What I am about to show you is the most detailed and accurate model of anything I have ever made. For the last 10 months I have been researching and building my own 1:20.3 scale (G scale) model of the Disneyland Railroad locomotive #5, the Ward Kimball. It is built competently from scratch, every bit and piece was made by hand from either sheet styrene, strip styrene, or turned on a dremel out of foam. It doesn’t move, that wasn’t my goal though, I just wanted to make a nice detailed display model and I didn’t want to fuss on making it move. Besides if it did move, there wouldn’t be a layout for it to run on!
So here it is, what may be the finest model of the Ward Kimball locomotive ever built!
There are over 8 light bulbs on the engine, that light up the head light, class lights, firebox, cab lights, and cab signals.
Inside the cab, which is accurate down to the valves.