In light of recent posts about #10, it’s a bit ironic that the book has finally become available through Model Railroad Hobbyist. It’s been in the works for something like 18 months now. Despite my decision that I really need to go back and rebuild the chassis, there is still plenty to learn from this model.
The book is based on the original email thread that I wrote as I built the locomotive. However, it has been substantially reorganized and edited to make sense when read together. So for example, while the tender was the first and last part of the model I worked upon, in the book, there is a single section about the tender.
One thing I did that is a little unusual is to keep all the failures, and there were many! I believe we all learn from failures, even if they aren’t our own. I included them as a warning to those who might think one of my dead ends is a good way to go.