Hi Todd,That's really looking great! What RR name will you be putting on the loco?
Your progress is amazing!
I have a question - back when you made the crankshaft by attaching pieces, did you make the eccentric diameters a little bigger to provide some margin around the thin side when you drilled for the shaft? Asked a different way, if you did it again, would you make them larger and expand the straps to provide some more margin?
Today's vinyl graphics are much improved over even a decade ago. I've applied them to cars and could swear they were painted. A local sign shop should be able to set you up.I've never used vinyl letters - they would be kind of thick, wouldn't they? I've only seen the 3 or 4 inch tall ones.
Hi Todd,Excellent! Could you please describe your process for turning the reflector?
Nice little chisels - thanks for the link!I use these: http://www.leevalley.com/en/Wood/page.aspx?p=20235&cat=1,330,49233&ap=1
To carve brass. I have a turning rest, similar to a wood turning rest for my Sherline lathe. It does a great job on brass. Just have to take light cuts.