as a machinist I have been asked to make or restore a lot of odd projects. I never thought a carnival train would be one of them...
This is a model G 16, made by the miniature train co, for the 1952 Alaska state fair. The owner decided on a resto-mod after I had gotten started. I restored the trucks, and even cut new axles. Then he decided he wanted the chassis stretched 14 inches, and a door added. (originally, the conductor stepped over the side. ). The engine cover was also supposed to be bolted on, and lifted completely off to access the engine. The hinge and latch were my own idea
The guy also has the old miniature "steam" engine from the Last Frontier Hotel, in Las Vegas
The pics in the back ground are not mine. The guy actually went and bought a lathe, milling machine, a plasma cutter, mig welder, and a soda blaster...then told me to make a list of the other tools I needed to finish the job, out of his own shop