Thanks to Pete Thornton, I learned how to post pictures. This is the condensed version of the last 2 weeks.
I finally started my MLS "Build a Classic American 4-2-4T Locomotive" Mini Masterclass by David Fletcher offered back in April 2005
The key part to this build is the CPH Kit from Hartland Locomotive Works which was assembled specifically for this class by Phil Jensen.
I plan on building the Danforth Cooke Gothic cab version with laser cut parts from Rick Raively
The class included 3 background chapters and 3 construction chapters which thanks to Dwight are still available for download
This is what I started with
The frame dry fitted with the motor
Frame bolted together and firebox rivet detail added
Cab and tender deck built and attached
New pilot built with styrene
Adding rivet detail with track nails
and that is where I am at in this build