Failure was definately an option, but this easter I managed to finish the Westinghouse boxcab electric I have been working on and off on for almost ten years.
I will not even try to hide that I am happy to the point of gloating. After all it is not that often I finish something this complicated.
Some statistics on the model:
Scale: 1:45 (0-scale)
Gauge: 22,2 mm
Weight: 540 g.
Length (coupler to coupler) 184 mm
Tip of the hat to Erik Olsen that made those beautiful spoked wheels, and respect to the people at Chempix that did the etchings from my artwork. Credit is also due to the fine craftsmen at the company formerly known as Korea Brass. They did a fine job on journalbox/leaf spring castings (master by yours truly). They also did the wheel center castings from Erik Olsens masters.
So bring on that ASEA engine!