I've ordered some parts for the locomotive so while I'm waiting on those, I'm starting on the tender.
As a reminder, this is how it looked.
The potmetal coal bunker sides and the water hatch have been removed.
Then I removed as much of the excess solder from the outside of the tender as I could.
Here is the main body of the tender after it is cleaned up.
I cut a strip of brass for the coal bunker sides and started putting the rivets on it.
Here is the finished brass strip.
The bottom edge is bent over to form and area to solder to and then the strip is bent to form the shape for the coal bunker.
This is soldered to the top of the tender body.
The door for the coal bunker is made out of potmetal and I'm going to leave that on the tender.
I'm not quite understanding how this works. Does the steel mandril press the brass down into the hole in the table? It leaves a hollow on top and a bump on the bottom? Is the drill turning when you press?