The G3/G4 was the GP9 of late 19th century Germany. Thousands
were built and they lasted into the 1930s. This one was built around 1880
and is shown circa 1905. This illustrates what one can do using a MAXI
model as a basis. The MAXI model was fortunately the right size and has the
right colors. The cab was totally changed with a new
roof, support pillars, windows, window glass, whistle and instruments. In
addition, I've added numerous pipes, grips, signs, wheel covers, sand pipes, real coal in the tender, tender hooks,
and moved the last dome back. It's also got the 54590 sound effect tender and the 60955 high efficiency decoder.
Notice that locomotives from this era were never really standardized, and no
two were quite the same. The beautiful reconstruction in the Nürnberg
museum is composite, and I took the same approach combining details from
photos of different engines, depending on where I could make out details of
different parts of the engine.