Details and more details
I spent the day with the die grinder easing the edges of all the cut Precision Board pieces and making sure everything lined up to go together. Then the pieces were glued togeher to form the complete trucks at last. Just for fun, I included the owners' initials (Jeff and Janice) into the truck gear castings - one 'J' on each end. The trucks are now ready for the special paint and rust treatment.
At each end of the engine and log car the couplings were welded into place.
The little Shay looking more authentic every day.