You know I just can’t get enough of Lee’s work. The most recent effort shared by Lee is this New York Central ten-wheeler. The model was imported by Precision Scale a number of years ago. It is a handsome machine with simple lines defined by a traditional pilot and headlight location.
I find the weathering to be restrained indicating an engine that is well cared for by the crew and the roundhouse personnel. The boiler and domes reflect light indicating a recent wipe down. The running gear, smokebox and firebox reflect the fact that the locomotive earns it keep.
Lee has captured a good balance in his weathering approach. It shows age without the look of total neglect.
The model is standard O gauge (5′ gauge). I admire the work and appreciate the skill regardless of the track standards.
Thanks again, Lee, for sharing these photos.