the “well” and prelim dry fitting

Time to complete the rest of the framing. The footplate lays at the rear of the engine across the frames and forms the floor of the cab. Here, a thin sheet metal is being fitted.

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Then the two sidesheets make up the side walls. The left sidesheet is metal plate like the foot plate, but the right is styrene because it makes cutting the arc for the reverse bar easier.

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Those three sheets complete the “well” at the bottom of the cab. Also under the footplate is the rear air tank.

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Then I went ahead and dry fitted the running boards and the cab just to see how she’s coming along.

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It looks like pretty complete but there are a lot of details left. Plenty more of work to do.

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