The train is going to require the building of many files, most using techniques I've demonstrated here previously. We'll use every trick in the book and probably invent a few more along the way.
Todays build is the truck for the locomotive. This is a heavy cast frame that holds the wheel sets in alignment and supports the locomotive. I started by building the vector in EnRoute pro. The frame vector was selected and a flat relief 2" tall was created. I also built a relief of the center section at the same time
I then built a second set of reliefs for the truck axle housings. This was a simple flat relief 1.2" tall. I used the bottom squares to modify the relief by adding to. The axle holes were 'drilled' by building a zero height relief. This was merged lowest with the truck relief.
I then built taller reliefs with the rectangular vectors. These would form gussets. They were then merged highest to become part of truck.
We would route four of these pieces from two inch thick thirty lb Precision Board.
Next up is the truck for the log car.