Please read before proceeding:

  • This website documents the way in which I built my first live steam locomotive. Sections will be added as time permits.
  • All content presented in these pages is for informational purposes only and does not constitute an endorsement or recommendation of any particular technique, component, or design practice.
  • It is up to each individual visiting this site to research and decide for themselves the suitability and safety of any techniques, components, or design practices they may wish to employ in their own practice.
  • You - and only you - are responsible for your safety.
  • When approached correctly, building and operating live steam locomotives can be a safe and enjoyable hobby.  There are many books available in the hobby that can guide and educate the novice.  Check with one or more of the online live steam discussion groups for recommendations.