Little black ducky showed me a SketchUp drawing he made of the boiler room for the train, so here’s my interpretation of his drawing.
Sorry Ducky but the spittoon just looked to big for my build.
Again on a bigger model I could and would have used more of his levers and such.
I’m at the point where I could go in another direction.
How about a canon?
Or add some fins and it’s a rocket ship.
Ok back to the regularly scheduled programing.
I trimed it out around the base on the real train it would some times be chromed.
Also put most of the nose parts on.
I covered the wheel base with 1/16” walnut to hide the sassafras base I started with.
I started out just using any thing that came to my hand then a third of the way through saw this just wouldn’t do and remade quite a few parts to make it all match up.
When a project tells you something you need to listen.
The train gets kind a busy in the front so need to get every little thing built to see how it all works out.
Plus I made my boiler a little different that added some length to it so need to keep an eye out for trouble.
This is the coal burning train plans I’m using but I had a chance to see the wood burning train plans and I found it quite interesting the different Technics used in the two builds.
On my train I was supposed to turn the boiler on the lathe as one piece of wood, but the wood train plans call for the way I built mine.
I hadn’t seen the wood train plans before I started mine.
Here’s a better picture of the wheels.
The cow catcher is a real pain to make and get it to look right.
The wood train plans give a much better drawings to help with the cow catchers construction.
It’s getting there but still need to make all the chimneys and the like.
I should note that quite a few parts are just sitting there not glued up till I’m sure all is well.
Thais all folks.
-- There's a hundred ways to do anything, alot depends on the tools at hand.