Workbench Wednesday

Malcolm H. Houck has been working on a couple of brass locomotive projects and sent a progress image of his NYO&W Class S 2-8-0 Double Cab. The railroad did not use the “Camelback” term for these locos.

The tender shell was formed from 0.010-inch brass sheet. A NWSL Riveter with a fence for positioning was used to impress the rivets. A new die was made from 01 oil hardening tool steel and finished with a bit of home alchemy heat treating. Malcolm snapped this shot to illustrate a temporary “lay-up” with the major locomotive parts at hand.

What’s on your workbench?

5 thoughts on “Workbench Wednesday

  1. Be nicer to see, if anyone knows, a blog or other source showing how to go about building a locomotive from scratch.

    1. The late Gordon Odegard did a great series scratch building a Mike in MR a number of years ago…..Jerry Albin

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