Haven’t posted in a while after hitting a few roadblocks. Here is where it stands now. Still details to add to the chassis and shell.
First roadblock is the wheels are not useable. Out of quarter and the crankpins have been located randomly. Even with a lot of clearance in the siderods it won’t turn without binding. They come pre quartered with square axles so no way to fix that.
I am thinking of replacing the driver centers. PSC has some that should work. Pressing the tire on the center I can figure out but would appreciate suggestions for dealing with the rim insulators. I have not done that before and wondering what is the best material to use and how its done.
Second hitch has been dealt with. The steamchest was way to high. About .200”.
Fortunately I have a mill and was able to take care of that and begin building the shell.
Something to consider if you are thinking of building one of these.