Kriegsloks building shops is a free Model Railroad Discussion Forum and photo gallery. We cover all scales and sizes of model railroads. Whether you're a master model railroader or just getting started, you'll find something of interest here.


Well-Known Member
Today it was finally time to build proper pilot for that locomotive. On one of train shows i came in contact with two very early pictures of #s 401 and 402 soon after delivery from Baldwin:

There's no author posted except "Baldwin Locomotives", so i'm assuming it was someone from BLW making promotional shots. Anyway i think those solid prows at the front are cool looking. Problem is most pictures available of these machines are either during, or post WW II. All of them show wooden step going across under the pilot. Not having any measurements i put steps on the pilot first as those seem exactly the same as on factory delivered Western Maryland machines:

Next using this picture and having basic height dimentions as per Western Maryland version i eyeballed the rest on a scale drawing.

Here is that solid prow just about ready to solder in:

And overall shot with some details still to do:

Mean looking:)

Still a bunch of details to go on that pilot; hand rail, uncoupling bar and what looks like some kind of pins up front in triangular clevices. More to come.

Affiliate Disclosure: We may receive a commision from some of the links and ads shown on this website (Learn More Here) is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to - An online railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used railroad books. Railroad pictorials, railroad history, steam locomotives, passenger trains, modern railroading. Hundreds of titles available, most at discount prices! We also have a video and children's book section. - An online model railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used books. Layout design, track plans, scenery and structure building, wiring, DCC, Tinplate, Toy Trains, Price Guides and more.