I’m waiting for decals to arrive for the “three sisters” – NS&T 8, 15, and 19 – but that’s not preventing me from making progress on S scale freight motors for the Niagara St. Catharines & Toronto Railway. I’ve spent the past week building another William Flatt brass kit – this time, a classic GE 55 Ton steeple cab, which I am detailing as NS&T 20.
As the above photo shows, I’ve made a lot of progress in about a week. In addition to fabricating the frame, I’ve assembled and detailed the cab and both end hoods. I’ve also built a sub-frame to attach the power trucks and hold this unit’s DCC package.
I’m basically down to ends, handrails, and a few miscellaneous details. Then I can do final clean up and send this one to the paint shop.
Now that I’ve built a few brass freight motors, the process is getting easier – and faster!