Since it is hard, no… impossible to find off-the-shelf components for our Plymouth Model BL gas-mechanical locomotive, many parts have had to be fabricated. The radiator is no exception. Here we see four of the five pieces of the radiator including the custom built core which was put together by project manager Kevin Klees. The sides and radiator bottom are also shown here. One of the sides is also a reproduction, a weldment also made by Kevin to replace one that was heavily damaged. The radiator will soon be re-assembled into the engine. This last step will allow the Buda engine to finally be started and tuned.