Bill had been bringing parts and photos of his progress to show us where we both work. Up until today, I had never seen the whole engine. Bill is an extremely talented modeler and machinist. It shows in the final product.
Bill was fretting about the rust that had formed just this morning on the rear driver tire. It seems that either steam or water gets on the tire in that spot.
The cab, headlight and pilot are hardwood.
Even the backhead is neatly laid out and fully functional.
The Mogul is coal fired and the fire burns very well indeed.