New Locomotive Project

Today, I finally began building my new locomotive. I’ve been looking at building either a 3/4″ scale or 1″ scale locomotive. After our annual meet in August, I got talking to a good friend of mine and he suggested I build the same engine as he is building, so that’s what I’m doing.

It’s the Friends Models, 1″ Scale, 4-3/4″ Gauge B-8 Class 4-6-0 “Ten Wheeler” by H.J. Coventry of Baltimore, MD. Now the great thing is that not only are Steve and I building the same locomotive, but for Christmas his son Paul received a set of castings. In the future, we will get to triple head. That will be the sight on the Waushakum high line.

Today, I began machining my drive wheels. I finished facing the back sides. Tomorrow, I will machine the front, dill and ream them.

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2 Responses to New Locomotive Project

  1. Ray Gendreau says:

    I am a member of the Dull Men/s Club in Southborough. We would like to visit your club someday. There would be about 15 of us. Do you ever do this?

  2. Dennis says:

    I am not a great machinist but I would like to build a 1″ live steam locomotive. Can anyone tell me where I would be able to purchase a fully machined live steam locomotive in kit form? I have found only one company…OS in Japan. I would hope there would be a manufacturer somewhere in the USA. Can anyone help me?

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