The #9 finally received her boiler this month. Jon Thompson and his crew did an awesome job on it and it came out beautiful. All the modifications I did to the boiler started with a stock Allen mogul boiler and was shortened and the firebox was changed to fit the engine. It came out great and should be a good steamer. Now I just have to save up some more money for all the plumbing and fixtures and any live steamer knows how expensive that can get in a hurry.
The 1" pacific is torn down right now with the boiler off of it. The entire chassis has been given a new coat of paint and the boiler will get some work on it before it get put back on the engine. This will be my first priority before I get back to work on the mogul.
The C-21 has been sitting idle in the shop with no attention given to it lately. I should be recieving the fully machined cylinders within a month and will pull everything apart again, give it a paint job and reassemble everything.
Right now, its finish the Pacific, then the Mogul, and lastly the C-21. Oh and build a 2 1/2" flat car somewhere in the middle of all that. Eventually I'll get back to working on my railroad outside but I'm just having fun in the shop right now. Til next time....