Work continues on rebuilding the cab for 1898 Baldwin steam locomotive Wb 299. The fireman's cab side has been cut out over the summer, including window and door cut-outs.
As detailed in a previous article - Cab work continues for steam loco Wb 299 - CAD drawings for cab components have been prepared, referring to original Baldwin drawings, samples saved from the original cab, and photographs of the locomotive in service during the 1950s. The components have been test fitted in a CAD model.
Next steps are to fit steel angles that support the cab floor, make and fit the half-round steel window and door beading, and get the cab roof rolled. The cab sub-frame and main locomotive extension frames are also on the list of items to make.