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I just did an all black one for my LEGO Movie layout for Brickworld Indy last week. I'll try and post a photo later.
I would really like to see TLG make a greater variety of shapes in what I call the drab colors. When you see images of older trains, they always seem to be darker colors or rusty colored. While TLG does have a lot of good colors, they just don't have them in the shape that I would want/need. A good example is the sliding doors one might see on a rusty-brown railroad car. TLG has these doors in a couple of grays (Part# 4583713); but not in rusty-brown to my knowledge. If TLG would just produce a better selection of good colored train parts, I would be content with MOCing my trains.
On the subject of space, I've always wanted to build a shelf around the perimeter of a room near the ceiling and install some train tracks on it. I think it would be kind of neat to watch it go, although my wife might not appreciate it. I guess I could periodically attach a couple of Swiffers to it and tell her it was there for dusting purposes.
We do have potential patterns though with the last three models, take from them what you will:
Steam | Diesel | Electric
Passenger | Freight | Passenger
Not branded | Branded | Not branded
Rotary Motor | PF power truck | PF power truck
Lights | No lights | Lights
2 carriages (technically) | 2 carriages | 2 carriages
No support vehicles | 1 support vehicle | No support vehicles
3 minifigs | 3 minifigs | 6 minifigs
presumably you can also add
EUR | US | EUR
I wouldn't mind a new steam train or newer diesel/electric train though. I've had enough of the bullet trains for now.
1) This mod: http://www.eurobricks.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=28273&st=75 (scroll down for ThomasB's post)
2) This mod: http://www.eurobricks.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=37468
3) Swapping the 5L drive rod lift arms with 7L lift arms
Those three, relatively minor upgrades serve to make the engine run much more smoothly.
(I just hope it is good. Please, please, please!)
As fun as a winter train will be I expect it will keep us from getting a new Expert train for use in everyday City layouts for a good while unfortunately.
Or leaks. Leaks can happen too.
I think something similar to constitution train (as @Paperballpark said) is a good guess