Ultimate Scratchbuilding Project?

Discussion in 'Scratchin' & Bashin'' started by CharlesH., Sep 30, 2004.

  1. CharlesH.

    CharlesH. Member

    I've been going through my old Model Railroader issues, and I encountered something you don't hear of very often nowadays- a series of articles about scratchbuilding a brass steam locomotive (Oct. 97 - June 98).
    This quickly made me come here and ask, has anyone attempted scratchbuilding a brass steam locomotive?
  2. 60103

    60103 Pooh Bah

    Charles: I haven't (curved surfaces scare me) but I have friends who have - one in O scale and one in S.
  3. gcodori

    gcodori Member

    Check out the brass loco builders forum on Yahoo Groups.

    Lots of people do it. Most start out building a white metal kit. MR also published a series in the 80's on building an HO mikado.

    Also check out the forum on locomotive gearing and powering.

    I subscribe to both, I just make sure to check off no email, as I like to read the posts online instead of getting dozens of emails.


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