Trevithick Dredger Engine Base
This may well not be the final version of the base for the model dredger engine, but of the alternatives it is the simplest to build, so I will put it together and see how it looks. Most readers who responded to my query for opinions about alternatives opted for the model bricks base, and that remains a possibility.
But the wooden block base is attractive because it is simple, has a reminiscence of the gun boat origin of the dredger, and would be easy for me, a previous woodworker, to build.
This is how it would look..
By no means committed to this option, but considering it. The square section wood is Australian Mountain Ash, a superb furniture quality hardwood.