let ya'll vote on it. Your choices are:

  • Northern 4-8-4 (2)
  • Hudson/Baltic 4-6-4 (4) 
  • Mountain 4-8-2 (3)
  • Berkshire 2-8-4 (3)

If you have other suggestions, feel free to shares those along with your reasons too. *flies away*

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Ella by WaningDaylight
Ella
Audrey Hepburn! 8D
Don't ask me why the top part of her skyline is silver, it was in the reference. u8
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Ella
"Um excuse me, do you need some help? I don't have anything else to do... I think..."

Type: Steam
Class: GS-6
Wheel Congfig: 4-8-4
Build Date: July 1943
Road #: 4460
Railway: Southern Pacific
Duties: Mixed
Other Names: Black Daylight, War Baby, The Forgotten Daylight

Bio: Ella is a precious cinnamon roll of which must be protected. Erika knew this and since has done her best to protect her baby sister, primarily from Edith's misdirected wrath. She is a shy, but helpful girl who is willing to prove her worth to both her railroad and her Daylight sisters. Ella was brought into the world during WWII and, along with the other GS6s, was never given the full Daylight streamlining which puts her further down on the pecking order among the other Northerns. She doesn't understand why Edith hates her so much, but tries very hard to get on her good side.

Ella's efforts were ironically rewarded when she was selected to pull the Farewell to Steam train in October 1958 for the SP. It was a bittersweet moment because by that time all her sisters were dead, unaware as to what became of Erika and Edith. The GS6 now sits at the back of the St Louis Railway Museum, alone and forgotten by most and possibly will never return to steam.

Relationships: Ella shares a special bond with big sister Erika and was overjoyed when the GS4 was put into general service as they now had the same livery, there were now identical, to Erika's displeasure but she didn't say it openly. Unfortunately for Ella it didn't stop the others from being mean towards the GS-6s. During the AFT Erika and Ella were suddenly reunited as Erika demanded to see her baby sister upon learning of her survival. It was a tearful reunion and the pair keep in touch via letters.

Ella strives hard to get Edith's blessings but is constantly shot down for seemingly no reason. When Edith's cylinder head blew Ella was there to take her disabled sister to the shops, but Edith boldly refused. The two went back and forth until finally Edith told Ella that she'd never be accepted. Ella has not seen nor heard of Edith since that day. However her words still torment Ella.
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Elena by WaningDaylight
Elena
Gone too soon, little lady. I feel kinda bad for killing her off without developing her more. Ah well, that's what the side stories are for. I will also revamp some of the earlier chapters so yeeeh. 
DO NOTE HOW NONE OF THESE GIRLS ARE IDENTICAL FACE-WISE.
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"Dear sister, whatever are you doing? You shouldn't be working you should be guy watching! Come with me, that train can wait as we have far better things to do... and observe~"

Type: Steam
Class: GS-3
Wheel Congfig: 4-8-4
Build Date: October–December 1937
Road #: 4421
Railway: Southern Pacific
Duties: Heavy passenger
Other Names: Elly (Glenn)

Bio: Elena is everything an engine shouldn't be and behaves very much like a teenager. She does her job, there's no doubt about it and does it well... unless there's a hunky piece of tender within range. Elena absolutely refuses to pull anything not the Daylight. When not on Daylight service the GS3 can be found in the freight yard, not doing any work mind you, but guy watching. She loves nothing more than a big, dirty, male freight engine and was quick to instill these traits upon Erika and the other GS4s, which drives Edith bonkers, but no ones cares.

Due to her own carefree nature, Elena was late with the Daylight and Erika was added on as a helper through the Horseshoe Curve on the way between San Luis Obispo and Salinas. In an attempt to make up for lost time, the train took the curve much too fast which resulted in the tragic end of Elena and her crew. There were attempts to revive her by SP but they were unsuccessful. Unbeknownst to most, Elena's parts were sold off in an attempt to once again revive the lost engine. There are no known records of the progress since.

Relationships: Elena loves her little sister Erika to pieces but, like Edith, has no problem telling an engine when they're doing something wrong, or working too hard for that matter. Elena will often drag Erika off her trains to go do other things.

Elena is very proud of being the girlfriend on a Union Pacific Big Boy. Glenn is both a trophy and the love her life. She is very protective of her man and has gotten in fights with but not limited to: FEFs, other GS', Santa Fe locos, and even Challengers! The two don't see each other often, but every now and again one is able to sneak onto the other's line.
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Edith by WaningDaylight
Edith
Tried to make her look like Liz Taylor, think I failed... well at least she has the eyebrows. 8u
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Edith
"Sister that is not - - no you don't do it like - - what are you...! *groan* Brett! Where's my Aspirin?!"

Type: Steam
Class: GS-2, now a GS-5
Wheel Congfig: 4-8-4
Build Date: December 1936
Road #: 4412
Railway: Southern Pacific, ICR
Duties: Heavy passenger, fast freight
Other Names: Posh Spice (Rey), Ms. Eyebrows (Rey)

Bio: Edith is the definition of posh and manners. She had them when she was built and she retained them since. That doesn't mean she can't fuck a bitch up though, but she'll do it in the most dignified manner and thank you for your time after. Unlike many Edith has a somewhat thicker brow. She was her first crew's first female engine who required make up and... well it was learning process for everyone. However she learned to like the look. Edith has a low tolerance and expects everyone to do things properly and will not hesitate to tell an engine, or human when they're doing it wrong. It was because her need for perfection that she retained her Daylight appearance while her sisters were transferred to general service when the GS3s arrived, so she could set an example (results varied).

Edith was finally booted from the Daylight and put in general service in the 1950s along with the other Daylights, but even then she did not complain. Better to be demoted and working than in a dead line. Her service life was cut short in the mid-1950s when her cylinder head finally blew after a small leak, previously hidden by her skirting, became constantly exposed to the elements. Edith was towed by Chloe to be repaired at the Sacramento shops. Sadly that didn't happen and Edith was left to rot for several more years before finally being moved to a dead line along with Celia. Just before meeting her end the two were saved by Laura Fowler, the original controller of the ICR. After much negotiation the two ex-Daylights were transferred east where they were shipped to the UK. But there was still an issue - thought Celia was able to manage, Edith was too wide and tall for the dinky British gauge. With the help of Sir William Stanier, Edith was re-constructed to better fit the gauge, however even with her adjustments her range is still limited. As a smaller, but ever powerful GS-5 Edith commands the English Daylight, the ICR's flagship train and her pride and joy during the warmer months. When passenger service is handled by Ada and Valda, Edith is often on night shift, lending her services elsewhere, or on display elsewhere.

In the 1980s Edith traveled to the mainland, running between France and West Germany for a special excursion along with SNCF 242A1. Before reuniting with Erika in 2013, Edith was well aware of her little sister's survival and success. While she's proud of Erika, she's also a little jealous of her worldwide fame. Just a little though.

Relationships: Like Erika, Edith loved her sisters, except the GS6s. She was especially close to Elena and was devastated by her sudden and abrupt death. Because the arrival of the GS6 was so close to her death, Edith automatically blames them for trying to replace Elena. She's particularly harsh towards Ella the youngest and last of the GS-class built by Lima. These days Edith is regretful of her behavior and hopes to one day apologize.

As a big sister Edith is somewhat hard on Erika even before the two were reunited. She is always giving advice and voicing her opinion, whether or not its needed... or wanted. She does her best to make sure Erika behaves as a proper Daylight and is less than happy that all of Elena's bad habits wore off on her, never to be corrected. You can't blame an engine for trying!

Edith's first boyfriend was Wolf, the ever popular ATSF 3751. At the time Edith was strictly work only, she had no time for dumb stuff like romance... but Wolf was so pushy charming. He eventually won the young and inexperienced GS2 over despite warnings from pretty much everyone and for a while, things were good. Until she caught him cheating on her with one of her sisters! Because of that Edith is now plagued with trust issues and self-doubt that she can't shake, even with an ego like hers. She blames him for all of her relationships issues and if she were to see him again she'd likely shove him into the turntable pit.

Boyfriend #2 was the A4 Sir Nigel Gresley. Like Wolf, Nigel was a bit full of himself and was sure he could win her over. Star-struck and fangirling Edith did not hesitate to accept his advances. The two shared a somewhat stable relationship in the early stages. However Edith's trust issues started to come into play and she quickly turned into that crazy girlfriend. After a heated argument, and Nigel with a damaged tender and smashed coaches, the two separated. And Edith is not sorry. He shouldn't had been looking at that Britannia!

Evening Star's brother Black Prince was the next to couple up with Edith. Unlike the others Black Prince was understanding and gentle with her. It was then that Edith began to really see what her own hangups were doing not only to herself, but to others as well. To save herself from another heated breakup, and loads of trouble, she regretfully let him go. Deep down Edith wonders if it was the right thing as he was the only who truly cared for her.

Edith has a huge crush on Mallard, but keeps her distance due to his decade-long relationship with Hamilton. It doesn't stop her from daydreaming though. The two met when the A4 was restored in the 1980s and have been good friends since. Edith credits her posh-ness on being able to mingle with the "popular kids" at the NRM York.

She is also good friends with Reymond, the M7 from Swanage. He helped her perfect the British accent, though she still slips into the Mid-Atlantic accent she learned while at the Lima shops. The two often share stories of their service years and Edith has no problem feeding Rey's growing obsession with the western US. If given the chance to go back to California she promised him she would have the M7 tucked away inside her tender; it's not like he couldn't fit...

Edith is especially close with the family of her first driver Brett as she has literally been passed down 3 generations, and she is proud of it! She even has all their names etched into her skirting. She was there for every wedding, every funeral, and every birthday. The death of the first Brett was especially hard on Edith as she saw herself as one of his own and was devastated that she could not attend his funeral as it was back in the US. In memoriam, Edith has a plaque dedicated to Brett the First in her cab.

She somewhat crushes on SNCF 242A1, Rene, the only other 4-8-4 in the UK currently. The two had a bit of a intimate rendezvous while in France for the mainland excursion but the two never pushes the relationship further, deciding it was best to stay friends. As they both suffer from failed relationships, Edith would often go to him after every breakup, and she still does when she has flashbacks. She admires Rene's impressive power and undeniable good looks. She still kicks herself for not going after him.

Edith knew Celia long before preservation but the two rarely spoke. Edith never thought much of the streamlined P-10s and always thought they were more or less bootleg versions of the real thing. However after getting to know Celia in the dead line she learned of Celia's impressive need for perfection, making the two very fast friends. On the ICR the two share the English Daylight, with Celia usually being stationed in York.

Edith never thought she'd be interested in anything smaller than a Pacific, but there rolled in Henry one day, watching the sunrise and he somehow caught her eye. She finds his awkwardness cute and his gentle nature reminds her of Black Prince. After a handful of failed relationships, Edith plans to take this one a lot slower and let things happen on their own. And pray that enough time has passed that her hangups don't come to a head a third time.
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Adolf by WaningDaylight
Adolf
Preserved condition Adolf at that! Up until now we've NEVER see him in proper color. He's always been all black, well... not anymore! 8D

Adolf - :iconthrowdownyourhat:
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Adolf
"..."

Type: Steam
Class: Wurttemberg K/BR59
Wheel Congfig: 2-12-0
Build Date: 1917
Road #: 59 045
Railway: Royal Württemberg State Railways, Kollsvik, Wutach Valley Railway
Duties: Heavy freight, excursion passenger
Other Names: Addie (Erika) Do not call him that, Mr. Grumpy Face (Erika) or that, Wolfie (Erika) that either, The Black Wolf

Bio: Unlike Erika, Adolf is quiet, reserved, and often comes off as quite cold. You know typical German man. His life has not been easy. After an accident in his younger years he was sold off and has been jumping from railway to railway since. He worked night shift on the Kollsvik Railway for over 30 years and doubled as the island's watchdog... and undertaker. He was the only big engine there which made it easy to strike fear in the other engines and those who dared to be out after hours. Unfortunately, even after years of dedicated service Adolf again found himself homeless after the death of the railway's owner. The inability to find a permanent home along with the guilt of an accident of which resulted in the deaths of dozens, though through no fault of his own, has iced over this engine's soul with the unlikelihood of ever thawing.

After sitting for years in a shed, Adolf was finally bought by the Wutach Valley Railway, home of the pigtail line within the Black Forest of the Wurttemberg State. Finally the remaining 59 was back on home turf to be restored. He was repainted into the standard German black and red and finally given a number - 59 045. He has been operating there ever since. In 2005, Marklin sponsored an excursion on one condition: Adolf would be repainted into a lighter army green with black frames of which he absolutely hated loved! This happened again in 2012 but with a more accurate green with red frames for a limited edition set offered by Marklin. Shortly after the 59 was put back in the standard livery, but given brass accents.

Relationships: Karen was one of the engines who worked on the same line as Adolf back in his younger years. The two quickly became friends and she was the first engine on the scene when Adolf crashed in the forest. Adolf has no idea what happened to her since the two were sold off. He only hopes that she's someplace happy.

Henry had the misfortune of working with Adolf during his own time on the island. And it's safe to say that Adolf scared the shit out of him. No one's really sure of Adolf's opinion on the ten wheeler aside from general annoyance after an incident forced Adolf out of his daytime slumber. Looking back if he were to ever run into Henry again, Adolf would probably apologize for shoving him.

Erika is... Erika. Upon her arrival on Kollsvik her nature instantly put Adolf off. She was rude, disobedient, pretty, and annoying. However he wouldn't deny that her ability to be cheerful while in a place like Kollsvik was admiring... kinda. Still, Erika was the only one willing to break down his walls and get him to open up. She is, and always will be, the only engine Adolf has ever or will likely love. He tries not to think about her too much these days as it is too painful.

Adolf doesn't like Sofie and she doesn't like him, nuff said.

Angela is Adolf's driver after his return from Kollsvik. He had gone through a couple of firemen, but she remained the only person to drive him. Angela reminds Adolf a bit of Erika. During the course of his overhaul, Angela got him to talk as he had been previously mute for the most part, but not through constant pestering. She was a lot more patient and understanding than Erika and has earned Adolf's trust. She once manicured his eyebrows so his glare wouldn't scare the children as much. Their relationship is a mix between an old, married couple, and a father looking out for his daughter. Adolf will not hesitate to lecture when the opportunity arises; which primarily goes ignored.  
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Votin' Time

Thu Aug 25, 2016, 11:56 AM


I  don't want to interrupt the poll so I'll do it here! So I wanna create my own loco class exclusively for the California Coastal, I call it - the Golden Royal (Emperor) you know because it's California kinda like the GS. They'll be semi-streamliners painted in a dark royal blue with gold/brass bits. Think of GWR only in dark blue.

THESE ARE NOT FOR THE WANING DAYLIGHT UNIVERSE. 

Issue is that I don't know what loco class to use. So far I narrowed it down to a Hudson, Northern, or a Mountain. With Dean's suggestion of a Berk. Since I cannot decide on a type, I'll let ya'll vote on it. Your choices are:

  • Northern 4-8-4 (2)
  • Hudson/Baltic 4-6-4 (4) 
  • Mountain 4-8-2 (3)
  • Berkshire 2-8-4 (3)

If you have other suggestions, feel free to shares those along with your reasons too. *flies away*

  • Listening to: Justin Timberlake
  • Drinking: water

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Agent555 Featured By Owner 5 hours ago  Student Digital Artist
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WaningDaylight Featured By Owner 5 hours ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Okay... and?
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Agent555 Featured By Owner 5 hours ago  Student Digital Artist
I have finally calmed my nerves, so maybe after like a week for two, maybe Seth, Fletcher and Kira will give me another chance, but for now, just need to just go with the flow.
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WaningDaylight Featured By Owner 4 hours ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
... You've been saying that all week, saying that you'll leave them be and move on. Then you go back on it and make pity of art of how sad you are that this has happened. If you want to vent, fine but do it privately. Otherwise it comes off as if you're looking for e-hugs and attention.

The others have moved on, grow up and do the same.
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FlyGuyRob Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
X3 Have you seen this: www.youtube.com/watch?v=q095YP…
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WaningDaylight Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes and it's still funny.
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FlyGuyRob Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Of course, though the press can be abit overcrowded at times. Besides the stations
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WaningDaylight Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lol
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Agent555 Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Student Digital Artist
Daylight, if you don't mind me calling you that, there is two things I wanted to show you, and it maybe possible that Seth and Fletcher may give me another chance, but as for Kira, she's thinking about it, I think.

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WaningDaylight Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Like I said, let them cool off for a while. In the mean time I gotta say, your valve gear needs fixing. Unlike Percy who can get away with that, you're gonna need more that one rod to move those drives. I'm talking crossheads, a full set of valve gear. Ya know like this - www.bluestarline.org/todays_ph…

You could also get away with inside cylinder motion. I a 2-8-0 tender engine can have it, so could a tankie.
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