|Project by CarvinTom||posted 168 days ago||553 views||1 time favorited||5 comments|
This is the last of three model locomotives that I have “carved”, really I carved, turned and fashioned dozen of little pieces and glued them together. The first two were done to honor the 20th year of service of my two bosses. This one is for ME!
The PH&W (Pittsburgh, Wilmerding and Homestead) RR is a fictitious railroad that would, if it were real, run right past where I work in East Pittsburgh, PA. The irony is this Locomotive is actually the Empire State Express the first vehicle of any sort to exceed 100 mph and did so in about 1893. That would hardly be needed on a short line that is perhaps 20 miles long:-). More info on the history of the piece see my blog (http://carvintom.blogspot.com/2013/02/history-lessons-and-my-finished.html).
It is all of basswood. There is one shot of the wheel turning process. If anyone is interested in how I turned them, see my blog (http://carvintom.blogspot.com/2013/01/empire-state-express-now-get-back-to.html).
Hope you like the locomotive and tender.
-- Carvin' Tom, Pittsburgh, PA, www.carvintom.blogspot.com No, I'm *not* retired. I am a "recycled teenager!"