PRR H21a - Construction: Conclusion
08/30/2011
I weighed the model and it comes to 4.3oz (170g), so it is still 1.6oz too light. I added that via the load by attaching some weights to the bottom of the load. Another solution could be to glue some more lead shot in the bottom of the car's interior, thereby keeping the center of gravity low, since the load will be "permanent" in this car.

This is a list of things I need to improve on for the next model. I have made so many obvious mistakes on this first model that I am actually kind of embarrassed to have this article published here. But, we all have to start somewhere!I really enjoy scratch-building in general, and I had a lot of fun building this car. I am definitely going to build more. After this one is finished, I am going to build two more in a mini assembly line, as soon as I receive the scaled drawings and have thoroughly studied them.