Maybe I need to start my own thread. Yet I am not building a layout I'm just messing around with what's on the workbench and right now it's this caboose build. Walls are assembled... So... adding wood to build up the base. Remember this is a Tyco caboose I cut up for chassis and trucks and couplers. I learned about bending wood many moons ago while watching the wood wrights shop on PBS. Well, I am using tiny wood, but it's the same thing. This was my first time ever using steam to bend wood and it was amazingly easy to do with the steam from my stove top tea pot. ok, there is my roof piece. It's actually not hot, I used the tongs just to show how I handled it while steaming. Ok that's it for today. I actually got the model built. Can't locate my pin vise so the grab irons and hand rails will have to wait for another time.