I think that in a model of this scale is necessary to protect the driver's fingers from the gears.
So I decided to apply two guards, one on the left side to protect from the final gear and the other at the right side.
Both are made from 0,7 mm brass with 1,5 mm steel supports and 1/16" copper rivets and are screwed to side plates with M3 hex. steel screws.
Durham & N.Y.S.C.
Model Traction Engine 2" scale ( 1:6 )
Two brackets supports the guard to the tender plate