That is like saying I've never seen a plastic or die cast locomotive before. Making a model locomotive out of iron and steel is possible but also difficult so why make things harder than they have to be? It is just a model.Yeah I supposed, but what detail you gain you loose in realism. I've never seen a brass locomotive before. I guess I just don't get it.
That makes the assumption that one can solder. Seems there are many folks out in model railroad land that have a hard time just soldering a wire to a rail. Don't know what they would do with the tactical heat soldering needed for work on brass locos. I can see their brass locos ending up melted into chunks of brass in a pool of lead. :-(One of the nicest things about brass, particularly steam, is their simplicity. ... Older models can be brought up to current standards by adding or replacing details.
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