It varies, TJ. On the plastic ones, the shell is all one piece, except for the lens (headlamp). The lens is a clear plastic rod with a flared end. As you saw, this one had a boiler front with spring clips. I've seen some steamers where the boiler front is hinged and swings open for access to the lamp.Those puppies just pop right on and off, huh? Neat!
(So much to learn ... so much to learn ...)
Good luck with auction!
I only did great because you pointed it out to me. The description says 10 green jewels: I count 10 of something in the lil baggie, and I assume the golden cast is the backing to the jewels. Are you in need of some?I'd say you did great! Do those look like Jewels?