C-16 Backdate - Don Kralik, Garwood NJ

To create this loco I wrapped stock BLI domes with thin self-adhesive brass available from McMaster-Carr Supply, added a Xeodon Long Pilot with scalloped deck plate and Diamond Stack. All molded in boiler detail was removed and new boiler bands made from styrene strip. These were wrapped with adhesive foil. Banta products C-16 wood cab was stained with Min-Wax cherry stain. Headlight, air pump and all cab detail is from Precision Scale Company. Stock BLI tender was sectioned to lower it. Wood load scavenged from dead tree branches split with an X-acto knife.