Building live steam locomotives in 1/8 scale

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Building live steam locomotives in 1/8 scale

Paul writes – “Here’s picture sent to one of my mailing lists by a fellow model engineer, of a boiler he’s building. Looks very much like a Jack-o-Lantern… He also blogs his progress on a number of different locomotive projects, heres the page. Not sure, but I thought this stuff may be of interest to your readers. It is certainly in the same vein as the steam bicycles and the work I-Wei Huang.”Link.


  • Building a 1/8 scale model of a 4-4-0 locomotive from 1872, 4-6-0 “Ten-Wheeler – Link.
  • The Baldwin 3003 – Link.
  • Building a 0-6-0 Live Steam loco in 1/8 scale, A “Vr1” Class 0-6-0 Finnish switcher – Link.
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