Mallard steam train

Mallard steam train 3D model


Highly detailed model of the classic 'Mallard' steam train.

Geometry and Rigging

This is a high-poly model (396,422 vertices, 388,873 faces) featuring both the main engine and the tender, and including a highly detailed cabin interior. The wheels and drive-train are fully rigged with an armature that animates all the pistons and drive rods simply by rotating a single wheel pair (the rear-most of the large wheels), additional contraints are also included that will automatically rotate all the wheels appropriately simply by moving the 'Engine' bone on the Y axis relative to the 'Root' bone of the armature.

Note: the rigging and armature is only available in the native Blender format.

Materials and Rigging

The model is fully unwrapped with non-overlapping UVs. It uses six PBR materials (and an additional simple glass material for the windows, the lamp lenses and the instument faces), each material comes with five 4k texture maps - base colour, ambient occlusion, metallic, roughness and normal. The materials were designed in Cycles but as PRB materials should work fine in any render engine that supports the metallic PBR workflow.

Note: the textures may not correct properly when importing the .obj format, however the texture maps are logically named along with the materials they are associated with and the meshes they should be applied to.

karlu 2023-10-03 16:32:47 UTC
Good job
Item rating
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fractionalist 2022-06-07 02:09:33 UTC
The Mallard Steam Train is a masterpiece of workmanship, which I purchased with the goal of animating it in Blender for a 6yr old who loves trains~ was beyond my expectations, this creator exceeded my expectations, definitely appears to be a labor of love!
Mallard steam train
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Mallard steam train
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3D Model formats

Format limitations
  • Blender 2.9 (.blend)219 MBVersion: 2.9Renderer: Cycles
  • OBJ (.obj, .mtl)213 MB
  • Autodesk FBX (.fbx)220 MB

3D Model details

  • Publish date2021-12-22
  • Model ID#3465103
  • Animated
  • Rigged
  • VR / AR / Low-poly
  • PBR approved
  • Geometry Polygon mesh
  • Polygons 388,873
  • Vertices 396,422
  • Textures
  • Materials
  • UV Mapping
  • Unwrapped UVs Non-overlapping
  • Plugins used
  • Ready for 3D Printing