This detailed 1” scale model of Norfolk & Western’s (N&W) Class A #1218 and associated rail cars was handmade by Joseph Schuler over the course of 15 years. It is a fully functional live steam engine. Mr. Schuler was a machinist in the mining industry and applied his job skills toward building models. The 1218 model is constructed from scrap metal, brass, and copper, and is one of three scale model trains that Mr. Schuler built.
On loan from Helen Schuler