Sarissa Precision Old West 28mm Engine and Tender
Legends of the Old West
This is a laser-etched mdf steam engine from Sarissa Precision.
The model makes use of many flat circles to create the three dimensional boiler. This is a clever method and though doesn't look quite right, does allow the creation of a great model from just flat sheets of MDF.
This went together really easily and is a clever design, turning what is flat pieces of MDF into a three dimensional model. Laser-cut MDF models use to be mainly buildings, or thing with straight lines, however companies like Sarissa Precision have taken it to the next level, using flat MDF to create complicated curved models such as the steam engine.
It has to be said that the tender is more akin to the buildings with slab sides, though I do like the angled tender sides at the top.
It wasn’t the easiest of builds and I found the instructions slightly confusing, but I got there in the end.
I am intending to cut up actual sticks for the wood fuel that would have been used to power the steam locomotive.