There are a couple of engines I'd really like to have (HO scale) that no one is likely to make. There are brass models out there, but they're just too expensive. There really aren't any models that would be kit-bashed either, so that seems to leave me in the realm of scratch building. Has anyone tried this? Are there any online resources for how to go about it? I did see a couple chapters in a recent Kalmbach book on scratch building a steamer, but at the time the wallet was empty so I couldn't buy it, next time I see it I will. I'd really like to find some web sites that give details on how to go about such a project. Any thoughts? I'm sure it's not easy, but I'm pretty handy and I've found that I love scratch building, so far mostly in wood. I'd assume an engine would be best in brass. Thanks!